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Notices for Sunday 25th February 2024

2nd Sunday of Lent

 

 

 

 

 

 

In order to ensure that St Martin's looks its best for Easter, we are arranging a ‘Clean-in’ on  Saturday, 23rd March 10:00am - 1.00pm.  If you are able to spare some time to help us, please put your name on the sign-up sheet at the back of Church.

Classical Music Concert in the Church Hall, Wednesday 28th February, 12.15pm. Pianist Zvjezdan Vojvodic performs works by Schubert, Scriabin and Chopin. Admission free with retiring collection.

Mothering Sunday Posies.  We will be putting the posies together, Saturday the 9th March, 10.00am at the back of Church.  Please feel free to join us.

We are relaunching our former ‘Church Watch’ scheme as a ‘Church Welcome’ scheme.  Volunteers are needed to spend an hour or two a week being in church to welcome visitors and to keep an eye open re security.  If you can spare some time to help, please sign up on the chart at the back of the church.

World Day of Prayer  Friday 1st March 2024, 2.00pm, Ickenham United Reformed Church. This years World Day of Prayer, titled ‘I beg you, bear with one another in love’, is written by the Christian women of Palestine. Refreshments will be served in the church hall.  All welcome.

BWI School urgently need help volunteers to help listen to pupils reading. You will need to have a DBS check. If you feel you can offer some time a week to do this it would be a wonderful way to support our school. If you are able to help please contact Ms Stone at BWI on lisa.stone@bwi.org.uk or speak to Fr Robert.

Lent Study 2024

'God in the Desert and to the Cross':

Lenten Themes in Art & The Bible

In The Bec Room

28th February at 7.45pm     Session 2: Amendment of Life

6th March at 7.45pm            Session 3: The Act of Reconciliation

13th March at 7.45pm          Session 4: The Place of Trinity

20th March at 7.45pm          Session 5: The Cross

Record of Family Worship 

If you wish your child to be considered for a school place in a local Church School, you must ensure you sign the  Record of Family Worship Forms. The clergy wish to give as much support as possible to any applications.  Parents must provide evidence they have worshiped at St Martin’s for the length of time required by the school’s admissions criteria.

Make sure you check the school’s website for details.  Attendance sheets are available in two places in the Church.

Lent edition of Walk with Me is now available to collect from the back of Church for £1. Please put your money in the Post Cards & Books slot in the wall.

Recycling Bags.  If you can spare any rolls of bags, please leave in the Parish Office.

Toddler Group urgently need volunteers.                 

If you are able to help serve tea & coffee or help on the front desk, please see Gill in the Parish Office.

Our Instagram account is up and running again. Why not follow us! Type in: stmartinruislip

Outlook Distributor needed

If you are able to  help please contact Gill in the Parish Office.

We need your help!

We are looking for Intercessors, Sides people and Servers.  If you would like to join a team, please sign the list at the back of church.

Games Afternoon at Manor Farm Library. 

Every Monday from 2.00-4.00pm (adults only).  Drop in and enjoy an afternoon of Backgammon, Scrabble, Rummikub and many more.

Toddler Group 

Friday’s in term time, 10.00am-12.00noon.  Come and join in the fun with crafts, free play, music, singing and stories.  £2.00 per adult, £1.00 per child/baby, includes refreshments.

We are looking for volunteers to help set up on Friday mornings in term time, from 9.30am-12.00noon.  Please contact Gill Dargue in the Parish Office if you are able to help.

RNIB Stamp Appeal A big thank you to everyone who has contributed so far to our appeal for used postage stamps on behalf of the Royal National Institute for the Blind. Please continue to place stamps in the collection box at the back of church. 
The RNIB has asked if donors could observe specific conventions when giving stamps - these are detailed on the collection box and will significantly reduce the time and effort involved in sorting donations. Your cooperation will be much appreciated.

Sing-a-long group 

If you enjoy a good sing-a-long, why not pop along to our singing club on Thursdays from 11.00am - 12.00 noon in the Church Hall.  Absolutely no singing skills required!

We need people for the Coffee and Tea Rota after the 9.15am Mass. Please add your name and email address to a list at the back of the church if you are interested.

Thursday Lunches 

Please can you spare a few hours to help our team.  Please sign the rota at the back of church.                    For more information please speak to Sweelin Cunliffe.

Hillingdon Food Bank 

The cost of living crisis is forcing increasing numbers of people to use food banks.​ Please help to maintain our stocks by donating food, either using the collection  bins in the foyer of the church hall or at your local supermarket. Please only give items that have a long shelf-life.

HIGH PRORITY FOOD ITEMS:​

TINNED FRUIT

TINNED VEGETABLES

JAM

TOILETRIES

SUGAR

LONG LIFE MILK

SAUCES

TINNED MEAT AND FISH

RICE PUDDING/ CUSTARD

Post Mass Tea & Coffee rota

Appeal calling for volunteers to join the Tea & Coffee rota.  If you have done this in the past and able to continue please let us know.  If you were on the 11:15am wine rota now the chance to help with something a little less intoxicating.  This is an important part of our parish community, to catch up and socialise, to meet and greet any newcomers and visitors.  Many thanks.  Please email teresalw61@me.com

Parish Office Quiet Day

Please do not disturbed on Wednesday’s.

Young church 

If you would like to volunteer to be a helper, and be part of the team that inspires the next generation to embrace the Christian faith, please contact Vicky Golby.

Outlook Magazine

If you have any articles you would like included, Miranda Reading, our Outlook editor would love to hear from you.  Please email Miranda at : mirandaatstmartins@gmail.com

Weekday worship

Do you realise that prayer continues to be offered day by day in Saint Martin's? It is something, we as members of the church in Ruislip, should make every effort  to attend. It would be wonderful if more could join one of the daily opportunities to pray together. Wednesday evening Mass is one such time. We can hear the word of God, praise Him and receive the body of Christ. "From the Eucharist comes strength to live the Christian life and zeal to share that live with others."

DAILY HOPE 

This is a free phone line with a talk from the Archbishop of Canterbury, hymns, reflections and prayers. 0800 804 8044.

 

 

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Our Parish Clergy:

 

 

Fr Robert Chapman:  01895 366040  email:  frrobertbchapman@gmail.com

Fr Michael:  020 8866 4332   email: mabedford07cr@gmail.com

 

Parish Office:

 

01895 625456   email:  stmartinsruislip@btconnect

 

Parish Website:

 

www.stmartins-ruislip.org

Our Churchwardens:

Jacqueline Alderton:   07944 878203

Peter Golby:     07908 408108

Safeguarding Officer:

 

Judith Kaplan:       07803 159130

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