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A Place of Welcome:  St Francis Church is open as a place of welcome every Friday morning from 10am to 12 noon.  This is an opportunity for people to talk with others.  WiFi, drinks and toys are always available.  We hope that all who visit will find a sense of belonging. 

Youth Club:  Our Youth Club meets on Sunday evenings between 6.30pm to 8.30pm.  Games, Film Nights, Tuck Shop plus special quarterly events.  For more information click here

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: The approach to this year’s Week of Prayer is slightly different from previously. Rather than hold a meeting each night at different churches, we will hold one more significant service of worship and prayer on Saturday 25 January, 10am at Emmanuel Church. For the remainder of the week, there will be an open invitation to each of the churches regular prayer meetings, as follows: Monday 20th Jan at 9.30am in SJ’s, 56, Croydon Road, Coney Hall,  Tuesday 21st Jan at 8am in St Mary’s Church, The Avenue,  Wednesday 22nd Jan at 9.30am in St Francis’ Church, Ravenswood Ave and at 2.15pm in Emmanuel Church, The Grove, Thursday 23rd Jan at 9am in St Francis’ Church, Ravenswood Ave and at 7.30pm in West Wickham & Shirley Baptist Church, Wickham Road, Friday 24th Jan at 9am in St Mary’s Church, The Avenue and at 9.30am in Coney Hill Baptist Church, Coney Hill Road. It would be good to build on the work we shared together in 2019, so do come to as many of these meetings as you can to strengthen our fellowship and consider what we might do together in 2020.

Bereavement Support:  Needing help after suffering a bereavement?  We have a bereavement group that offers emotional support and meets on the second Wednesday of every month at Emmanuel Church in The Grove.  This is a safe space where you will be valued and your experience of bereavement will be heard in confidence and without judgement.  We hope that this will help you in the healing process.  The next meeting will be on Wednesday 12th February 2020 from 2.30pm to 4pm.  For more details click here

Wine Tasting Evening:  This will take place at 7pm on Saturday 29th February in St  Mary's Church Hall, The Avenue, West Wickham.  Our wine expert, Janina Doyle, will be talking about eight wine from around the world and there will be a chance to taste them all.  The evening will include a cheese supper with bread and pickle.  Tickets are £15 each including food and wine and are available from Tim Shingler on 020 8402 8286.

Organ Recital:  Travis Baker who was a former organist at St Francis will be giving a recital in church on Saturday 14th March at 7.30pm.  Wine and light refreshments during the interval.  Tickets cost £10 (under 16's free) from John and Anita Curtis (020 8777 5973) or on the door.

Festival of Arts - "Well being through the Arts": Our church is holding a festival of the arts from 2nd to 12th July 2020.  There will be many and varied events happening including a production of 'Amadeus' by the Matchbox Theatre, exhibitions and craft demonstrations, concerts and special services.  Amongst the exhibitions will be 'The Forgiveness Project', Kent Potters, West Wickham Photographic Society, West Wickham Art Association, and exhibits from the Bethlem Hospital Museum of the Mind.  Timings of events will be appearing on the calendar of this website as soon as they have been confirmed.  Monies raised during the week will be donated to 'MIND' and The Bethlem Hospital Museum of the Mind.  For more information click here

Donations for Croydon Refugee Day Centre:  Non perishable foods and items of clothing for the refugees can be left at the back of the church (not in the large plastic box).  For more information about the centre click here

Donations for The Good Shepherd Mission to The Homeless:   Several members of St Francis and St Mary's are active volunteers in this project.  Every Thursday evening, the mission takes food, clothing and toiletries to the homeless in Central London at Lincoln's Inn Fields and Waterloo (ouside St John's Church).  They are always in need of clean men's clothing and toiletries.  Please leave any donations in the large plastic box at the back of the church.  Please don't donate blankets and duvets although sleeping bags are acceptable.

Prayer Ministry - for more detail click here

 


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