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Lent 2019:  During Lent, St Francis and St Mary's followed a course called ‘Paraclesis’.  To read the Sunday sermons click here

Youth Group:  A Church Youth Group now meets weekly on Sunday evenings at St Francis.  The meetings start at 6.30pm and end at 8.30pm.  For more information click here

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.  For more information click here

Church Choir:  Do you like to sing?  It is certainly good for one’s health.  Having lost several choir members over the last few years, we really are in need of new members.   We meet on Thursday evenings from 7.15 pm until 8.15 pm.  If you think this might be for you, please come along and join us, or speak to any member of the choir or Geoff Mussard (Tel. 8650 8389).  A warm welcome awaits you.

Joint Benefice All Age Worship at St Mary's:  On Sunday 28th April we will have a joint service at St Mary's at 10am.  We will be joined by members of all our uniformed organisations and the theme will be 'Celebrating Achievement'.  Do make a point of attending to support our young people as this special service celebrates St George who is the patron saint of scouting.

Joint Men's and Women's Meeting:  We are going to combine a May men and women‘s event to provide an opportunity to hear about three walking challenges that members of of St Francis are undertaking. We will also consider how walking can be a way of meeting with others and with God and discuss how we might use walking as a way of continuing the theme of journeying with others from our Lent Paraclesis material. The evening will be on Wednesday 8th May at 8.00pm in St Francis‘ Church. Bring a friend.  For more information click here

Bereavement Support:  Needing help after suffering a bereavement?  We have a bereavement support group that meets on the second Wednesday of every month at Emmanuel Church in The Grove.  The next meeting will be on Wednesday 8th May 2019 from 2.30pm to 4pm.  For more details click here

Saturday Morning Coffee:  Coffee is served in the North Aisle of the Church on Saturday mornings between 10.30 and 11.30 approx.  We support Action Aid, in particular family settlements in Kenya.  Through the head office in Somerset money is forwarded to Kenya.  The money has been used to teach the women how to grow their crops, learn beekeeping, look after chickens etc.  Recently we have heard about a workshop being held in a village to raise awareness of female genital mutilation which is widely practised although illegal.  90 girls have now been rescued  from being cut.  We are kept informed regularly by ladies in Kenya letting us know what they have benefitted from, accompanied by a photograph.  These letters and photos are displayed on the Action Aid notice board in church. For more information on Action Aid click here

Donations for Croydon Refugee Day Centre:  Non perishable foods and items of clothing for the refugees can be left in the box at the back of the church.   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.  The mission is always in need of clean men's clothing and toiletries.  Leave any donations in the large plastic box at the back of the church.  These will be taken to the homeless at Lincoln's Inn and Waterloo in Central London every Thursday.  Please don't donate blankets and duvets although sleeping bags are acceptable.

Prayer Ministry - for more detail click here


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