Weekly News

‘CORONAVIRUS’ UPDATE

You will have heard that the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have advised that all public worship in churches should cease for the time being. Their statement is here.
This is an unprecedented step and greatly saddens me.  When I think of how our church stood open during the 2nd World War when bombs were falling all around, and before that how it managed to get through times of plague, this shows us that we face a very serious threat.  The government’s advice is in order to ‘flatten the curve’ of outbreaks of the virus so that the NHS can cope with the number of people that will be infected.
It’s more important than ever to be together in prayer – together in spirit if not in body.  Please, please do not take a holiday from prayer and worship, or bible reading.  Let’s commit ourselves to keep faithful to the God whom we serve, faithful to his word, and faithful to caring for each other.

    Paul

 

EASY FUNDRAISING UPDATE 
We’ve just received a payment of £68.15 for the last quarter of 2019 – thank you to all our supporters who’ve made this fantastic amount possible.  If anyone else would like to join our 34 supporters by shopping on line through Easy Fundraising, please let me know or follow the link on our website.  Just a warning to those who use the Easy Fundraising donation reminder – Amazon donations no longer work through this reminder and Amazon has to be accessed through the Easy Fundraising website or App for us to receive donations.         LH

REVISION OF CHURCH ELECTORAL ROLL – 2020
The revision of the Electoral Roll for The Parish of St John’s, Coulsdon will take place between Monday 16th March and Monday 30th March 2020 inclusive.  Forms of application for enrolment or amendment can be found on the Information Desk in Church and when completed should be placed in the marked box there no later than 30th March 2020 after which no further changes can be made until after the Annual Parish Church Meeting on Sunday 26th April 2020.  If your name is already on the Roll you do not need to complete a form.

CANE HILL DEVELOPMENT
Churches Together in Coulsdon is planning to deliver Easter cards to the houses/flats on the new Cane Hill development on Saturday 28th March.  We would like as many people as possible to come to help – many hands make light work.  If you could possibly assist, we shall be meeting at Sir James Moody Way, the entrance to Cane Hill from Portnalls Road, off Chipstead Valley Road at 10:00 a.m.  Do come and help.  DN

RAFFLE PRIZES ALWAYS REQUIRED
We would be very pleased to receive any suitable items to be used as raffle prizes at our fund-raising events. Your unwanted, unused gifts may be just what someone else would like to win! Please leave any donations with the Parish Office. Many thanks.