Notices for the week: 27 November 2016

JSA ADVENT SERVICE: St Francis is hosting this years JSA Advent service on December 4 at 17:00 and so we need your help with catering. We need both Savoury and Sweet Dished for the tea after the service. Please could you let Val Archer know if you can bring something or write your name down on the clipboard at the back.

SOCIAL OUTREACH CHRISTMAS LUNCH DECEMBER 16TH: As we prepare for this important event we need your contributions of food, time and monetary donations. Please consult the board at the back of the church and put your name down where appropriate. Thank you in anticipation.

DECEMBER/JANUARY COMBINED SERVICES: Our combined services start on December 11 and run up to and including 8 January at 09:00. We need volunteers for the Sunday duties during this time. Please could you fill in your name on the board at the back where you are able to help with a Sunday duty.

ADVENT BIBLE STUDIES 2016: Light and Darkness in the Gospel of John led by Paul Germond – Thursdays at 7:00 pm in the Ellis Herbert Hall

December 1:       He was a burning and shining lamp

December 8:       Are there not twelve hours of daylight?

December 15:     If you walk in the darkness

NEW OFFICE HOURS FOR PARISH ADMINISTRATOR: At its monthly meeting on Tuesday 22nd the Parish Council changed the Office Hours of the Parish Administrator.  The hours will be 8:30 am – 1:00 pm Monday to Friday. This will be effective from Monday 28 November. The Administrator will no longer work on a Sunday morning as has been the case.  Please be respectful of this change on Sundays.  The council determined that the workload of the Administrator required more time in the office in the week.  On Wednesday mornings volunteers will continue to staff the office, giving the Administrator the opportunity to focus exclusively on large administrative tasks, which until now have been taken home to complete every week.  We trust that this will make for a more efficient and less stressed running of our busy parish life.

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