News & Announcements – updated 24th Feb 2017

The Lent Groups at St Bartholomew the Great 2017

The Thursday Lent Group, ‘The Passion of Christ in Art’ presented by Archdeacon Peter has proved popular with one course left. It is not too late to join us in the Cloister Café where the last meeting will be discussing Stanley Spencer on 30th. The presentation will begin at 18:00 and will offer a glass of wine; and aims to end by 19:30. The Lent leaflet is available in church.

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Lent Appeal 2017

Over the last few weeks the Diocese of London’s Lent Appeal 2017 leaflet has been attached to your weekly notice sheet. We hope you were able to take them home and any questions you may have had, have now been answered. There will be retiring collections for this Appeal after each service on March 26th and April 2nd. Please consider Gift Aiding your donation by clearly marking our envelopes ‘Lent Appeal’.

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Electoral Roll

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting is to be held on Sunday 30th April. If you wish to attend this meeting your name needs to be on the Church Electoral Roll. The roll is now due for revision and this will take place between 29th March and 13th April. Please note that once the revision has been undertaken no further names can be added or removed. If your name is already on the roll you need not do anything else.

For your name to be added to the roll you need to have reached the age of 16, moved into the parish, or become a member of the Church. A copy of the Electoral Roll form can be downloaded from the website – click here to do this now – or you can get one from a sidesmen at Church on Sunday. Once completed, either hand the form to a sidesmen or send it to the Parish Office, marked for the attention of Christian Moon, the Electoral Roll Officer. For legal reasons, we need to have the original signed form, so it cannot unfortunately be sent electronically.

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Election of Churchwardens

The meeting for the Election of Churchwardens will take place on Sunday 2nd April at 12.30 in the Lady Chapel. The Churchwardens are elected for a period of one year, and are effectively the Bishop’s eyes and ears in the Parish, and together with the Priest in Charge are responsible for the day to day running of the Church. If you are on the Church Electoral Roll, or resident in the parish and on the local government electors register you are eligible to attend and vote. You are, of course, also welcome to stand for either of the two Churchwarden positions. You do not need to notify anyone in advance about this, but you do need to present a nomination form containing the details of a proposer and a seconder to the chair of the meeting before it starts. You can download a nomination form by clicking this link.

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