‘I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.’ Philippians 4:13
Parish Retreat will take place from Friday 16th February to Sunday 18th February 2018, at Hillfield Friary, Sherborne, Dorset. Hillfield is home to the Anglican Franciscan Community. We will enjoy full board with morning coffee, afternoon tea and plenty of homemade cake! There will be time for quiet reflection and sharing. The stay at the friary will cost approximately £90 per person plus the train fare. There is a direct train from Clapham to Sherborne which takes 2 hours 5 minutes and the Community will pick us up from the station.
- Please speak with Esther if you are interested.
Croydon Churches Floating Shelter (CCFS) offer an opportunity to volunteer and help the homeless, either directly or behind the scenes. Coulsdon venue will be open each Thursday from 2nd November to 21st December 2017 inclusive. Guests use the shelter from 20.00 to 08.00. The following roles are required:
- provision for a Dish for the evening meal
- help with setting up
- meal preparation
- chatting with guests
- overnight care
- cooking and serving breakfast
- clearing up
- washing bed linen and towels
- prayers now, during and after the shelter – prayers and pray points are posted weekly in the Nartex.
Donations of suitable clothing, small toiletries (not toothpaste!), back packs, indoor games and Christmas gifts are most welcome. Remember: our guests have no fixed base and carry all their possessions with them 24/7.
There will be concert on Saturday 28th October from 19.30, by members of the Rock Choir (www.rockchoir.com) to raise funds for CCFS Coulsdon venue. Drinks and nibbles will be provided in the interval. Booking process details will follow.