PARISH NEWS for week beginning 6/1/19
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PARISH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, SUNDAY 3rd. FEBRUARY
Our community holds an Annual General Meeting. This is not a mere formality. It is the opportunity for us all as a parish community to meet together, to review the past year and to look forward to the new year. Our Community is seventy years old and growing. This means we have to plan for the future. Our Parish Council is charged with overseeing the management of our parish life. It is important to each one of us. For instance, do you know how many councillors we have? Do you know how much money our Parish receives and spends each year? Do you know how many activities and events we organize? Here is your chance to find out!
More than that, this is your chance to play an active part. Four of the eight Councillors stand down each two years in rotation That means there are four vacancies on the Council to be filled by election. ALL FOUR ARE OPEN to any member of the parish to stand for election. Might this be you?
Our Parish Annual General Meeting will be held after the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, 3rd. February 2019. Everyone will receive the Agenda by email. If you would like to put yourself forward for election, please email email@example.com
CALENDAR FOR JANUARY – FEBRUARY 2019
|Sunday, January 13th.
|9.30 a.m. Baptism
10.30 a.m. Divine Liturgy
|Tone 8. Thirty-third Sunday after Pentecost.
Sunday after the Theophany
Afterfeast of the Theophany
|Monday, January 14th.||Leave-taking of The Theophany|
|Sunday, January 20th.||10.30 a.m. Divine Liturgy
followed by Parish Council Meeting
|Tone 1. Thirty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost.|
|Saturday, January 26th.||5.00 p.m. Choir Practice
6.30. p.m. Vespers
|Sunday, January 27th.||10.30 a.m. Divine Liturgy||Tone 2. Thirty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost.|
|Friday, February 1st.||6.30 p.m. Vespers||Eve of The Meeting of Our Lord in The Temple|
|Saturday, February 2nd.||9.00 a.m. Divine Liturgy||The Meeting of Our Lord in The Temple|
|Sunday, February 3rd.||10.30 a.m. Divine Liturgy
followed by the Annual General Meeting of the Parish
|Tone 3. Thirty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost.
Afterfeast of the Meeting of Our Lord in The Temple.
Righteous Simeon the God-Receiver and Anna the prophetess.
|Sunday, February 10th.||10.30 a.m. Divine Liturgy||Tone 4. Thirty-seventh Sunday after Pentecost.|
|Sunday, February 17th.||10.30 a.m. Divine Liturgy||Tone 5. Thirty-eighth Sunday after Pentecost.
|Sunday, February 24th.||10.30 a.m. Divine Liturgy||Tone 6. Thirty-ninth Sunday after Pentecost.|
Friday: St Athanasios the Great (373) and St Cyril (444), Archbishops of Alexandria
Saturday: St Makarios the Great of Egypt (473)“The Church in The British Isles will only begin to grow when she begins to venerate her own saints again” (Saint Arsenios of Paros †1877) So, this week we celebrate: Sunday: St Hilary, Bishop of Poitiers (367/8) St Just, monk in Cornwall (6th c) St Kentigern (Cyndeyrn, Mungo), first Bishop of Glasgow and Strathclyde (c 612) Monday: Tuesday: St Maurus, disciple of St Benedict (584) St Ceowulf, King of Northumbria and monk (764) Wednesday: St Honoratus, Archbishop of Arles and founder of Lérins monastery (429) St Sigebryht (Sigeberht), King of the East Angles and martyr (635) St Fursey of Burgundy and Burgh Castle (650) Thursday: Friday: Saturday: St Branwalator (Branwaldr, Brelade, Breward), monk in Cornwall and the Channel Islands