Our Sunday school is currently not meeting, but we will provide sheets and a take away bag (with craft and snack) to occupy children during the service, and we will also try to involve them a bit in the services.
There is, however, an area for small children in the chapter room (the room next to the church), but they need to be accompanied and we ask you to bring toys along with you.
Wednesday 31 March 7:30pm Kiss on Wood: A meditation for Lent
Maundy Thursday 1 April 7:30pm Holy Communion
Good Friday 2 April 12 noon - 3pm Three hour meditation
7:30pm A service for Good Friday
Saturday 11 April 12 noon - 5pm Work day in Church Please help us as we need to tidy up the garden and some of the rooms in the church.
Sunday 18 April St Andrew's AGM, after the 11am service
At the AGM we will reflect on 2020, hear plans for this year, and elect members of our Church Council.
To be eligible to vote, you need to be on the Church Electoral Roll, which is open to all baptised Christians who have been worshipping at St Andrew's regularly for 6 months or more. Please speak to Sara Harris in church if you are not sure if you are already on the electoral roll or would like more information. Sara will be in church this Sunday
If you are already on the rota for welcoming, reading or leading intercessions, the sign up sheet is available here.
We need people to welcome, read and lead the intercessions at our services.
if you are currently not on the rotas, and would like to be on the rota, please email Giles
CHARITY CLOTHES LAVOCHKA
An opportunity to give your beloved items a new life and to provide clothes and funds for those in need. If you would like to look for something different to wear then the lavochka will be open downstairs in room 4 from 2pm to 6pm on Saturdays and is being run by Sasha and Saida. If you are able to donate clothes, please leave them at St Andrew’s either during the week or at the Lavochka on Saturdays.
More information at https://instagram.com/_lavochka_na_voznesenskom...
THE RESTORATION CHALLENGE
The restored west end of the Church. Work was done in 2018 with funds from the City Restoration Programme
Regrettably we did not receive funding from the City subsidy fund for works on the roof in 2021. However, following a meeting organised by the Patriarchate with St Andrew's and the Department of Culture and Heritage, we have been assured of the Patriarchate's support, that we are still in the City Programme, and that we can resubmit plans for funds for work to be done on the roof in 2022.
Our task for this year is therefore to raise funds for the design projects and architects' drawings for both the church interior and parsonage. These are required before we can do any further actual works. Last year, because of COVID, we did not even attempt to fundraise, and our target for this year is $135000.
We now have the facility for people who wish to make a gift in Rubles (RUB) via the QR code. If you have an account with Sperbank there is no commission. If you use another bank there may be a small commission. Please use the QR code below.
- Pray for a good Holy Week, for our events and services. Pray especially for our concert/meditation on Wednesday, that people will come and meet with God.
- Pray for Dan who is conducting the service in St Petersburg today - We pray for our restoration project, for wisdom in the work and for the necessary funds. - Pray for our Diocesan Bishops Robert and David, our Archdeacon Leslie, and for the Anglican chaplaincies in the Eastern Archdeaconry. Pray for those who are struggling, especially after lockdown - Pray for those who grieve. We commend into God's hands Andrei, Taisia and Harry Guest. - We continue to pray for Sergei and for those in need.
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