I do hope that you will be able to join us for our Annual Parochial Church Meeting at Avington Park on Thursday 11th April at 7pm. This meeting is always much more fun than I ever think it should be and so that it one good reason to attend! Drinks and nibbles will be provided as always! Also it is very important that we come together as a church community to elect Church Wardens and PCC members to review 2018 and to look forward to what God has in store for us for the next 12 months.
Please do read thorough the papers which are now on the website – in particular the Annual Report and Accounts and the agenda. Just click on ‘2019 APCM Documents’ in the box below. There will be hard copies of these documents at the APCM for you to take away should you wish to do so.
Also at the APCM there will be the Parish Giving Forms. If you are not currently giving to the parish through the Parish Giving Scheme could I possibly encourage you to do so? By doing so, the amount of work which needs to be done by our Parish bookkeeper is massively reduced. Unfortunately, the way we need to do this at the moment is a bit clunky – a form needs to be completed – with ink on paper (imagine!). The organisers of the Parish Giving Scheme are, fortunately, seeking to put something on line in the next few months, but could I possibly encourage you to complete the forms in the interim?
I will be speaking at the end of our meeting about what I think God is guiding me to be the vision for our future as a Parish. By way of preparation for that talk, could I possibly ask you to pray that God will guide you as to who you should be praying for in the parish, whether because of the circumstances which they face, or that God might draw them into worshipping with us.
Thank you and I look forward to seeing you.