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Notice Sheet 15-4-18

Notes and News from St Paul'salt

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St Paul’s Church, Beckenham


Sharing God’s love, revealed in Jesus Christ

                                                                                                        15th April 2018

Services Today



Holy Communion
The Second Sunday after Easter (BCP p185)



Holy Communion
Theme: Abraham – A Son
Readings: Genesis 18: 1-15 (p17) and Luke 5: 12-16 (p1032)
Sarah Butler and Rev. Simon Couper

Confidential prayer will be available in the Chapel during communion and after the service for anyone wishing to have prayer for themselves or others. Gluten-free Altar Bread is available - please speak to a sidesman



Rev Simon Couper



The 4 O’Clock
Theme: Resurrection
Rev. Simon Couper and Simon Dalwood

Children’s Activities during the 10.30am Service - There is a crèche for pre-schoolers and ‘Sunday Squad’ groups for children aged 4-11.

Tea and Coffee is served after the 10.30am service.  Please stay and join us.

It is not our practice to take a collection during services, but there is an offertory plate at the back if you would like to contribute towards the work and ministry of St Paul’s.

Collect for the Third Sunday of Easter

Risen Christ, you filled your disciples with boldness and fresh hope:
strengthen us to proclaim your risen life and fill us with your peace, to the glory of God the Father.  Amen


What’s on this week at St Paul’s


Mon – Fri, 9.30am – 10am

Bible Reading and Prayer, in the Chapel

Thurs 19th Apr


Babies & Toddlers

Sun 22nd Apr


Holy Communion - The 4th Sunday of Easter





Morning Worship with Baptism
Theme: Abraham - A Test
Readings: Luke 5: 17-26 and Genesis 22: 1-19
Sue Algeo and Rev. Simon Couper



Holy Communion
Theme: A Prayer for Confidence
Readings: Psalm 23 and John 10: 11-16
Rev. Simon Couper and Simon Dalwood



St Paul’s Youth Group, in the church hall

St Paul’s Notices

Our Annual Parochial Church Meetings will be taking place on Sunday 22nd April at 12 noon (election of churchwardens) and 12.15pm in the church hall.  Please see the leaflet "This is your Church" for further information.  Nomination forms for the churchwardens and five new members of the PCC are available at the back of church.  Any queries please speak to Anne H, PCC Secretary.  

On 25th April, 2.45pm, the speakers at Wednesday Fellowship will be members of the Crime Prevention Neighbourhood Police.  All are welcome to come along to learn more about how to avoid scams etc.  If you would like to join us, please sign the list at the back so we can make sure there are enough leaflets.  Any queries please speak to Judith F or Anne H.

On Saturday 28th April, 7.30pm, Violin and Piano recital here at St Paul’s with    Andrew Storey (principal 2nd violinist, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra) and Viv McLean, a professional pianist who enjoys a busy concert schedule as a soloist and accompanist.  The programme will include works by Mozart, Beethoven and Franck.  No tickets required – there will be a retiring collection for Church funds.

Ingrid Glenister is doing the Bluebell Walk for St Christopher’s Hospice on 29th April in memory of her mother.  If anyone would like to sponsor her, she has a sponsorship form.  Many thanks.

St Paul’s Book Club next meets on Tuesday 1st May from 10.30am  to 12 noon, when we will be discussing “The keeper of lost things” by Ruth Hogan.

On 13th May there will be a soup lunch to raise funds for Christian Aid; the idea is that you donate the amount that you would spend on Sunday lunch.  Please sign up for it at the back of church.

Tea & Coffee – Many thanks to the Lakeside Homegroup for serving tea and coffee today.  Next week the Park Homegroup will be on duty.

Mission of the Month – Prison Fellowship

‘Angel Tree’ is one of Prison Fellowship’s programmes which provides joy to some 200,000 children in England and Wales who have a parent in prison.  Volunteers enable prisoners to improve family relationships by sending a purchased gift to their children at Christmas which strengthens the parent/child relationship and reduces the chances of those prisoners re-offending.  Please give and pray for this work.

Community Notices

The April edition of Rochester Link is now available at the back of church.

Please note that the Sunday Conversation  with Lizzie Grayson at 7pm tonight at Christ Church Beckenham has had to be cancelled as Lizzie is unable to attend.

Hope Workshops organised by Rochester Diocese – including The Recovery Course, 24th April, 7.30 – 9pm, and Raising Awareness of Domestic Abuse, 26th May, 10.30am – 4pm.   See noticeboard in south aisle for more details.

Getting ready for the Spirit – Thursday 19th April, 10.30am – 3.30pm, St Luke’s Church, Chelsea.  Making the most of liturgy from Ascension to Pentecost, including the opportunities of ‘Thy Kingdom Come’.  See leaflet on noticeboard in south aisle.

On Friday 20th April, 7.00 pm, John Blakely will be giving a concert with violinist Abigail Rouch at St Olave’s Church, Hart Street, EC3R 7NB in aid of Depaul UK and Embrace the Middle East.  Entrance free, retiring collection.  All welcome.

Bishopscourt is holding a ‘NGS pop-up’ Open Garden for tulips on Saturday 21st April, 11am – 2pm.  Entry £4.  Refreshments available.  24 St Margaret’s Street, Rochester, ME1 1TS.  Any queries please email: bridget.langstaff@btinternet.com

Workshops at St Augustine’s College of Theology, West Malling - Saturday 28th April, 10am – 3.30pm.  Please see noticeboard in south aisle for details.

The Zacharias Trust (strapline: 'Helping the believer to think and the thinker to believe’) is holding a training day in London on 12th May on the subject ’Standing for truth in the post truth world’.   More details at www.zachariastrust.org/training-day or speak to Richard or Sue Algeo.  

Foodbank – in April we are supporting CAP (Penge).  Please put all non-perishable food items (no pet food please) in the clear plastic box in the north aisle. 

St Paul’s Verse for 2018  – “Let your light so shine before others, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”  Matthew 5:16