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Notices for Sunday 14th April (Easter 3)

Our Annual Parochial Church Meeting is coming up on Saturday 20th April (see notices), with election of churchwardens and PCC members. Please do get involved.  Also this week, as schools begin summer term, we are starting a Toddler Group on Thursday mornings – please let young families know.

This Sunday: 14th April (Easter 3):

  • 9:30am  Service of the Word (in church)
  • 11:30am  Family Communion (in church)

Readings this Sunday:
Acts 3.12-19    Psalm 4    1 John 3.1-7    Luke 24.36b-48

Prayer for the week:
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

For details of What’s on this week, go to our What’s On (calendar) page.

Please pray for:

Those who have asked for our prayers: Colin Baker, Cathy Cordery, Shirley Corti, George, Ron Saban, Pauline Smith and Guy Watt.  Also for David Tigwell, Wendy Preston and Joanne Weston, who have died recently.

Notices:

APCM.  Our Annual Parish Church Meeting is on Saturday 20th April in the Parish Centre, in three parts: at 9:30am a meeting of parishioners to decide if we wish to disapply section 3 of the Churchwardens measure (2001) which limits wardens’ tenure of office; at 10:00am the main Annual Parochial Church Meeting; followed by an open meeting to discuss and ask questions about our future direction at St Barnabas.  Annual reports have been widely circulated on email, there are some printed copies in the Parish Centre for those without email/printer access.

Earth Day Litter Pick! Monday 22nd April is Earth Day, a global movement to remind us of the importance of looking after our environment. Christine Bartlett is organising a litter pick in the afternoon: please speak to her to join in (and tell her where the litter pick is most needed!)

AB Walker Annual Memorial Service: this will take place in The Minster, Reading RG1 2LG, on Sunday 21st April, starting at 4:00pm. All Welcome.

Churches Together in Caversham (CTC) Annual Assembly: 23rd April, 7:30pm here at St Barnabas – please support this important collaboration between the churches in Caversham.

Environmental Film Night: Tues 14th May (7-9pm) in St Barnabas Church. Join us for a screening of the thought-provoking environmental documentary, The Oil Machine. Followed by a discussion about the impact of oil on our society and the environment. Click here to book or just turn up.

Scour your sheds for Mission in the Gambia! Alan Tuvey is inviting donations of surplus plumbing, electrical fittings, pipe, fixings, screws and tools, to help fit out a Pastor’s house in west Africa. Contact Alan by email: [email protected] or see the poster on the Parish Centre noticeboard.

Holiday Club for ages 5-11: Run by Churches Together in Caversham, 29th July – 2nd August at St Anne’s school, £27, Click here to book: don’t delay – places are going fast!

Regular giving to St Barnabas.  If you consider St Barnabas is your home church, please support our mission and ministry. The best way is to give regularly through the Parish Giving Scheme by clicking here. Or see the ‘Giving’ page on our website. Ask Richard Cunningham (our treasurer) or Revd Kevin for further details

Contact details:

Vicar: Revd Kevin Lovell, 01189 475214, [email protected]

Churchwardens:
David Howell and Sandra Rice [email protected]

Notices etc. for this sheet to reach Revd Kevin by 12 noon on Wednesday.

Updates from social media

The latest news from our Facebook group is shown below. More news can also be found on the PCC news page.

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Thank you Felicity, lovely service.

Yes, another month has gone by and were back for our mens big breakfast. Lots of great conversations and fellowship. See you all next month.
Celebrate Easter Sunday with us here at St Barnabas.  Good news, brilliant news, almost too good to be true ... except it is true!

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Journey with us to Easter.  Services on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.  Come: hear the story, wonder and pray.  All welcome.

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