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Parish Youth Events

We are looking for inspiration from the youth within our parish. We are planning several evening based events within the Becket Centre which is designed to bring the Youth together. In order to get a better idea, please spend a few moments asking your children, grandchildren, nephews and nieces what they would like to do. It can be anything from video games, board games, arts and crafts, live music, disco...the possibilities are endless! Once you have a good idea, please complete the below questionnaire and click submit. All ideas will then be gathered and a schedule of events will be created which will be advertised in the parish newsletter and on our website. Quick Questionnaire

SVP Collection—Thanks

Thank you from the SVP organisers for the amazing generous donations by parishioners to our collection last weekend. We raised over £800 which will be used to help needy families locally.

Gift Aid Donation Financial Year 2017/18

Thank you for your generosity and your donations. If you wish to receive a statement for the year 2017/18, please email parishoffice@sthomaswoodford.org putting gift aid statement in the subject heading and include your home address and gift aid number. You can also put a note into the Parish Office and we will send a statement to you.

TELCO

Can you join London Citizens at our mid term assembly where we HOLD the Mayor of London to ACCOUNT for the commitments he made at our Copper Box Assembly. Sadiq Khan committed to increase affordable housing in London and deal with Rogue Landlords to improve conditions in private rented accommodation. The Assembly is on Thursday 29th November from 7-9pm at St. Georges Cathedral, Cathedral House, Westminster Bridge Rd, South Bank, London SE1 7HY. Call Bernadette 07754477532 if you can attend

Brother Roger Barralet RIP

Roger grew up in our parish, a pupil of St Antony’s and Chigwell grammar. He joined our Franciscan Province in 1950 and was ordained priest in 1957. He had a distinguished career in education and youth leadership. He spent his latter years in Clevedon and died this week in the care of the little Sisters in Bristol. Requiescat.

Fr Boniface

Thank you for the concerns you have shown after his unfortune collapse last Sunday. He is comfortable in Whipps Cross as the medical staff seek to understand what caused the incident and find a preventive treatment.

Church Appeal

The Finance Committee would like to thank you all for supporting their appeal. Please can we ask you to contact your bank and increase any standing order already in place by the suggested 10%. If you took the forms away please complete and return them to the Parish Office as soon as possible.

Telco

Can you join London Citizens at our mid term assembly where we HOLD the Mayor of London to ACCOUNT for the commitments he made at our Copper Box Assembly. Sadiq Khan committed to increase affordable housing in London and deal with Rogue Landlords to improve conditions in private rented accommodation. The Assembly is on Thursday 29th November from 7-9pm at St. Georges Cathedral, Cathedral House, Westminster Bridge Rd, South Bank, London SE1 7HY. Call Bernadette 07754477532 if you can attend.

November Dead List

Mass will be offered daily during the month of November for your loved ones. Envelopes are available from the back of the church. Please return either through the Friary letterbox (no need to ring the bell) or the parish office.

Gift Aid Donation Financial Year 2017/18

We wish to remind you that gift aid statements are only provided on request. If you wish to receive a statement for the year 2017/18 please email parishoffice@sthomaswoodford.org putting gift aid statement in the subject heading and include your home address and gift aid number. Statements can only be requested by gift aider himself/herself due to confidentiality reasons. You can also put a note into the Parish Office and we will send a statement to you.

Volunteer Driver wanted

Contact the Elderly, which is a voluntary organisation, that organises monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties for small groups of older people who are dealing with loneliness and social isolation. One of our drivers has retired and we are looking for one. The main task is to collect the elderly person from home, take them to the tea party, stay and enjoy the tea party until the end and then take the elderly member home. Please contact Pauline on 07786 390648 for more information.

Old Ignatian Association

Annual Mass for Deceased Old Ignatians, will be held in the College chapel on Sunday 25th November at 11am. The mass will be celebrated by Fr. Andrew Cameron-Mowat SJ, and refreshments will be served in the Old Ignatian Association Loyola Clubhouse, opposite the school, afterwards.

Christmas Fayre 12pm—4pm November 24th 2018

It’s only one week until the Fayre! We are still looking for help so please contact the office if you can volunteer. Donations of jewellery, bottles and unused toiletries should be left in the parish office. Donations of good quality toys, teddies, and unwanted gifts can be left in the porch at the back of church. Any donations of cakes for the CWL stall can be dropped off on the day. And most importantly please come along and support us on the day, there will be lots of activities for children, a visit from Fr Christmas and many stalls for you to visit.

Mother and Toddler Group

We would be grateful for donations of cupcakes for our stall at the Christmas Fayre next Saturday. Please drop off at Trinity Lower Site on the day. Many thanks Sheila and Rachel.

Advent Wreaths

Come and make an advent wreath to be sold at the Christmas Fayre. We will be in Trinity lower site from 6.30—8.30pm on Friday 23rd Nov, you will need to bring secateurs, gloves (optional) a large bag of evergreen foliage, enthusiasm and creativity! The session will be for adults. See you there!

Web News

Recently updated/added on the parish website: Remembrance Day Let us Pray

Remembrance Sunday

We always play our part in the national day of remembrance of the heroism and generosity of the known and unknown who have suffered in the wars of the past and current centuries. Today however is special. I am grateful to all who will make today a special day of prayer and those who have organised our part in the - sadly rare – public recognition of God and his mysterious will amid all the desolation.

Friars’ training

On Thursday and Friday this week there will be a Eucharistic Service at 10 am as there is no priest available for mass.

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St. Thomas of Canterbury Church
 

557/559 High Road
Woodford Green
Essex IG8 0RB

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