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Newsletter May 2018                          

 

Pentecost 27 May 2018  

AGM Feedback and news

We held our AGM after the Holy Liturgy last Sunday the 29th April. Thanks to all that attended. The meeting brought some big news in that Gregory Baker is finally able to step down as Chairman of the committee and enjoy his retirement. It is with great joy that we congratulate Christos Gaitatzis on his appointment as our new Chairman and Andreea Fard as our new Treasurer. Congratulations to you both and thank you for your continued support of our community. Of course, Gregory will continue to serve on the board and will conduct a hand-over period as sub-chairman. We also welcomed two new board members Andy and Kim Murden.

Patronal Festival and BBQ

Please save the date 1st July 2018 for our annual BBQ. You will notice the posters around the church and hall giving the details of this annual event. This year we would also like to dedicate the BBQ in honour of Gregory Baker for his service to our community and Church! Please see Christos to get your names down for tickets. This is always a fun event, with lots of wonderful food and we encourage you to invite family and friends to enjoy the day with you.

 Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend!

Facebook

We have a very large following on our Facebook page and we would like to invite anyone interested in adding to our social media platform to become an admin on our page. Please speak to Nicky Pratsas if you are interested in spreading our message online.

Pascha collection 

Thank you to all who contributed to the Pascha collection. We were able to send £165 to Paradise4Kids Charity. We hope that these needed funds will be of benefit to the children.            

Sunday School

Sunday School will take place on the 13th May and the 27th May.

Food Bank 

There is a collection box for the foodbank in the narthex as well as the church hall. Please add extra items that you may not have thought about donating. Boxes of carton milk, tinned meat, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes etc.

Roof Fund Appeal

We need to raise about £8000 for repairs and re-roofing to the flat roofs around the church hall and other general repairs to the outside walls as a matter of urgency. Please give to this appeal if you are able, letting Gregory know it is for that purpose.  Cheques should be made out to “Holy Apostles Orthodox Trust” and sent to 58 Kingswood Rd, Leyland, PR25 2UN. You may donate via Bacs: Lloyds TSB Sort Code: 30-96-85, Account 03316001, Ref: Your Surname, Roof fund. If you are a UK tax payer, please maximise your giving by completing the Gift Aid declaration.

 Thank you.  Fr. Dionysios

Xpovia polla and happy name day to those celebrating their saint’s day in May.  Anyone who has not given Pres Rebecca their name day details please do so.

5 May

St Irinis

Irini Antoniadou

8 May

St John the Apostle

John Andy Murden

15 May

 

John Matthew

21 May

St Helena

Pam Tickle

Eleni Evangelos

Eleni Kotoula

Eleana Cox

Eleni Cox

21 May

St Constantine

Constantinos Evangelos

Kostas Antoniadou

22 May

St Susan

Josna George

24 May

St John

Ethan Mathew

27 May

St Sophia (wisdom) 

Eliza Gaitatzis

Sophia Cox


Please let me know if you have moved to a new house, have a new telephone number or changed email address. Many thanks. rlhiggs@hotmail.co.uk 07890 208539New details?

Members of the community who are unwell

If you or anyone you know from church is unwell, please do let me know so that we can help in whatever way we can. Thank you.  

 

Church Hall

We are happy to let you know that our church hall is being utilised on a regular basis, but if you know of anyone who is looking for hall space then please speak to a member of the committee. It has also been decided to make the hall available for children’s birthday parties, so please spread the word! There will be a leaflet printed shortly which may be used to advertise the hall for the parties. If you would like some then please speak to a member of the committee.

 

 Newsletter inclusions

The deadline for any announcements, news, Christian book reviews or articles is the 26th of each month for inclusion in the following month’s newsletter. If you wish for it to be included for more than one month, then please specify the length of time. All items may be emailed to Nicky at ntpratsas@yahoo.com.       

 

Services and Events for May 2018

Date

Time

Service/Event

2 May

7:00pm

Vespers

6 May

10:30am

Holy Liturgy. 5th Sunday of Pascha

9 May

7:00pm

Vespers

13 May

10:30am

Holy Liturgy. 6th Sunday of Pascha

Sunday School

16 May

7:00pm

Vespers

20 May

10:30am

Holy Liturgy. 7th Sunday of Pascha

23 May

7:00pm

Vespers

27 May

10:30am

Holy Liturgy. Holy Pentecost

Sunday School