St Hilda’s This Week

You are  welcome to Join us for Christmas –

There will be  Christingles at both the Carol service and the Crib Service  – bring your offering  for the Children’s Society to receive them.

For times  click this link   ‘Christmas Services 2018 ‘ or the tab in the header above

Special Stilness School Service for infants  and Juniors Tuesday 18th 6pm

We are rasing money over christmas for  The Childrens Society’s   projects for children in London helping saving them form Destitution Drug Gangs and Trafficking and sexual exploitation.

Join us for  St Hilda’s for  ‘Cuppa and chat’ Tuesdays 11am-1pm – games and social  – Quiz  every 2nd Tuesday entrance via Main Door in Courtrai Road. See twitter feed for photos.

Alpha Course  up and running – an uplifting experience
We  are  curreintly  running Alpha for the first time building up our experince  ready to offer  alpha again after  Easter 2019.  Are you thinking of renewing your connection to your faith?  Would you liketo find out what the Christian faith offers-  do make contact to see when our  dates are set.

Food Bank Forest Hill – you can leave contributions in our Crucifix door  Porch
On Wednesday 14th March we made our 4th trip to the  Forest Hill  Food Bank. Since  Harvest 2017   St Hilda’s  has collected over 100kg  of foods and toiletries etc to help families in need. ‘My Jamii Cafe’ has been a local  collection point for the food bank for some time – and we are happy  to welcome contributions  at St Hilda’s too on Fridays and Saturdays at the Crucifx Door Porch  – we are in and out  a lot on these days so  it’s safe to leave them in the porch if no one answers the buzzer – but if you will, do put in a note with your email address. The Food Bank need  particular items from time to time  – canned meats, vegetables, fruits, and breakfast cereals are always good, and  also babies’ nappies, baby food  toothpaste and lavatory paper.

9 metre ‘Mobile’ art work:  a pillar of flames over the font
Pentecost mission flames painted by  members over the weeks since Whitsunday have been assembled into a  very attractive  9 meter high mobile. Each flame represents in colour  each person’s commitment to offer their gifts to St Hilda’s to  enable new Christians to be made and  new members  to find a home and an purpose in our congregation

Lent Jars 2018  are for three Practical Action Projects in Asia, Africa and South America

St Hildas Ash Mob on front of the Bridge news  paper – see photos on twitter feed to left

 7 Confirmed at Southwark Cathedral
4 Teengers and two Adults were confirmed  at Southwark Cathedral on Nov 25th  by the Bishop of Kingston. St Hilda’s members were the most numerous supporters at the service and we were proud so many  came out to witness to our candidates how importnat this  event and  commitment will be for their lives.

Alpha Course  up and running – an upliftign experience
We  are  curreintly  running Alpha for the first time building up our experince  ready to offer  alpha again after  Easter 2019.  Are you thinking of renewing your connection to your faith?  Would you liketo find out what the Christian faith offers-  do make contact to see when our  dates are set.

St Hilda’s Member  elected Deputy Young Mayor of Lewisham
We are proud of one of our younger members who polled the most  first place votes in the recent  election for young mayor; with the second place votes taken into consideration he has acheived the post of deputy young mayor for this year.

9 metre ‘Mobile’ art work:  a pillar of flames over the font
Pentecost mission flames painted by  members over the weeks since Whitsunday have been assembled into a  very attractive  9 meter high mobile. Each flame represents in colour  each person’s commitment to offer their gifts to St Hilda’s to  enable new Christians to be made and  new members  to find a home and an purpose in our congregation

Warm Roof Fund  Local Appeal
Exceeds  25k Target by £3753
T
he Lewisham 3 Peaks Challenge walkers and their sponsors brought in £1733. Jays Budgen’s fundraising  though the plastic bag charge has added a further  £2001 . The final total of the local appeal  is £28753.65

A big  thank you  to our local donors and to our major grant funders for fiancnce support and encouragement.

Photo right : Our Vicar Father Stuart  with Laura Barnham  who organised the event.


The church is open to visit and  for * quiet reflection  – on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10.30 -6pm;   Saturdays  11 – 5pm; Sundays 9-12.30 pm;  and  Wednesdays 3- 6pm: Once the warm roof  and restoration is achieved,  we hope to have  funds to staff the office have even more open hours.

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 St Hilda’s is the Church of England Parish Church of Crofton Park
We are a welcoming and diverse congregation,  enjoying all kinds of people.

We offer a rich experience of worship and teaching  in the Church of England’s Catholic (High Church) Tradition, and  enjoy playing our part in our area. Our building is feature Grade 2 Arts and Crafts Structure now 108 years old.

To call people to the fullness of Christ’
by committing ourselves:
to Worship with awe and love
to Serve with generosity and humility
to Grow by making new disciples

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