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Forthcoming Events

The Parish Calendar lists the services and events at all three churches.

Combined Worship

Sunday 29 May at 11.15am at St Margarets

We worship together at St Margarets on this fifth Sunday. There will be no other services in the parish today.

Church Forum

Sunday 5 June at 11.30am at St Peters

The Church Forum follows the morning service. If there are matters you would like to raise, please talk to the clergy or churchwardens.

Licensing of Penny Cuthbert

Monday 6 June at 7.30pm at St Johns

We welcome Penny Cuthbert in her role as Transition Minister for St Johns. The service will be followed by refreshments.

If you are planning to attend this service and can help provide food, please contact Ann Deane, either directly or via the parish office, before Saturday 4 June. She is looking for offers of nibbles, finger food or small cakes to be brought on the night, preferably plated.

Elstree School Choir

Friday 10 June at 7pm at St Margarets

Once again, we welcome the boys of the choir of Elstree School to entertain us with an exciting selection of choral music and solo pieces. The concert will be followed by a glass of Pimm’s in the churchyard. Tickets cost £10 and can be obtained from Mary Westley or Ian Lowry. The concert is in aid of the church fabric fund.

St John’s Patronal Festival

Friday 24 June at 7.30pm at St Johns

The guest preacher at this service of Holy Communion will be Rev Derek Spears. All are welcome and refreshments will be served afterwards.

Summer Music with the Hurst Singers

Saturday 25 June at 7.30pm at St Johns

The Hurst Singers were formed in 1976 and are celebrating their Ruby Anniversary this year. They will be including songs composed during the last 40 years in the programme for the evening. Hurst Singers are a mixed voice choir whose repertoire includes classical, pop and music from the shows. Tickets are £8, children under 16 free, from Richard Purkis or on the door.

Ordination of Judith Ryder

Saturday 2 July at 6pm at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford

Everyone is warmly invited to support our new curate Judith Ryder as she is ordained as Deacon and begins her ministry with us. There are no tickets, but if you are planning to attend please tell Mike Smith so that he has a rough idea of numbers.

Patronal Festival and Welcome

Sunday 3 July at 9.30am at St Peters

The whole parish joins in worship for St Peter’s Day and welcomes our new curate Judith Ryder. Further details nearer the time; the service will be followed by lunch in the Rectory garden.

The Annual Fete

Saturday 9 July at Caversham Court

Keep the date free, and watch out for notices asking for all kinds of volunteer helpers.

The freezer is already open for business if you would like to make cakes early – contact Sabita Clark, either directly or via the parish office. Please also look out bric a brac, bottles, chocolate and toys.

Choral Evensong

Sunday 17 July at 6.30pm at St Peters

Tonight’s service will be fully choral. The choir begin their summer break after today.

St Margaret’s Patronal Festival

Wednesday 20 July at 6.30pm at St Margarets

All are welcome to celebrate the feast day of St Margaret of Antioch.

Fifth Sunday

Sunday 31 July at all three churches

Although this is a fifth Sunday, there will be services at all three churches. July’s combined service takes place on July 7.