Meal out this Sunday evening (Sunday, 18th March)
Instead of eating before the service, there will be an opportunity to head out to a local restaurant (Franco Manca) after the evening service. The food is cheap and service is quick! Coffee and cake will be available from 6:00pm and the service will start promptly at 6:15pm.
Bring & share Lunch for Palmers last Sunday (25th March 2017, 12:30pm onwards)
Do join us after the morning service next week to say goodbye to Andy, Hannah, Chloe, and Caleb and bring something to share for lunch! There’s still time to contribute to their leaving gift so please do use the envelopes to make a donation. (Cheques should be made payable to ‘St John’s Downshire Hill’ and annotated on the back to say “Staff Leaving Gift”; similarly, bank transfers should also have the reference “Staff Leaving Gift”.) Envelopes should be dropped in the ‘Donations’ box on the side of the welcome desk at the back of church.
Dei Gratia concert (Tuesday, 27th March, doors open at 7:30pm)
The Dei Gratia baroque ensemble will be playing a shortened version of Bach’s St John Passion, which will include an evangelistic talk. Tickets £10 (concessions £5) available on the door. The perfect event to invite people to in the run-up to Easter.
‘Questions for Life‘ (Monday 12th to Friday 29th March)
Do you work in Central London? From 12-29 March there is a city workplace mission entitled “Questions for Life”. There will be lunchtime and evening events each day across Central London. They will be excellent events for inviting non-Christian colleagues. For more info see or talk to Tom.
Easter Holiday Club 2018 (Tuesday 10th to Friday 13th April 2018)
Our Easter Holiday Bible Club is for all primary school children and will run in the mornings. If you’d like more information about what happens, please speak to Kerry Jones, Gareth & Siobhán Burns, or Tom Brown. In previous years we have had helpers from all ages and we will need lots of help this year too – you don’t have to commit to the full week, if you can do one or two days that would also be great!
This year we will be using the Mega Makers! material from Scripture Union, which is based on Matthew’s Gospel. It explores the theme of inventions, and that the more we discover about God, the vaster his love for us may seem.
Please let Kerry know if you are able to help in any way.
Save the Date – Colin Buchanan concert (Friday, 20th April, 5:15pm, St James Muswell Hill)
The writer of ‘Super Saviour’ and ‘Jesus Saves’ is touring the UK and will be performing at St James, Muswell Hill on Friday 20th April. An event not to be missed! Please contact St James Muswell Hill to book tickets.
Save the Date – Weekend Away 2018 (5-7th October 2018)
Please put these dates in your diaries now to avoid clashes – we would love to see everyone there! This year we are returning to Denham Grove and Andrew Latimer will be speaking to us from Ecclesiastes. More information, including application forms, will be available after Easter.
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So you can listen to all our previous talks and catch up on any that you’ve missed if you’ve been away or unable to come to church for any reason.
Chalk Farm Foodbank
We have a box at the back of church for anyone who wants to contribute. Urgent needs this week are: tinned tomatoes, tinned fruit, tinned meat e.g. Fray Bentos pies, chicken in sauce, corned beef, ham, and long life (UHT) milk. Please ensure that everything is in date otherwise we can’t donate it.