Sunday 29th October – Church at 10:30

This Sunday is a 5th Sunday – we will be holding our traditional, bilingual service with our Old Catholic host congregation. The service will start at 10:30 am – also the clocks go back on Sunday – remember to change your clock before you go to bed – don’t be early, don’t be late!

St. Catherine’s Bazaar
Time is marching on and Saturday, 18th November, the date for the Bazaar, is fast approaching. A big thank-you to all those of you who have already volunteered to help on the day, bake cakes, produce preserves and marmalade, make soups  etc.  We still need people to specifically help on Friday evening to set up the stalls, from about 19.30 onwards, as the Old Catholics have a service/Vesper in the early evening. Also, packing up is a big job too so hope we can also have volunteers from 16.00 onwards after the Bazaar is over.  There is no need to commit yourself for the whole day, even a part of the day or for a specific job would be very welcome. I look forward to hearing from you.
Alison –
We also need you to spread the word about the Bazaar – fliers will be available in church from Sunday to give to friends and display wherever you can.

Womens’ Group
We have scheduled our next meeting for Thursday, 16th November, keeping to the third Thursday in the month and we will be at the Anglican Centre from 10 until 12.  There will probably be some last-minute planning for the Bazaar and our group is really muscling in and helping to make this event, one of our important outreach activities, a success. See you there.
Alison –

Youth Visit to Bibliorama – Bible Museum
Saturday 2nd December OR Sunday 3rd December – 15:00
Following the successful trip by the Bible Study group, the Sunday School teachers have organised a visit to the Bibliorama – Bible Museum for 10-16 year olds.
We will have a guided tour of the interactive museum, with exhibits taking us through the Bible and its history. We can sit in Abraham’s tent, play David’s harp, journey through the current-day Holy Land with a video installation, and see biblical characters reflected in a contemporary context that invites us to step up to the mirror…
Please sign your child(ren) up for the preferred date or both if you can do either by Sunday 29th October. We will then confirm the date and whether there are any spare places.
The trip will cost 3 Euro per child, to be paid on the day, and will be subsidised by the Church Council. One of the Sunday-school teachers and another adult will be admitted along with the group; others can pay the entrance fee, up to a total of 15 tour group members. For more information and to sign up contact Katherine –
best regards,
the Sunday School Team

St. Catherine’s Ladies’ Evening Group (LEGS) our last meeting of 2017 will be on Tuesday 21st November, 19:00, at Pukki’s, next to St. Catherine’s (who catered for Ken’s leaving do). If you would like to join us, please contact Anne –

Did you know? – British Money is changing …
There have been changes in the UK to £1 coins, £5 and £10 notes – if you have old ones lying around at home, you won’t be able to spend them next time you go to the UK.
a) £1 coin: the “old” round coin ceases to be UK legal tender on the 15th October, having been replaced by the “new”12 sided version already in circulation.
b) £5 note: the “old” paper note featuring Elizabeth Fry stopped being UK legal tender on the 5th May and has been replaced by a “new” polymer note featuring Sir Winston Churchill.
c) £10 note: the “old” paper note featuring Charles Darwin will be withdrawn during Spring 2018, at a date to be advised and with a notice period of 3 months.  The “new “polymer” note featuring Jane Austen is already in circulation.
Should you have any “old” examples in your foreign money tin, why not pop them in an envelope and donate them to St. Catherine’s? UK bank branches will exchange them for some time to come – so if you pass them to Jackie our bookkeeper (or place them in the collection plate) we can pay them into St. Catherine’s English bank account and use them for payments we have to make in British Pounds, – such as payment to the Diocesan Common Fund, new Carol Sheets  etc.


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