Sunday 4 November 2018

While our Church Building is Repaired we are meeting each Sunday at The Mineral & Lapidary Club 110 Waltham Rd (next to Waltham School) at 10am.

We would love to have the opportunity to welcome you.

 Sunday 4th November 2018


NOTICES: A very warm welcome to all who worship with us today. Please join us for morning tea after the service. Many thanks to Rev. David Coster for leading this morning’s worship.

Building News….There is still unplanned strengthening work to be completed on the west wall (furthest wall from the street) demanded by the engineer which means gib lining in the new bathroom cannot be completed.   More steel beams will be put in place and approx. 200 helifix ties through the bricks will be installed.

Work has begun on sealing the area in front of the church office.

Inside the gib stopping is almost complete.  Work to install the hanging ceiling in the church will commence this week and interior painting will get underway.  Kitchen joinery has been delayed by up to 4 weeks because plans had to be re-drawn.

This means we will delay any official opening until Sunday 27th January at our morning service and also a special afternoon tea for our neighbours.

All Saints Memorial Service: Once a year on a Sunday close to All Saints Day we remember in particular people close to us who have died in the past year.  We do this by remembering their names and placing a lit candle on the communion table.  There is also an opportunity for people to remember all those who are gathered in God’s eternal embrace by lighting your own candle of remembrance.

This year we will celebrate  memorial Sunday on November 11th and you are invited to forward any names of those close who have died in the past year to Anna in the office that you would appreciate being named in the service.

 Foot Clinic TOMORROW 1-4pm at Beckenham Methodist.

 Wednesday Walkers 7th November Meet 9.30am at Waltham Cottage, 201 Hastings Street East, and we will return there for coffee. The cottage is having market stalls that morning and also a sausage sizzle for lunch.  Please bring either a packet of biscuits or something for their pantry. Judith  332 1577, or 027 688 1861.  All welcome.

Our next Parish Breakfast is on Sunday 18th November (note date) at 8.45am, hosted by the Worship committee. Come along and enjoy delicious muffins, cereal & fruit. All are welcome. Gold coin donation appreciated.

Articles are now required for the next ‘Messenger’. Please email any contributions to: before Thursday 15th November.

Crafty Crafters bus trip to Ashburton this Thursday 8th November. Please be at Beckenham Methodist by 9.15am at the latest.

Christmas Gifts for Waltham Cottage.    These gifts for men, women, teenagers and children can be brought to Church from Sunday 25th November, and on 2nd and 9th December.    Toiletries, clothing, toys, books, biscuits, sweets etc.  All the things you would like to receive.

Anna will not be in the Office this Thursday. Please send in any notices by 11am Wednesday. Thanks!

Opawa-St Martins Anglican Parish Fair Saturday 24th November 8.30am at St Anne’s Church, 7 Wilsons Rd. Donations of books, good quality summer clothing & white elephant treasures gratefully received. Items can be collected. Contact Anna at the Office 332 6192 for details.

Armistice Day – A special service of hymns, readings and prayers to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One. NEXT Sunday 11th November 2pm at St Anne’s Anglican Church, 7 Wilsons Rd. All are welcome. The service will be followed by afternoon tea.