From the Rectory - March 2018

Dear Friends I was angry when a couple of weeks ago the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, stripped IS bride Shamima Begum of her British nationality. I immediately found out what other people were saying. No doubt many were supportive of the Home Secretary’s actions, but many others disagreed. There are two main reasons to disagree. The first is justice. Conservative MP George Freeman said, ‘I think today’s decision to strip Miss Begum of her UK citizenship is a mistake ... She was born here, educated here and is our responsibility. We should defend our system and she should be brought back to face the UK courts.’ It seems crazy that we go to such lengths to extradite some people from othe

New Electoral Roll

This year the Church compiles a completely new Electoral Roll, which means that no one is automatically put on the new roll. Anyone who wishes to be on the roll must therefore return an application form. It’s good to have as many of our congregation on the roll as possible, but you also need to be on the roll if you would like to vote at our Annual Meeting, be a sidesperson, stand for churchwarden, or be a PCC or Deanery Synod member. If you wish to go on the Electoral Roll please take a form from the back of either church or contact our Electoral Roll Officer, Jeanette Neale, on 8061 7618. The form gives details of where to return it to, and the deadline for applications for this year’s

Prayer Healing Fellowship - thank you!

Prayer Healing Fellowship members thank all those who came to their Coffee Morning on 9 February. With some donations we raised £206! We are very happy! Thank you, too, to all members who worked so hard, and to Pat and Ray whose extra help was invaluable. Do remember that PHF meets every Monday at 3 pm (except Bank Holidays) at St Paul's and all are welcome. We finish about 4 pm, except the first Monday of the month when we have tea and cake to celebrate birthdays!

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