Notices for 19th August 2018


The Parish:  Mowbray Drive, Neptune Close and Nevile Close , Medway Road and Mowbray Drive

For those who need our prayersMartin, Debbie and Family, Rita Snow, Sister Jean Rixwood, Alistair Young, Sophie Baker, Judith Aldridge, Ruby, Melissa, Cathy, Lisa, Geoff, Fran, Eslin, David Fowler, Linda Balard and, Pam, Jenny Brobyn, Robbie, David Hollington, Graham, Keith O’Hara and Margaret Payne

The Departed: 

Year’s Mind: Thomas Burgess, Frank Tracey, Murial Parson, Rosa Scuff and Phil Phillips


Flowers donated today by, Elsie Sanmogan, in celebration of the birthdays of, daughter Sharon, Elsie and Don.


Church Flowers Donation List.  Any person who would like to donate towards the cost of church flowers in memory of a loved one or to celebrate an anniversary or birthday, please put the relevant details on the list provided at the back of the church.  Please give your donation to Sue Richardson (Treasurer) or Revd. Ann in a Flower Donation envelope.



Mission and Charity work:  Shoebox Appeal 2018.  St Alban’s has registered to join in the Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal again this year. Do look out for the leaflets explaining what items may be included in your shoebox for a family or Elderly person. If you have access to more than you can put into your shoebox do share the items, we can help each other to provide really full shoeboxes! There is a DVD showing the impact this appeal has on the recipients – this will be shown in an upcoming Sunday service.  Thanks, Helen Ford and Merle Martin.

Computer Group. Why not come along to our friendly computer group in the Church Hall – Tuesdays from 10 am, Wednesdays from 10.30 am. Please note: The computer group is taking a summer break.  Starting again on 4th/5th September. Keep practising your computer skills over the summer!


Traidcraft– Please note that Traidcraft will now be available on the second Sundays of the month.


In this Year of Prayer, and in celebration of our first year as a parish, I thought it would be a lovely St Alban’s memento to create a book of prayers contributed by you! Please would everyone give a contribution for the book? It could be your favourite prayer, or something you have written, or a drawing or poem to express your prayer.  Hopefully we will have enough contributions to have a beautiful prayer resource which can be made into a book.


We have a new Prayer List for August. Please would you include names that you would like prayer for. We will try to have a new list each month so we can be up to date.


There’s no Cafe Church in August – we’ll be back on 23rd September.


The Parish office is closed and will re-open on the 28th August.


Here are the upcoming Fun and Fundraising events for your diary:

8th Sept Bingo postponed as Prayer Breakfast & Songs of Praise 2nd Sunday Space are both on the same weekend.

22nd Sept Gospel Choir Workshop – a few tickets still available see website or speak to Pat Young

6th October Harvest Supper with games/ Beetle Drive details tbc

October date tba Art Workshop #3 – come along and have fun and learn new skills while you raise money for the new hall. £15 first timers, £12 repeat attendees.

1st Dec Christmas Fair and Grand Draw – please put this date in your diary and start looking out for items for our Grand Draw prizes including the Luxury Christmas hamper, and stalls, Thank you in advance.

Anyone who can help in anyway with our Fun and Fund Raising.  Please do join the small committee or offer you help for a specific event.