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I hope you all had a good Christmas and New Year. We certainly had a lively time here at Heath Street with various services, events and social gatherings, including a well-attended Church Christmas lunch on 10th December.
I need to inform you that I am stepping down as Deacon and Church Secretary on 31st March this year. It is not yet known who will take over from me but I will make sure you are informed and hope to keep in touch with many of you by e mail (email@example.com) or by letter to me at 15 Ingham Road, London NW6 1DG.
News from the church is good. Since I last wrote, we have had another baptism (Laura Somers) and admitted another church member (Konrad Biadun).
The Contact Club (for the homeless, lonely and vulnerable) is very busy nowadays: over 70 guests attended the Christmas dinner on 3rd December. Ewan and I continue to assist with that, now very ecumenical, project (volunteers from St Mary’s Catholic Church having been joined by others from the Jewish and general community).
We remain committed to helping refugees. Our Childrens’ Worker Wilf has made trips to Calais and Greece and is on the steering committee for the Hampstead Parish Church’s bid to welcome a refugee family to this country and provide ongoing support. Our church has also committed financial support to a bid by Churches Together in Hampstead to host a family. If anyone wants to make a further financial contribution I urge them to contact our Treasurer Gaynor Humphreys (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If anyone thinks they may be able to offer practical help with settlement of refugees then I urge them to contact Wilf (email@example.com).
The Church year moves on and we are nearly into Lent. The theme of Ewan’s sermons will be ‘Temptation’. There will also be Lent Study Groups locally studying Rowan Williams’s Being Disciples (new and second hand copies available for purchase on online).
On a lighter note, Ewan is planning pancakes on Shrove Tuesday for the kids attending his Old Time Nursery sessions as well as others attending our free Tuesday lunchtime concerts organised by John Baker, our Music Outreach Co-ordinator.