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Treasurer’s report for April

Thank you to everyone who helped to make the church look so lovely for Easter. Easter Saturday was a very busy, productive day for the many helpers that arranged the flowers and gave the church its spring clean. Again, as in previous years, you responded to the call and generously donated to the Flower Fund in order to make the church look beautiful for our celebrations.
We will soon have our Summer Fair, which raises much needed general funds for the church. We have managed to put aside our hall letting income into the fund for re-building the church hall for another month whilst still having sufficient funds to continue to pay our bills – but the additional income we can raise from this event will give a much needed boost to the current account bank balance. Please give it all the support you are able to make it a resounding success (last year it raised £885 – 00).
The money raised for the Bishop’s Lent Call has been sent off
Gift Aid has been added into the payment made to Southwark, and the amount will be recovered in our next Gift Aid claim.

Thank you so much for your continuing hard work and support.
Allison Scandrett – Treasurer.

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting

The Vestry Meeting and APCM took place in the Church Hall after Mass on Sunday 7th April. It was attended by around 20 members of the congregation.
VESTRY MEETING – the election of Church Wardens.
Roger Stanley and Chris Maurice
This meeting received the Treasurer’s Report and Accounts for 2018 (a copy of the accounts can be read at the back of the church) and written reports on The Walsingham Cell (presented by Jenny Hardy), Church Fabric and Ornaments (presented by the Churchwardens), Merton Deanery Synod (presented by Patrick Wood), the PCC (presented by Linda Maurice) and All Saints’ School (presented by Allison Scandrett, chair to the Governors).
Church Electoral Roll – This year, a new Roll was prepared. Although 22 people on the 2018 roll did not reapply, the 2019 roll stands at 86 names, 28 of whom live in the parish. The roll is now open, so new members of the congregation may apply at any time.
Election of Electoral Roll Officer – Ann Wasielewska.
By-Election for one person to the Deanery Synod.
This was to replace Patrick Wood, who was elected to Diocesan Synod last year. Shirley Walker-Grant agreed to fill this position.
Election of 3 members to the Parochial Church Council
As the PCC operates on a 3-year cycle, one third of the council stands down each year but are eligible to stand for re-election.
Martin Kelly Allison Scandrett Ann Wasielewska
Election of Sides-persons.
Ted Armstrong, Pauline Brooking, Jenny Hardy, Peter Scandrett, Ann Wasielewska, Joan Barrow, Jane Clarke, Bunny Lavin, Frank Taylor, Shirley Walker-Grant, Rita Bowdery, Isabelle Davis, Linda Maurice, Eileen Walker

Dates for your Diary

Saturday 11th May – Summer Fair

Doors Open at 11.00.a.m. Stalls, Sideshows and Refreshments. Lots to enjoy. Come along and bring your friends.

(For those helping the church will be open from 9.00.a.m. on Saturday, but if you would like to come in and prepare on the Friday afternoon, please have a word with Jenny)

Saturday 15th June – A Musical Miscellany – 7.30.p.m.

An evening of music for all the family, including: vocal solos and duets, instrumental and choral items.
Admission: £10, to include a drink and nibbles. (Concessions: £5)
in aid of the Church Hall fund.
All welcome! Come along – and bring your friends

Saturday 22nd June – All Saints’ School Summer Fair

This will be held on the Hanover Road site from 12 noon – 3.00 pm
This year, to further improve the links between school and church, All Saints’ Church will again be running a Cake Stall at the Fair, with the profits split 50/50 between church and school.
If you would be willing to help on the stall, or to make some cakes to sell on it, please see Jenny.

Sunday 23rd June – Corpus Christi

On Sunday 23rd June we will be celebrating the Solemnity of Corpus Christi. There will be Solemn Mass and procession of the Blessed Sacrament at 11.00.a.m.

This month’s news from our School

The school returned from their Easter holidays on Tuesday 23rd April and are now working hard on various areas of the curriculum. Year 6 have their SAT tests in the second week of May, and other classes have attainments to (hopefully) achieve in the near future. The first half of the Summer Term is relatively short as the school is closed for the ‘May Day’ holiday on 6th May, then breaks up for the half term holiday on Friday 24th May.
Most events are taking place after Half Term, but from the calendar, Reception Class had balance Bike training on 29th and 30th April while Year 5 had a Residential Week away from 29th April to 3rd May (Hopefully plus a visit to Brooklands Museum on 8th May and a visit to Colliers Wood Library on May 9th. Shortly before half term, the Year 3 classes will be visiting Southwark Cathedral (one on 20th May and the other on the 23rd) and, having completed their SAT’s, Year 6 are off on a visit to the London Eye on May 21st.
The learning topics for this term are:

  • Year 3: -How did the Romans change Britain? includes a trip to the Museum of London.
  • Year 4: -What happens when volcanoes erupt?
  • Year 5: – First half term – What is the Battle of Britain?
    • Second half term – What are the bear necessities of life?
  • Year 6:- London – City of Conflict.

You may like to look at the school website to discover the other areas of learning going on this term (or what the children have covered during this school year.)

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