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HELP!: Please would you consider joining our SPRING WORKING PARTY on THURSDAY 29th APRIL 10am – 2pm. Come along to the churchyard to help with some spring gardening and tidying. Bring your own tools for whatever job you fancy doing. Feel free to simply offer advice and encouragement! Bring a coffee mug and snack. Of course Rule of 6 applies but we can serve hot drinks outside. It would be great if you could let Hilary know if you are coming. Thank you.
“Through the Window” shop: Jim and Carole’s woodwork ‘Through the Window’ shop is now closed until the autumn. The final total raised for the church in the last fortnight was £930.
The Friends of St Nicolas Church, Taplow: St Nicolas Church means lots of things to many people who do not attend the church regularly. This Spring, we are re-launching ‘the Friends’ to encourage our wider community and the many people who have worshipped at our church and moved away, to maintain their link with our church community. There will be a quarterly ‘Friends’ newsletter, an annual event (in the autumn) and we will invite Friends to all of our special events and services. We will all be able to join ‘the Friends’ and we will be inviting all of our Taplow community to join us. We would also want to include people who have moved away. Who do you know who might like this opportunity? Please could you email Nicki Jeffries with the names (and contact details if you have them) of people we should be inviting. Thank you. More information about ‘the Friends’ soon.
St Nicolas Church featured in new film: We are delighted that our beautiful church and churchyard will be used for filming on Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th April and our church will benefit from a fee of £4500 which is very much needed! Members of the film crew will also be on site on Friday 9th and Wednesday 14th April. Please avoid visiting the church and churchyard on those days.If the crew need to move any flowers in the ashes area of the churchyard during filming on the Monday or Tuesday, they have been asked to do so respectfully and replace them in the same place as soon as they finish.This notice is given so that you have sufficient notice if you prefer to remove any plants or flowers that you have placed on the grave of a loved one yourself and bring them back afterwards.
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: members of our congregation are joining a special pilgrimage at the end of September this year. This is a wonderful opportunity to see many of the places where Jesus lived and worked. If you feel this might be something for you, do please contact Jane, our Vicar to find out more about it.
Wednesday Evening Zoom Compline:
Your are warmly invited to join us for our peaceful and reflective fifteen minute service of Compline held on Zoom every Wednesday. The service begins at 7:30pm and our Zoom meeting is open from 7:15pm for us to say hello to each other! Do join us on any Wednesday by emailing Jane, our Vicar if you haven’t yet got the Zoom meeting number and password. Also, do ask for a Compline service sheet if you need one. You are not committing to attend every week but we will be holding Compline every Wednesday until we are back in church.
Parish Giving Scheme: Our treasurer, Jessie Cooper points out to us that the very best way to contribute to the work of our Parish Church is to use the Parish Giving Scheme. If you do not yet use this way of donating to church and you would like to know more about it or ask any questions, please contact Jessie Cooper (Parish Treasurer) in confidence… by email: email@example.com or phone: 01628 603187
The Slough Food Bank: The APCM agreed we would continue to make donations to Slough Foodbank (following our Harvest donations). The Foodbank works with 155 government and community-based agencies like Shelter, Social Services, GPs and Schools. The Foodbank is a last resort for people. Last year, they helped 4,781 clients and it is expected that with Covid-19, this year significantly more people are in a food crisis situation. £20.00 provides two-day emergency supplies for a family – click this link Our nearest donation point for food is Taplow Sainsburys. Go to the Slough Foodbank website for the December wish list.