This Sunday (26th) it is Choral Matins at St Anne’s (9:15) and Worship for All at St Nicolas Church.
Take Away Cream Teas: Sue Blore made 25 cream teas which sold out very quickly last Sunday making £125 for St Anne’s Church. Thank you to all customers who surely enjoyed a special treat!
St Nicolas Stall at the School Summer Fete: Last Friday, we had a table at the school fete selling all sorts of things to raise money for the church. Thank you to those involved in getting it all together and helping to sell on the day. About £70 was raised.
T4U: You will recall that the Hitchin and Taplow Society who organised the Village Green party a week last Saturday, gave the raffle to T4U to organise. Through the tenacious work of Nicki Jeffries and her Ukraine team, some magnificent prizes were donated and many tickets sold even before the event. The result was an income of £1800 which is being used to fund further lorry loads of aid to Ukraine. Congratulations and thanks to everyone who contributed.
Friends of St Nicolas Church: The next ‘Taplow Talk’ takes place on 21st July. These talks have proved very popular with our wider community. This one promises to be particularly entertaining. In the speaker’s own words: “Founded as The Orkney Arms in the 1730s, the iconic Skindles Hotel on the Taplow side of Maidenhead Bridge had a fascinating and notorious history until its closure in 1995. The author HG Wells observed that its “ruling interests are love – largely illicit – and persistent drinking”. Music hall comedians asked “Are you married or do you live in Maidenhead?” And in the 1960s, Skindles became a must-play gig for any band with ambition. Then came dilapidation and decay, leaving only memories.” Please do all you can to attract people to come and join us; make a party of it!
need a new Church Warden: Following her new job in the ambulance service, Janet is having to step down from her role as churchwarden so we need to find someone else to work with Tony & Hilary. Please pray about this and consider whether you or someone you know might be called to support our church community in this way.
Prayer for the Homeless of Ukraine
Almighty and merciful God, whose Son became a refugee and had no place to call his own; look with mercy on those who today are fleeing from danger, homeless and hungry. Bless those who work to bring them relief; inspire generosity and compassion in all our hearts; and guide the nations of the world towards that day when all will rejoice in your Kingdom of justice and of peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
St Nicolas joins the REFILL REVOLUTION!: We are reducing our plastic waste by refilling used plastic bottles instead of sending them to be recycled or wasted. We have teamed up with the REFILL HUB (see advert in our Christmas newsletter) to supply the church with cleaning materials that createPLASTIC WASTE. We already have products in church which you can try. Look out for our supplies of:
Liquid Hand Soap(French Vanilla)
Hand Sanitiser Gel 70% alcohol(French Vanilla)
Anti-bac All Purpose Cleaner(French Lavender)
Washing Up Liquid(Rhubarb and Lemon)
Toilet Cleaner(Spearmint and Peppermint)
The REFILL HUB visits Burnham Market on Wednesday mornings 8.30 – 13.00, and several other venues. Times and prices are given on their website.refill-hub.co.uk. If you wish to reduce your own plastic waste you can either take your empty plastic bottles to the Refill Hub, or bring them to church and Hilary will get them filled for you. Chat to Hilary for more details.
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