ICKENHAM CHURCH NEWS
Did you notice the children running down Swakeleys Road on Sunday mornings during December and January to the United Reformed Church?ææ Why were they hurrying with such enthusiasm?æ æWho was attracting the children in this way?ææ We soon found out š it was the Pied Piper!
Rehearsals started in September for the musical play, The Pied Piper, which was presented to full houses on the afternoon and evening of Saturday 1 February.ææ It is a well-known story - the Pied Piper rescued the town of Hamelin from the scourge of rats then, following the Mayor‰s refusal to give him the agreed payment, led the children from the town.
Many children from the U.R.C. and from St Giles‰, as well as others, who live locally, took the parts of the children and the rats.ææ All the children, as well as the adults playing the townsfolk, gave excellent performances.æ The audience shared the obvious enjoyment of the cast.ææ Congratulations to the producers, Anne Whitlam and Sarah Pestana!ææ Now the question is being asked: ‹When can we expect the next production?Š
FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT IS 3RD š 16TH MARCH AT SAINSBURY‰S AND WAITROSE. Look for the FAIRTRADE logo and know that when you buy such goods you are supporting fair prices to farmers in the developing world. Your purchases literally put bread into the mouths of the world‰s poorest people and help provide them with a basic income.
CHANGE IN EVENING SERVICE PATTERNS
The new, revised arrangement for evening services started on 2nd February. All are at 6.30 p.m. as follows:
1st Sunday in the month š Service of Worship and Prayer at the U.R.C.
2nd Sunday in the month š ë6.30 Special‰ in St. Giles‰ Church Hall. (a service for all, not just the young)
3rd Sunday in the month š United Service of Holy Communion (The Lord‰s Supper) at the U.R.C.
4th Sunday in the month š Choral Evensong at St. Giles‰ Church.
5th Sunday in the month š Evening Worship at the U.R.C.æ
DROP-IN FOR THE BEREAVED. Third Monday of each month. St. Giles‰ Church Hall, 2 to 3.30 p.m. A friendly, informal opportunity for a chat, over a cup of tea, with other bereaved people and pastoral visitors.æ The next meeting is Monday 17th March (also Monday 14th April. This is a week earlier than normal because of the Bank Holiday). Just come along, or ring the Rectory (622970) if you would like to talk to someone first.
ICKENHAM GOOD NEIGHBOUR SCHEME exists to serve the whole of Ickenham. We‰re here to assist in an emergency. If you need help, the daytime contact numbers are: 01895 633020 or 01895 235061.