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October 2008

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Ickenham Church News - October 2008

URC Daytime Services

Sunday Mornings 11.00am
   (inc Junior Church and Crèche)
   (Holy Communion, 1st Sunday)

Sunday Evening Services

The two churches join together on Sunday evenings as follows:
   2nd Sun – Choral Evensong at St Giles’ (6.30pm)
   3rd Sun – Holy Communion at the URC (6.30pm)
   4th Sun – ‘Live@ Five’ at St Giles’ Church Hall (5pm

St Giles’ Daytime Services

Sunday Mornings –
   8.00am Holy Communion
   9.45am Holy Communion (with Junior Church
                and Creche) – (1st Sunday: Family Service)
   11.30am Matins with Holy Communion (1st Sunday)

Thursdays –
   10.00am Holy Communion



A fun afternoon in glorious weather was enjoyed on 13th September by 150 family members from both churches.  The event at Willow Tree Campsite on Breakspear Road North was inspired by Adrian, who wanted to bring our church community closer together.  He had heard about the venue and its excellent facilities, booked it and asked Keith and Joyce Arnold to deal with the organisation. 


And they did a great job, with the help of fellow committee members Paul and Rachel Mallet, Holly Blackman, Tom Varley, Ben Hill and Rachel Guthrie.  “I think that was the secret of the day’s success”, said Adrian.  “A committee of adults and youngsters meant we got something that all ages and interests could enjoy.”


Thus we enjoyed football, rounders, a treasure hunt, two assault courses, the parachute game and the extremely popular archery.  Sally Blackman shot the first golden arrow of the day; Bernie and Liz Boyes were among others who struck gold.

A highlight for the gourmets was a scrumptious barbecue, served to the stirring sounds of the Hillingdon Youth Big Band.  “I’m so pleased the day turned out well”, Keith said. “We were blessed with good weather and great company.  Thank you to all who helped with the day and to everyone for coming along and making it special.”


DROP-IN FOR THE BEREAVED.  Third Monday of each month.  St Giles’ Church Hall, 2pm to 3.30pm. A friendly, informal opportunity for a chat, over a cup of tea, with other bereaved people and pastoral visitors.  The next meeting is on Monday 20th October (then Monday 17th November).  Just come along, or ring the Rectory (622970) if you would like to talk to someone first.

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