We will once again be playing our part in collecting during Christian Aid Week, which this year runs from 11 – 17 May.
Our focus will be on collecting at main line railway stations during the morning and evening rush hours (7 am to 9.30 am, and 4 pm to 7 pm) on Thursday 15 May (Charing Cross) and Friday 16 May (London Bridge). It is likely that we will also be doing some tube stations and street collections.
If you can spare some time – however much or little – and would like to be part of our collecting team, please contact the Christian Aid Convener, Andy Tait, at firstname.lastname@example.org or pass him a message through the church office. More details to follow as our plans develop.
Marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, this year’s series of lectures held at Hinde Street Methodist Church, W1, is on the theme “Responding to Conflict”. The fourth lecture, at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 13 May, is given by Prof Donna Pankhurst, Professor of Peacebuilding, University of Bradford. Admission is free and all are welcome.
Members will be saddened to learn of the death of Netta, one of our older members. She had been unable to get to church for a number of years, but many of us remember her with great affection. A service of thanksgiving for her life was held in the church on Tuesday 15 April.
The Campbells of Greepe are one of the great dynasties of Gaelic song. The family’s roots lie in a tiny crofting township on the Isle of Skye, situated off the West Coast of Scotland, where music was the constant accompaniment to everyday life. Pipers and singers who love to dance, it’s no surprise that they are considered the masters of Gaelic mouth music and their songs encompass a whole musical world – pibroch songs, work songs and the songs of their own community.
Amongst the special guests joining three generations of the family are virtuoso American step-dancer Nic Gareiss and award-winning piper Lorne MacDougall.
This concert will take place at LSO St Luke’s, 161 Old Street, EC1V 9NG, at 8 pm on Tuesday 15 April. Tickets, costing £10, £15 and £22 can be booked online at www.lso.co.uk or by phone or in person at the Barbican box office – 020 7648 8891. A 20% discount on tickets is available to church members; contact the church secretary by email or phone 020 7836 5643 for further details