A service to celebrate the life of Lynda Soltysiak who died on 30 December 2019 will be held in the church at 2:30 pm on Thursday 30 January. All who knew Lynda are warmly invited to attend.
If you would like to donate to a charity in memory of Lynda, there are links to donate to Breast Cancer UK and to St Mungo’s via her obituary.
To complete our cycle of Tercentenary events, we will be holding a gala organ concert on Saturday 29 February 2020. The concert will celebrate the full operating capability of our refurbished organ and mark the part that music has played in our Tercentenary celebrations.
The organists will be Sean Heath our new organist; Dr Geoffrey Higgins our
previous organist and Tom Allery, Director of Music at St Mary-le-Bow Church, Cheapside, who has frequently played for us at Crown Court.
A service to celebrate the life of Muriel Gibson, who died on 17 December, will be held in the church on Monday 13 January at 2:15 pm. All who knew Muriel are invited to attend.
This year’s AGM of Churches Together in Westminster will
take place at Hinde Street Methodist Church, Hinde Street
W1U 3QJ on Monday 20 January at 6:30 pm. All are welcome.
Following the AGM there will be a talk by Kevin Hyland OBE,
former UK Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner on the
subject of “MODERN SLAVERY and HUMAN TRAFFICKING”.
It is hoped to have displays and information from various
organisations working in this field which will give everyone
the opportunity to find out further about the work that is
being done. Before this from 6.30 to 7 pm, reports on CTiW
activities during 2019 will be presented.
The 2020 Burns Supper will be held in the hall on
Saturday 8 February. Further details will be available
early in the New Year, but it’s never too early to place
your order for tickets with Margaret Ross to ensure that
you don’t miss the boat!
As in previous years, we will be singing Christmas Carols in Trafalgar Square this year, on Friday 13 December from 4 pm to 5 pm.
We will need lots of help with singing and collecting money, so keep an eye on the church notices for further details or speak to Andy Tait, our Christian Aid Convenor.
Once again, we will be collecting Christmas goody bags for the residents of Bruce House. Donations for this will be gratefully received, either in the form of money or toiletries (for men and women). Sweets would also be
acceptable, but please check the sell by date. Please bring in your donations by Sunday 15 December. If you need any more information, please speak to Margaret Ross.
This year the annual visit to Westminster of the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Right Reverend Colin Sinclair, takes place from 24 November to 1 December, and once again our Minister will act as Chaplain during the visit. The Moderator will preach at the morning service here in Crown Court on Sunday 1 December, which is also
quarterly communion and the first Sunday in Advent, so we look forward to seeing a good turnout of members for this service.
The morning service will be followed by lunch in the hall when members will have the opportunity to meet the Moderator and his wife, Mrs Ruth Sinclair.
This year’s Christmas Market will be held in the hall on Saturday 16 November from 11.30 am to 3.30 pm. Our famous home baking, jams, preserves and tablet will be on sale as usual, together with gifts, crafts, and plants. There will be games and competitions with prizes and the ever-popular lucky numbers stall. Soup, tea, coffee and cakes will be available at any time all day, so you won’t go hungry!
Please put the date in your diary and come along to support this important event in the church calendar. We will be looking for people to help man the stalls, serve refreshments, contribute baking for the cake stall and the teas, hand out fliers in Covent Garden Piazza and other necessary tasks. And if you have any other ideas for the Market please speak to the Church Secretary.
If you have any new unwanted gifts that would be suitable for any of the stalls, these will be very welcome. Any offers of home baking for the afternoon teas or the cake stall will also be greatly appreciated (please see
All the above items can be delivered to the Church from 10.30 am on Friday 15 November.
Please do come and support this important fundraising event. All proceeds will go to Church funds. It’s also an opportunity to meet up with old friends and make some new friends.