Visitors who are UK taxpayers are invited to make use of the yellow Gift Aid envelopes which are available both in the pews and at the back of the church. Completed envelopes may be placed in the offering plate.
An exhibition of paintings by Tim Cockburn is being organised for The Caledonian Society of London by Caledoniart, Scottish Contemporary Art. There are 13 original paintings and 100 limited edition copies of “The Old Toast”. You can buy a signed limited edition print of this painting for £25.
All profits will go to The Caledonian Society’s nominated charities, ScotsCare and The Royal Caledonian Schools Trust. Caledoniart is waiving all commission from sales. See the Caledoniart website at http://caledoniart.com/category/tim-cockburn-caledonian-society-london/ for further details.
The annual business meeting of the congregation will take place in the hall after the morning service on Sunday 21 March. In addition to the usual reports from the Kirk Session, Business Committee and church organisations, there will be further information relating to the registration of Crown Court as a charity. So do come along to make sure that you keep up-to-date with progress.
We have some lovely Easter cards for sale – hand made by two members of the congregation. You can find these on the welcome desk/bookstall next to the piano in the hall downstairs. So do have a look at the cards when you go downstairs after the service.
This year, just for a change, the church spring clean will take place in the spring! Saturday 27 March is the date, so put the date in your diary now and start looking out your marigolds and your oldest clothes! We will start at around 9.30am, but you will be welcome at any time, even if you can only manage an hour or two. Cleaning materials and lunch will be provided. Come and join in the fellowship and make a valuable contribution to the life of the church. And remember – the toilets will be much easier to clean this year!
The annual business meeting of the congregation will take place in the hall after the morning service on Sunday 21 March.
For those who drive to church, Bow Street will be closed to traffic and parking in Russel Street and the surrounding area will be suspended all day on Sunday 21 February because the BAFTA Awards are taking place at 5.30pm in the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
The Westminster traffic wardens are very vigilant so please be careful where you park. A parking fine costs £60 if you pay within 14 days, and £120 thereafter.
Last week’s retiring offerings in support of the Disasters Emergency Committee appeal for the Haiti earthquake raised a total of £625.80.
Thank you all for your generosity.
Lunches have now resumed after the Christmas break. These form a valuable part of our Sunday fellowship as a gathered congregation and are greatly appreciated by members and visitors alike.
We are always looking for more volunteers to provide lunches, so please consider helping in this way. The rota up to the summer break is on the noticeboard behind the tea bar, so why not get your diary out and sign up today.
For further information about what is required, please speak to the Lunch Convenor, Sheilah Fletcher.
There will be a meeting of the congregation in the hall on Sunday 31 January after coffee but before lunch. The purpose of the meeting is to put to the congregation the changes required in order for the church to be registered as a charity.
Please make every effort to be present for this important meeting.