Christmas Market Saturday 22 November 11.30 am – 3.30 pm

The Christmas Market takes place on Saturday 22 November.  The format will be the same as our very successful event last year, and we will retain our usual stalls selling all those essential items for Christmas: candles, gifts, preserves, tablet, home baking, stocking fillers, decorations, etc.  There will be some new competitions as well as the old favourites, a greatly increased version of the ever-popular lucky numbers stall, and games and activities for the children. Tea, coffee, cakes, biscuits and ploughman’s lunches will be available throughout the day, and again this year items will be priced individually so you can have exactly what you fancy whenever you like.

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 teas or the cake stall will also be greatly appreciated (please see Janet Dowswell or Margaret Ross).  And if you have any other new ideas for stalls, games, competitions or anything else that we could introduce to the Market, do come forward and share your ideas.

We also need volunteers to help set up on Friday 21 November, and to man the stalls and prepare and serve refreshments on the day.  If you are able to help in any way, please speak to the church secretary.

The Market is our major fund-raising event of the year, and many people put a great deal of work into making it a success, so please do come along and support the efforts of your fellow members.

Inaugural Reverend Dr Denis Duncan Memorial Lecture

The inaugural Reverend Dr Denis Duncan Memorial Lecture will be held on Monday 24 November 2014 at 6.30 pm  in St Marylebone Church, 17 Marylebone Rd, NW1 5LT.

The speaker will be Reverend John Bell, Church of Scotland, Iona Community’s Missioner who will speak on the theme In Search of the Common Good.

This lecture, the first in what is planned to be an annual series, is intended to
commemorate Denis Duncan’s long association with the Guild of Health, and to continue
his great gifts as a Christian communicator who desired to resonate with contemporary

There will be an opportunity to meet John Bell after the Lecture at a short reception to
be held in the Crypt Hall at St Marylebone Parish Church.

Admission to this event is by free ticket available from:
The Guild of Health
St Marylebone Parish Church
17 Marylebone Road
London NW1 5LT.
Tel: 020 7563 1389

Class of Enquiry

The Minister will be holding a class for anyone interested in joining the church, and the proposed date is Saturday 8 November from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.  If you would like to participate in the class, please give your name to the Minister or the Church Secretary.

Moderator’s London Visit

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Right Reverend John Chalmers, will be visiting London from 23 to 30 November.  He will be preaching here in Crown Court at the evening service on Sunday 30 November, and there will be a reception in the hall afterwards.  This is also the first Sunday in Advent, and we look forward to a good turn-out of members to meet the Moderator.

Free Church Choirs Festival Service

Southern Section Festival

Saturday 25th October, 2014

The Free Church Choirs Southern Section Festival Service will be held at Crown Court on Saturday 25th October when we will sing a selection of the music from the Peterborough (2013) anthem book.

The choir will be directed by Peter J Williams with a rehearsal on the Saturday afternoon from 2 o’clock, a General Meeting in the interval and the opportunity to eat a picnic tea (or go out for a meal) before the service at 6.30 pm.   The service will be led by Rev Philip Majcher, the Minister of Crown Court.

The subscription for the day will be £5 to include tea, coffee or juice available from 1.30 pm and before the service.

We will be singing all but two anthems and one hymn from the Peterborough book (copies will be available at £2) to ensure the service lasts about an hour which should allow most to be home shortly after 9 o’clock.