Burns Supper

The Annual Burns Supper organised by the Rambling and Social Club will take place in the church hall on Saturday 31 January 2015 at 6.30 for 7 pm.  There will be all the usual speeches, haggis, neeps and tatties provided by our wonderful caterer, and of course, the chance to take to the floor and show off your Scottish country dancing skills.

Tickets, price £20, will be available from Margaret Ross very soon, but be sure to place your order early to avoid disappointment.

Annual General Meeting of Churches Together in Westminster

This year’s AGM of Churches Together in Westminster will take place on Monday 19 January at St George’s Church, Hanover Square, W1S 1FX.  The theme of the meeting is “Strident or silent?  Churches in Election Year”.  There will be a panel discussion, with the following three speakers:

Rt Hon David Burrowes, Conservative MP for Enfield, Southgate

Dr Andrew Chandler, Director of the George Bell Institute, University of Chichester

Cllr Catherine West, Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Hornsey and Wood Green.

Light refreshments will be served following the discussion.  This should be a very interesting meeting, and all are welcome.  Further information is available on the Churches Together in Westminster website.

Organist and Choirmaster

david2Most of you will probably already be aware that David Knight, who has been our Organist and Choirmaster since July 2004, has decided that, because of family commitments and increased travelling time from his home, he is no longer able to give the time and commitment he would wish to the role of Organist and Choirmaster, and so has tendered his resignation.  His last Sunday will be Sunday 4 January, and we hope that as many members of the congregation as possible will be able to be in church to help us express our appreciation of everything that David has achieved over his 10 and a half years’ service, and to wish him and his family well in the future.  David and Ruth were married in Crown Court and their son Samuel was baptised here, so we very much hope that Ruth and Samuel will also be present on 4 January.

We are anxious to find a new Organist as soon as possible, so the post has been advertised, and we are currently in the process of interviewing candidates.  We very much hope that it will be possible to make an appointment fairly early in the New Year.

The Chronicle

You should by now have received the December issue of the church magazine, which came out on Sunday 7 December.  The Editor, Sheena Tait, and her team, would welcome feedback on the magazine, and are also always on the look-out for material to publish.  So do get in touch if you would like to contribute an article, or have any ideas about new things you would like to see in the magazine.  Sheena can be contacted via the Chronicle pigeon hole in the hall or by email at chronicle@crowncourtchurch.org.uk.