Work on the construction of the east-west cycle superhighway from Lancaster Gate to Tower Hill began on 11 April and is planned to continue until March 2016. Lane closures, parking, loading and stopping restrictions will be in place, which will inevitably cause delays to traffic, including a large number of buses, on the affected routes. Further information can be found on tfl.gov.uk/eastwest.
Churches Together in Westminster are once again organising an ecumenical service for Pentecost to be held on the evening of Sunday 24 May at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, 235 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8EP. This will take the form of an informal church starting at 5.15pm with cold buffet, followed by worship, reflection and response. All are welcome.
This year we will once again be collecting for Christian Aid during Christian Aid Week. We will be collecting on Thursday 14 and Friday 15 May during the morning and evening rush hours at several railway and tube stations. Andy Tait, our Christian Aid Convener, is in contact with the London Office Co-ordinator, and has asked for our usual collecting spots, including Charing Cross and Liverpool Street mainline stations, and Bank tube station.
Crown Court has a long tradition of supporting Christian Aid, and in spite of falling numbers of collectors and difficult economic times, we continue to play our part.
Help is needed with the collecting, and also with managing the arrangements and counting the money. If you can spare some time – however much or little – and would like to be part of our collecting team, please contact Andy at firstname.lastname@example.org, or pass him a message via the church secretary.
“The Kirk in the City”
Thursday 14 May at 6.30 pm
St Margaret’s Church, Lothbury
This service is a joint venture between ourselves and St Columba’s Church, Pont Street, to seek to reach out to Scots and Presbyterians in the area who may not be familiar with either of our congregations. The preacher at the service will be Reverend Angus MacLeod of St Columba’s, and our own Minister will also participate in leading the service. Members of our choir will join the St Columba’s congregational choir in leading the singing.
We are looking for help in publicising and promoting this event and identifying friends and contacts in the City who might assist in this. If you can help with this, please contact the church secretary.
We also need volunteers to help with welcoming and stewarding on the evening. Again, if you are able to help in this way, please contact the church secretary.
It is very much hoped that this will be a successful venture, and a further service is planned for November, during the annual visit to London of the Moderator of the General Assembly, at which it is hoped that the Moderator will preach.