Pew Cushions

We have now ordered new pew cushions for all the pews in the church to match the cushions on the seats behind the communion table.  It is hoped that these will be delivered by the end of May.

The cost will be between £136 and £223 per pew, depending on the length.  If you would like to help us pay for them, perhaps by sponsoring either part of a cushion or a whole one, please speak to the Treasurer.  All contributions, large or small, will be very welcome.  He will be happy to accept cash or cheques.

Christian Aid Week 15 – 21 May

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Christian Aid Week is fast approaching, and Crown Court will once again be collecting at London Tube and railway stations: this year on Thursday 19 May (Charing Cross rail and tube, and Bank tube) and Friday 20 May (Liverpool Street).  All who wish to join the collecting team will be welcome, for as much or as little time as you can spare between 7 am and 9 am, and/or 5 pm and 7 pm.   No special expertise is required, and collecting buckets are provided for free!

For more details contact the Christian Aid Convener, Andy Tait by email at or phone the Church office on 020 7836 5643.

Kirk in the City Service

This is the third of these services organised jointly with St Columba’s Church, Pont Street, with the aim of reaching out to Scots and other Presbyterians who work in the City and who may not be aware of the existence of our two churches or may be unable to attend church on Sundays.  It will take place on Thursday 12 May in St Margaret’s Church, Lothbury, EC2R 7HH, at 6.30 pm, and will be followed by a reception, at which there will be the opportunity to meet and chat with members of St Columba’s as well as any others who may attend the service.  The preacher at the service will be our own Minister, Reverend Philip Majcher, and our Organist, Geoff Higgins, will lead a combined choir from our choir here and the St Columba’s congregational choir.

All are welcome to attend, and we hope that many of you will find your way into the wilds of the City on 12 May!  We are also looking for help in publicising the event, so if anyone is able to put up posters anywhere in the City, or could take some fliers to put in libraries, or in the workplace, please speak to the Church Secretary.

There will be a further Kirk in the City Service at 6.30 pm on Tuesday 29 November, also in St Margaret’s Church, Lothbury, when the preacher will be the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.  Please put this date in your diary now.

Hugh Price Hughes May Lecture

This year’s lecture series, held at Hinde Street Methodist Church, Hinde Street, W1U 2QJ, is entitled Thinking for Today’s World: “Faith in …”.

The fourth lecture will be held on Tuesday 10 May at 7.30 pm, and the speaker is Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, who is a journalist and author.  Her theme is “Identity, Modernity and Faith”.  Admission is free and all are welcome.