News for Sunday 1 May 2016

Evensong Service Tonight
Evensong at 6 pm, followed by a light supper.

Want to discover how God has wired you for Ministry?
Use the handout or go online: to do the test.  Email the results to the parish office,

Cyclone Appeal for Fiji
Anglican Missions is launching an emergency appeal and ask for your support to provide disaster relief to our brothers and sisters in the Pacific who have been affected.  Please remember the people of the Diocese of Polynesia in your prayers  To donate go to

Church Sunday Pack up
The chairs need to be packed away every Sunday after the morning service ready for SMASH on Monday.  We would appreciate any help you can offer with this.

Wanted to Borrow
Mulcher-please contact Yvette 021 0245 4988

John’s Open Office
John will be down at Café on the Square (beside the Library) every Tuesday from 3.30 pm if you want to drop by and speak to him.

Mary Potter Hospice Street Appeal
Can you give an hour or two of your time to collect for Mary Potter?  Friday 20 May or Saturday 21 May.  Register at:  You can help change someone’s life.

Afternoon Fellowship
Wednesday, 4 May, 1.30 p.m. in the Prayer Room, with Ian Cook.  All welcome

Toolbox Parenting
Tweens and Teens 12-18 yrs
Mondays 16 May to 20 June 7.30-9.30 pm.
Venue:  The Professionals, 28 Cornwall Street, Lower Hutt
Cost:  $75 per person or $110 per couple (subsidies are available upon request).  Thanks to government funding Toolbox is free of charge to all grandparents raising grandchildren, foster carers, whanau caregivers, home for life parents and adopters.

Creative Parenting with Petra Bagurst and John Cowan
17 May 7.30-9.30 pm.  Venue: Churton Park School, 90 Churton Drive. 
Only $10 per person $15 per couple.

Register at

ECEC Fundraising
St Mary’s Early Childhood Education Centre is raising funds by selling the Entertainment Book.  They are available in digital or book form at a cost of $60 each.  For more information talk to Janet Hughes or ph 476 0319.  You can also order directly on line at Thanks for your support!