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NEW!  Youth Group:  A Church Youth Group now meets weekly on Sunday evenings at St Francis.  The meetings start at 6.30pm and end at 8.30pm.  For more information click here

Celebrating Achievement:  Our next Joint service is this coming Sunday,  24th June at St Mary’s church. This will involve the uniformed organisations in a celebration of achievement. As well as celebrating what some of the children and young people have achieved, we’d also like to have members of both congregations contributing. If you have an achievement, or you know someone else in the congregation who has achieved something that it would be good to share, please let Hazel know. The service will start later than usual at 10.30am and will be followed by a BBQ organised by the scouts.  There will also be a television available to watch England's World Cup game against Panama (Kick Off at 1pm)
Music from The Musicals Concert:  On Saturday 7th July 2018 at St Francis starting at 7.45pm the London Concert Chorus will entertain with songs from musicals such as Les Miserables, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Fame, Wicked, Phantom of The Opera and many more.  Tickets cost £10 from David Wada (020 8777 6355) or on the night at the door.  For more information click here
Men's and Women's Event:  There will be a joint meeting of the Men's and Women's Groups on 9th July at 8pm in St Francis Church when we will explore the balance between recongising the value of the sacrifice made by those who were killed in World War 1 and other conflicts since, whilst not glorifying war.  We will explore situations where military force is thought to be necessary and why some oppose all use of military force whatever the situation.  We will examine what the bible says about war and how forgiveness is an integral part of our belief system in this respect.  This will be a good preparation for our 'Peace Weekend' from 9th to 11th November.  For more information click here
Bereavement Support:  Needing help after suffering a bereavement?  We have a bereavement support group that meets on the second Wednesday of every month at Emmanuel Church in The Grove.  The next meeting will be on Wednesday 11th July from 2.30pm to 4pm.  For more details click here
Matchbox Theatre:  The next production by The Matchbox Theatre is 'Arcadia' by Tom Stoppard, one of the most acclaimed plays of the 20th century and beloved by both professional and amateur theatres alike. The performances in the church hall will be at 8 pm on 12th-14th July.  The box office number is 0845 680 4568.

Afternoon Tea at St Francis:  Come along for Afternoon Tea being served on Saturday 21 July from 2.30pm in St Francis Church Hall to raise funds for the 'Festival of Peace' from 9-11 November in recognition of 100 years since the end of the First World War.  Tickets - £4.00 (tea, sandwiches, scones, jam and cream with small cakes) plus a glass of Prosecco at £1.00.  Tickets available in advance from Barbara Goodchild as well as on the day.  All are welcome and hope you will bring your friends and family and join us.

West Wickham Choir Concert:  The choir will be performing concerts on 21st July at 7pm in St Mary's and 3pm on 22nd July at St Francis.  The programme includes Vivaldi's 'Gloria' and Haydn's 'Little Organ Mass'.  Refreshments will be provided after each concert.  Tickets cost £7 (inc refreshments), children £1 From Geoff Mussard on 020 8289 8097 or email:  For more information click here

A Place of Welcome:  St Francis Church is open as a place of welcome every Friday morning from 10am to 12 noon.  This is an opportunity for people to talk with others.  WiFi, drinks and toys are always available.  We hope that all who visit will find a sense of belonging. 

Free Lunchtime Concerts:  This year our season of free summertime lunch recitals held at St Francis' Church extends into September. As usual each monthly recital takes place on a Thursday between 12.45 pm and 1.30 pm.  Here are the details of the recitals from July to September:
19 July:  Tamara Ravenhill (soprano) accompanied by Martin Sharpe (piano), Andrew Gallacher (piano)
9 August: Peter De Croos (organ)
20 September:  Students from Langley Park Boys' School
All are welcome. Please bring your own lunch; free tea and coffee will be available. 

Donations for Croydon Refugee Day Centre:  Non perishable foods and items of clothing for the refugees can be left in the box at the back of the church.   For more information about the centre click here

Donations for The Good Shepherd Mission to The Homeless:  The mission is always in need of men's clothing, sleeping bags, blankets and toiletries.  Please leave any donations in the large plastic box at the back of the church.  These will be taken to the homeless in Central London every Thursday.

Latest news from our link parish in Zimbabwe click here.  For news of the Croydon/Zimbabwe Link click here

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