Deans Alpha Course
St Margaret’s, St Nicholas’, Holy Cross and St Wulfran’s are running an Alpha Course for the Deans, starting on Wednesday 17th May 1830 – 2000 for 5 weeks at Holy Cross, Woodingdean. FREE! Everyone welcome to learn about or explore Christianity, whether a complete beginner or someone who has been coming to church for years. All very gentle: refreshments, a video & group discussion.

Christian Aid Week: 14th – 20th May
If you would like to donate to Christian Aid, you can do so online on their website. Alternatively, please bring cash or cheque donations to church in an envelope marked ‘Christian Aid’ and we will send it on.

Visiting Speaker on 28th May
On Sunday 28th May, the Feast of Pentecost, we will be welcoming Lisa Leaf from the charity Compassion which supports children in poverty through a network of churches in 25 developing countries. ‘Our approach to fighting poverty is highly focused and personal. We show every child that they matter, linking them with one sponsor whose support gives them hope and a future.’

Two funerals in church
John Edmunds RIP – Wednesday 31st May at 1230
Jean Wells RIP – Monday 5th June at 1115

Knit & Natter
The group meets on Wednesdays at 1900 in church. New members always welcome. Some of us knit, and we all natter. Just come along!

Bible Study
The group meets in church on Tuesday mornings at 1000 for an hour or so of discussion, reflection and fellowship, currently working through the book Revelation. Do feel free to dip in and out – you don’t have to commit to attending every week.

Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM)
Our 2023 APCM will be held after the Parish Eucharist next Sunday, 21st May. The equivalent of an AGM, it’s an opportunity to elect Churchwardens and PCC members, reflect on the life of the parish in the past year, to review our finances and for members of the congregation to ask questions. The Electoral Roll has been updated and is available to view on the noticeboard in the porch: only names are listed, as required, not addresses etc.

Acts 1:6-14; John 17:1-11
Related readings: Psalm 68:1-10, 32-end; Ezekiel 36:24-28

The Venerable Bede: Monk, Historian d.735
Acts 22:30, 23:6-11; Psalm 16:1, 5-end; John 17:20-end