September is the start of a new term for schools and for us here in the parish. A time that we have planned for, so that we can make a ‘good start’. If you read through the magazine you will read of all the things the parish are planning to do – from coffee mornings, patronal festivals, Harvest and beyond!

Here are some things that we have planned for at Saint Faith’s in the coming weeks. Our next Coffee Morning is on Saturday 29th September; this is in aid of church funds. These mornings are always popular, partly because of the bacon rolls that are on offer but mainly because of the sound of laughter and chat! The following Friday (5th October) we celebrate the life and witness of Saint Faith and of our witness to the local community.

Our Harvest celebrations take place on Sunday 7th October at 9.30 a.m. We look forward to welcoming our uniformed groups on this day as we celebrate ‘all good gifts around us’.

Each of the above provides us with opportunities to welcome friends from the local community and parish. Maybe you could invite someone to come along with you?

As we begin the new term at Saint Faith’s there are a couple of things I need to bring to your attention.

With effect from 28th August there are changes to the JB Landport parking zone – this affects the streets close to the church. The proposals are to reduce the free parking period from 2 hours to 1 hour within the residents parking bays and for the parking zone to operate between 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Please be aware of this when parking in the future.

As you know, our friends from the Kurdish community meet in the Barnabas Room during term time on Tuesday mornings, for English lessons and for fellowship. From September, they will be using more of the building – this is to accommodate the two English classes that will be held. The classes will take place in the Barnabas Room and the prayer area in the church. Please can we be mindful of this and respect their privacy, especially when lessons are in progress.

Revd Sue

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