St John Fisher International Day will take place at our school in Melrose Road on Saturday, June 23rd 2018, 11am-3pm. As a parish we take responsibility for the following stalls: Books, Cakes & Refreshments, the Bottle Tombola, Irish Coffee, International Kitchen, Plants, Craft & the Gate Entrance.
All these stalls need volunteers to help on the day If you are free for an hour or two or all of the day please contact Claudia at the presbytery (or Alison 020 8427 2910/ email@example.com). All offers of help will be much appreciated.
There is a sign-up sheet for the International kitchen. Please drop off dishes directly to the school kitchen on the day from 11am – disposable containers where possible. If you can spare half an hour to help serve in the kitchen, please sign up on the separate sheet in the porch.
Donations of bottles, books, Jolly Jars, “posh” bags, toys, bikes, scooters, teddies, uniforms and good quality sport and dance wear, are all needed. Please bring your donations to the church porch from Monday, 18th June to latest 9.30am on Friday, 22nd June or the school office. NO bric-a-brac this year.
Cakes of all descriptions – sponge cakes, fruitcakes, tray bakes, small cakes, muffins, cupcakes, biscuits, fruit loaves whatever you want to make/donate are all urgently needed for the Cake stall and Tea/Coffee stall. Cakes can be left at the School or Church on Friday or at the school on Saturday morning. Please contact Alison Jackson if you need to make arrangements for collection.
Calling all gardeners Following the success of the Plant Stall last year we are once again appealing for donations. It would be great if you are planting seeds you could sow a few extra, or maybe you could take some cuttings from garden plants/herbs to put in pots and remember to label, or plant up a hanging basket/patio pot. They can be left in the church porch until 10am on Friday, 22nd June or bring to the school Sat morning.
Craft Stall There will also be a craft stall for Bakhita House. We would be grateful if parishioners could make handmade items, i.e. soft toys, dolls clothes, jewellery, knitted garments and fancy goods. Please drop these into the presbytery by Friday, 22nd June.
Parish Patronal Feast The feast of St John Fisher (and St Thomas More) falls on Friday, 22nd June. This year we will celebrate it as a parish on Sunday. Everyone will be very busy with the International Day beforehand so we will have an informal celebration after the 11.30am mass in the form of a ‘bring and share’ picnic on the lawn. We’ll provide something to drink if you bring something to eat!
St John Fisher Social Club We are open to all on Tuesday (9-11pm), Friday (9-11pm), Saturday (8.30-11pm) and Sunday lunchtime from 12.00 to 2pm(ish). Why not come in and have a drink in a social environment?
1:1 Club – North Harrow parish This club is a social club where those with intellectual disability and those without come together in friendship and community once a month. Due to changes in structure this club is looking not only for those who would benefit from the club’s social aspect but also for volunteers to give as much or as little time as they can. The next event will be a Christmas Party on 1st June 2018. If you would like to join in or would be interested in volunteering, please contact Gail Williams on 020 8202 3999 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org / www.stjoseph.org.uk.
Friday Coffee Morning On the 2nd, 3rd & 4th Fridays of the month, there is a chance for parishioners to meet after Mass over a cup of tea/coffee and biscuit in the Fisher Room. Everyone is welcome.