CHINGFORD PARISH IS A LIVING WAGE EMPLOYER

The Living Wage Foundation is pleased to announce that Chingford Parish has today accredited as a Living Wage employer.   From June 1st the Living Wage commitment will see everyone working for the Parish regardless of whether they are direct employees or third-party contracted staff; receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.75-significantly higher than the statutory minimum for over 25s of £7.50 per hour introduced in April 2017.  The real Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The Living Wage is calculated according to the real costs of living.  

Bach to Baby

BACH TO BABY AT CHINGFORD Double Trouble Friday 9 June 10.30am Flying Fingers Featuring Dominic John, piano & Christopher Cromar, piano Double the trouble, double the fun! Is it a dashing duel or a harmonious duet? Decide for yourself as we present curious cellos, garrulous guitars, free-spirited flutes and four happy hands on one piano. Doors open at 10.00am. Concert lasts for about an hour. Essex flexi-tickets and gift cards are valid for this concert www.bachtobaby.com/chingford 

About our new Curate

Meet (Fr) Lee Taylor, new full time Assistant Curate for the Parish.  Lee was born in Wales moving to Basildon with his family at 3 growing up there and in Wickford.  Lee’s previous career was in Local Government, working in libraries, and supporting councillors and leadership teams.  These roles were great for working with people and gaining leadership and management skills. He grew up in the Pentecostal tradition and did his initial theological and ministerial training there, gaining a BA and MA.  He started attending St John the Baptist, Danbury in

Annual Church Meeting 22nd April 10am

Annual Parochial Church Council Meetings 9.30 Eucharist  10am Start at All Saints, Chingford (The Old Church) HERE is the Agenda HERE are the minutes of last year's meeting HERE are the accounts and official report (DRAFT- final version will appear later this week) HERE is the PCC's main report to the APCM HERE is a report of Deanery business in the last year HERE is a copy of the PCC's proposed amendments to the Parish Scheme   ALL ARE WELCOME TO GET ON THE ELECTORAL ROLL AND COME JUST EMAIL THE

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ANNUAL CHOIR BAZAAR

YOU ARE INVITED TO THE ANNUAL CHOIR BAZAAR! Saturday March 25th 10:00am-12:30pm Cakes, Mother’s Day gifts, books, bottle and sweet tombolas, games and toys! Can you help? Unclutter your house! Discard unwanted gifts! (If storage is a problem let us know, we could help). Could you help with a stall? Or bake a cake? Contact Sue Cowhig 020 8502 0949

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Could you be our next Parish Administrator?

We are recruiting a new Parish Administrator to help our growing parish be more efficient & effective. Responsible for leading on the administration of parish business you will help us to be a hospitable and efficiently run institution and a good ambassador for the wider diocese in the community.  It is a key role that we anticipate will grow in time.   Could it be right you?   Click HERE for a Job and Role Description to find out more about what is expected and offered. Click HERE for a Parish Profile to find out

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child  105 shoeboxes were collected by Sunday Club at the Old Church this year, an amazing number, and far outdoing the 75 we collected last year at our first attempt. The boxes are distributed by the Christian charity Samaritans Purse, to children in need throughout the world. Well done to all those who packed a box,    donated things, or money, or helped in any way. Your generosity will make a child very happy this Christmas. Click http://https://youtu.be/2QqNhmCNnjM to watch a video and find out how. Many thanks to you all- we

NEW YOUTH CLUBS LAUNCHED

**TWO NEW YOUTH GROUPS!** An initial six week Church Youth Club for years 5-7 will continue this Wednesday at St Peter and St Paul’s, 3.30-5.00pm. No cost, drop in when you can. Contact Fr Andy or Luke Lowrie for more info (see details below) A group for years 8-13 who ‘want to make a difference’ is now taking place at Costa on Mondays 6-7.30pm,.  Campaigning/ Fundraising/ Having Fun/ Changing the World. Run with the URC and Red Balloon Family- contact Luke Lowrie office@redballoonfamily.co.uk for more info.   @chelmsdio @CEYCnews @redballoonfam @urcmedia

THIS SUNDAY: Feast of Christ the King

Chingford Parish UPCOMING SERVICE Is monarchy making a come back? Come to church this weekend for the Feast of Christ the King & find out 

Waltham Forest Citizens Relaunching

A number of active local leaders from our schools and churches gathered to begin the process of relaunching a Citizens UK Chapter in Waltham Forest.  Our Parish is on the organising team and will be at the front of the queue when it comes to joining up.  Here Bishop Peter tells the story of the founding of Nottingham Citizens at George Moneaux College, where students have been running a listening campaign in the lead up to the re-launch.