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Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know you are coming to SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP. It is not required to have a Green Pass to attend, but we suggest that those who are not vaccinated should avoid attending in-person group events, including worship, until it is clear that the virus really is on its way out. WE ARE NOW ABLE TO EASE SOME DISTANCING AND ACCOMMODATE UP TO 60 PEOPLE.
We are deeply saddened to announce that Agenesta’s son, Nestor, has died in an accident whilst on holiday in the US. May he rest in peace. There will be considerable expense to repatriate his body and we at All Saints’ would like to help. If you would like to donate, please make a bonifico to All Saints’ with the ‘causale’ Donation Cheryl Te’ Hardship Fund. All monies arriving in these days will be made available to Agenesta and her family. Our deepest sympathy and love go out to Agenesta and her family at this terrible time. Please pray for them.
All Saints’ Anglican Church Milano, UNICREDIT
IBAN: IT31 M0200 8016 1100 0100 949 889 (spaces are for ease of reading. When filling in the IBAN online do not put in spaces).
C O N C E R T O A P E R I T I V O: Save the date: Sunday 22 May. Special music in church by vocal trio from the American School. Then following on from 11.45 to 12.30 a short concert of light music.
E N G L I S H T H E A T R E: see the attached poster for some opportunities to see theatre in English at the Teatro Gerolamo. EnglishTheatreMilan
S U N D A Y S C H O O L will take place in the Parish room on Sunday 15 May, Sunday 5 June, Sunday 12 June from 10.30-11.30, lead by the Chaplain, Vickie ,and assisted by a parent. These sessions will be focussed on preparing children for communion/confirmation, but all children aged 3 and up are welcome. We will adapt the activities by age. Please email email@example.com if your children would like to come and indicate ages, so Vickie can prepare appropriate activities. Robert will preside and preach at the Sunday service on those days.
Annual General Meeting (AGM): Preparation. Revision of our Electoral Roll for our AGM (Sunday 15 May 12 noon in church) finishes this Monday 25 April. If you are not sure you are on the Roll and would like to be, fill in a form (or request one by email from firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be electing 4 Council Members for 3-year terms and 2 Churchwardens for 1-year terms. Nicholas Wilkinson, Pietro Vito Spina, Anna Gastaldi will be completing their 3- year terms. Christine King has opted not to finish her term. We thank these members for their contributions during their terms.
Continuing elected Council Members are: Orla Ralph, Helen Downes, Christine King, Melanie Payge, Massimo Radice, Ozioma Onwochei, Florine Postell and Julia Holden. Daniella Engel will have completed 6 terms as churchwarden and is not eligible to stand for election.
Home visits & Home Communion: we are aware that it is difficult for some people to get to church, because of distance, transport , or health issues. Now that Covid restrictions have eased up, allowing us visit in our homes, Vickie would be happy to come to see anyone who would like a visit. She will do a Covid test on the morning of the visit, and FFP2 masks will be worn. 345 583 5978— Any invitations most welcome! If you can’t come to us, we will come to you!
R O M E P I L G R I M A G E: St Paul in Rome 7-9 June. The Anglican Centre in Rome (www.anglicancentreinrome.org) is sponsoring a short pilgrimage focussed on the places related to St Paul and his ministry in Rome. It looks to be a very interesting couple of days! Contact the Centre directly if you are interested administrator@anglicancentre
APPEALS FOR UKRAINE
All Saints’ has collected over 1,000 euro for the Bishop’s Lent Appeal, alongside some direct donations made to the Appeal by members of All Saints’. Thank you to everyone for your generosity.
All Saints’ has also received a large donation through J Productions towards help for Ukrainian refugees in our local area. The Council will be considering the best use of this donation in line with its stated purposes.
LINKS & MIDWEEK ACTIVITIES
Sunday Evening Prayer on Zoom 18:00: A short (25m) service of prayer followed by some conversation and discussion for those who wish to stay on: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89510543457
Tuesday Bible Study at 18:00: https://zoom.us/j/93754416252?pwd=YUg5N1dBZS8zc0dvakdUaFg4VTBoUT09 Each week we discuss the following Sunday’s reading. No expertise required; just a read together and sharing of ideas.
Morning Prayer at 09:00, Monday to Saturday, via Zoom: About 8 people gather from many and sundry places in Italy and further afield to start our day with a brief (20m) service of prayer. All are welcome.
Meeting ID: 796 6683 4318
Bible Study in the Parish Room, Thursdays 13:00 – 14:00. Green Pass based on vaccination required.
MONEY MATTERS: Thank you to those who have responded to our appeal, either by increasing their weekly offerings, or making a one-off donation. Our new Treasurer, Rupert, noted that if 40 people gave just 5 euros per week more than they are giving now, we would make up the projected shortfall for this year. Here is our IBAN if you would like to set up a monthly direct debit or if you prefer to do a one-off that’s fine too! Thank you, too, to everyone who offers their time and talent for the work of the church and the health of the community.
All Saints’ Anglican Church Milano, Unicredit, IBAN: IT31 M0200 8016 1100 0100 949 889 (the spaces are for ease of reading. When filling in the IBAN online do not include spaces).
S P R I N G B O O K F A I R to be held on Saturday 21 May 10-17:00. If you have high quality books in English to donate, please contact email@example.com to arrange drop off.
If you would like to help by staffing the door or serving refreshments, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We are considering possibly extending the fair also the Friday afternoon before, but it depends on volunteer help.
For pastoral care contact Vickie on 345 583 5978.