DISABLED LAVATORY PROJECT – FUNDRAISING: At its meeting on 2 April, Church Council approved a project to install a disabled lavatory at the ground floor level at the church. Yes, really! Since November a working group has been set up to carry forward the project and is working hard to get all the project communications, facts and figures ready to officially approve it and launch it. While we will officially launch in due time, we want to acknowledge this campaign before Vickie’s tenure comes to an end as she has guided this effort with extraordinary leadership. We certainly encourage everyone to start donating now.
We have set up a convenient online option using the Diocesan givealittle payment link specifically for the project campaign:
OR by bonifico: All Saints’ Anglican Church Milano, Unicredit,
IBAN: IT31 M0200 8016 1100 0100 949 889
Causale: Disabled Lavatory Project
(This is a major new campaign which will take time to realise. Should by any chance the project not be realised, your donation will be kept and used for other works of the church)
Meets Tuesdays in the parish room from 12.30. Bring a packed lunch, bring your knitting, craftwork, drawing pads and pencils, whatever you would like to do whilst enjoying a happy chat with others. Everyone and anyone super welcome!
It is important that lay members of the congregation participate in the weekly liturgy by reading lessons, leading prayers of intercession, welcoming and stewarding. We consider it privilege and a necessity for our worship. In fact, our congregation is made of shared voices from a variety of countries, we reflect the liturgy: though we are many, we are one in Christ.
There is a list at the back of the church with future readings listed so if you would like to be involved, please sign up. If you are not feeling confident, a practice session and training can be offered. You can also contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following your generosity at the year end, I am anticipating a small surplus in 2022, subject to audit. This is after the Church incurred costs of €13,750 on building work, some of which was deferred from 2021 and expenses preparing for charitable recognition in Italy of €3,172. The Church continued to provide worship and pastoral care in 2022, and helped the poor and homeless of Milan, refugees, in particular from Ukraine, and those of us in need. All this is done through the generosity of parishioners, and the hard work of many. In 2023, our costs should be manageable if those of you who contribute continue with the same degree of generosity. I would particularly ask those of you who do not give regularly, though our planned giving scheme, to consider doing so. Just over half those on the electoral roll, and some other generous souls, do this. You can make direct transfers to our bank account through a Bonifico, or donate in cash through our envelope scheme. Details are on the website at http://www.allsaints.it/index.php/donations-to-all-saints/During 2023, I will be exploring and hopefully developing more payment options. Your privacy in donating in either of these two fashions is maintained, with only the treasury team being privilege to who donates.Please donate what you can afford. Every donation helps, and regular donations help us plan for the future.If you would like more information write in confidence to Rupert Dodds at email@example.com
Churchwardens: Lee K Smith & Daniella Engel. A special thank you to Ewan Gallie for his 6 years of super-dedicated service!
Archdeaconry Synod & ACDI Representatives: Orla Ralph & Ozioma Onwochei. A special thank you to Helen Downes for her long dedicated service to the Synod.
New Church Council Members: Alfred Adjabeng, Rosemary Albero, Carol Carmody, Julia Holden, Florine Postell. They join Massimo Radice, Ester Luconi, Rupert Dodds, who remain from previous elections.
Council Officers: Lay Vice-Chair & Treasurer – Rupert Dodds; Secretary: Florine Postell; Environment & Youth Liaison: Ester Luconi.
We also voted to approve our new Constitution as the Associazione Cappellania di All Saints’ Anglican Church Milan della Chiesa d’Inghilterra.
11-15 September. Do have a look at the attached brochure for the holiday/retreat being organised by our congregation at Cadenabbia. There is the possibility of staying residentially, or upon request, ‘day packages’ can be offered. The theme is centred around God’s creation and how we interact as human beings. It is a lovely programme led by an experienced retreat leader. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information after reading the attached brochure. Lake Como Retreat 2023