Forthcoming Social Events
A NEW SOCIAL EVENT CALENDAR WILL BE PUBLISHED
IN SEPTEMBER 2017
WHAT HAS HAPPENED IN THE PARISH
Previous Social Events
Today at St Francis we held our annual Summer Fair.
Stalls included plants, strawberries and pimms, jolly jars, clothes and shoes, toys, BBQ, cakes and refreshments. There was also a raffle, tombola, bouncy castle and coconut shie.
Thank you to everyone that came along and supported the day but special thanks to Adam, Zonie, Chris, David, Jacquie, Jocelyn, Jasmine, Harry, Joshua, Vicky, Peggy, Norman, Noreen, Tracey, Mary and everyone else that helped set up, man the stalls and clear away afterwards.
We had a great fun day and raised over £875 to go to church funds.
Many thanks. Fr Robert.
St Francis Church played host to 'Aspects of Opera' on Sunday 11th June 2017.
Over 120 people came along to hear Songs From Stage and Screen.
The evening included refreshments and a raffle. Funds raised will go towards setting up 2 new initiatives Singing for Health and Wellbeing & Singing to Beat Parkinson's, which Sarah is hoping to begin in September.
Thank you to everyone that set up the church, came along and supported the evening and helped to clear away afterwards.
PILGRIMAGE TO WALSINGAM
Bank Holiday Monday was the National Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham.
Fr Robert represented St Francis in the procession and members of the congregation came along to share the day too.
There were more than 15 bishops, almost 100 priests and nearly 1000 people all coming together to give thanks for Anglican Catholic Worship and the special place that Mary plays in many of our lives.
On Sunday 30th April we held our first ever games afternoon in the hall.
There were many games and activities including cards, crib, scrabble, mousetrap, sudoku, noughts & crosses, jigsaw puzzles, sorry, uno and even table tennis all washed down with plenty of tea, coffee and cakes.
We also had a raffle and raised over £110 for the Tea and Toilet Fund.
Thank you to Zonie, Adan, Peggy and Len & Janice for all their hard work in arranging the afternoon.
Thank you to everyone that came along and plays games, had fun and supported the afternoon
On Saturday 11th April St Francis opens its doors and welcomed over 130 people to one of our famous Quiz Nights.
There were 15 teams that had to answer 80 general knowledge question and 20 music questions about the introductions from famous songs from the 50's and 60's. This years marathon round was 70 questions all about the Highway Code.
The evening included a raffle. However the eventual champions were - Table 21 - The Key of the Door with 129 points.
Each member received a bottle of Cava as a prize.
Thank you to everyone that came along and supported the evening, a great time was had by all and we raised £941 for the church maintenance fund.
THE COUNTRY UKES
Tonight we welcomed the Country Ukes to St Francis Church Hall.
Over 45 people came along and enjoyed an evening of sing-a-long songs, dancing and a raffle.
We are raising money for the new disabled facilities at the back of the church.
Thanks as always to Chris for booking the band and setting up the tables and Terry Hull for selling the raffle tickets and raising over £150.
We raised in total over £450.
Thank you to everyone that came along and enjoyed the evening. YEEEEEE HHAAHHH......!
On Saturday 15th October we opened the doors of the church and welcomed 140 people to our ever popular Quiz Night. There were 20 teams who answered 5 rounds of 20 general knowledge questions. The marathon round that ran through the first half was to identify companies by their logos and brand images.
We also had a raffle and their were prizes for the team in last place and for even member of the winning team.
The eventual winners of the night were "Shirley you cant be serious" with 148 points.
However the real winner was the church as we raise £950 for church funds. Thank you and God Bless
An Summers Evening of Music and Flowers
On Saturday 16th July we held an evening of music and flowers. The award winning flower arranger and judge Myra Lester shared some of her knowledge and expertise in creating different flower arrangements. Musical interludes were given by Velvet Harmony, a ladies babrershop choir.
We were also treated to a finger buffet and glass of wine.
All the flower arrangements were then raffled.
Thanks to the hard work and organising by Margaret Ive and Audrey Chalk over £1000 was raided to go toward the new toilet and tea station at the back of the church.
On Saturday 23rd June we held our eve popular Summer Fayre at St Francis. There were lots of games and sideshow outside as well as the bouncy castle, the BBQ and the Pimms Bar.
Inside there were stalls selling cakes, jewellery, toys, books, cards and many many more. Refreshments were available throughout the day.
Fortunately the weather held off right through the day and a great fun time was had by all
Thank you to everyone that helped with the preparations and on the day. We raised approx. £1000 for church fund.
Petts Wood Tea Party
to Celebrate the Queens 90th Birthday
On Saturday 11th June we opened to door for the Petts Wood Tea Party to celebrate the Queens 90th Birthday. Over 60 guests came along and were waited on hand and foot by a group of local children.
We were treated to home made sandwiches, and cakes plus scones with jam and cream and pots of tea and coffee.
Entertainment was provided but he St Francis Junior Choir.
A huge thank you goes to Clare, Claire and Vicky for organise the event and pulling together the army of helpers on the day.
A great time was had by all.
God save the Queen!
On Saturday 23rd April we celebrated St George 's Day with our very first parish Karaoke Night. We were treated to new and exciting versions of That's Life, Crackling' Rosie and many other modern classics.
I can't quite decide whether the highlight of the evening was, at the age of 90, Rose singing I Believe or our own version of the Three Tenors, the Three Churchwardens, singing American Pie.
Great fun was had by all and we raised over £200 for the new facilities at the back of the church.
Chris Singing Thats Life
The Mottingham Village Concert Band
On Saturday 14th May the Mottingham Village Concert Band came and gave us a concert in the church. There were over 20 members of the band and they treated us to a wide and varied programme of music from the shows.
A solo singer, Louise, also joined the programme in both halves.
There was chance to buy a glass of wine during the interval plus a raffle, over 50 people came along and enjoyed the music.
Everyone went away happy and cheerful after a wonderful evening of music and fun.