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St. Andrew’s Church



‘2 weeks ZOOM News’

Tuesday, November 10rd 2020


‘We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.’


Pierre Teilhard de Chardin











At the War Memorial on November 8th, Remembrance Sunday, words were said, names were read out,

2 minutes silence was respected, reveille was played, wreaths were laid and prayers were delivered.

It was a small, moving and solemn service.










Inside the church, open for private prayer, Christine Riley’s Remembrance Day arrangement greeted visitors.



For your information, Revd Tim & Lindy

are on holiday from November 10-25,

They are having a



Our Reader Margaret Peart will also Host our 


ALL-AGE SERVICE (no hymns)

on Sunday, November 15th

 at 10.30am,  

Get your Lego or paper cutting scissors ready and start preparing a video or Power-Point presentation, or just some drawings.  whatever works for you

& prepare something to show everybody on

 ‘Screen-Share’ at our


The reading for you and yours to illustrate is:

Matthew 25. 14-30

‘The Parable of the Three Bags of Gold.”




Below is a link to a child-friendly version to read to your children, if they can’t read themselves:


The Joining Link for this too will be included in our eNews, sign up on this website to receive it, or email:


On Sunday, November 22nd  at 10.30am

Margaret Peart

will lead a short







The Joining Linkwill be included in our eNews, sign up on this website to receive it, or email:



Please click on the live link below

to view the week’s ‘Readings’









Please note, that in line with Government restrictions, St Andrew’s Church will be closed for public worship throughout November. We will however be open for socially-distanced private prayer and foodbank & HAB donations:


Tuesday 10th, Wednesday 11th

Thursday 12th, Friday 13th(11-4)   ,

Tuesday 17th, Wednesday 18th

Thursday 19th, Friday 20th (11-4)  ,

 Tuesday 24th, Wednesday 25th

  November  from 10-4.



Please read and follow the signs, walking only in the direction of the arrows, and sitting only where there is a sign saying you can.










The green ticks are carefully placed for individuals and/or family groups to observe current ‘social distancing’ guidelines.






We are now collecting much-needed

 donations for both :




You will find there are now two

plastic boxes in the church porch.











  • One/two-man Tents

  • Sleeping bags

  • Men's warm Jackets

  • Men's joggers

  • Men's jeans

  • Men's and women's trainers

  • Women's underpants size small and medium - 8 to 14

  • Hot water bottles for those housed as it gets colder

  • Very strong carrier bags (strong enough to take a week's worth of tinned goods)

  • biscuits

  • tins of fish/meat

  • microwaveable rice pouches

  • stir-in sauces

  • pot/packet noodles

  • coffee and sugar

  • cleaning equipment: scouring pads/cloths

  • little drinks & treats, chocolate or sweets

  • can openers 










We now have a QR (Quick-Response) Code

in the church porch,

for visitors to scan and record their

‘Venue check-in’ on their

NHS ‘Test and Trace’ App.


Do join up and scan the QR code wherever you go.






Do also join the other 4,372,303  members of the




which is supporting the NHS and scientists in the UK.


Together we can get out of lockdown safely and

beat the disease.



The November edition

of the


is ‘live’ on our website.











Have you read it yet? If you have, have you completed Hugh Faulkner’s

excellent Bible Quiz?

He’s kindly giving £50 to the winner’s

favourite charity!

All you Quiz lovers should have a go!





To subscribe

by Credit/Debit Card,

please click on the website link below:











With yet another Covid 19 lockdown, this very difficult year means contributions to

St. Andrew’s Church General Funds -

out of which the it costs to keep the church open, lit, heated, supplied and maintained are paid – all of which used to come from plate collections in church and by direct donations from parishioners.


We currently gather less than we have to spend on this and funds are running at a deficit that cannot be sustained.




For those of you wondering why, following such a successfulHoT) appeal we are in such a poor financial position, please understand that we could not have used that money on day-to-day church running costs. ‘HoT’ was ring-fenced solely for the fabric of the church, the parish hall & the new car park and that work is now largely complete and the funds spent. We receive no help from the Church of England or UK Government and therefore

badly need your help please.

Ideally, by regular giving, which you can easily do by joining up to the

‘index-linked’ Parish Giving Scheme,







To make the process easier for you, the PGS have now provided a telephone number you can call to set up a regular Direct Debit (D/D) donation to

St. Andrew’s over the phone:


Please telephone: 0333 002 1271


An administrator will take you through

the required process, and you will need

to have the following info to hand:


  • Personal Bank A/C details

  • The name of the Parish you wish to donate to i.e.:

St. Andrew’s Totteridge

  • Whether you are happy to have your gift

index-linked in line with annual inflation.

(We’d be grateful if you can agree to this)

  • Confirmation of your eligibility for Gift Aid 

(which increases your gift by 25%)

  • You will then be asked for the

PGS code for St. Andrew’s: 320632029.

  • You will then receive written confirmation

(via post or email) of your new D/D.


Or, if you cannot do that,


we would still welcome donations to

St. Andrew’s via the

‘A Church Near You/Give A Little’

Charity Donations Weblink


All you have to do, is click on the weblink below, and you’ll be taken directly to the donations page.


P.S. The website ‘Giving’ page is still active,

giving all the many alternative ways to donate:

Thank You





Please be aware that there will be temporary traffic lights in Totteridge Village directly in front if the church, from Monday November 9th for approximately a week.




A prayer for all those worried about Coronavirus:

Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.







Please take care, be safe, and be wise –

and let’s all put others ahead of ourselves.

Go with God and may the peace of the Lord

be with you all


Best love to you all,

Revd. Tim


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