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 Vicar     John Boniface   Ph 939-4189
 Priest Assistant  Christina Woodbridge  Ph 526-9291
 Priest  Associate  Rosemary Wright   Ph 526-7006
 Vicar's Warden   Dave Pullar  Ph 970-5255
 People's Warden   Lyn Bellamy   Ph 526-3053



     35-37 Cruickshank Road
     Upper Hutt 5018

     Parish Office: 04 939-1659

In the Parish  
Apologies folks, for two weeks and no updates -- computer problems my end!
Sunday, 11 December  
Old Testament
Isaiah 35: 1-10
James 5: 7-10
Matthew 11: 2-11

Messy church followed by Shared lunch for all!
Congratulations to Glenis Bisset who graduated yesterday with a Bachelor of Ministry--woohoo!

7pm Nine Lessons and Carols tonight followed by supper
Tuesday, 13 December
7.30pm Vestry meets
Thursday, 15 December  

Play Group has finished for the year
Holy communion church service
Friday, 16 December
1pm Carols at Springlodge, cnr Cruickshank Road & Johnswood Grove, Upper Hutt
6pm Carols at Elderslea, Redwood Street, Upper Hutt
We will be joined by the Happy Wanderers.  Everybody welcome to join in carol singing
Saturday, 17 December
7.30am Prayers in church
Sunday, 18 December  
Old Testament
Isaiah 7: 10-16
Romans 1: 1-7
Matthew 1: 18-25
8am, 9am & 10.30am Church services
Big thank you to everyone who helped out at the annual church working bee--our church gleams and our gardeners did a great job but were finally rained out just before 2pm--a valiant effort everyone.
Christmas Eve Choir -- Volunteers are needed to join the choir for the Midnight Service on Christmas Eve--please give Judy Youmans a call Ph 526-2002
End of an Era -- As you now, John and Suzanne are to leave us at the end of January 2017 after 11 years as our leaders. If you would like to contribute to a gift for them, please put your donation in an envelope marked farewell gift and place it in the offeratory plate over the next few weeks. Sunday, 29 January will be their last Sunday with us.  We will have just one service at 10am followed by a BBQ lunch. Mark the date in your calendar and we'd love to see you there.
Upper Hutt Foodbank -- It is a busy time as Christmas approaches. Any groceries are gratefully received but there is a real need for the following items:  jam, honey, milk powder, peanut butter, marmite/vegemite, cheese slices.  The support that St Hilda's give each week is much appreciated. 
Mission to Seafarers -- It may be warming up but knitted beanies (scarves too) are in real demand.  Please keep those knitting needles/crochet hooks moving and think of those seafarers who spend long periods at sea and far from home. Yarn is available in the church foyer for this ministry.