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A wonderful Harvest spread adorned the church for our Harvest Festival Service last Sunday. This will be given to the Red Cross and White Cross for distribution to the poorer people of our parish. Very many thanks to Saint Andrews School, El Sauzal and the British School in La Luz and Los Realejos. A truly wonderful bounty of goods. Thank you to all the people who came to help with all the sorting of the produce on the days before and after the Service. As they say, many hands make light work and it certainly did in this case. 

Friday 13th October saw 60 people seated to our Harvest Tea, a great afternoon with guest of honour Reverend Jenny from La Palma who had come over to say her farewells to us all. As I expect most of you know, Reverend Jenny is returning to the UK  to take up a house for duty post in Norfolk. We also said goodbye to Anna Maria. our cleaner who has been with our church for more years than I care to remember. Although a great afternoon of fellowship, it had a tinge of sadness about it as we said goodbye to two old friends.

Following on from our last very successful Car Boot, our next one kicks off on Saturday November 4th. Gates open at 11am. All the stalls will be there, many bargains to tempt the eye and also the purse!!! There will be the usual refreshments , tea, coffee and the bar, plus Ray’s Bistro selling hot and cold food for that welcome break. . Don’t forget too our Christmas Car Boot which will be held on Saturday December 2nd with our Grand Christmas Raffle . Tickets for this will be on sale at the November Car Boot and also on the day itself. Father Christmas has also promised to attend for our little people.

The next Inter Quiz will be on November 7th at 7pm in the church grounds hosted this time by the British Libra-ry. Come along the quizzes are fun and for the price of one euro the proceeds of which go to a charity chosen by the host team one can enjoy a challenging evening. Rayco our church organist holds choir lessons Tuesday evening in the church from 8pm to 10pm. For more information please phone Rayco on 699649454 There will be a joint Service with our Lutheran brothers and sisters on Tuesday October 31st at 11am in the church. This is to mark the 5ooth Anniversary of the Reformation. Our Service of Remembrance will be held on Sunday November 12th at 10.45. This will be led by our locum priest Reverend Robert Ellis. Church Services are held on a regular basis as follows:

Wednesdays 10am —Service of Holy Communion.

Sundays 9.30am ——Traditional Service of Holy Communion.

Sundays 11am —Sung Eu-charist.

For the last two months during our long Interregnum, we have been very priviledged to have as our locum priest Reverend Paul Payton whose feet I don’t think have touched the ground since he arrived. It has been a very busy time in the life of our church, Father Paul your Sermons and Bible Studies were an inspiration to us all. Thank you . Our Locum Priest from Saturday October 28th until December 11th will be Reverend Robert Ellis who will be here with his wife Caroline. Reverend Robert can be reached by phoning the Parsonage on 922384038.