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St Dunstan & All Saints Church Newsletter June 2014
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St Dunstan & All Saints Church

June 2014
Newsletter

St Alban's Annual Pilgrimage 21st June
Come along to St Alban's on Saturday 21st June for the wonderful annual pilgrimage. Leaving at 9.30am from St Pancras Station (a day return costs £11.80). The pilgrimage starts with amazing giant figures re-enacting the story of St Alban and leads into the Cathedral for a Festival Eucharist with The Most Rev’d Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church as preacher and the Abbey Girls Choir singing. There is lunch at a local pub (allow £10) and the afternoon is free to wonder round the local market.  At 4.00pm John Bell of the Iona Community is the preacher at Evensong and around 5.00pm we return to London. Book your place by clicking below.
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New Book Group
The new book group meets for the first time on Saturday 31st May from 10.30am to 12noon in the Parish Room.  The book we will be discussing is 'The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry' by Rachel Joyce. 'When Harold Fry nips out one morning to post a letter, he has no idea that he is about to walk from one end of the country to the other. He has no hiking boots or map, let alone a compass or mobile phone. All he knows is that he must keep walking. To save someone else’s life.' Everyone Welcome
Pentecost Lunch
Pentecost is a celebration of the birth of the Church and everyone is invited to a bring and share lunch after the 10am Parrish Mass on Sunday 8th June. Please bring a dish to share from your culture, we're hoping for a tasty international feast that celebrates our rich diverse & inclusive community. Everyone Welcome, Bring Delicious Food
New Icon 
We blessed a beautiful new icon of St Dunstan at the Patronal Festival recently. The icon was gift from a talented local icon painter and is probably the first time St Dunstan has been commemorated in our church since the reformation. The icon has a number of symbolic details which are described on our web site, you can also see the icon in church.
http://www.stdunstanstepney.com/news 
St Dunstan's Choir 
One of the highlights of the Patronal Festival was our new choir singing Mozart's 'Ave Verum Corpus' New members are always welcome; come along on Thursdays at 7.30pm in church, just turn up and get involved. 
 
Pictures
Marco De Bernardi took some really amazing photos during Holy Week at St Dunstan's and you can see them by clicking the link below.  We're working to put them on the web site shortly.
The Arbour
The Arbour Youth Centre has been a project of St Dunstan's serving the local community for more than 50 years. Following a review by trustees it is now to refocus its work on providing high quality youth services and a renewed & positive relationship with the church community.
Parent & Toddler
Please do spread the word about St Dunstan's Parent & Toddler Club on Wednesdays from 10am to 12noon in church, it's free & absolutely everyone is welcome. A chance to meet other parents and support each other .
D-Day Anniversary
The 70th Anniversary of D-Day is on Friday 6th June and during the day the church will be open for prayer and quite contemplation. You're welcome to come, pray and light a candle - 'When you go home, tell them of us and say; for their tomorrow, we gave our today' 
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