Friday, 2 August 2013

Services in August 2013 at Audley and Dresden
Dormition Fast starts 1st August

Sat 3rd Pilgrimage to Ilam – no Vespers at Dresden
Sun 4th 10am Matins; 11am Divine Liturgy
Mon 5th 7pm Great Vespers of the Transfiguration
Tue 6th 11am Divine Liturgy of the Transfiguration

Sat 10th Pilgrimage to Crowland – no Vespers at Dresden
Sun 11th 10am Matins; 11am Divine Liturgy
Wed 14th No Liturgy at Audley
7pm Great Vespers of the Dormition
Thu 15th 11am Divine Liturgy of the Dormition

Sat 17th 6pm Great Vespers
Sun 18th 10am Matins; 11am Divine Liturgy
Wed 21st 11am Divine Liturgy

Sat 24th 6pm Great Vespers
Sun 25th 10am Matins; 11am Divine Liturgy
Wed 28th No Liturgy at Audley
7pm Great Vespers of the Beheading of Saint John the Baptist
Thu 29th 11am Divine Liturgy of the Beheading of Saint John the Baptist

Sat 31st 6pm Great Vespers
Sun 25th 10am Matins; 11am Divine Liturgy

Name days
16th Subdeacon Radu
20th Fr Samuel
Parish Feasts
9th Saint Matthias, Lincoln
31st Saint Aidan, Levenshulme

Forthcoming Events to which we are invited...

Saint Barbara – Chester (Father Pancratios)
On Friday and Saturday 23rd & 24th August, the Consecration of Saint Barbara’s Church in
Chester will be celebrated by Archbishop Gregorios of Thyateira and Great Britain. The
outline programme of services for the two days is as follows:
Friday 23rd
Arrival of the Sacred Relics and Archiepiscopal daily Vespers 5.30-7.00pm
Holy Unction 7.30-9.00pm
Service of Preparation for Holy Communion 9.00-9.30pm
Saturday 24th
Matins 8.30-9.45am
The Ceremony of Consecration 9.45-11.30am
Archiepiscopal Divine Liturgy 11.30-1.00pm
Full brochure to be found at the back of church
Saint Makarios the Great – Leeds (Father Constantin)
We are delighted to invite you all at our church consecration in Leeds, planned for Saturday
14 September, on the day of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.
The program occasioned by the consecration will be as follows:
Friday, 13 September:
Byzantine Music Concert performed by "St. Great Martyr Demetrius" Choir from Craiova,
Romania 19:00 - 20:00
Common meal (Agapa) in the adjacent building 20:00 - 21:00
Vigil Service (Vespers, Artoklasia and Matins) 21:00 - 23:00
Saturday, 14 September:
Consecration service, followed by the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy 09:00 - 13:30
Common meal (Agapa) in the adjacent building 14:00 - 16:00
The consecration service and the Divine Liturgy will be led by His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph
I would appreciate if you could accommodate these dates; it is a unique event for our
Parish and we would like to share the joy of dedicating the church to God - Who helped us
to get it and decorate it according to our humble abilities and resources - with as many of
you as possible.
To better organise this event, please confirm your participation by return, no later than 30
Until then, please keep us in your prayers, so much needed now!
In Christ,
Fr. Constantin
Holy Trinity and Saint Luke – Erdington (Father Nicholas)
To celebrate 30 years of the establishment of our parish we would like to invite you to our
Conference on Saturday 21st September 2013.
Everyone is welcome at the Church:
Magnet Centre
Park Approach
Birmingham B23 7SJ
                           The programme of events for the day is as follows
Divine Liturgy 09:00-11:00
Breakfast 11:00-12:00
1st talk by Archimandrite Chrysostomos Michaelides 12:00-13:00
“The Word of God in our Life”
2nd talk by Hieromonk Peter 13:15-14:15
The Unequal Exchange of Earthly Life with the Heavenly Life in the Divine Liturgy”
Lunch 14:30-15:30
3rd talk by Archimandrite Zacharias 15:45-16:45
“The Prayer of Jesus in our Everyday Life”
Tea 17:00-18:00
Vespers 18:00
Departure Approx 19:00
To assist us with the catering please inform us if you are planning to attend:
Email: Text/Call: Fr. Nicholas 07432150760

Treasurers Report for the Year Ending 31st March 2013

Overall, the financial position of the Parish remains reasonably healthy.
Despite the Parish now operating two churches, the increased support given by the Parish
members has not allowed the Parish as a whole to suffer from the increased expense.
Indeed, we have £6,000 more in the bank than we did at the same time last year.
Major remedial works to the Dresden building have been offset by the contribution from the
Anglican Diocese of Lichfield, a little of which remains to be spent.
It is worth noting however, that although we have two churches, we have only the expense of a
single Priest - and he does not receive what could be reasonably described as a salary at a
commercial rate.
On collections and other giving...
The Treasurer recommends a renewed push to encourage the congregation to make their
contribution to collections by Standing Order and to take advantage of the free government
donation offered by Gift Aid.
Those who already give by this method provide a reliable income for the Parish and it is an easier
method of paying to manage, especially by those who perhaps find themselves short of cash on a
Sunday morning.
Fayres held by the Parish to raise funds have been both lucrative and enjoyable events.
Those who put in many hours of hard work towards making these events a success continue to be
the usual few regulars however, and the attendance of other members of the parish has not been
particularly strong.
The same lack of enthusiasm was also seen at the celebratory gathering for the Feast of Saint
Michael in 2012.
For the coming year...
Expected major expenditure will result from the completion of the Iconostasis.
Oak mouldings will complete the framework to Church of England specifications and icons have
been commissioned from Efraim in Manchester.
It is hoped that individuals might contribute towards icons, perhaps in memory of loved ones.
At an estimated amount of £800 to £1000 for large icons (with single figures), this represents
outstanding value and is within the reach of many within the community - especially if they could
pay by instalments.
The wall at the east of the south aisle also requires work which will hopefully be met by the
remaining Lichfield Diocese funds.
                                                                                              Reader Martin - Treasurer