Cyprus Mail Article on Funeral Donations

Cyprus Mail Article on Funeral Donations: A recent article in the Cyprus Mail alleged that ‘Church committees’ on the island were demanding to retain 40% of all donations made as the result of charitable collections at funerals. (See article: Churches still insisting on cut from funeral charity donations – April 18th, 2018) The Anglican Church of Paphos wishes to disassociate itself from such a practice and to make it clear that ALL and ANY monies collected in this way at funerals, which it conducts, are forwarded to the named charity(s). Furthermore, we understand and accept that a funeral director may take the lead in organising such collections and that they agree to forward the collected monies, in full, to the named charity(s). I would ask that you to make this known to anyone you know who enquires about our practice. Reverend Andrew.

Women’s Group Meeting – May 2018

The next meeting of the Women’s Group is being hosted and held at St. Luke’s Church, Prodromi, Polis on 17th May at 3 pm.

The speaker is Chris Jones, the President of The Friends’ Hospice, who will talk to us about the work they do for patients suffering life-limiting illnesses. Most of us know of The Friends’ Hospice either through direct or indirect association.  The Hospice is instrumental in our Society, so we welcome you to come and listen to the incredible work that is being done to keep this institution in operation.

The Friends’ Hospice Foundation is an independent charity and a member of the worldwide hospice movement. Their mission is to provide Palliative Care for those suffering from a life-limiting illness for which a cure is no longer possible. Palliative Care alleviates symptoms. It does not seek to cure the underlying condition. This care improves the quality of life by means of medical, psychological, emotional and spiritual care.

The meeting is normally for an hour with the ability to interact with the Speaker. After which there are light refreshments and time to socialize with other members.

Ascension Day Service 2018

Ascension Day Service in the Park:

On Thursday 10th May the annual Ascension Day service will be held in the unique setting of Peyia Forest commencing at 11.00 am. This popular Communion Service, organised by the Anglican Church of Paphos, is open to everyone.  Why not bring a picnic and join parishioners as we enjoy lunch after the service?

Grand Easter Walk 2018 – Update

Some photographs of this year’s Easter Walk – further details including the amounts raised for the church and for the various charities will follow as soon as available.

New Lectern Fall

New Lectern Fall

 

The Church of Ayia Kyriaki is delighted to receive a new Lectern Fall which is for use at major festivals – Christmas and Easter.

The “Fall” depicts the Cross of the Risen Lord with the words Peace, Hope, Joy and Love symbolically flowing from the Cross itself.

The design for the Fall was discussed and agreed upon with Reverend Andrew and Anne Findlay who has completed the work in silk and generously donated the Fall to the Church.

The Fall was dedicated by Canon Anthony prior to the Easter Day service and will be used throughout this Easter season.

Our grateful thanks to Anne.

Spring Fair 2018 – Update

The Craft Group would like to thank all who helped to run the stalls at the recent Spring Fair, there were representatives from all three Worship Centres.

A warm and friendly atmosphere and a pleasant morning was enjoyed by everyone. A total of €1420 was raised including donations. It was lovely to see the support from members of the local community including church members at this event.

The Craft Group are hoping to support the Samaritans Fair on 7th May at the Angelika Restaurant with a stall of Craft items.

Women’s World Day of Prayer 2018

Women’s World Day of Prayer 2018 – prepared by Christian Women of Suriname.

Front Cover of Service Booklet

Front Cover Artwork
The painting shows hands symbolically receiving the divine gift ready to pass on to future generations. The sun shines and vegetables and fruit tell us that there is enough food for everyone. The hummingbird, white ibis and macaw represent the many bird species the country boasts. The blue frog is one of the protected species only found in Suriname. Native to the country is the red and yellow heliconia, as is the majestic kapok tree – a beautiful giant of the forest. In the distance the Voltzberg can be seen – one of Suriname’s many granite mountains. The seven women symbolize all women in Suriname who cherish this gift to pass on to their children. Seven also symbolizes the seven days of God’s creation.

The Artist
The graphic on the front cover was designed by 70 year old Alice Pomstra-Elmont. Alice was born on a ship as her mother was travelling from Paramaribo to Moengo, which in those days could only be done by boat. Most of her youth was spent in Paramaribo. She worked in general education in Suriname and later in special education in the Netherlands, before returning to live in Suriname.
Alice writes: “I enjoy this wonderful country with its rich nature. It is delightful to see the sun rise in the morning and the birds flying. What a precious gift. Let us keep it as beautiful as we received it.”

Some photographs from the Women’s World Day of Prayer Service held at St. Stephen’s Church, Tala.
€265.80 was raised to go towards the grants allocated by the Women’s World Day of Prayer Committee.

 

Women’s Group Meeting – April 2018 + Update

The next meeting is being hosted and held at St. Stephen’s Church, Tala on 19th April at 3 pm.

Is it time you took action on your hearing loss?

Mr Constantinos Avraamides, an audiologist and Mr. Marios Miltiadous, a hearing aid dispenser working in both Paphos and Polis will give a talk explaining how our ears work, the importance of treating hearing loss early together with simple tips on how to look after your ears and what the latest technology has to offer if you need a little extra help.

Hearing loss occurs very gradually throughout our lives and is often compensated for by simply asking people to repeat things or by turning up the volume up a bit more. Does this sound familiar?

That your hearing will decline with age is inevitable but doing nothing about it comes at a higher price that you might realize.  Medical research now shows those who do not get treatment will  increase their chance of suffering with more health related consequences than those who take action to support their hearing loss.

As the topic is very relevant to men as well, we invite all interested to attend the meeting. Please also do spread the word and let’s reach out to everyone who may not know that they have an issue at all.

The meeting is normally for an hour with the ability to interact with the Speaker. After which there are light refreshments and time to socialize with other members.

The Women’s Group had a successful meeting on 19th April with over 35 attendees on the topic of hearing.
The talk was very informative and interactive. It ended with a brief hearing test for those who wished.

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