The 3rd Blessing of Animals took place in the grounds of Ayia Kyriaki Church on the Feast of St. Francis ( 4th October ).
This is a joint service with the Latin Catholics and Father Jim and The Reverend Canon Anthony gave each of the 18 dogs and their owners an individual blessing following a short service . We were extremely happy this year to welcome to the service our Bishop ,The Right Reverend Michael Lewis Bishop of Cyprus and The Gulf, with his wife Julia and one of their dogs Hew. Father Carlos senior Priest from the Catholic Church was also present . All dogs were very well behaved and seemed to enjoy meeting their friends again.
The Women’s Group’s next meeting is being hosted and held at St. Luke’s Church, Prodromi, Polis on 18th October at 3 pm.
Have you ever wondered about the person in the ‘cockpit’. Here is your chance to get the inside information. Our speaker this month is our very own Bryn Jones, Warden of St Stephen’s Church and an ex-Pilot. If you think you know Bryn, then think again.
Come and hear a personal tale from recruitment to retirement in a major airline told by one who lived it, and loved it.
As the subject is of interest to a wider audience, we open this meeting to our male audience as well.
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.
ACP Annual Dinner Dance
Our next and now annual, church Dinner Dance is on Friday 9th November. After such a great time last year, we are again holding it at the Kamares Club, Tala, the evening promises to be an occasion not only for fundraising but just as importantly for fun and fellowship.
In addition to a spectacular three course buffet which includes vegetarian options, there will be a raffle offering outstanding prizes and dancing to the fabulous duo ‘Blue Jar’. You are invited to arrive from 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start.
The event is informal but we do ask the gentlemen to wear jackets or ‘black tie’ if you prefer and cocktail style dresses by the ladies.
Tickets are now available priced 30 Euros each (excluding drinks) from the usual sellers after Sunday services. Why not make up a table with family and friends – arrange a table of 10 or more people and get ONE place FREE !
For those of you who are ‘off island’ but wish to book places, this can be done through the church web site www.paphosanglicanchurch.org Go to the contact section and send your requirements via the automatic email. (Please note that once you have made a booking via email you will be required to pay in full even if you cancel)
If you really are unable to attend the event, you don’t have to miss the opportunity of winning the raffle as tickets will also be on sale after Sunday services – the more you buy the greater your chance of winning!
Please help to make this a special and wonderful occasion and give it your full support by attending.
Please click on the link below to download the flyer giving details of the Women’s Group meetings for September to November 2018 inclusive.
2018 Christmas Card Project
We are most grateful to Anne Empson, Christina Marsh, Janine Scott, Barry Smith and Catherine Whyteside, for permission to use their original artwork for our 2018 Christmas cards. The details of their work are printed on the reverse of each card. We remind you that the designs are copyrighted. Once again, we were most fortunate to have more designs than we could afford to print this year which bodes very well for future projects.
Our thanks also go to so very many who have generously shared their time and talents in many ways to enable us to prepare these cards. It is now time to turn the cards into another giant outreach project for the Anglican Church of Paphos. The four 2018 cards will be available after Sunday services at each of the three churches and in the local community from 16th September. Orders are already being taken. We have limited stock of some of our previous collections too. No more cards can be printed so do order any 2018 project cards that you wish to purchase using the email address or telephone contact below without delay to avoid disappointment. There is no need to pay for your cards till you collect your order. The cost of producing the cards was fully met by sponsorship so all the money the cards raise can be donated to support the work of The Anglican Church of Paphos. We hope to raise €2,000 again this year.
Please help us to sell all our cards by sharing news of our project with family, friends and anywhere you can think of where they will be welcome. We can provide you with a selection of cards and an order form as well as the flyers. Please contact us if you can help to sell the cards in September. We look forward to hearing from you.
Christina Marsh and the Church Craft Group. Tel: 9601 5718 email@example.com
To download the flyer please click on the link below.
Singing ‘Songs of Praise’ as the sun sets
Join with us in the wonderful setting of Ayios Andronikos Park in Polis for the annual ‘Songs of Praise in the Park’ on Saturday 8 September at 5.30 pm, organised by St Luke’s Church, Prodromi.
This outdoor event, which has been running for many years, is an enjoyable occasion to sing well-known hymns and listen to memorable poems and readings. Each year a different theme is chosen, this year it is “Peace” to commemorate the centennial end of the First World War.
If you like to sing hymns in the company of other people, but don’t attend any church, this is the perfect occasion for you and is offered as an outreach for
everyone. It will last for about one hour ending as the sun sets behind the park. There will be a retiring collection for charity; last year nearly 400 Euros was collected for the Dreamland Mission Hospital in Kenya.
Within the park is the tiny church of Ayios Andronikos, a sixteenth century building with some red and blue wall paintings on the white washed walls. You might like to look inside and view them.
Members of the congregation of St Luke’s, a church within the Parish of the Anglican Church of Paphos, will be delighted for visitors to join with them after the service at a local taverna in Polis, or one of the fish restaurants at nearby Latchi. Everyone, especially visitors to our beautiful island, is welcome.
For further information email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Directions: Take the B7 Paphos-Polis road. On entering Polis, turn left toward Latchi. Turn right at the traffic lights, take second right marked “Moustakallis Restaurant”. Car park is on the right and once entered, the Park is immediately in front of you.
A First for Paphos.
On Friday 29th June, Paphos hosted the Island Readers’ Day meeting. As it was the Feast day of Peter and Paul, Apostles, we commenced by celebrating the Eucharist which was led by the Reverend Andrew with nine Readers in attendance.
The format of the day, led by Archdeacon John, followed a previous pattern of using our time together to think about specific sermon preparation and preaching. Afterwards we had a chance to catch up with the latest developments in Ministerial training. This was followed by a sandwich and cake lunch, after which we shared information together about our own ministries in our parish contexts. It was an enjoyable day, made even more special because it was the last ‘Readers Day‘ to be attended by Peter Day and Justin Arnott, because on the 7th July they will be ordained as Deacons, in St Paul’s Cathedral in Nicosia. Justin will serve his curacy in the Cathedral and Peter will serve in the parish of Ammochostos.
(I, Trev Sait, did attend but I was the photographer)
On 29 June 41 people attended the Mini Golf Event at Island Cove, with 36 taking up the challenge of playing golf.
For the third year in succession the ladies trophy was won by Jane Dirienzo and her husband Terry won the gents trophy. Many thanks to those who contributed to the buffet, it was delicious, and the event was a huge success enjoyed by parishioners, friends and visitors.
After deducting expenses, we were able to raise 290 euros for church funds.
Afternoon Tea and Fashion Show
75 “Dedicated followers of fashion” attended the Afternoon Tea and Fashion Show on Friday 15th June raising 2,000 Euros for church funds. Well done, an amazing effort – and a good time was had by all.