Readers’ Day Meeting at Paphos

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)

Mini Golf 2018

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.

Fashion Show & Afternoon Tea

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.

 

Women’s Group Meeting – June 2018

The next meeting of the Women’s Group is being hosted by Ayia Kyriaki and is held at St. Stephen’s Church on 21st June at 3 pm.

The Speaker, Peggy Barnes will speak about her exciting story of her years as a volunteer in the backwoods of China. From Worcester in the UK to Xiaguan in Yunnan Province in Southwest China, (which translates as “South of the Clouds”), from SRN to MBE, and from being called “stupid and incapable of achieving anything” to having a medical centre named in her honour. Her journey in a closed country, fearing and unaccepting of western culture is an adventure in optimism over scepticism and mistrust.

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.

 

Women’s Group Meeting – May 2018 + Update

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.

May meeting update: The Women’s Group had an excellent meeting at St. Luke’s last week with around 21 attendees with Speakers – Chris Jones, President of the Friends’ Hospice and Dr. Aristos Georghiou, Clinical Director of the Friends’ Hospice. Thank you to those who attended and to Chris and Dr. Aristos.

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 – Further Update

UPDATE ON MAJOR FUND RAISING PROGRAMME 2018

The Sponsored Walk held in April raised €6,200 for ACP plus nearly €3000 for other charities.  The ACP wish to thank all participants, helpers and sponsors in making this event so successful.  We also thank the Sea Cave Tavern for hosting the event and lunch and the St George/Blue Cross Ambulance Service for providing medical cover.

Looking forward to all your support next year when a similar event will be held on  Easter Monday:  22nd April 2019.

As has been reported the very successful Fashion Show and Garden Party organised by Paula Tavener and friends in June raised €2000 for ACP funds and was enjoyed by everyone attending.  Again our thanks for all the hard work to those who organised, helped and supported the event.

The ACP Christmas Dinner Dance this year will again be held at the Kamares Club and church members and friends are urged to support this Major Fund Raising event so please put the date in your diary:  Friday, 9th November 2018.  More news will follow.

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.

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