Calendar‎ > ‎Newsletter‎ > ‎Newsletter‎ > ‎

Announcements

January 2021 Newsletter

posted Jan 16, 2021, 1:06 AM by Newcomers Bulletin Board

Dear Members

Enjoy our latest newsletter, with thanks to all who contributed!

Stay safe and well. 

AMURTEL fundraiser

posted Dec 18, 2020, 12:54 AM by Newcomers Bulletin Board

Dear Newcomers,

AMURTEL is holding our annual year-end fundraising campaign. It ends on Sunday, December 20 so there is only 3 days left. Your help in any amount will be much, much appreciated!

I'm sending along a link to the campaign video as well as the link to donate. The theme of the campaign this year is based on a poem called But One Country by a British author/poet, Rod Duncan. He has graciously given us permission to use it and I have included it at the end of this letter.

The video is here https://youtu.be/MEp_w3P_Gpk and the donation page is here   https://greece.amurtel.org/safe-spaces.

Thanking you so much and wishing you wonderful holidays, even in lockdown :-)

All the best,

Didi

St. Paul's Anglican Church, Athens - Christmas Services

posted Dec 14, 2020, 12:14 AM by Newcomers Bulletin Board

Dear Friends

Due to government Covid restrictions our Christmas Services will be via Zoom this year. Zoom logins will be found on our website at:

http://www.anglicanchurchathens.gr and copies of the service sheet will be posted nearer the time.

                                               

Christmas Eve (24th) at 6 p.m. via Zoom

Christmas Day (25th)  at 10 .15 a.m. via Zoom

Christmas Day Liturgy at 12 Noon via Zoom.

Jean Mertzanakis (Hon. Secretary - on behalf of Father Leonard and all at St. Paul's)

Seasonal News from the Holy Apostles Catholic Church

posted Dec 14, 2020, 12:11 AM by Newcomers Bulletin Board

Voula, tel 210 895 8694

There is daily Holy Mass at the Catholic church in Voula and this is live streamed on the Parish Facebook page at AGIOI Apostoloi Voula. The programme in English is available on this page. We wish everyone a happy and Holy Christmas and good health !

The soup kitchen and charity shop have been closed due to the government restrictions to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Shopping at the Chairty Shop by individual appointment may now be possible. 

For the latest information please call Anna at 697 351 6470.

Due to lack of storage space the church cannot accept donations of clothes and other items at the moment. 

Thank you for your kind cooperation.

December 2020 Newsletter

posted Dec 8, 2020, 11:21 PM by Newcomers Bulletin Board

Dear Members 

Your friends on the NEWCOMERS Volunteer Team send their best wishes for the seasonal celebrations. 

Stay safe and well in these difficult times and enjoy our December newsletter!

Christmas Raffle

posted Dec 4, 2020, 8:49 PM by Newcomers Bulletin Board


 

St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Athens!

 

Unable to welcome you to our Christmas Bazaar this year, we are still able to hold our annual Christmas Raffle.

 

v To buy tickets you can order online by emailing us at anglican@otenet.gr or messaging us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AnglicanAthens. Payment can be made via e-banking or by using the Pay-Pal system on our website: www.anglicanchurchathens.gr . Please include your name, email address and the words “Christmas Raffle Tickets” so that we know who is sending and for what purpose. We’ll then email you with your ticket numbers. The price of each ticket is €2 - if you buy 5 together you get a 6th free and pay only €10 instead of €12.

v The winning numbers will be drawn by Father Leonard before the 10.15 liturgy on Sunday 20th December in the Church garden. Winners will not be notified individually so you can either come along to the draw or find a list of winners on our website anglicanchurchathens.gr.

v Prizes (outside lockdown) can be collected from Church during daily opening hours (10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday) or after the Sunday liturgy during coffee-time. You will need to have with you either:

­   the winning ticket (it should have the St. Paul’s stamp) or

­   the email we sent you giving your ticket numbers. 

Please note: prizes will be kept for a fortnight (2 Sundays) - if not collected during that period, they will be entered into a forthcoming raffle. In the event of a lockdown, the fortnight counts from the date the church reopens!

 

 

Good luck!

 

CHRISTMAS RAFFLE PRIZES

 

1.   CHRISTMAS HAMPER donated by the BRITISH EMBASSY

 

2.   BLACK + DECKER , LEAF BLOWER - lightweight design for optimal comfort and manoeuvrability in use.

 

3.   SET OF 12 WINE GLASSES & WINE COOLER - enjoy with friends!

 

4.   MONKEY SHOULDER – Smooth Blended Malt Scotch Whisky, 1 bottle

 

5.   Two bottles of wine from the KOKOTOS ESTATE in a luxury gift pack!

Enjoy the famous Greek wine varieties Agiorgitiko and Roditis-Savatiano with the guaranteed top quality of “Kokotos” Estate!

 

6.   GRANT’S Blended Malt Scotch Whisky, 1 bottle

 

7.   Two bottles of wine from KOKOTOS ESTATE, in a luxury gift pack!

Enjoy the famous Greek wine varieties Agiorgitiko and Roditis-Savatiano with the guaranteed top quality of “Kokotos” Estate!

 

8.   LOVELY GARDEN Eau de toilette by ORIFLAME

 

8.   PRETTY WOODEN TRAY, red, decorated with hearts

 

9.   MILK & HONEY soap, hand & body cream and body oil by ORIFLAME

 

10.RED COOKIE TIN – always useful.

 

HELP US TO DECORATE ST. PAUL’S ONLINE CHRISTMAS TREE!

posted Dec 4, 2020, 8:48 PM by Newcomers Bulletin Board


 Dear Friends,   Unable to hold our wonderful Christmas Bazaar this year we have created an enchanted Christmas  tree on our Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/AnglicanAthens. Thanks to your generosity there are already four gifts on it and every time a donation to the church is received another gift will magically appear on its branches!

Our Christmas tree is bare this year; please help us spread a little cheer

A small donation’s all we need to decorate our Christmas Tree.

Each time your money we receive a gift appears upon the tree

And as Christmas day draws near more pretty presents will appear

Until at last for all to see – a decorated Christmas Tree.

So please dig deep and send the dosh - Euros or Pounds – we’re not fussed!

But don’t forget to let us know – just use a link and send the dough!

Your kindness will not go un-thanked, your name will go into the bank

Of prayers we offer to the Lord in thanks and praise this Christmastide.

November 2020 Newsletter

posted Nov 6, 2020, 9:25 PM by Newcomers Bulletin Board


Greek Travel Restrictions Extended

posted Oct 27, 2020, 8:51 AM by Newcomers Bulletin Board

The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority issued a new aviation directive (NOTAM), extending travel restrictions to foreign travellers as cases of coronavirus continue to rise.

It includes the following:

  • Flights between Greece and Catalonia in Spain remain suspended until November 8.
  • Flights between Greece and Turkey remain suspended until November 8.
  • Flights between Greece and Albania and North Macedonia will continue to operate through the Athens International Airport ‘Eleftherios Venizelos’ only, until November 8.
  • Flight restrictions at the airports of Kozani National Airport “Filippos” and Kastoria National Airport have been extended until November 6.
  • All passengers travelling to Greece from Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, the United Arab Emirates, Malta, Belgium, Spain, Albania and North Macedonia will continue to be obliged until November 8 to provide a negative Covid-19 test result on arrival to Greece; the test cannot be older than 72 hours prior to their arrival in Greece.
  • The NOTAM concerning passengers from Israel has been extended until November 8. They are obliged to provide a negative Covid-19 test result on arrival to Greece; the test cannot be older than 72 hours prior to their arrival in Greece. Only 10,000 people per week are allowed to enter Greece on flights from Israel arriving to all airports in the country.
  • All passengers travelling to Greece from Russia will continue to be obliged until November 8 to provide a negative Covid-19 test result on arrival to Greece; the test cannot be older than 72 hours prior to their arrival in Greece. Further, flights will only land at the airports of Athens, Thessaloniki and Heraklion (Crete).

In addition, the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority has extended the ban on entry of non-EU citizens until November 8, except for the following countries’ passengers, who will be able to travel to Greece: Singapore, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Uruguay and the United Arab Emirates. Proof of residency will be required.

All passengers arriving in Greece must fill in a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) at least a day before arrival, providing information that will include their departure airport, the address where they will be staying and the expected duration of their stay in Greece, among others. The information on the form is a key element of the country’s planning for protection against the pandemic and preventing the spread of the virus.

The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority stressed that before accepting passengers for boarding, airlines must check:

  • the PLF submission confirmation at least the day before the flight, which is a mandatory travel document
  • the correspondence with the QR code and the PLF

Airlines that do not comply with this control obligation will be responsible for the repatriation of passengers at the expense of the company.

NEW MEASURES

posted Oct 25, 2020, 9:37 AM by Newcomers Bulletin Board

Further clarification (23/10), about the new measures for Orange 3 and Red 4 Level areas, starting from tomorrow morning:
From the curfew (12:30 to 05:00) are exempted people who work at night and who must have an affirmation from their employer with them.
People in cases of Emergency
From the obligatory use of masks are exempted
people who exercise outdoors
The drivers if they are alone in the car or have members of their family in the car.
School students are obliged to wear masks during the breaks but NOT during the Gym-class
In cafes and restaurants, masks can be removed once people sit at their table.

LATEST UPDATE 22/10, 20:00
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced new measures to stop the spread of Covid-19 in a major speech to the Greek public on Thursday. These include the use of masks in all indoor and outdoor spaces around the country, and nighttime curfews starting from Saturday October 24, in areas which have been highly
impacted by the virus (Orange Level 3 & Red Level 4).
Click for the Updated Covid Map: https://covid19.gov.gr/covid-map/

1-10 of 104