Thank you to everyone who donated so generously to the Good Seeds education support project in Mandimba at our Harvest services. Already over £1800 has been raised, which is fantastic. The cost of a year’s schooling in Mandimba is £41 for a secondary pupil and £28 for a primary pupil - extaordinarily small sums for such life-changing outcomes.
Our Harvest food collection was donated to Hampton Foodbank, which is committed to providing food for families and individuals who are struggling financially and therefore going hungry. If you would like to know more about this foodbank ministry please visit www.richmond.foodbank.org.uk
We’ll be running sessions to prepare children aged seven and older to receive communion through the early summer.
Our summer holiday club is coming up soon, and all help is appreciated. Talk to Laura if there is anything you can offer or if you want your child to attend.
Please let us know if you can help in any way with the Fête on 15th June.
Check out the books page for half a dozen new recommendations.
There is a slight change to the pattern of services during the week starting in May.
An opportunity to make a difference to the world’s poor by collecting money for Christian Aid.
The next Alpha course will begin soon. It's a great way to explore the Christian faith. Sign up for free.
Cyclone Idai is one of the worst natural disasters to ever hit the southern hemisphere. Please consider if you can give to support those whose need is greatest.
This year we’ll be sharing a meal of lamb within the context of our Maundy Thursday service. Make sure to sign up.
This year we have to renew our electoral roll of all church members. The deadline is 13 April.
This year we are recommending The Merciful Humility of God by Jane Williams and Reconciliation by Muthuraj Swamy as Lent reading.
During Lent we will be sharing a simple lunch of soup and bread together after church on Sundays.
We will be taking a large group of all ages from St Mary's to New Wine this summer (28 July - 3 August).
Check out the new books page for half a dozen new recommendations.
On 24 March at the 11am service we will be baptising those old enough to make their own declaration of faith.
A group from St Mary’s recently visited our link parish in Mandimba, Mozambique so build relationships and visit projects.
Why not join our augmented choir for our Carols by Candlelight service this year?