Christian Aid Week - Sunday 12th May – Saturday 18th May
As last year each church will have an allocation of envelopes and we would ask as many people as possible to volunteer to collect house to house during the week (it is too good a fundraiser to abandon it altogether). However, for those who really cannot collect there will be an opportunity for them to help. We are having a stall in the Teanlowe – Tuesday to Friday of Christian Aid Week. Each church is to be responsible for the stall for one day. St. John’s will be there Tuesday, St. Anne’s – Wednesday, the Methodists – Thursday. St. Chad’s will cover Friday. St. Martin’s and St. Hilda’s I hope will help out on whichever days they are able (unfortunately we cannot have a space in the Teanlowe on the Monday). The stall will have Christian Aid envelopes, collecting boxes and buckets. Volunteers should work in twos or threes perhaps for an hour during the day. We hope that this will give others the opportunity to help and give the public who do not receive an envelope the opportunity to support Christian Aid. There will also be envelopes in church.
If you can do anything at all to help please see Tony Raymer at St. Chad’s and Elizabeth Harrison or Ann McCarthy at St. Hilda’s. There will be volunteer sheets available to sign.
To celebrate the work of Christian Aid during the last 60+ years and to encourage us for Christian Aid Week there will be a service at St. Martin’s and St. Hilda’s Church on Sunday to share worship and refreshment which will also be St. Hilda’s farewell to Rev. Carolyn.
Christian Aid Week culminates with the Coffee Morning on Saturday 18th May 10am – 12noon, held at the Methodist Church Hall.
In the evening of the 18th Jeremy Suter has volunteered to give an Organ Recital in St. Chad’s. Admission will be £5. There will be tickets available but you will be able to pay on the door. Wine, soft drinks and shortbread will be available.
Christian Aid encourages people to help themselves and, working with partner organisations, they support communities, improving health, education, living conditions and the economy of a community
Christian Aid believes in offering people across the world a life before death and this is as much needed now as it was 60 years ago!
Please give them your support!

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