changed, please could you let Stephen Holbrook (our Giving Officer) know so that our records are correct. Thank you.
Hope Central Food Bank: Update
It’s really good that we, as a Church, are able to continue our support for the Hope Central Foodbank. And thank you to Jean and David Copner, and Jeanne Hobson, for their help with this.
The urgent needs at the moment are: Nappies (size 5), tins of: Corned beef, other meats, Ravioli, Spaghetti hoops, Rice pudding and soup; Long life milk, rice and tea.
Please note: our donations that are left at Church go to the Foodbank once every three weeks, so please could we only give non-perishable items if we are leaving them in Church. Thank you all for your generosity – the volunteers (and users) of the Foodbank are very grateful.
Wed 4th Oct, 7.30pm: Prayer Meeting (in person) at the Vicarage
Mon 9th Oct, 2.30pm: Good Book Group at the Vicarage (on John 7 – see article above)
Sun 15th Oct, 3pm: Annual Memorial Service (see article above)
Tues 17th Oct, 7pm: PCC in the Church Hall
Wed 25th Oct, 7.30pm: Good Book Group at the Vicarage (repeat of the Monday session)
Those who have specifically asked us to remember them in prayer: Jean Ackers, Zoe Addie, Sarah Bibby, Miles Buckley, Trist Calthorpe, Clare Casson, Tony Cooper, Simon Copner, Alan Cross, June Davenport, David Jones, Keith Ferns, Alan Page, Donald Pryce, Pat Spiller, Mary Stephenson, Judy Stewart, Tony Whalley and Barbara Wilson.
Those who mourn: We pray for all those who mourn, especially the family and friends of Patricia & Lucy Phillips, and Philip Savage.
Life of our Church: We pray that the Lord would provide us with new opportunities to tell more people about the life of our Church and, most important of all, new opportunities to tell more people about our wonderful Lord Jesus Christ. After all, we really do want to ‘Know Christ better and make Christ better known’!
The events in our country and world: We pray for the Government asking that the Lord would give those in positions of authority wisdom, particularly regarding the ‘cost of living crisis,’ the awful on-going wars in Ukraine and Sudan, the situations in Niger, Ecuador (remembering that the former Pastor of Ford’s Lane Church, Jonathan Dawson and his wife Susan, are missionaries there) and Nagorno-Karabakh and the challenges of Climate Change. We remember too the ‘strike action’ that’s affecting various parts of our national life, and pray that positive solutions would soon be found. And, we remember those who were caught up in the natural disasters we hear so often of, also remembering the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean, praying for all those affected, for the emergency services, and for the aid agencies who continue to seek to bring help.