Benefice Newsletter
Sunday 18th March

TODAY - Purple for polio afternoon tea, 2 pm – 4 pm in the Bede House.  Free entry, all proceeds to Rotary’s End Polio Now campaign.

THE ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING has been rearranged and will now be on Thursday 19th April in the Bede House at 7.30 pm, followed by refreshments.  Would all groups and organisations please make sure their reports are received in the Parish Office by Sunday 25th March, in A5 format if possible.  Nomination forms for Church Wardens & members of the PCC are now at the back of the Church.

PILGRIM BREAKFASTS continue on Saturday mornings, 9-11 am.  All welcome to join our discussions in the Chantry Chapel on Being Disciples.  See leaflet, parish website or speak to Debbie for further information on this & other Lent groups.

WANTED: odds & ends of wool (preferably double knitting) or trimmings for Knit & Natter group.  The group have met four times & have sent 25 jumpers & hats to the ‘fish & chip babies’ with another 18 ready to go.  Trimmings are used to make twiddle mitts for people with dementia.  Next meeting Tuesday 27th March 1 pm – 3 pm at Chelveston church, all welcome.  Further information from Brenda (07816 771702) or Sara (07814 406731).
FOOD BANK COLLECTION:  Many thanks to all who continue to donate foods etc in the boxes at the back of church - the food bank is very grateful for all donations.  Personal hygiene items e.g. soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes & any household cleaning products also welcomed.  For more information about the food bank and how it operates please contact Sara on 07814 406731.

Sandra & Brian Hill have organised the Sunday Morning Coffee Rota for several years & feel that they would now like to hand over the reins to someone new.  If anyone is interested in organising the rota and keeping an eye on supplies, or would like more information, please have a word with Sandra, Brian, Pam or David.  The number of people staying for coffee is increasing every week and we do not want to lose it.  Thank You.

Help needed with drop-in cafe for young people from Ferrers School on Thursdays, 3.30 – 5 pm, mostly to ensure two adults are there, so not much is required of you.  If there are enough volunteers it will be no more than once a month.  Please see Fr Tom. 


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