Looking Forward

Harvest Festival - This year we will once again be supporting 2 local charities which work with local people. They are ‘The Vine’ Drop In, which continues to provide a valuable service to more vulnerable people in our community. The other charity is ‘Step by Step’ which works with young people who may be homeless or have other problems to deal with. If you would like to help, money or gifts can be given to Fr. Keith.

Coffee Mornings - The usual monthly charity coffee mornings will take place on Wednesday September 20th, October 25th  and November 22nd, 10-11am in the Church Hall – ‘Coffee Break’ dates are September 6th,  October 11th and  November 8th, again 10-11am. We are also going out for a Christmas meal together on December 13th! Why not come along, everyone is friendly and we always end with  a game of bingo!

Christmas Market - Saturday 25th November 11.00am –2.30pm Following on from the success of last year’s Christmas Market we will be repeating the event this year. There will be a variety of stalls as well as some of the more popular ones from past years. There will be a Church Christmas produce stall and I am looking for donations of small home -made decorated Christmas Cakes and suitably presented home -made sweets and biscuits; we also need prizes for the Grand Christmas Draw as well as   bottles and toiletries. Like last year Santa will be visiting us and for a small charge (£2) children will be able to receive a present if they visit between 11.30 –12.30p.m. A number of tables will be available for hire, for handicrafts, Christmas ’Stuff’ etc at £6 per table + 10% of takings for Church Funds – BOOK NOW on 320840. If anyone would like to help by selling some draw tickets for us please contact Fr. Keith

Wellesley Development - There is now a resident church minister located in Wellesley- Jackie Maw. Jackie has set  up a number of  activities for local residents and is in the process of forming a worshipping community ’Wellspring’. One of the ‘Transforming Church, Transforming lives’ goals is to ‘share resources’ and to this end St. Augustine’s has loaned equipment for the ’Wellspring’ Mother and Toddler Group ( Enquiries 329466 )and is giving a grant of £500 for 3 years, towards the Group’s running costs. 

Church’s 110th Birthday - The Bishop of Guildford will be the preacher at a Solemn Mass on Sunday, November 5th at 11.00am to mark St. Augustine’s 110th Birthday. You are welcome to join us for this special celebration, both for the service in church and the reception afterwards.