Looking Back

Once again our Lent Appeal raised a magnificent sum, £877—well done everyone who supported the Appeal through direct giving or the Coffee mornings and lunches. £577 was sent  to support the vital work of the Additional Curates Society, promoting vocations and paying towards the cost of providing curates in poor parishes and £300 was sent to the Bishop of Guildford’s  Appeal to aid  projects overseas.

It was great to share the Stations of the Cross with our local roman catholic sisters and brothers during Lent and also join with St Joseph’s for their 150th Anniversary Mass and party; hopefully this sets a pattern for the future!

Among the charities supported by our recent coffee mornings were Christian Aid and ‘Save the Children’ for relief work in the Yemen, we also once again raised money to sponsor youngsters attending the Walsingham Youth Pilgrimage this Summer.

The middle of summer was marked by our ‘Midsummer Munch’, which proved to be a very pleasant  social gathering and we also made £500 for church funds! Also, a few days later, we welcomed the Bishop of Richborough for the Feast of the Sacred Heart; we had a very uplifting Mass in church followed by a  garden party in the church grounds; the first time we have managed, weather -wise, to be outside for quite a few years!