Weekly News and Prayers for the Parish and community

Sunday 6th December -Second Sunday of Advent

Isaiah 40: 1 – 11, Psalm 85: 1 – 2, 8 – 13

2 Peter 3: 8 – 15a, Mark 1: 1 – 8

 

Operation Christmas Child – Shoebox Appeal 2020

Usually we collect the boxes over a period of weeks from various sources and last year had 525 boxes. A wonderful thing which we still wish to support. However, this year we need to do it differently, please read the article about how to get involved on our latest news . Due to the second lockdown collection dates have changed to 5 – 14 December for England, so you must drop off your boxes at a drop off point during that week.

Please pray for these people who are on our parish prayer list:

Peter Scott, Mike Wenborn, Carol Coales, Reg Popkin, Doreen Chignell & Tim Quick

 

Time Out Ladies group meeting

Join us at 8pm on Monday 14th December for a Zoom meeting.  This will be a Christmas Miscellany when you can bring along readings, poems and facts about Christmas. If you are not on the usual email contact list please contact Val on 07527 325 996 if you are interested in being part of this meeting

Regular Giving and the Parish Giving Scheme

If your method of giving is via the Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) or standing order, this will continue during the current Covid 19 crisis. If you give via plate collection or the envelope scheme, please consider using Just Giving.  Alternatively, sign up for the Parish Giving scheme via their website or by a dedicated telephone number  0333 002 1271, operating weekdays between 9 – 5pm. Sign up normally takes around 15 minutes. Please have to hand the following information:
• Personal bank account details
• The name of the parish you wish to donate to
• Confirm if eligible for Gift Aid
• The PGS codes for the parish are:

St Andrew’s 080608077, St George’s 080608078, St Matthew’s 080608079

Gift Aid

If you pay tax please consider signing up to Gift Aid if you haven’t already done so.   Our Gift Aid Form is available to be printed.  When completed please return to the Parish Office . We appreciate that these are challenging times and are pleased that you want to help us continue to do God’s work within our community