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10 September 2021Diary Date - 23rd October - Fellowship Event

Our Lay Reader, Paul Olejnik, is looking forward to welcoming you back to 

St Mary's fellowship events, beginning this autumn, with this outdoor event on Saturday, 23rd October.

 

You can download a copy of this poster here

 

Dear friends

Re:  Let's meet under the walnut tree

"Yay" as our young people (and some of our not-so-young people) would exclaim - fellowship events can restart, so here is a date for your diary:

Saturday 23rd October, start time, 2.00pm

Safeguards will be in place and all of our time together will be outdoors.  Weather permitting, we'll share a gentle, reconnecting, time make the most of of an opportunity to reconnect with ourselves, each other, our Church and our surroundings. 

We'll meet in St Mary's churchyard, under the walnut tree, near the Hopkinson memorial. Rainbows, poetry, tales from around the world, some strange plants and .. a glimpse into the future!  What better way to say "Welcome Back" to our fellowship activities?!

Please do remember to bring your own snacks and a drink.  Whilst we hope to be able to offer refreshments very soon, for the moment we still need to be careful about gathering in close groups.  Well behaved dogs are welcome. As always, please wear sensible sturdy footwear and bring warm, waterproof clothing, just in case.

We'll thenmake our way to Flawforth churchyard and take time to reflect on our experiences - both positive and negative of the pandemic and lockdowns. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me by phone, text or email (see the poster above for details) and I look forward to seeing you under the walnut tree!

God bless,

Paul

 

31 July 2021The Friary Harvest Appeal 2021

We have received this appeal from the wonderful team at the Friary, in West Bridgford:

"As we begin to plan for winter by making sure our food stocks are plentiful to cope with the anticipated demand for food from local homeless and vulnerable adults like to need our services this year, we ask for your help in appealing for specific items on our behalf.

The effect of the pandemic means providing food and drink to those who access our services is as important as it has ever been.

To ensure our shelves are stocked ready for the year ahead, Harvest time contributions are vital to the Friary's service.  The food donations will be used to provide snacks for rough sleepers, as well as tinned products that are suitable for those who have access to cooking facilities.  We are providing both food parcels and hot food from the centre.  For the period April 2020 - March 2021 we handed out 1799 food parcels.

 

Your donations make a real difference to people's lives.

Please help us to help others!

All types of food can be re-distributed.  Nothing goes to waste!

 

If you wish to donate food please contact the Friary to arrange a convenient pick-up time for our van by phoning 0115 9825448 Option 1 or email ann.bremner@the-friary.org.uk 

Thank you in anticipation of your help and support."

 

www.the-friary.org.uk

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