Olympic Torch Bearer

Denise Gray from our parish ran with the torch on Weds 11th July in Reading on the Bath Road (A4) between Berkeley Ave and the Berks West Primary Healthcare Trust (RG302BA). If anyone would like to see her story it is on this link http://batorch.wordpress.com Or go to 11th July on the Olympic website
http://www.london2012.com/olympic-torch-relay-torchbearers.

Christian Aid Collection thanks

The Christian Aid Collection: amounted to £1139 made up of donations from the congregation, plus £130 from the cake sale. With Gift Aid the total amount was approx. £1300. Many thanks to all who gave so generously.

Flower Team Thanks

 A big thank you to everyone who supported our cake and book sale. A total of £153 was raised.

Children’s Society Collection

A total of £346.71 [excluding Gift Aid] was collected by our house box holders this year. A big thank you to everyone who donated.

Cakes Sale result

A really big thank you to all our supporters for last Sunday’s Home-made Cakes Sale and Raffle.  Karen’s Cake Creation, 1st prize, was won by John Sefton, whilst the champagne goes to Kate, one of our Family Service congregation members. The combined takings raised an amazing £242 for church funds. Our special thanks go to Nicholas, Jessica and Milly who gave up their Sunday morning to help.  Sally, Handbells team.

Mothers’ Union fundraising result

Mothers’ Union: Many thanks for everyone who helped us to raise£57 (so far!) at our cake sale for the ‘wheels Appeal’ transport fund. Great support on a very snowy, icy morning.

Fabulous 50’s Evening fundraising result

Fabulous 50’s Evening: Thank you to everyone who ventured out in the cold and snowy conditions and supported our concert on Saturday 4th Feb. And especially a huge thank you to all the wonderful performers. We are delighted to say we raised around £800 for Help for Heroes.

Appointment of our Associate Priest

It is with pleasure that we can announce that last Friday the Revd Mark-Aaron Tisdale formally accepted the post of Associate Priest of Finchampstead and California. For the past year Mark-Aaron has been Chaplain of St Edmund’s School, Canterbury, and before that was Rector of Clifton and Southill in the St Alban’s Diocese. He is married to Cigil (pronounced ‘Chill’) and they have an eleven year old son Winston-James. Following the usual checks, we are hoping that the Tisdales will move into the Vicarage at California mid-Feb. and that Mark-Aaron will take up his post sometime in March. Needless to say, the Ministry Team are very much looking forward to his arrival!!

Bangkok Mercy Centre

Bangkok Mercy Centre: the party on Nov. 5th raised £1580.

Children in Need Cake Sale

Polly Logan, Jessica Meads and Milly Remmington raised £330 through their cake sale for this worthy cause. Thank you to everyone who bought cakes.