Traidcraft thanks

Many thanks to all those who supported Traidcraft. Sales of Christmas cards and other items were £192.95.

Buying from Traidcraft helps to support fair trade with producers and suppliers so they are better able to provide for their families.

Newsletter and Calendar of Events for Dec 2019-Jan 2020

The latest Newsletter and Calendar of Events (Dec 2019 – Jan 2020) are now available for viewing/download (in PDF format) here:

Dec 2019 – Jan 2020 Newsletter

Dec 2019 – Jan 2020 Calendar

Poppy Appeal thanks

Thank you very much for helping with the appeal.

Without your help they wouldn’t be able to continue their vital welfare and benevolent work.

We raised £404.50

Thank you from CIRDIC

Thank you for your Church’s recent donations to CIRDIC (Churches in Reading Drop-In Centre) together with the Gift Aid forms.

The cash amounted to £259.50. Besides the cash, a total of £284 was received by cheques and £30 CAF Charity Voucher for which we are very grateful.

An inexperienced man on an inappropriate boat…

Canon John was so impressed by Geoff Anderson’s marathon rowing feat that he asked Geoff to tell everyone about it…

I left Lechlade on Sunday 8th of September and completed the 127 mile row to Teddington in eleven and a half days, sleeping each night on the completely inappropriate boat, with the aquadynamics of a skip!

On the way I raised over £5000 for HorsebackUK, a charity set up to empower service personnel and veterans suffering from life-changing injuries and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and to aid them on their road to recovery. Using horsemanship and exposure to the natural environment participants gain self confidence and self esteem amongst people who have experienced similar trauma. Take a look at www.horseback.org.uk .
I visited them in the Highlands last year and I found it to be a truly inspirational charity carrying out amazing work.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/GeoffAndersonRowtheThames

Patronal Festival Thanks

A BIG thank you to everyone who supported our Patronal Festival Weekend. The quiz on Saturday night was very well attended and we had lots of lovely compliments about the evening.

Sunday was warm and sunny when the tower was open and lots of cream teas were consumed.

Very many thanks again to everyone who helped make this weekend so enjoyable and successful and we are delighted to say that the profit over the weekend was £1,867.40 a wonderful amount for Parish Funds.

Mothers’ Union thanks

Mothers’ Union Many thanks to everyone who supported our recent event.

Your generosity enabled us to make £71.50 profit for our MU charities.

Christian Aid week final total

Thank you for your generous help & support in Christian Aid Week

The final total is £2686.58. House collections £1424.75, Street collections £257.22, Church collections £387.77 Youth & Family £321.70 Quizaid & Cake sale £295.14. £1150.86 was gift-aided.

Yellow Envelopes – Church and Buildings Appeal

Please help if you can, by placing your gift in a yellow envelope available in church and handing it in at services or to parish office.

Many, many thanks for all the support and generosity so far.

Church & Buildings Appeal concert thanks

Thank You to everyone who came to the Atomic Rapture concert on Fri 10th May.

It was a brilliant success raising over £1000 for the Church & Buildings Appeal!