We have all seen and heard of the terrible situation facing those fleeing from Ukraine. I attach a letter from Rev Canon Malcolm Rogers, Chaplain of St Andrew’s, Moscow via Christine. His church is just 10 minutes walk from the Kremlin in the heart of Moscow. Please read it and pray for them.
You will be pleased to know that Paul Tame’s family have at last got their visas and are making their way to the UK. We give thanks for them and continue to pray for all those waiting for visas.
Once again, if you wish to help in a practical way, can I suggest the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) who bring together 15 leading UK aid charities, raising funds to quickly and effectively respond to overseas disasters by providing food, water, shelter and healthcare to refugees and displaced families. (www.dec.org.uk). The UK Government will match donations from the public pound-for-pound up to £20 million, meaning your support will go even further.
Lent Courses continue this week, both on Monday at Mellor Cottage, and Wednesday at 7.00pm. via Zoom. The USPG course booklet is available from either the Church or the Vicarage, for which we are asking for a £2.00 donation to go to USPG.
Also in the Benefice, Katie and Ian who are doing Juile’s sponsored 10.000 steps a day for the Samaritans are making steady progress with Maia the dog. They would appreciate your sponsorship which is particularly relevant at this time for our local community. A form is available in church for your donation.
I am glad to say that Julie is improving slowly as she recovers from Covid, but is still weak.
We remain indebted to Christine and the Churchwardens and Secretaries for ensuring that life in the parishes carries on as normally as possible.
(aka Mr Vicarage)