Comfort and Joy for Christmas

Very many thanks to more than 40  people who through this project helped bring the joy of Christ’s coming to the recipients at a very difficult time.   Their overwhelmingly response was gratitude for the love shown to them by St Mary’s. Fifty people received a Christmas meal with a goodie bag and a further 20 were given goodie bags.   Most had a copy of the Church of England’s Comfort and Joy booklet.

These meals and gifts were made possible by your very generous donations of nearly £700 and the surplus will go to the Long Table  allowing them to provide 75 meals to the vulnerable over the winter.  Thank you.

If you want to read a more detailed account of this diocesan initiative, you can find it athttps://www.gloucester.anglican.org/2021/comfort-and-joy-prayers-and-presents-roundup/

Collection points for food bank donations remain open daily for drop offs:  25 Churchill Dr, 77 Copt Elm Rd, 17 Ham Cl, 17 Moorlands Dr and 26 Ravensgate Rd.

Speaking of bringing joy – Claire Westaway has made a short film about Christmas in Charlton Kings – take a look here.

Calendar

April 2021

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • Morning Prayer
  • Little Fishes via Zoom
  • Holy Communion
  • Maundy Thursday Holy Communion
2
  • Church Flowers
  • Good Friday Tenebrae Service
3
  • Interment of the late John Boyle RIP
4
  • Dawn Service with Holy Communion
  • Easter Sunday Service with Communion
5
6
7
8
  • Little Fishes via Zoom
9
  • Church Flowers
10
  • Holy Dusters
11
  • Parish Communion
12
  • Evening Prayer
13
  • Morning Prayer
  • Funeral of the late William Spreadbury RIP
  • Evening Prayer
14
  • Morning Prayer
  • Evening Prayer
15
  • Morning Prayer
  • Little Fishes via Zoom
  • Holy Communion
  • Evening Prayer
16
  • Morning Prayer
  • Church Flowers
  • Funeral of the late Elizabeth Shepard RIP
  • Evening Prayer
17
  • A Special Commemoration Service for HRH The Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh
18
  • Parish Communion
19
  • Morning Prayer
  • Evening Prayer
20
  • Morning Prayer
  • Evening Prayer
21
  • Morning Prayer
  • Evening Prayer
22
  • Morning Prayer
  • Little Fishes via Zoom
  • Holy Communion
  • Evening Prayer
23
  • Morning Prayer
  • Church Flowers
  • Evening Prayer
24
  • Holy Dusters
25
  • Parish Communion
26
  • Morning Prayer
  • Evening Prayer
27
  • Morning Prayer
  • Evening Prayer
28
  • Morning Prayer
  • Evening Prayer
29
  • Morning Prayer
  • Little Fishes via Zoom
  • Holy Communion
  • Evening Prayer
30
  • Morning Prayer
  • Church Flowers
  • Evening Prayer

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