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

January 2021

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • Morning Prayer
  • Church Flowers
  • Evening Prayer
2
3
  • Holy Communion
  • Parish Communion
4
  • Morning Prayer
  • Mother's Union Afternoon Group (1st Monday only)
  • Evening Prayer
5
  • Morning Prayer
  • MU Coporate Communion
  • Evening Prayer
  • Bell Ringers' Practice
6
  • Open the Book
  • Morning Prayer
  • Open the Book
  • Evening Prayer
  • Wedding and Baptism Enquiries
7
  • Morning Prayer
  • Little Fishes via Zoom
  • Holy Communion
8
  • Funeral of the late Barbara Stewart-Lord RIP
9
10
  • Holy Communion
  • Parish Communion
11
12
13
14
  • Morning Prayer
  • Little Fishes via Zoom
  • Holy Communion
15
16
17
  • Holy Communion
  • Parish Communion
18
19
20
  • Funeral of the late Antoinette Shea RIP
21
  • Morning Prayer
  • Little Fishes via Zoom
  • Holy Communion
22
23
24
  • Parish Communion-Online
25
26
27
28
  • Morning Prayer
  • Little Fishes via Zoom
  • Holy Communion
29
30
31
  • Parish Communion-Online

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