Women’s World Day of Prayer 2015
Many thanks to everyone who joined us and contributed to the beautiful Women’s World Day of Prayer service written by the Women of the Bahamas. The personal ‘Footstep Response’ of each member of the congregation can be found in St John’s Church, Bridgetown and we were once again very grateful to the Mayor, Deputy and their spouses for attending and taking part.
The collection came to £200, a large portion of which was Gift Aided and is yet to be added to final total.
Join us again in 2016 to share in a service written by the Women of Cuba.
• further details from Anne Binns on 01803 840146
CHARITY SUNDAY (Sunday 21st September 2014)
The collection for the Families For Children adoption charity raised £247.63.
• Anyone still wishing to donate or know more can visit the charity’s website.
Feedback from Elie Fruchter’s piano concert for Parkinsons UK
A thank-you letter and certificate from Parkinson’s UK, following the concert by Elie Fruchter at St Mary’s Church, Totnes, on Saturday 16th August. The event raised £352.52. (The event also raised somewhere in the region of £250 for the Friends of St Mary’s.)
• click the images to view them larger
This year’s SUMMER FETE (Saturday 2nd August 2014, in and around St Mary’s Church, Totnes) raised £1766 – which, despite the uncertain weather, is slightly higher than last year’s £1756.
In the Galleries section are some photographs from the 2014 Summer Fete.
• click here to view ALL the photographs in the gallery
• read more about the Fete here
The CHARITY SUNDAY on 8th of June for the Breakthrough Transformation Trust raised £205. Many thanks!
• Those who were unable to attend St John‘s Church on the day but would still like to make a donation to this very worthy cause—please leave your donation in an envelope marked Charity Sunday in the clear box at St Mary‘s Church.
Our LENT JAM JAR APPEAL raised an amazing £317.85. Many thanks to everyone who contributed.
The April PENNIES FOR HEAVEN collection at St John’s Church, Bridgetown, raised £57.62 for SENSE.
WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER – feedback Thank you to everyone who came to the Women’s World Day of Prayer on Friday 7th March to pray for and with the Women of Egypt. We raised £190 for the many Charities that WWDofP supports, £93 of which was gift aided and so the final total will be over £200. Next year we will be praying for and with the Women of the Bahamas (if only we could manage to have the service in situ!) – Liz
CARE GIFT ACCOUNT Individuals and churches have been amazingly generous over the Christmas period and we have been able to give over £100 each to the Drop In, the Food Bank and Christians Against Poverty. As the account is linked to the Totnes with Bridgetown main account, we have been able to claim Gift Aid on several donations.
CHRISTMAS COLLECTIONS RAISED £460: The combined collection for the Children’s Society from the two Services on Christmas Morning amounted to £406.73; with Gift Aid the total becomes £460.
• Many thanks to all who attended for their generous donations.
The CHRISTMAS FAYRE at St John’s Church, Bridgetown (Saturday 30th November) raised £1,060 (to cover the cost of ongoing maintenance, new windows, etc).
It was a very enjoyable occasion, with a great sense of community, and music provided by local players including Totnes Junior Band. Many thanks to all who helped, especially Mayor Pruw Boswell for opening the festivities!
• Click the photos to view larger, or click here to view them in the Gallery section.
The recent SERVICE OF THANKSGIVING FOR OUR ANIMALS was a great success. Organiser Sandra Nicholson mailed us to say: “On behalf of the animals, thank you once again everyone. The retiring collection was an amazing £400.”
Carole from the FOOD BANK has been thrilled by the wonderful gift from the St Peter’s, Cornworthy, Harvest Celebrations and many thanks go to Brooking Church.
The Friends of St. Mary’s COFFEE CONCERT with Mosaic, on 22nd June, conducted by Bob Barsby and featuring Marimba players Molly Lopresti and Harriet Riley, raised £510 gross and over £430 net. A truly memorable event.
SUMMER FETE, Saturday 3rd August
Wonderful weather, great support – thank you! We are delighted to report that the profits from the summer fete amounted to £1,756.
A big “Thank You” to all the people from both churches who gave their support and donated items, those who made sure everyone in the High Street knew the event was happening, and for the helpful feedback we have received to enable us to build on our success.
Thanks too for all those who visited, bought things from the stalls, took part in the contests and generally joined in the fun in the sun.
- Above are a few photos kindly sent in by Joe King, taken as the fete started to open (click to view larger); see also the special Summer Fete gallery page with more momentos.
Warmest congratulations to DON HALSTEAD, who raised a magnificent £840 on his sponsored walk in aid of the Stroke Association. A big thank you to all who contributed.
TRAIDCRAFT: I am pleased to tell you that the stalls at St John’s and St Mary’s have made a profit of £100. So I have sent that amount to Traidcraft Exchange which is their development arm, helping to set up new producers and guide them in the sort of goods that the West wants to buy.
- The new catalogues are available and there are some lovely things for Christmas presents. So thank you for your support and keep buying!!
Our LENT JAM JAR APPEAL raised an amazing £409.28. Many thanks to everyone who contributed, and to Martin Harvey for acting as coordinator.