PARISH & LOCAL NEWS The Sick: The Diocese, on advice and under Data Protection Regulations (May 2018), asks us not to name individuals, but to pray for them as a group within the Parish Body as those in particular need.
Anniversaries: Don Holland, Brian Searson, Josh Raynar, Humphrey Codrington, Peter Bergin, Anne Campbell, Hugh O’Gorman.
LENTEN ACTIVITIES Please see the Diary page and various notice boards for a series of events to help our Lenten Journey this year.
COVID Please see the notice in the Porch for the latest guidelines and protocols.
FINANCE & FABRIC Thank you all for your amazing generosity by which we reached our fundraising target. We can now begin the remedial work on the Hall, and perhaps even plan for some other developments.
WORLD COMMUNITY OF CHRISTIAN MEDITATION WCCM meetings on Monday afternoons in St Benedict’s Hall. 2.00pm – 3.30pm.
MEN’S GROUP IN THE VALLEY Meets every Monday at 8.00pm to share faith, friendship and interests. For more information please speak to Robert Toone or Dominic Carter.
CHURCH AND HALL CLEANING A plan for regular cleaning has been devised, with some occasions for working parties to do particular tasks before the Major Feasts. Please look out for more information. Volunteers to join a regular rota would be much appreciated.
MINISTRIES Please look out for rotas as other ministries recommence – especially for Welcomers and Ministers of Holy Communion.
WIDER CHURCH & THE WORLD UKRAINE Please see the noticeboards for regular updates from our correspondent in Ukraine. There are many opportunities to lend our support to those suffering because of the War.
MIDDLESBROUGH FOOD BANK Thank you to all who contributed to the last delivery. The next collection deadline will be Monday 4 April for delivery on Tuesday 5 April. The addition of Easter Treats would be appreciated.
YOUTH 2000 RETREAT Youth 2000 retreat at Leeds Trinity University 18th to 20th March for anyone aged 16 to 35. To book go to email@example.com. For further information contact Amanda Toone
MIDDLESBROUGH ASYLUM PROJECT (MAP) There are copies of the Annual Report 2020 – 2021 available. Thank you for your continuing support. Donations can be left at The Old Summer House, East End, Ampleforth. Bedding, Duvets, Pillows, Kitchen Utensils, Tools, Cutlery, Dishes are always required. At the moment Clothes, Shoes, Trainers for young men are in short supply. A delivery of Summer Clothes, Shoes for children could be taken on Wednesday 13 April. Please contact mary Sturges (01439 788563) for more information.
LEND WITH CARE As the result of some generous donations, the parish has provided Lend With Care substantial funds for investment. If you would like to suggest suitable recipients from the Lend With Care Scheme please speak to Fr Kentigern, Anthony Glaister or one of the Justice & Peace Representatives. There is a display of possible recipients in the Parish Hall.
MARY’S MEALS Maria Toone and Lizzie Walsh (and their Dads!) are running the Cambridge half marathon for Mary’s Meals on March 6th. Maria will be running in memory of her Grandad Pat and Granty (Nuala), to fund the feeding programme in the Julijuah school in Malawi which was set up in their memory when they died. It costs only £15.90 to feed a child for a year and we are hoping to raise £3800: the cost to fund the feeding programme in the school for a year.