Advent Prayer for the Nation

There will be 3 prayer workshops in Advent, building on our Lent Prayer Course. They will include input from Revd Phil Price, and then creative opportunities to pray for the election, our nation and government.   Bishop Stephen has issued some helpful guidelines and we will be making use of them too.

Please join us on 5th, 12th (election day!) and 19th December in church/garden room at 3.15 for 3.30 pm start.

The country needs our prayers at this crucial time!

Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child

A huge thank you to everyone who brought a shoebox to St Catherine’s this morning. Through them, we will be sending Good News and Great Joy to less fortunate children around the world.

We know that a few more are coming later today, so check back tomorrow for a final total.

Update : A total of 110 shoeboxes were taken to the collection depot on Monday morning.

 

Shoebox Sunday – 17th November

Sunday 17th November is Shoebox Sunday – the last day you can drop off your filled shoebox for Operation Christmas Child.

It is also the day we are holding a special service at St Catherine’s to gather the filled Shoeboxes, and to tell everyone what happens to them.  We’ll also show video of the distribution and opening of some of the boxes.

This is a special ‘joint’ service, so it starts at 10.30 am with refreshments from 10.15 am.

Alternatively you can bring your Shoeboxes to St Catherine’s Church or Cornwell 0-5 play group anytime before 17th November.

Charity Sale – Thursday 14th & Friday 15th November

Cornwell Charity Crafts  are selling their handmade jewellery, gifts and crafts at St Catherine’s on both Thursday 14th & Friday 15th November.

They’ll be their during café opening hours (10am to 2pm) both days, and for those at work during the day, they’ll also be there on Thursday evening from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.

They will be raising money for the charity Send a Cowwhich sends farming and educational resources to Africa.