St Peter's Church wardens report

 

News from St Peter’s  

  We’re halfway through the year – it is just amazing where the time goes. There are those who say where is the summer? And as the wind blows in its typical Greatstone way we think have we missed it and yet we are surrounded by God’s creation as the wildflowers come to life and there’s something about the sea when the wind blows and the waves crash in.  So many blessings and so much that we need to give thanks for in our world today.

  We thank all who support our markets, and all who make them happen – the June one making £380 for church funds.

  We are ever hopeful that work on the new hall will commence this summer and whilst with the sale of the land we have sufficient money to repay our loans, pay the solicitor and something towards the Health & Safety costs we will still need funds to provide for extras e.g. kitchen equipment which exceeds the builders quote, new chairs would be good! And any incidentals – so fundraising is still important.  So far the ‘easyfundraising’ has only attracted 18 participants perhaps you could consider using this method of giving whenever you shop on line without it costing you a penny.  ALSO don’t forget the loose change jar which so far this year has raised £380+.  It is anticipated that we shall be holding more fund raising events in the near future so watch out for them.  The good news is that whilst the new hall is being built we will continue to have use of the present hall.

  By the time you receive this we will have held our Patronal Service and have welcomed Jacky Darling as Deacon/Curate to our parish  We thank you in anticipation of your generous Thank Offering gifts for the work of Tearfund – if you haven’t given it’s not too late – please use envelope marked Patronal Thank Offering and gift aid if you are able – Thank You

  Rita and Joe supply Fairtrade products through Traidcraft – please