GLEANINGS FROM THE PARISH NEWS - SEPTEMBER 2021
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Gleanings from the Parish News
THANKSGIVING SERVICE FOR THE LIFE & MINISTRY OF REVD. PAULINE LUCAS
12 noon on Saturday 11th September 2021 at St John the Baptist Church, Kirdford.
Then afterwards for lunch in Kirdford Village Hall.
All are welcome, and for those unable to attend we are planning to put a video onto YouTube to watch afterwards.
So, to help us know the numbers please keep a look out for the Facebook invite and Poll.
For those who don't subscribe to the magazine and/or Facebook, please do spread the word, and let us know.
HARVEST FESTIVAL SERVICE AND HARVEST LUNCH
Harvest Festival Service
Our Harvest Festival Service this year takes place on Sunday 26th September at St John the Baptist in Kirdford.
This year the monetary collection will be sent to farming's oldest and largest support charity—The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution who say -
“More and more working people are turning to us for assistance and their problems are rarely of their own making. Extreme weather, illness, accidents, animal disease, family breakdown, bereavement and now COVID19 are some of the reasons why people come to us. We know how easily problems can spiral out of control. However, sometimes, all it takes is a small amount of support at the right time to get things back on track.
A lot of people don't understand who farmers are or what they do. We do! We know it's challenging being a farmer – and that those challenges do not stop when you're no longer physically working. That's why we also support those who have retired and / or cannot work because of illness, injury or disability.
It's easy to see 'being strong' as keeping your head down, getting on with things, not complaining and not admitting there is problem. However, we believe it takes more courage to accept there is a problem, pick up the phone and seek help sooner rather than later.”
Non-perishable food, toiletry and household goods donations will go to our local foodbank.
We are also holding a “Bring and Share” Harvest Lunch to which all are invited. This will be in Kirdford Village Hall at 12.30 on 26th. Please contact Carrie Osborne (contact details in the Parish News) for more details and to let her know if you will be coming, and - so that we get a balance of dishes - what you will be bringing.
OUR LOCAL FOOD BANK - HELP PLEASE!
We are supporting a few more people in our Parish with food at present, and our stocks of food are running low. We would be very grateful if you could spare a few items to help us keep it going.
We have run low on all our tins, baked beans, tinned meat, stews, vegetables, rice pudding and fruit.
Tea, coffee, long life milk, cereals and biscuits would also be very welcome. Anything you can donate will be most appreciated.
There are boxes for your donations in both Kirdford and Plaistow churches , in Kirdford Village Stores and Plaistow Stores.
Thank you in advance for your generosity.
Carolyn and the Food Bank Team.