During Advent and Christmastide, St Mary's Youth Group raised money for Christian Aid's Present Aid scheme.
This was primarily done by asking members of St Mary's congregation to make donations in lieu of sending Christmas Cards.
In 2016 the magnificent total of £542 was raised.
This has been sent to Christian Aid with the request to spend it
on the following:
The gift of a cow, will give a widow with children enough milk
to keep her children healthy. She can sell any excess at market, and can save up
to buy chickens and start selling eggs to improve her life.
In addition to the cow, the money raised will also provide a
Home Safety Package to enable the home of a family in Bangladesh to be raised
above the flood level, and help fund a Mobile Health Centre in Kenya.
An excellent effort!
Thursday, 12 January 2017
Tuesday, 29 November 2016
Friday 2nd December
7.30pm Chester Operatic Society Concert
Saturday 3rd December
7.30pm Chester Operatic Society ConcertSaturday 10th December
7.00pm Jan Modelski Community Orchestra ConcertSunday 11th December
4.00pm Scout & Guide Advent Service at the Scout Hut, Westminster ParkSaturday 17th December
7.30pm Chester Bach Singers Carol ConcertSunday 18th December
6.30pm Service of Nine Lessons & CarolsSaturday 24th December: Christmas Eve
4.00pm Crib Service
11.30pm Midnight EucharistSunday 25th December: Christmas Day
10.30am Parish Communion