Weekly Parish Update – 21st March 2022

Dear all, isn’t it lovely to have the sunshine with us? What a difference it makes, especially with the darkness souring the Ukraine.

The yew tree now has blue and yellow ribbons, courtesy of Chris, for the Ukraine for you to put on.

We hope to have made another £1,000, this time for Médecins sans Frontières.

Thank you to Janet who is still knitting soft toys – we had just a small baptism today but still made £82 from the sale of the toys and thanks also to Nikki who did a bake off for the Close that she lives in and made £200!

Thank you, too, for all of your other donations…next funding for Save the Children.

On Tuesday (22nd) we have the Highfield Chapel Choir coming to sing at 7.30pm.

It’s free to get in but all donations to the Ukraine, of course.

St David’s URC are hosting the second of our ecumenical Lent talks also on Tuesday at 7.00 pm.

We had a good meeting in Torr Park on Sunday to map out all that is going on there for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee…and there is such a lot. Should be glorious.

Friday 3rd June starting at 11.00 am. Put the date in your diary and pass it around!

If you would like a stall in the Market Place, please let Valmai know!

In the middle of the darkness in Europe, the big flash of light this week as been to see Nazanin home with her family.

How wonderful was that!

Mothering Sunday next Sunday, big and beautiful, the clocks spring forward too. We are moving steadily towards Holy Week and Easter now, so very late this year. I do wish we had a static date like Christmas. We would all know what we were doing and when!

It will be wonderful to welcome all the schools in again this Easter. It has been too long.

I am away mid-week, my phone is over to Sue.

So, enjoy the brightness of a new season, pray and tend each other and continue to hold the Ukraine before God.