Christian Aid Week 10 – 16 May 2020
In “normal” times, this would be a very busy time for the churches in Denbigh. Working together, through the Denbigh Christian Aid Committee, the house-to-house collection would be taking place, there would be a collection point in one of the supermarkets, coffee morning arranged, and, in St Thomas’s, we would have been holding the Songs of Praise Sankey Evening.
All of this work would have raised over £4,000 for the work of Christian Aid.
Other activities arranged during the year (Frugal Lunches, Pancake Evening, Puddings and Cuppa Evening) resulted in a total of nearly £7,800 being donated in 2019.
Activities arranged in communities across the UK last year raised £8 million, thanks to the work of 57,000 volunteers!
Due to the current lockdown, none of the normal Christian Aid Week actvities can take place, and that will have a huge impact on the ability of Christian Aid to respond to the need that is stll there, and is almost certainly greater, due to the effects of the virus.
If you would like more information on the wide range of work that Christian Aid is doing, visit https://www.christianaid.org.uk/our-work/what-we-do.
If you would like to donate to Christian Aid’s work via St Thomas’s, then please do so, if possible via online banking: the details you will need are:
Bank: HSBC Bank plc, Denbigh
Sort Code: 40-19-12
Account number: 10724521
Account name: ST. THOMAS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, DENBIGH
Reference: Christian Aid Week Appeal
The St Thomas’ Christian Aid representatives
Rev Gareth H E Roberts, Barbara Crawford, Pat Squire, Richard Lake
We all know how much we love our socialising here at St Thomas’s – none more so during our tea, coffee and biscuits after Sunday morning worship.
As we cannot meet in person at the moment as we stay at home, it is so important we keep connected.
So go and get yourself a cuppa and enjoy catching up on what we have all been up to at home.
There are no prizes for guessing that a lot of painting and gardening have been done!
We are constantly trying to find ways to keep together as a church. From the weekly worship sheets, weekly Skype prayer services, videos and newsletters, it is showing that our church is alive even when the doors are shut temporarily. If you have any ideas and want to get in touch, please email us: email@example.com.
“This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
We know it is hard and we are all missing our Messy Church at St Thomas’s BUT there are lots of activities to do ‘Messy Church at Home’
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