Excitement is building as our revd Erwin prepares for the walk of his life- and all in aid of the Transformation project.
A new page has been added under the Appeal tab of the website, where you will also find a link to further information about the venture, and a link to the Kindlink donation page.
Is Erwin confident at the prospect of walking the 35 miles in 3 days?
Find out by listening to this short interview .
Fortunately he will have the support of five companions to keep him going: take a bow Elle, Mieke, Kate, Andrew and Sandrine.
We wish all of them well and God’s speed!
And may Erwin reach the target he hopes to achieve- let’s all help him towards it!
Congratulations to Teresa and Mike, who on Sunday 23 June marked their 15th wedding anniversary with a renewal of marriage vows at the end of the morning service.
Many happy faces 🙂
Thursday 20 June the church will be open from 10 am until 6 pm.
Walk in, give thanks, enjoy the peace, rest a while, meditate, pray. All welcome.
As 20 June is the date of Corpus Christi, when we give thanks for the Eucharist, there will first be a short (30 minutes) Communion Service at 10 am.
Everyone is welcome at this awareness and fund raising event, when we’ll have an al fresco coffee morning within the chalked outlines of what is hopefully to come!
There will also be an opportunity to view the scale models of the Annexe design, with removable roof, which give a really good idea of what the finished building would look and feel like.
A few pictures of this year’s event, taken early in the day. We were blessed with beautiful weather; soon, the photographer would be crowded out!
At short notice, members of the Royal British Legion have organised a commemoration on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of D-day, to be held on Thursday 6 June at 11 am at the war memorial in St Mary’s churchyard.
All are welcome to attend.
Pictures below were added after the event.
Thy Kingdom Come
May 30 – June 9 2019
As those who get Tidings magazine or follow the website calendar will know, Praying for Five was the May theme of Erwin’s monthly message.
As we have reached the start date for this global wave of prayer, the Archbishop of York adds his encouragement.
The Appeal Progress page has been updated – now showing how far we have got with the fundraising.
Reason all the information is not in this post is that its length would create havoc on mobile phone screens 🙂
Click here to find out more.
Our link person Rachel Butterfield has alerted us to the plight of our brothers and sisters in Namalemba.
The rains were two months late, attributed in part to tropical cyclone Idai in southern Africa, which drove moisture away from the East Africa region. Planting has not been completed in most of Uganda, while crops in the south are currently experiencing poor germination and moisture stress.*
In Namalemba the drought made it impossible to plant crops; crops that would normally be grown as the mainstay of both nutrition and trading ability.
We were told that many people are starving.
This Sunday there will be a short presentation at the start of the morning service.
Donations can be made by cash or cheque (payable to St Mary’s church Wivenhoe) to help the people of Namalemba to buy staple foods.
A little money goes a very long way in Uganda…