BOOKS! DVDS! and JIGSAWS

Further items have been added to the small storage area which can be delivered on request.  They are as follows: BOOKS Patrick Kidd’s - “The Weak Are A Long Time in Politics” – Political sketches from the Brexit Neverendum written by the sharp-witted Times journalist covering the period 11th October 2014 (the election of Douglas Carswell as UKIP’s first MP) to 25th May 2019 (Theresa May’s resignation).  It seems like only yesterday…. Vince Cable’s - “The Storm” – The last world econom...
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PETERBOROUGH HOMELESS DONATIONS

As the temperature drops and the rain falls, life for those who live on the streets will become increasingly comfortless and difficult. Thank you to those of you who have donated warm clothes, sleeping bags etc in the last few weeks. Your donations are always gratefully received and will help to make a difference. For the time being we are collecting small/medium size men’s clothes. I’m afraid there are no facilities for mending the clothes, so please ensure zips work and buttons are present....
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A MESSAGE FROM ANNE HARVEY – FUNDRAISING

I have registered to take part in the ‘End to End’ Lands End to John O'Groats Virtual Run (874 miles) and hope to raise money for Cancer Research and Church Funds. The event starts on October 26th and ends up to 12 months later. I would be delighted if you would sponsor and support me! I plan to provide further details of the event and chart my monthly progress in the Parish magazine. So watch this space and…thank you 😊 https://endtoend.run/lands-end-to-john-o-groats-virtual-run Anne...
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FOODBANK COLLECTIONS – NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER

Collections for the Foodbank from the Church porch are now taking place on a monthly basis.  The collections to the end of the year will be as follows: November 4th December 2nd  It is likely that the end of the Furlough Scheme will bring more redundancies and more families pushed into financial difficulty so it is crucial that we continue to support the Foodbank in the same generous manner. Items that are on the shopping list range from toilet rolls, washing up liquid, shaving gel to ...
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Ridlington Harvest Celebration – Sunday Oct 4th 2020

You are warmly welcomed to give thanks at our Harvest Festival again this year and we look forward to seeing you: ST MARY MAGDALENE AND ST ANDREW INVITES YOU TO 'CELEBRATE HARVEST' on SUNDAY 4 OCTOBER at 6PM PRODUCE (DRY GOODS PLEASE!) TO BE DONATED TO THE RUTLAND FOODBANK Due to Covid restrictions, please book your place by RSVP to: acharvey@hotmail.co.uk  or  Tel: 01572 820273; Mob: 07751 079775 Currently needed by the Foodbank are the following items: COFFEE DRIED POTATO (SMASH ...
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PETERBOROUGH HOMELESS DONATIONS

The collection hubs have been closed since March but I have contacted the co-founder of Peterborough Homeless and she is happy to collect donations from my house. She has kindly sent me the following urgent request list. At the moment they are desperate for MEN’S clothes: T shirts, polo tops S/M/L Joggers  M/L/XL Jeans/ cargo type trousers 30-36” maximum Trainers, walking boots, normal boots & shoes Dark coloured boxer underwear, preferably new or in very good condition Towels – any ...
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BOOKS! BOOKS! AND JIGSAWS!

You would have seen from the piece in the August Parish magazine that we were looking at a way to safely reintroduce our book re-cycling and exchange with a view to books being delivered to the requesting household and being placed in quarantine on return. We have identified a small storage area that can be used and indexing has commenced. So far, the following are available: BOOKS! Alan Coren’s “The Sanity Inspector” – 1970’s collection of amusing pieces, some having stood the test o...
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RIDLINGTON CHURCH NEWS

Our lovely church held its first Holy Communion Service on Sunday, August 9th. Although it was rather different, it was very special to be back and we all enjoyed listening to Martin playing the organ – indeed he got a round of applause at the end! Please see the rota at the back of the monthly Parish magazine for September’s pattern of services across the Rutland Water Benefice. St Mary Magdalene and St Andrew’s, Ridlington remains open for private prayer on Sundays and Wednesdays 10am – 4pm. ...
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