Here are the latest announcements and news items from the 5 Folds churches.
Thank you to everyone who donated food for the St Ives Food Bank at St Andrew's Harvest Service on 27 September; as you can see, we have lots of tins, jars and packets to take over to St Ives. Our collection of food for the Food Bank is ongoing with a box in church for your donations and you are welcome to drop off food on Wednesday afternoons from 2pm to 4pm when the church is open for private prayer. Alternatively, contact one of the churchwardens and you can drop off your donations or we can arrange to collect them. Nicky Carne: 230971 or Jacqui Fuller: 230774
Attached is the faculty notice for the installation of an automatic winding and regulation system on the clock in the church tower.
Children’s Society at St Andrew’s Church, Swavesey
The week before lockdown many of you kindly brought your Children’s Society boxes to church for the annual count. Those that arrived that day were the only ones that I received because of the sudden COVID 19 regulations that were put into place.
I have contacted the Children’s Society twice now for guidance and they tell me that they have put a ‘pause’ on all collections as they do not want to compromise anyone’s health and safety. However I fear that their funds must be severely depleted this year and childhood poverty has not gone away. I am hoping therefore to contact supporters by phone or email to arrange a day/time when I might collect your box. At the same time I have collection boxes to return which I will try to do in the near future.
Jacqui Fuller 01954 230774, Jacqui_fuller@hotmail.com
Revd. Lucy Cleland was licenced as a Team Vicar at St Andrew's church, Swavesey on 18th August 2020. Unfortunately due to COVID-19 restrictions only a few people could attend the service. However the people from St Andrew's decided to welcome her in their own unique way - by yarn bombing the cross in the car park with flowers knitted and crocheted by members of the congregation. The service was recorded and can be found on the 5 Folds YouTube channel at https://5folds.online/LucyLicensing. Welcome Lucy from us all.