Further to the announcement in last month’s newsletter, here is some background information and a progress report!
During the present crisis the demand for goods and donations to help families who are struggling has been like never before. At the present time they are short of tins of baked beans and tinned tomatoes.
This is the last week for our current weekly envelopes and I am in the process of arranging next year’s envelopes. Thank you all for your contributions over the last year. A number of you have now decided on alternative ways of contributing and some have already requested envelopes. If you still require envelopes for the coming year and haven’t told us could you please let Tim Frost or me know as soon as possible.
We will be holding our Annual Parochial Church Council meeting for Holy Innocents on Tuesday 27th April, preceded by the Annual ParishMeeting where we elect Churchwardens. We will be receiving the Accounts and an Annual Report on the proceedings of the PCC and the activities of the parish, a report on changes to the Electoral Roll and a report on the Fabric of the church. It has to be a "zoom" meeting, and we do hope that as many of you as possible will be able to participate.
We are very fortunate to have had a generous gift of land for our New Churchyard. It is sited just across the road from the Church and you will have noticed that it is now ready for use. The entrance and gates have kindly been provided by the landowner who offered us the land. There will be a hedge planted at the correct time of the year and a notice board will be erected shortly.
Following several months of unsuccessful searching for a new editor and distribution manager for The Messenger, we have decided to go online and create a new website for The Messenger
As you may be aware there is no national 'central pot' from which we can draw from to share our faith, serve our communities and routinely maintain our beloved Church. As such, we are fully funded by generous donations. A large percentage of this is support by planned givers; this ensures regular income and enables our PCC to budget effectively and with confidence. In order to provide for all, we do atHoly Innocents we currently need to raise around £1000 each week. To ensure our mission, ministry and community outreach are funded; we are continually looking at how we can achieve the funding of our Parish Share.