WMC: February 2017
Wantage & Grove Food Bank News
We are currently in need of more volunteers for the Food bank on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
You need to be fit and able to carry bags of food short distances. Access to a car is helpful but not necessarily essential.
People usually help once a fortnight on a rota basis. It involves putting together and delivering food parcels, and takes about an hour. If you are interested please contact Helen Margetts by emailing — firstname.lastname@example.org
Christmas Report and Thanks
Thank you for all the recent donations of food and money.
We were able to give out 71 Christmas parcels to needy families and individuals — and I think the folk who packed them enjoyed the experience — thank you for giving your time.
Over the whole of last year food parcel requests were up a little bit, especially in December, but whether that is a sign of things to come or a blip in the system, time will tell.
Recent numbers were: (last year's numbers in brackets)
October — 12 (14) parcels 18 adults 16 children
November — 16 (14) parcels 23 adults 14 children
December — 24 (12) parcels 33 adults 32 children
If you know of anyone who is struggling to manage because of temporary circumstances, do let us know.
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
From the Manse....These past four years we have been remembering and commemorating the hundredth anniversary of the events of the Great War. From it's beginning in 1914, to the places and battles that have been seared on our minds and collective memories: the Somme, Verdun, Passchendaele and Ypres to name but a few.This month, the eleventh of the year, on the eleventh day we will remember...
The ministry and work at Great Western Park is expanding and we're often asked to chaplain new groups and places, which is an immense privilege. We're aware that there's more than just the two of us can do and are keen to expand the team with new chaplains. Please get in touch if you'd like to find out more, see what we do and come out for a visit. We'd...
Written for the Abingdon Herald October 2018The woman who fell to earthBalancing on the gantry of a high-rise crane soaring above the city of Sheffield, Jodie Whittaker challenges Tosin Cole, the latest alien who brings death and destruction to our planet.Facing each other in a classic 'Western' stand off, suspended above the ground, she says to him; "We are capable of the...