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
His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of EdinburghThe President and Vice-President of the Methodist Conference have made the following statement in response to the announcement of the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.The Revd Richard Teal and Carolyn Lawrence said: "We were deeply saddened to hear of the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip...
Our grateful thanks to all those who have decorated our church this morning to proclaim that He is risen — he is risen indeed!To all you hard working knitters and those who have been busily crocheting for these past few months — thank you!May all who see this wonderful display, know God's blessing and resurrection power this day.Happy East...
Holy Week and Easter ServicesPlease find below the information and details for the various services that will be taking place during Holy Week and Easter. Zoom invitations will be circulated for each service nearer the time to all those who are on the Zoom distribution list. If you would like to be added to the list, please contact Rev'd Keith Underhill at keith.under...