Kenny will be on retreat next week. As a result the Vestry meeting scheduled for Thursday 23rd Feb has been postponed and will take place on Thursday 1st March.

The 10.30 am Ash Wednesday service will be led by Bishop Gregor and there will be no evening service on Ash Wednesday.

New Group

We’d like to welcome another new hall user group to the community halls.

Cocaine Anonymous, a support group for men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with one each other in order to help with their recovery from addiction to cocaine or any other mind altering substances.

The group meet on Sunday evenings at 7.30 pm and is the only support group of this type in the local area. Anyone who wishes to come along will be made welcome.

Christian Aid Quiz Results

And in first place, we have St Augustine’s Episcopal Church!!

Congratulations to our team of Margot, Tim, Toby and Barbara who beat off opposition from 14 other teams from different churches in the town to bring the Christian Aid Quiz trophy to St Augustine’s for 2012.

Friday Soup

Just a realisation that we always need more customers for our Friday lunches. Excellent soup on offer, toasties, filled rolls, and lots more at a very very reasonable price. Why not come along between 12 and 1pm and spoil yourself!

Christian Aid Lunches

Christian Aid’s annual soup, bread and cheese lunches will be running every Thursday throughout March in Riverside church halls. St Augustine’s will be responsible for serving and providing soup on March 22nd.

If you can help in any way with this then please get in touch with Tim Rhead.

Friday Soup

The current Friday soup team do a brilliant job serving snack lunches to the masses each week. However they are always keen to have more willing volunteers who could give a hand. You don’t have to commit yourself to every single week. If you’d like to know more speak to Kenny or Maggie.

Passing the Baton

The Bethany Trust have set up a service called Passing the Baton to help formerly homeless people settle into new tenancies and build relationships in their local area. Volunteers act as “buddies” by offering help with DIY or support to start hobbies or social activities or other ways of getting the person involved in their community.

The Trust want to start up a pilot project in our area and have approached St Augustine’s to see if we would be interested in participating. Volunteers get full training and support and a team of volunteers is assigned to each homeless person.

To find out more, without committing yourself to anything, why not come down to the church on February 15th at 7.30 pm when there will be a meeting to outline the project and give more detail on what is expected of volunteers.