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Fundraising Walk 11th September 2021

Dear Friends,

This has been an extraordinarily difficult year for many people. There is no doubt many have missed having our churches open as places of prayer and worship for long periods over the last 18 months. It is my hope that as our churches return to being open and active they will be a valuable resource for our communities in the time of recovery that is ahead.

You will appreciate the financial challenges that churches being closed and unable to hold services and events has had. This poses a challenge to reopening buildings and restarting services. As such we will be holding a church fundraiser in September for the Benefice to raise money for the recovery of all our parish churches.

We are undertaking a ‘Pilgrimage Walk’ between each of our Parish churches on Saturday 11th September 2021. The cross country route will include 3 legs and at each church their will be refreshments and a brief act of worship which people might wish to join in if they are unable to join the walk between the churches.

We are asking that, should you be able to join us on 1 or more of the legs of the walk, you might begin to raise money through sponsorship over the summer ( a form is available from Rev Doug or Anne Wiliams). Alternatively you may wish to simply make a donation to sponsor the event through an online donation to one or more of the churches which can be made by clicking on the church links below:

Donate to All Saints Chebsey
Donate to St Mary’s Ellenhall
Donate to All Saints Ranton
Donate to St Chad’s Seighford with Great Bridgeford and Creswell

More information on the walk and the services will follow but do save the date and get sponsored, or consider making an online donation to kick start the churches back into active service in our communities.

With thanks and prayers

Doug
Rev’d Doug Heming 01785 282829

doug.heming@yahoo.co.uk

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In August our current team of Editor and Treasurer for the Magazine are ending their term of service. We are looking at a way forward for the Magazine with a new Editorial and Finance Team. It might be that this will come from beyond the church community so we are inviting anyone with an interest in getting involved in the Magazine production to be in touch with Doug Heming on doug.heming@yahoo.co.uk or 01785 282829.

Could you be the next Editor or Treasurer for a while???

To allow for community input on the broader future of the Magazine we will be holding an open meeting which we are encouraging, contributors and advertisers and local interest groups along to.

We will discuss the way forward for the Magazine after the August changes and how best to respond to issues such as the impact of social media, fewer distributors, collection of subscriptions etc.  


The meeting will be at 10am Saturday 15th May at St Chad’s Church Seighford. 

Please let Kate know of your intention to come at kate@maxwellashley.co.uk to ensure Covid guidelines are able to be adhered to.  Let’s hope we can ensure the future of the Magazine is secure and sustainable in response to the changes ahead.


Many thanks
Rev Doug Heming