COLLETT PARK DAY
Collett Park Day, an annual public event in the park next door to the church, dawned grey and overcast and setting up our stall was hampered by stiff chilly winds and showers. Trade was slow throughout the morning, but around lunchtime the sun made an appearance and the crowds came. Our Tombola where ‘every number wins a prize’ was a popular attraction, and the Books and Media stall also enticed many to grab a ‘three for £1’ bargain.
GRAND SUMMER DRAW
Collett Park Day marked the official launch of our Grand Summer Draw which offers the chance to win a week’s holiday accommodation in Brixham! The house sleeps ten and enjoys wonderful sea views.
Tickets, price £1 each, will be available throughout the summer, the Draw taking place on August 4th. Enquiries via our email address please.
ALL HALLOWS CHOIR
Our attendance at Sunday Mass, 9am, is frequently boosted by the children and staff of All Hallows Catholic Preparatory School , Cranmore. Early in March we were especially blessed to have their choir come and sing the Mass for us.
It was a truly uplifting and joyful experience and we hope they can visit to sing for us again soon.
UPDATE ON ST PETER’S LIFELINE
In 2018 we sponsored a young Kenyan student through his secondary education. More recently we have learnt of the existence of the ‘Hidden Ones’ – disabled children, hidden away from the community, regarded as being cursed by witchcraft.
The charity St Peter’s Lifeline have now registered, and had a basic assessment carried out on 114 disabled, mostly children and young people. Some are clearly very severely disabled, but no matter how serious the disability – ‘to ALL we can give hope!’
Measures have been set in motion to provide medical and pastoral assistance, refurbishing and equipping a redundant dormitory at St Peter’s into a Clinic and Social Centre. A qualified Occupational Therapist has started a continuous programme of appropriate treatment for all our patients. Above all, through church, community and schools, these children are to be accepted and embraced.
These are the children we are supporting this year with a share of our parish fundraising. Further donations are always received with gratitude and joy: cheques made out to ‘St Peter’s Life-Line’ to Fr Bede, or donate online by clicking the ‘Please Donate Today’ box on our Home Page at www.stpeterslifeline.org.uk