Stewardship and Harvest Offerings
We are delighted that Saint Martin’s Church is reopen for public worship and we are looking forward to our Harvest Thanksgiving Service on Sunday 4th October, at 4 p.m.
Thank you very much for your continued support for the life of our church. Harvest is a good time for us to consider how God has blessed us. This harvest, we have three ideas:
All gifts of non-perishable harvest produce brought to the Harvest Thanksgiving Service will go to Brampton Area Action Group’s S.H.I.N.E. project, which is establishing a new affordable food hub for those who need it in Brampton.
Over the next three years, the Bishop’s Harvest Appeal will be supporting the work of Christian Aid in Israel and Palestine and the Mother’s Union in the Democratic Republic of Congo. All donations to the Bishop’s Harvest Appeal will go to local organisations in these two regions supporting some of the poorest people in the world. Details of how to give are available on the diocesan website or in the leaflets available at the back of church today.
Our annual report and accounts for 2019 confirms that Saint Martin’s Church had a deficit of £7,317 last year. Sadly, the impact of coronavirus means we are heading for another deficit in 2020. As you know, many people are experiencing financial difficulties at this time.
We are all reflecting on our financial support for Saint Martin’s Church. If you are in a position to be able to increase your giving this year, that increase would be a tremendous source of encouragement to the whole church and enable us to develop ministry in this parish throughout the coming year.
Thank you for giving the contents of this letter your prayerful consideration.
With every blessing
Revd Stephen Robertson
on behalf Saint Martin’s Church, Brampton, Parochial Church Council
You can find an online giving button on the main page of this website.