St George’s Crypt is dear to many at St James’ and celebrates its 90th anniversary in October. Like many charities, St George’s has experienced a reduction in income this year and has generously opened its storehouses to meet the needs of those experiencing food poverty in the City of Leeds. Following a proposal from Tracey Greig, the PCC unanimously agreed to give to St George’s this harvest time. More detail about the current challenges at St George’s was given in a message from the Chief Executive, Chris Fields which appeared in church and on our YouTube channel last Sunday. Chris’ message will be repeated this Sunday and next.
You can support the appeal in three ways:
Joining our Harvest Quiz: We’re planning a ‘rule-of-6-compliant’ church social on Zoom on the evening of Saturday 03 October, starting at 20.00. The quiz will be loosely based on environment/ creation themes. All welcome and there is a suggested minimum £5 per household entry fee which will go towards our Harvest Appeal (see below for how to pay). You can get the Zoom link here.
Donations of food – tins of meat, vegetables and potatoes can be brought to St James’ on Sundays 27 and 04 October and to the Parish Centre on Monday to Thursday 28 September to 01 October, between 09.00 and 12.00.
Donations of cash – Please pay by BACS transfer to the church account: CAF Bank Account no 00022695, Sort code 40-52-40, account name St James Woodside PCC, if possible, or make cheques payable to St James Woodside PCC, and in either case please make a reference to “St George’s Harvest Appeal”, so that the treasurer can identify what it’s for.
Alternatively cash donations can be made directly to St George’s here.