UPDATE ON CHURCH ROOF
Firstly, a huge thank you to everyone who has so far contributed to our church roof fund. The fund has now reached over £41,000.00 (£33,825 already donated and £7,200 pledged). An incredible effort and all achieved in under a year. The background, for those who haven’t been able to get to church in recent times, is that we know we need to replace the exterior of the church roof which has reached the end of its serviceable life. We
know that the cost of replacing the roof will be in the region of £250,000 and we have possibly until 2025 until we can no longer put off the work. So, £41,000 is such a good start, although there is still a long way to go. With a congregation of well over 500, and hopefully another four years to raise the money, it would only take each of us to give £2.00 per week to ensure we have the funds on time - that’s £100 a year or £500
over five years. Can you help? Could you join those parishioners who have already donated or are making weekly or monthly pledges? Or, could you become one of our fundraising team. We have already seen some great initiatives and we need your help very much. If you are able to help please just contact the Parish Office via email on firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone on 01202 675412 or myself. Thank you all so much.
Peter Moody Tel: 07967 682825. Email email@example.com
PHONES FOR REFUGEES
Thank you so very much to all who sent boots coats etc. to help refugees here and abroad. Care4Calais say that French Police are persistently destroying refugees few possession including their phones. Phones
are also sometimes confiscated over here too. Smart phones are vital to refugees and asylum seekers. Often it is their only way of keeping in touch with families and friends, translating immigration documents, learning
the language and finding their way around. Phones4Them is an initiative to make use of all the unwanted phones that are lying around in drawers until they eventually get thrown away. They do need to be working
with uncracked screens, less than 5 years old and if possible with a charger.
BEFORE DONATING YOUR PHONE PLEASE WIPE ALL DATA AND REMOVE ALL PASSCODES, PASSWORDS AND CLOUD ACCOUNT DETAILS.
Do you have a smart phone lurking somewhere? See https://phones4them.org.uk/ Or please contact us for more information.
Judith and Andrew (on behalf of St Mary's)
PARISH LOTTERY AT ST MARY'S
I wish to thank all of you Lottery subscribers for your continued support of our monthly draw especially in these very uncertain times. Your regular payments provide a vital contribution to our parish finances and are so much appreciated. If you want to know more about Lottery, [which costs just £5 a month] and how you could win £1,000 contact me as below
or 07957704338 / 01202 631963
MASSES AT BOTH CHURCHES
We are delighted that so many people now feel able to come back to Mass on Sunday’s. However, the Covid restrictions are still in place which means we must restrict numbers and continue to social distance. It
is therefore very important that you register for the Saturday mass at St. Anthony’s and Sunday masses at St. Mary’s. If you do not book then regrettably, we may be unable to accommodate you. Please book either by
Going to the ‘Events’ page on our Web Site www.stmaryspoole.org.uk , Email the office firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone the office on 01202 675412 before 12 noon on Friday.
The office will close shortly after this and any notification after this time will not be registered. We appreciate your cooperation.