LATEST NEWS AND EVENTS
LOFT Skittles Evening
The LOFT ladies are meeting at the Hampshire Lodge Hotel for an evening of skittles and food on 21st August at 7pm. Please contact Pauline Torode before 16th August on firstname.lastname@example.org for food orders. Note this is a Wednesday – not the usual Tuesday. Feel free to invite friends.
The Solace picnic has been moved to 29th August and will meet at Blanchelande Park residential home at 12 noon.
On 1st September, following the Family Service in church, there will be another picnic in the Rectory Garden at 12:00, with yet another bouncy castle!
Church Vision and Strategy Day
We will be holding a Church vision and strategy day on Saturday 7th September from 1.30-5pm at Les Cotils. Please sign up on the notice in the porch if you’d like to come along – everyone is welcome.
The next Big Breakfast will be a full English on Sunday 15th September in the Community Centre.
St Martin’s Church collects food for the Guernsey Welfare foodbanks. We are happy to receive any tinned, dried or packaged goods that have a long use by date. Most users of the foodbank are families with young children so mild flavours and child friendly food is appreciated.
Actionaid would like to thank the many people who currently collect used postage stamps to help raise funds for the charity. If you don’t already save used stamps, then please consider doing this as it’s a great way to support this deserving charity. Saved-up stamps can be left at the back of Church, by the Food Bank.
Volunteers for Website Development Group
We are looking for volunteers for a website development group. Don’t worry, you won’t need to create the website, just help to prepare the content and information, so no IT knowledge is needed. If you’re interested in helping out let Rev Daniel know.
Thank you to all of those who have signed up to our new prayer chain. Please see Sallysara Windsor or Sandra Crittell for a copy of the list. (Please also see Sallysara or Sandra if you would like to join.) If you or anyone you know is in need of prayer for whatever reason, be it illness, moving house, job interviews, exams, etc., please let the Church wardens or Rev Daniel know.
We operate an envelope scheme for those wishing to make regular donations to support the running of the Church. This is a good way of providing a more predictable income for the Church which, in addition to covering expenses, also enables funds to be committed for initiatives and improvements. If you are interested in making regular donations by envelope or standing order please speak to Neil de la Mare or Rev Daniel.
Volunteers for the Church Creche
We are looking for more volunteers to help with the crèche – it doesn’t need to be every week. If you are interested please let Sue Johns know.
Volunteers for the Cleaning Rota
A few spaces have arisen on the church cleaning rota. If anyone would like to take part in this much appreciated act of service please speak to either Rev Daniel or Sara Dorey (email@example.com). You can make up your own team of about four or join an existing team. You will only be needed every 10 weeks if we can make another team.
“Mini Messy Churches” happen monthly (contact our Youth worker Kate Hatton).
We also have three Big Messy Church events each year. These are held in St. Martin’s Community Centre from 3.15pm and include supper.