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10am HARVEST THANKSGIVING – FAMILY MASS
On Sunday October 3rd, it is Harvest Thanksgiving. As it is the first Sunday of the month, there is a Family Mass at 10am, with singing led by The Choristers, and an address tailored for the whole family.
Preacher: Fr Thomas Couper
As restrictions are lifted, we have reverted to a single Mass at 10am on Sundays, which will be live-streamed for you to join it at home.
The congregation are now singing hymns.
If you still feel vulnerable, anxious or are shielding, you may want to attend the quieter weekday Masses instead.
Read the Vicar’s letter to learn how we are responding to the relaxation of restrictions.
For Harvest Thanksgiving, we’ll be collecting as usual for The Upper Room and St Mary’s Convent.
See a list of the items requested by The Upper Room below. Please leave goods at the back of the church.
The Upper Room is one of the three charities we as a church have chosen to support. Based in Shepherd’s Bush, the Upper Room is a front-line charity working with socially and economically disadvantaged people. They work with ex-offenders and homeless people, amongst others, to help them improve their lives and social conditions, and gain the self-confidence to become economically independent and productive members of society.
The charity helps over 1,500 different people every year and, amongst other things, serves over 26,000 hot, nutritious meals. To find out more, take a look at their website.
Please bring your contributions along on Harvest Sunday. Have a look at home or add a few extra items to your shopping trolley. A list of what they need is below. Do give generously. Foods with a past sell-by-date cannot be accepted. They prefer tinned food with at least 12 months remaining for consumption.
Thank you for this practical support.
SMAAA Charities Group
|PPE||Disposable gloves, anti-bacterial hand gel and hand wash|
|Basics||Jarred sauces, olive oil, cooking oil (sunflower preferably), vinegar (any type)|
|Tinned foods||Fish (salmon or tuna), meat, soup, vegetables, pulses|
|Seasonings||Stock cubes (veg, chicken, beef), bouillon powder, tomato puree, ground pepper, salt|
|Beverages||Instant coffee, long life milk, squashes, juices|
|Clothing, etc||Trainers and shoes (good condition), new underwear and socks, clean casual warm clothing in good condition|
|Toiletries||Disposable razors, shaving foam/gel, soap bars, deodorants, nail clippers, shampoo, shower gel, body lotions, pocket size packets of tissues|
Bleach, anti-bacterial all-purpose cleaning spray, disinfectant, Milton steriliser, toilet cleaner, toilet bowl rim blocks, toilet cistern blocks, washing up liquid, strong black garbage bags and bin liner sacks (large); rubber gloves, latex/hygiene gloves (large/medium sizes)
Large sponges for kitchen, kitchen rolls (catering size if poss.)
|Equipment||Cling film and aluminium foil (catering size preferred), disposable cutlery, take-away containers with lids;|
Items in bold are the most useful
Please not….. scarves, loose tea, breakfast foods (cereal, porridge, jams), tinned spaghetti/macaroni cheese, any wholemeal pasta, spaghetti, cannelloni, unusual size pastas, chutneys, pickles, chilli sauce, bbq sauce, dried pulses which need soaking, baked beans!