Sunday, 30 September 2012


Extra chairs were put in church this morning to cater for the large number who came to celebrate Harvest Festival at the Parish Mass.  We had members of  our Scouts, Guides, Brownies, Cubs, Beavers and Rainbows as this was a parade service. Father Martin celebrated and Father Mervyn preached. He divided the church in two; to one side he and a server gave a biscuit each, telling the recipients not to eat it yet. The other side had nothing as they represented all those people in our world who don’t have enough to eat whilst those with the biscuits represented, us, the Western World who by enlarge have more than enough and more than our fair proportion of the world’s resources. He posed the question what could one side of the church do to help the other side. It was decided that those who had biscuits could share them with those who didn’t and so folk one side of the church delivered half a biscuit to folk  the other side. We all eat out biscuits and the service continued with Father Martin blessing the Harvest Gifts which are to be given to the Romford Foodbank; also envelopes with cash were collected for USPG (which is changing it’s name to US)

Yesterday’s Saturday Shop took £206

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