Parish Advent Charities

The issue of homelessness was a controversial one this time last year. Despite various promises and new initiatives in the interim, statistics now show that there are more families homeless this winter than last.
Over recent weeks, a considerable number of new hostel beds have been made available and this should greatly help those who are sleeping rough. However, this still leaves many families in unsuitable accommodation such as B&Bs and hotel rooms without cooking or clothes washing facilities.
In recognition of the ongoing problem of homelessness, our annual ‘Green Jar’ Advent Appeal will support the work of the Peter McVerry Trust.
As another initiative, a ‘Coffee Morning’ will be held in the Rectory between 10:30am and 1:00pm on Saturday 10th December in aid of our parish outreach programmes – Down Syndrome India based in Chennai and Bray Women’s Refuge.
Support from parishioners and the wider community for these worthy causes would be very greatly appreciated.
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