Vilia lost her mum and her home when the earthquake struck Port-au-Prince in 2010. Bereaved and homeless, she went back to her home town with her husband and children. But life was a struggle, and they had nowhere safe to live. Christian Aid partner KORAL built her a new home that was strong enough to stand up to natural disasters. On the terrifying night when Hurricane Matthew hit, Vilia’s neighbours fled to shelter with her. As the storm raged, she shared her home with more than 50 of her neighbours for several days. Despite the ferocity of the hurricane, which swept away surrounding homes, her house was barely damaged. Vilia allowed her home to become an emergency shelter when Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti. She is incredibly grateful for the help she’s received but worries about those without a secure home.
Will you #StandTogether with your global neighbour Vilia and give a donation to help build hope in Haiti? We know how to make it happen – of the 700 houses we built after the 2010 earthquake, just one needed to be repaired after Hurricane Matthew. But we’re relying on the kindness of people like you to be able to do more, and reach more of our global neighbours in their hour of need.
The Annual Parishioner and Annual Parochial Church meetings took place on Monday 23rd April. Reports were given by the Vicar, Wardens, etc. on the work of the Church in 2017.
The death of key people in the life of St Mary’s early in the year caused great sadness.
The greatest blessing of the last year has been a continued and steady growth in the numbers in the congregation. We continue to pray for those He is calling into the Worshipping Community.
As we look forward to the rest of 2018 we continue to reach out into the community, with the coffee and cake afternoons, work with the School and close links with the Methodist community.
It is brilliant to see that the Little Free Library at the school gate is being so well used. A bit of house-keeping, balancing the stock and removing some books to share around other libraries in the area has been carried out. If it gets too full, books tend to fall out when you try to look at the selection.
There is a great range of adult titles - thank you to all book swappers! We could do with more children's books however so please take a look at home and see if there are any you can spare.
Put the date in your diary! This year’s Wrawby Show will be held on Sunday 5th August - please note the change of day from Saturday to Sunday.
There are sections for everyone to enter:
So get Growing, Making, Baking and Snapping!
Look out for the programme – out soon!