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Mary's Meals Backpack Project - firstly, a belated thanks to those who supported the coffee morning I held a few weeks ago which raised an astonishing £226. As a result I have been able to complete a further 50 backpacks bringing the total to 275. I am now working on the next 25 but have used up my entire collection of old backpacks so if you have any you could donate, please leave them in the box in the porch. As ever, children's summer clothes and shoes are also welcome, as are the other items listed on the box. Many thanks. (Jacky Seymour)
New Hall Fund: donations now amount to £13,580. If you would like to donate, please make your cheque payable to Our Lady Queen of Apostles, place it in an envelope addressed to Bob Vale and hand it to Jeannette or Charlotte. All donations are confidential. If you are a taxpayer and are willing to Gift Aid it, please complete a Gift Aid form available from the back of the Church. Many thanks for all the donations received so far. (Bob)
The Presbytery - the sale of the property at £277,500 has been approved by the Diocese and is now proceeding.
All Churches Trust: I am delighted to say that yesterday I received a letter advising of our successful grant application and enclosing a cheque for £8,500 towards the New Hall Fund. Our grateful thanks have been sent to the Trust and again to Yvonne Morgan of the Diocese Office for her continued support. (Bob)
Will you accept the £20 Challenge? I'm prepared to give any regular attendees at our Church £20 to go towards buying materials or making an investment to raise money towards the new Hall. I will be asking for names of anyone interested on Sunday 7th July. More details to follow.
Social Team Meeting on Monday 1st July at 2.00pm in the classroom.
Parish BBQ from 1.00pm on Sunday 7th July at the Vale's in Lower Weare. Bring and Share salads & desserts but BBQ food provided. Donations for new Church Hall & Parish Charity. Please let me know asap if you are able to come along and whether you can bring a salad or pudding. (Jeannette)
Milk Bottle Tops - My Mum collects the red, green & blue plastic milk bottle tops for The Air Ambulance and would be really pleased if everyone could save theirs and bring them along to me on Sunday mornings so that I can give them to my Mum. Thank you very much. (Clare)
The Adult Formation team are hoping to have a gathering in September for those who might be interested in knowing more about Catholicism. If you are interested please speak to Marie or Anne.