Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Mary's Meals collects 120 backpacks!

Last Sunday we welcomed Lizzie Hastings from Mary's Meals to receive the backpacks which the parishioners have kindly assembled over this period of Lent. She gave a word of thanks, and was very impressed with the number we had collected so far, and she later met ith some young people from the Ignition group who have led this project.

Several of our Ignition group arrived at the church this morning to help pack the backpacks into large white sacks which will then be collected and shipped off to the children in Africa

The final count of backpacks is the astounding number of 120!! Well done and a huge thanks to everyone who took part in this project.

Please visit http://www.marysmeals.co.uk/ to see how you can continue to help support this worthwhile charity.

Frassati Society Hike

On Saturday 9th April 2011, 20 young adults from the parish who are involved in the Frassati Society, embarked on a 12 mile hike across the North Downs in Surrey.

We began our journey at Guildford stopping in Gomshall for a leisurely pub lunch. We had the pleasure of a visit from Fr Stephen who managed to squeeze us into his busy weekend at the seminary before continuing for the final 5 miles to Dorking. The day was enjoyed by all and the glorious weather made it all the more perfect!