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House, 1 Church Street, Market Lavington, SN10 4DT
the best coffee in Market Lavington!)
8 January 2018
Mon: 10.00 p.m. - 4.30 p.m.
10.00 a.m. - 4.30 pm.
10.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.
10.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.
Sat: 10.00 a.m. -
@ St Arbucks with Les & Janice
a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
is available at the Community Hall.
& chairs can easily be moved to accommodate pushchairs and
shop on the corner of Church/White Street in
to serve you!
of Soup & a Bread Roll.
Cuppa 10.30 a.m.
1st Friday morning.
a.m. - 2.00 p.m.
1st Saturday (usually)
Cow Ice Cream
2015-2017 St Andrew's will be raising money for the
three charities below. Click
on each to learn more about them.
Turning Point Trust
for December 2017 news.
food for local people in crisis
clients bring their voucher to be redeemed for three days
emergency food. Volunteers meet clients over a cup of
tea and can signpost people to agencies able to solve the
a Christian charity and part of the Trussell Trust Foodbank
Network. It works with supporters and beneficiaries
regardless of their faith or lack of faith. As a result of
the growth in its activities throughout the Kennet area and the
retirement of some long-standing volunteers it is now seeking
people for the following roles:
Trustees to join the Board of Trustees to provide strategic
direction and use their skills and knowledge to ensure that it
meets its responsibilities as it seeks to expand its operations.
They will have a desire to help people in crisis through
dealing with food poverty. People with communication/IT
skills and experience in fund-raising activities will be
Volunteer Administrators. Ideally they will have a knowledge of
using spreadsheets and simple databases. Training will be
wanting more information or considering the above position(s)
should contact Peter Brearley (Chair of Trustees) see 'Contact'
for link to email.
has a new store
Foodbank has moved its store to the Community Hospital.
Perry, MP, who had helped negotiate with the GWH Trust, cut the
Brothers, who had housed the store, helped with the move
to support the vulnerable and homeless of the Devizes area. It
offers three drop-in sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
at St John's Parish Rooms. At these sessions our service users
receive meals, fellowship, counselling, personal hygiene
(showers) and the use of a laundry which is just to be
upgraded thanks to a grant from The Gannett Foundation.
We see around 20 people at an opening. These will be
homeless, sofa-surfers and those struggling to keep a roof over
could not operate without the strong support of the Christian
community of Devizes team, particularly on the Friday shift from
16.30-19.00. These volunteers have the key roles of
cooking or counselling (sometimes both). We are always
looking to strengthen our team.
key worker as Acting Co-ordinator for many months has been
Christopher Sloane from Sheep St Baptist Church. Without
his stalwart work recently, when our Co-ordinator moved on to
take a promotion, it would have been difficult for us to
continue without his organisation and front-line skills.
strengthen Opendoors we particularly need people with the
confidence and skills to be Team-leaders at and run openings to
support our new co-ordinator Nadia Mitchell. If you are
interested in supporting the work of Devizes Opendoors
please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or text the Chair, Eddie Sims on 07968983660.
And please continue to support our work with your
youth club meets at Southbroom Centre (next to the Leisure Centre)
on Wednesday evenings. Although it is a secular club, the
leaders are keen to build up a Christian ethos and would really
appreciate two or three more adults joining the team. Some
leaders like to be there every week, others prefer fortnightly.
contact Annica if you think you can help 07810 837787 - email: email@example.com
to see the latest books added to our Church Library up to October 2017.
is hoped that the Church Library will be up and running by the time
you read this month's Link. We
have just over two hundred books so a lot from which to choose. They
cover Prayer, World
Religions, Bible History, Translations, Interpretations, Study Guides,
Biographies and lots of real life stories. If it's not there let me
books are marked up as belonging to St. Andrew's Church Library so if
you find one that isn't
tell me. I might have missed it. Do please sign in the small notebook
when you borrow a book and return it
of you may be moved to write a paragraph about a book you have read
which has moved you or impressed you. Do do
so. Thank you.
do enjoy a good read.
There is a Traidcraft
stall at St Andrew's after the service on the first Sunday of the
Don't expect things to be
cheap! Being fair to the producers means paying more - but
you can enjoy your purchases with a good conscience!
Why not take a look at
the catalogue for craft items as well as food, or look at their
website - www.traidcraftshop.co.uk
Items not on
the stall can be ordered through the church and not incur any
I can order
sweatshirts for £15 and short-sleeved polo shirts for £12.50.
in many colours & all sizes.
Together in Devizes
photo was taken at the signing of the new Constitution
29 January 2015 at the Church of Our Lady.
to right) Revd. Gary Gotham, (St Andrewís), Revd. David
Fiddy (The Rock), Lawrie Smithson (St Jamesí), Revd. Vincent
Perricone (St Peterís), Liz Overthrow (St Johnís and St
Maryís), Jacky Thomas (Quakers), Fr. Philip Baptiste (Church of
Our Lady), Revd. Paul White (Sheep Street Baptist Church).
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