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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
the latest Turning Point News from Jo Parsons
of Jean & Michael Simmonds)
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
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
THE PASTORAL SECRETARY - Jennifer Brearley
on Hearing Loss
their website www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk)
can I tell if I have hearing loss?
I turn up the TV louder than your family wants it?
you find it hard to follow conversation in pubs and
you struggle to hear on the phone?
you often ask people to repeat what they say?
your partner complain that you don't listen to them?
you find others mumble?
you answer 'yes' to any of these questions, take a quick and
easy Hearing Check and make an appointment to see your GP.
Action on Hearing Loss Check isn't a full hearing test but it
will indicate whether your hearing is in the normal range or
if you should have further tests.
benefit of taking the Hearing Check is that if it does suggest
you have hearing loss, we'll send you a statement of the
results that you can take along to your GP - this might make
it easier for you to get a referral to an audiologist (hearing
specialist) for further tests.
the Hearing Check over the phone on 0844 800 3838 (local rate)
or online at actiononhearingloss.org.uk/hearing check.
factsheets and leaflets will tell you about a whole range of
issues related to the ears and hearing.
you think you might have a hearing loss, our leaflet 'How's
your hearing?' is a good place to start. It explains how
you can get your hearing tested and gives you an overview of
the many things that can help you to hear and communicate
better. Our leaflet 'Ear problems and treatments'
gives an overview of how your ears work and the ear-related
problems that can cause hearing loss, balance problems or
can order free factsheets and leaflets from free helpline 0808
can email the Information Line on firstname.lastname@example.org
to see the latest books added to our Church Library in 2017.
browse and borrow and when you have a few minutes whilst you are on the
church premises. I guarantee you'll find something of interest.
Library can be found in the Church near the Foyer.
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).
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
House, White Street, Market Lavington
the best coffee in Market Lavington!)
1.30 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. - 5.00 p.m.
9.30 a.m. - 12.30 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.
Cow Ice Cream
AGED 13 - 17 ?
Want somewhere to meet friends?
THE FOOD CAVE at St Arbucks
13-17 year olds are very welcome to join
'The Food Cave' which meets Tuesdays during term-time from 4.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.
It's a session specifically for young people to socialise, enjoy the
free wi-fi and subsidised refreshments.
We have a responsible adult seeing to
safety and also providing training for those additionally looking for
work experience, who are welcome to learn how to use the machinery and
serve refreshments to the other young people.
If interested, just turn up, or call 01380
from David Lamb
I can order
sweatshirts for £15 and short-sleeved polo shirts for £12.50.
in many colours & all sizes.
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 Opendoor 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 Opendoor
please send an email to email@example.com
or text the Chair, Eddie Sims on 07968983660.
And please continue to support our work with your
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