News

Toilet twinning with St Patrick’s Church

Soroptomist International Bath presented a plaque to Father John and John Roger, a very good friend of Beryl Morgan outside the main toilet at St Patrick’s Church in Corsham.

The toilet twinning with a toilet in Africa was done in memory of Beryl who passed away last year. She had been a member of the Soroptimists for a very long time.

Sponsorship Request

Will King is embarking on an incredible journey and is looking for sponsorship to help raise £3,000 for his fees to take part in an expedition to Tanzania next year. Tanzania 2020 is a UK National Scout Expedition to Tanzania in the summer of 2020, to work on community projects in remote rural locations.

Will has completed a challenging selection process and will be part of a group of 100 leaders and young people taking part in this amazing expedition.

The Madabadaba Project, where he will spend his time, is responsible for building new teachers accommodation. The accommodation is needed to house teachers, as the closest town is 2 hours away and currently teachers are sleeping on the floors.

As part of Will’s fundraising activities, he will be walking the twenty bridges of London on Sunday 8th Sept. This starts at Richmond Bridge for approximately 22 miles following the Thames footpath and finishes at Tower Bridge. He is hoping to do this in under 7 hours.

Please sponsor Will if you can. This can be done via:
https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/will-2020tanzania

News From Borderlands

Some numbers from July 2018-June 2019: In 12 months we have seen approximately 715 individuals who have eaten more than 5000 meals and received 3,497 English lessons and taken1,868 food bags home.

We also estimate that we have provided access to interpreters 146 times.

These amazing numbers would not be possible without the help throughout the year of around 140 volunteers, 50% of whom are Borderlands members, and of your generous support. Thank you from Steve

Liturgy of the Word for Children

A formation evening on the Liturgy of the Word for Children during our Sunday Mass in which some of your parishioners may be interested . The evening takes place at 7pm on Wednesday 9 October at St Edmund’s Catholic Primary School, Calne. This formation welcomes all those who wish to enable the children in our parishes to hear and reflect upon the word of God through CLOW. All are welcome, no experience necessary.

Strings Incognito Concert

Tickets (free) are now available for the concert being performed by the locally based orchestra “Strings Incognito”, who are returning to St .Patrick’s Church on Saturday 27th July at 2.30 pm. The programme will include well known classics, rock, pop and film music. This willraise money for our two parish projects, Mary’s Meals, who work with schools in poorer parts of the world to ensure that children get one meal a day while they are at school, and Project 61, a Bristol based charity who work to re-integrate ex-offenders into the community.

Tickets are available NOW from the Church. They are free as we have to limit numbers, so please make sure you get them in advance. On the day there will be a raffle and tea/coffee in the hall during the interval.

If you can help with refreshments, please add your name to the list in the Lady Chapel. A box is also available in Church for donations of raffle prizes.