Lenten Project


Each year the Sunday School adopts a cause to support for their Lent Project. This year the Rector encouraged them to support the Mothers’ Union Literacy and Development Programme which teaches women in some African countries to read and write enabling them to improve their lifestyles and giving them access to outside information.

  Sunday school  

Showing the Sunday school where the projects are 

  The Guides organised a “Café” on a Saturday afternoon which raised £320 to be divided equally between the project and funding for Guides attending Summer Camps.

Mothers’ Union members and other parishioners also gave their support by following the “Count your blessings” scheme, setting aside a suggested amount each day.

One Sunday in Lent the parish attended a “Soup, bread and cheese lunch” which raised over £500.

  Guide cafe  

Preparing for the “Café” 

Soup, Bread & Cheese   

Ready to serve! 


Enjoying the chat 

  The result was a cheque from the parish for £1404-57 which was presented to the Worldwide President Rosemary Kempsell at the Mothers’ Union Worldwide Headquarters - Mary Sumner House, London. Also present were Jane Groves and Nicola Lawrence (Joint Heads of the Action and Outreach Unit). They were delighted to receive this generous donation as the income has gone down due to the recession and cost of funding existing work has risen due to unfavourable exchange rates.   Presentation   
      Rosemary Macartney (MU Trustee),
Jane Groves (A&O Unit),
Rosemary Kempsell (Worldwide President)
and Nicola Lawrence (A&O Unit)