Churches Together in Southwell

Churches Together in Southwell met again recently and below is a summary of
the things that they are currently involved in. Trisch & David (Driscoll) are our
official CTS reps, although anyone can volunteer to be involved, including attending the CTS breakfast meetings, the next one being 23 April 2022 – 8.30-
10.00am at Our Lady of Victories

Riverside – Helen King is now Senior Pastor.

Methodist – Volunteers from the community are needed to work in ‘The Cavern’ –
youth work without a religious base. Hope to be open 5 evenings per week eventually, as an open access youth club.

Christian Aid – Christian Aid Week Sun 15 May – Sat 21 May. The theme is
Turn Hunger into Hope. Likely possible to do a door-to-door collection Help to
deliver envelopes or count cash always appreciated – contact Lesley on 01636
814721 or SouthwellChristianAidCommittee@gmail.com . Christian Aid Service
at Holy Trinity Fri 13 May 7.30pm

Prison Fellowship – Carol Dobbinson is the new Senior Chaplain. Grateful for
support for ‘Angel Tree’ (gifts for prisoners’ children). Hope to resume ‘Sycamore
Tree’ course in prison.

Tools for Self Reliance– 3 tool kits are ready to go out to Africa.

Supporting Refugees – Southwell group – 3 Syrian, 3 Afghan families. Language & literacy – all families have ESO lessons. ‘Turning Pages’ – phonics reading scheme – should restart.

Welcome Scheme – If you know of new residents in Southwell, please send information to Peter Harris at southwellchurches.welcomescheme@gmail.com
Race Against Hunger –  The Trussell Trust (Foodbanks) provide 5000 food parcels a day.

For more info, contact details, etc., visit www.southwellchurchestogether.org.uk