Our thanks to all in Bradninch who donated to this year’s Christian Aid Week. We collected 910.65 from returned envelopes plus donations online. Sarah & Ros, Bradninch Collection Co-ordinators
May 21st-28th is the Commonwealth War Graves Commission annual awareness week which aims to encourage people to discover the World War heritage on their doorstep. Many of the men and women who fought and died in the First and Second World Wars are buried or commemorated in local parish cemeteries, the stones and plaques maintained by the CWGC.
Bradninch is home to nine war graves. Eight lie in St Disen’s Churchyard and the ninth is in the graveyard at the Baptist Church. More information on these graves can be found on our ‘Lest we forget’ page.
Global poverty is on the rise. Coronovirus, climate change and conflict are pushing more and more people around the world into a struggle for survival. Together though we can help turn hunger into hope. Please watch for the envelope dropping through your letter box or donate online today.
This Sunday, 10th April, we celebrate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem with a special Bradninch United service for Palm Sunday. Then on Good Friday we have a Walk of Witness, beginning at St Disen’s Church at 10.30am and ending at the Baptist Church for hot cross buns. Next Sunday, 17th April, is Easter Day, the day of Jesus’s resurrection and we will be having a service of Holy Communion at 10.30am.
This coming Saturday evening, 26th March, local singer, Abi Foster will be singing some of her favourite songs, accompanied by Alex West, to raise money for her forthcoming mission project in Ecuador for Latin Link. The concert, in St Disen’s Church, begins at 7.00pm. Entry is free but donations of course will be most welcome. Donations can be made online on Abi’s Step Mission to Ecuador page.
We join with Christians around the world as we pray for peace in Ukraine.
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have called for a day of prayer on Sunday and in addition there is a call for the global church to pray for peace especially on Ash Wednesday, 2nd March. We will be offering prayers for peace at midday on that day and every weekday throughout Lent.