Bradninch folk were busy during February knitting hundreds of teddy bears for Bradninch Support for Refugees. The teddy bears along with all the other goods and items donated will go to RAFT (Refugee Aid From Taunton) and thence direct to refugees in Syria, Greece and other countries. The teddies will be put into the pockets of children’s clothes. More collections of items for refugees will be held in St Disen’s Hall in April.
Congratulations to mum Cindy and son Arthur who were both baptised in St Disen’s Church during our morning service on Sunday 19th February.
We have installed a lovely new double oven in St Disen’s Hall. No more burnt pizzas!! It will be used for the first time for our Spring Lunch on February 26th. Add your name to the list in church if you would like to join us — £7.00 per head, 12 noon, after the 11am service.
On Sunday, 15th January we held a special collection for theBradninch Refugee Support Group. As a result of this, the team were able to purchase £150.00 worth of nappies, soap and other toiletries to be sent to RAFT. Thank you so much to all who donated.
Collections of food and toiletries continue on March 4th from 10.00am to 12 noon at St Disen’s Hall.
Congratulations to Justine and Christopher who celebrated 21 years of marriage by coming together with family and friends at St Disen’s Church on 10th December to renew their marriage vows.
Advent, the season of the church’s year when we prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ, begins with the lighting of the first candle on the Advent Wreath.
Our lay-led service took as its theme the need for everyone to ‘stay awake’ and be ready to welcome Christ when he comes.
Following the service, almost fifty people enjoyed a fabulous three-course meal in St Disen’s Hall.
Following the Act of Remembrance at the Guildhall, we welcomed almost 200 people, including the Mayor and members of the Town Council, to our Remembrance Service. The service was conducted by Revd. Keith Gale, who took as his text ‘Blessed are the Peacemakers’.
Standards were presented by Scouts, Cubs and Beavers.