NEWS FROM THE PEWS
From 6th February until May essential work will be undertaken to repair the Church floor, which
is literally crumbling beneath our feet. During this time Church services will continue as per
schedule, but they will be held in the Chapter House. There will be no access at all to the
Church. The Chapter house will be open each day for private prayer and reflection. The
candle stand and book of remembrance will be available there too. Temporary ramps have
been fitted to the rear door to facilitate access via the side path. Follow our progress here.
DATES FOR THE DIARY
7th May 11:00 - A special Communion Service commemorating the Coronation of King Charles III, followed by refreshments
13th May 10-12 noon Pop Up Cafe
15th May 7.30 pm Creative
20th May 9.30 am onwards Churchyard Clear Up
30th June 7.00 pm Alma Singers Summer Concert
15th July - Parish Picnic at Howbury Hall
REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS THIS WEEK……
We pray for those who are sick, especially Jude U, Michael L, Jake, Stephen L, Catherine H, Pat S, Lizzie G, Pauline E and Pat J. We give thanks for those who care for the sick.
We remember in our prayers, those in our community who are in assisted accommodation and all those at Crossways Nursing Home.
We pray for those who have died recently - Rob G, Sally B, Irene C, Stephen M, Michael B and Shirley D- May they Rest in Peace. We ask that you comfort those who mourn.
We remember those whose anniversary falls at this time.
NEW WEEKLY PRAYERS FOR OUR COMMUNITY
Each week as we pray for our community of Renhold we will remember especially, those who live and work in a particular road or organisation, find out when your road or organisation features here.
SPECIAL APPEAL: FOOD BANK AND OTHER DONATIONS
Thank you to everyone who has so generously donated to the foodbank. Bedford Food Bank has already provided more emergency food in 2022 to Bedford families in crisis than it did in all of 2021, and they continue to need our help.
A collection box is situated at the rear of the Church, items urgently needed :
Fruit Juice (Longlife), tinned vegetables, coffee 100g, teabags (40/80), tinned meat in sauce (curry, chilli, stews), jars of curry sauce, tinned fruit, vegetables or tuna, long life milk, washing up liquid, anti-bac spray
- Thank you for your continued generosity
We also continue to support SMART in support of the homeless. During the Pandemic clients were moved into accommodation for their health and safety with government support. SMART are seeking financial support to continue this work. We invite you to make a personal financial donation to SMART Prebend