St Peter & St Mary’s Church Social & Fundraising News

Welcome to our first Social & Fundraising newsletter in 2020. from jennie Christie (Posted 1st July 2020)

We hope that you have been staying safe and are continuing to stay safe through these strange Covid-19 times. Some of us have had & are having time to explore new interests and discover more about our locality whilst many of us long for get-togethers with families & friends and miss our regular activities, clubs, and Church services.

We had quite a year planned for 2020 but only two events have been able to take place – the quiz, which was a sell out and enjoyed by many from our local community and beyond, and raised £1000 which we passed to Moira for her discretionary use with families in dire need in our parish during this difficult time and our Lenten Lunch which raised £197.50 for The Chestnut Tree Hospice.

Sadly we have had to cancel until further notice our Fishbourne Literary Festival, Spring Jumble Sale, Church & School Summer Fete and our Cream Teas. The coming together of so many people to these events has taken its toll on our social life as well as on the finances of our Church. Last year these events raised £6500.

Also we had plans for the Ride & Stride event, a Harvest Lunch, Fishbourne Entertains (a concert celebrating the many talents of all ages followed by a supper) and a first ever Christmas Tree / Festival of Light Event at the beginning of December. Some of these may be able to go ahead but it is remains very uncertain at this time.

Our reason for writing is really two-fold. Firstly to let you know our current thinking and secondly to ask whether perhaps you might like to donate the money, or some of it, that you would have spent at these events to our fund which currently stands at NIL. Any donations made to the St Peter & St Mary PCC especially if gift aided (which would add anther 25% to your donation) would be very welcome and gratefully received.

If you are able to donate, you can so by making an online payment to St Peter & St Mary PCC, Sort Code 090151, Acc. No. 00435505 or by contacting Moira or myself, Jennie on 01243532642.

Thank you and “We will meet again”