Monday, 26 September 2016

A great big thankyou

Yesterday we had our Harvest Thanksgiving service at St James. Next week it is at St Anne's, but today we had the harvest service for St James's School.

The children poured into church for the service at 9.30am.

Once again we were supporting the excellent work of the Manna day centre for homeless people near London Bridge.

150-180  people each day are looked after at the centre, receiving breakfast, lunch, and the opportunity for a hot shower. Housing and welfare advice is also offered to service users, as is computer access, and clothing.

The Manna Society - near London Bridge
Harvest Festivals provide 70 per cent of the foodstuffs used by the centre each year so it is a project well worth supporting. We had a great response this year on Sunday from the congregation at St James, and the great pile of harvest gifts was further added to by the children from the school. St Anne's gifts will follow in due course.

It is great to think we can help one of our local charities and at the same time give thanks to God for all his blessings in creation which we celebrate at harvest time.

'I mustn't forget to say a great big thank you' - one of today's harvest songs for St James School in church

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