Notices

It's shoebox time

Some of you have been putting together shoeboxes, and we need to get them all together to send off. 

If you have filled boxes, they will be collected from Creech Church at the Sunday Service on the 7th November, and from Ruishton Church on Sunday 14th November. You can obviously bring them to the churches prior to that. Collection week is 15th to 22nd November.

If you don’t want to do your own shoe box, then a contribution towards sending them would be useful as they now suggest £5 a box, and quite a few boxes come in without the money to send them.

Once the shoe boxes leave us, they go to a warehouse where they are checked over and sealed, put in large boxes, and sent by lorry to the countries where children are in need. Our boxes tend to go to Eastern Europe. It’s the cost of transport that is expensive.

Gift Suggestions

* Toys

  Include items that children will immediately embrace such as dolls or cuddly toys, toy trucks, harmonica, yo-yo, skip  ping rope, ball, small puzzles etc.

* School Supplies

Pens, pencils & sharpeners, crayons or felt pens, stamps & ink pad sets, writing pads or notebooks & paper, solar calculators, colouring & picture books etc.

* Hygiene Items

Toothbrush, bars of wrapped soap, comb or hairbrush, flannel.

* Other Items

Hat, cap, gloves or scarf, sunglasses, hair accessories, jewellery set, wind up torch, slinky spring, matchbox cars etc.

Remember no liquids, sweets or toothpaste. All soft toys must have CE marks. No books written in English as the children won’t understand them.

You can see more details on the website Samaritans-Purse.org.uk

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BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE

St  Michaels Church now has a book of remembrance. If anyone would like a loved one’s name added please fill in a form available in Church or contact Liz via the Benefice office.

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Bell-ringing at Ruishton

If anyone is interested in bell-ringing, the new bell tower captain at Ruishton would be pleased to hear from you! Please contact Mervyn via the Benefice office.