Christmas Fayre - Saturday 17th November at 10.00 am. - 12.00 noon in Primrose Hall.
Stalls include Tombola, Raffle, Vegetables, Bring and Buy, Refreshments (please see below).
Dates for your Diary
Sunday 23rd December - Carol Service at 4.00 pm. in All Saints Church.
Monday 24th December - Midnight Service at 11.30 pm. in St Michael’s Church, Dalston.
Tuesday 25th December – Holy Communion at 11.00 am. in All Saints Church.
Evening Services – during NOVEMBER, DECEMBER, JANUARY, FEBRUARY and MARCH the Evening Service will be at 4.00 pm.
All Saints Church Christmas Fayre
Saturday 17th November in the Primrose Hall, Gaitsgill, from 10.00 am. to 12.00 noon.
Stalls include Tombola, Raffle, Vegetables, Bring and Buy and Refreshments.
This year we will have Christmas cards on sale which have been produced from the artwork of the winners of the Summer Fair art competition. Most of the cards will show drawings of the lovely stained glass Dove plaque, which is in memory of Hilda Wren and was made by her son-in-law in Canada.
We will be setting up the hall ready for the fair on Friday 16th November from 6.30 pm.
If anyone can come along and help we would be grateful. If you are able to help either on a stall or by serving refreshments during the morning we would be very happy to hear from you – even if you only have a little time to spare it will let a stall holder get around the fair and have a short break.
Please see the Flyer on page 6
Kay Robinson - 016974 76463
Winter Board Games Night
The second of a monthly board games evening, aimed at families, elderly, single, couples, all folks, all ages! The October evening was a good mix of fun, laughter and an edge of competitiveness which we'd like to see again.
Primrose Hall - Friday 23rd November at 7.00 pm.
The idea is simple. Everyone who turns up should try and bring at least one board game, hopefully a couple or more, which are to be played by all. Entrance is £5.00/family/couple and £3.00 per individual (children under 16 free). The fee will help pay for the hall and any surplus would be towards new games, chosen by the participants. Food and drink can be brought for own consumption. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
So let's switch off the tablets & X boxes and have a fun night.
Rod Phillips - 016974 76172
Women’s Aid is the national charity for women and children working to end domestic abuse. They provide expert training, qualifications and consultancy to a range of agencies and professionals working with survivors, to support their lives.
We have a woman’s refuge in Carlisle. This is a homeless scheme.
The ladies at the WI were so impressed with the talk and information we had, that Raughton Head Church has decided to help. We will collect household goods surplus to our needs (new or only in good condition) eg. bedding, crockery, toiletries, curtains etc. in fact any goods to start a home with.
We have already made a delivery to Water Street and with your help we will continue to support them.
There is a large plastic box at the back of church under the coffee table. Please help us to fill and refill the box with any suitable household gifts.
You may have things that you are holding onto and never use that someone may appreciate more. Thank you in anticipation.
Elizabeth Martin – 01228 711817
Macmillan Coffee Morning Thanks
Thank you to everyone who took part in the Macmillan Coffee Morning on the
28th September which raised £340.00. Thanks to your generosity and that of the lovely people who gave a donation even though they couldn’t get there on the day.
My personal thanks go to the wonderful team that set up, welcomed everyone, served teas and coffees and packed away, as well as everyone who baked.
Kay Robinson – 016974 76463
During the school holidays, those children who get school meals, need a little extra
from the food bank. Suitable items can be left in the basket at the back of church.
3 days of emergency food supplies have been given to nearly 6000 people the last year, including nearly 2000 children. They also given 25 tonnes of food to children as part of the Holiday Lunchpacks for kids scheme. The latest appeal is for fruit juice 1 litre, jam (not homemade), tinned puddings, tinned tomatoes, Smash.
Margaret Pinguey – 01228 711175
There is a selection of books at the back of church
for you to borrow. A small donation is appreciated.
I am writing to remind everyone who has signed a gift aid mandate in the past that they must be paying tax to take part in the Gift Aid scheme and that they should let me know if they no longer pay tax, (increases in personal allowances may have put some people out of the tax bracket). Whilst I am all for encouraging getting tax back from the government I do not want anyone to get into trouble with the Inland Revenue.
On the subject of the Gift Aid Scheme please can I ask that envelopes for individual payments are filled out properly or I cannot claim the tax back on their donations (as I don’t have everyone’s addresses I cannot fill this in for them), if you just want to use the envelopes for a donation then please just cross out the gift aid form on the back.
If making a donation by cheque then please could you make it out to ‘Raughton Head PCC’ as this is the name of the Church account, there are several All Saints Churches in north Cumbria and the bank likes things to be clear!
If anyone would like to make regular donations by standing order direct from their bank then please let me know and I will give them a form to enable this. My telephone number is 016974 76463 and email is firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com .
Finally I would like to remind everyone that private financial information is just that, PRIVATE and I will not discuss it with anyone else, not even PCC members. I will also keep written information stored securely.
Thank you to everyone who supports the Church, whether it is financially or in other ways, they are all important.
Kay Robinson (PCC Treasurer)