Summer Fair - Saturday 18th August in All Saints Church (please see below).
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 12th September - PCC meeting in All Saints Church at 7.30 pm.
Sunday 30th September – United Harvest Festival at 10.30 am. in All Saints Church.
Evening Service –this Service is back to its normal time of 6.00 pm.
The Reverend Steve Carter, is taking a 3 month sabbatical from 14th May to 6th August.
During this time if you require the services of the clergy please telephone the parish office on 077205 66610, when you will hear recorded instructions.
If you wish to leave a message the Parish Administrator, Mrs Helen Banks, will deal with your request as soon as possible.
Please leave your name and contact telephone number and Helen will return your call.
Please do not send emails, text messages or letters to Steve Carter or try visiting the vicarage in his absence.
If you need an immediate response, the Parish Office at No. 1 The Square is open every Thursday between 10.00 am. and 1.00 pm. Thank you.
Helen Banks – 077205 66610
All Saints Church Summer Fair
We are planning a summer fair for Saturday 18th August.
To have a variety of stalls we would like to invite community groups and individuals to consider having a stall. The cost is £6.00 per stall, but the number would have to be limited as the fair will be in the church so it is first come first served!
Please book a stall by giving me a call on 016974 76463 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will reply.
The church will be running the refreshments and plant stalls. Posters giving more details of the event will go up around the area in the month before the event.
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.
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org .
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)