The Children’s Society

The Children’s Society

The Church of England Central Home for Waifs and Strays was founded in 1881 by Edward Rudolf, a Sunday school teacher and the charity has now evolved into The Children’s Society, a leading children’s charity committed to making childhood better for all children in the UK. Children in trouble with the law, runaways at risk on the street, disabled children, refugees and many more are helped by the Society.

The local committee for the Society is linked with St. Mary’s Church and attempts to raise funds throughout the year with various functions, for instance a coffee morning, table top sale, quiz night and cream tea etc.

Every year at Christmas we celebrate Christingle, a service for children who are reminded of the message of Christmas with an orange and candle. The orange represents the world, a red ribbon around the orange denotes the blood of Christ, the candle, the light of Christ and four sticks decorated with sweets and dried fruit also inserted in the orange are the four corners of the world and the bounty of harvest given to us. Everyone sings Away in a Manger by Candlelight, a very moving service, to which everyone is welcome.


“Wordymacwordface” SPRING QUIZ AVAILABLE

The Spring Quiz for the Children’s Society is now available called “Wordymacwordface”- entry £1 available from Pam Bailey or John on 01933 318415.   Entries to be returned to John by 30 June 2018.


Forthcoming Events

St Mary’s Church Hall, Rushden
Saturday, 12th May 10-12noon
         Entry 50p
Come along – All welcome!
        St Mary’s Church Hall, Rushden
         Wednesday, 30th May 2-4.30pm
      Admission by ticket £5-available soon
           From Mary 01933 315383 or
              Christine 01933 418399




Committee members and contacts for the sale of tickets:

Anne Riley – Chairman tel: (local code 01933) 316380

Mary Hadley – advertising tel: 315383

Cathy Calder – treasurer

Anna Allen tel:                   tel:358289

Liz Cromwell

Teressa Plumley

Kathy MacKenzie            tel: 418399

Christine MacKenzie      tel: 418399