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.

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IT’S A CHALLENGE QUIZ AVAILABLE

John Holloway’s Autumn Quiz for the Children’s Society is now available called ‘It’s a CHallenge’ – entry £1 (3 prizes of £10) from Committee members or from John tel: 01933 318415.   Entries to be returned to John by 31 December 2017.

 

Forthcoming Events:

 

The Children’s Society

Coffee Morning & Box Opening

On Saturday, 7 October  10am – noon

With various stalls on offer

or enjoy a cuppa with Friends

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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

Faith Anderson

Kathy MacKenzie            tel: 418399

Christine MacKenzie      tel: 418399

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