Rector’s Weekly Update

The Beaminster Area Team
From the Hub update Friday 10th February 2023

I have received a message from the Diocesan Giving Advisor, Anna Hardy. She is encouraging parishes to apply for Erskine Muton Trust Fund grants as there have been very few received for the May Meeting. Across our churches we have many projects being undertaken and work that needs doing. Grants made are from £1,000 to £10,000. The deadline to apply is the third of March and Anna says that the application form is straight forward and can be accessed via the following link

I have received the following message from Mo Sullivan at St John’s Roman Catholic Church. I know that this will clash with Walk in Wednesday but it would be good if we were able to support this event in some way.

‘St. John’s Catholic Church, Shortmoor, DT8 3EL, is having a Coffee Morning on Wednesday 15th February to raise money for Turkey and Syria after the devastating earthquakes. Starting at 10 am. coffee, tea and cakes will be served plus a raffle. All your parishioners are welcome to join us.’

Following our recent meeting to discuss the possibility of forming a cafe style bereavement group, I said that there would be a follow up meeting to make further plans and to allow those who were unable to attend the first meeting to join in. This will be at 2.30 pm on Monday 13th March in St Mary’s Beaminster. This group is open to all our churches across the team and it would be good to see participants from the team.