Soup and cheese Lenten Parish Lunch – Sunday 12th March

The most recent ‘in person’ Parish Lunch, a Lenten Lunch, took place very successfully three years ago and fortuitously two weeks before the first COVID lockdown. (In 2021 we somehow managed a virtual Lenten Lunch).It is now time to start these social and fundraising gatherings again. We are therefore arranging a Soup and Cheese Lunch for Lent this year. It will take place on Sunday, 12th March in the Parish Hall following the 11am Choral Eucharist. This year we are asking for donations to two organisations. The first is the Welcome Organisation, Belfast, which offers support for the homeless, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Its services include a Drop In Centre, Street Outreach Teams such as those that work with the rough sleepers in our churchyard, Crisis Accommodation for Women, a Floating Support Service for those who have been homeless but have now accessed accommodation and a Mobile Health Unit.The second organisation is Mary’s Meals which is currently feeding nearly 2.5 million children in Syria, Yemen and South Sudan as well as many other places. It spends 93p in every £ on their feeding programme. It used to take £15.50 to feed a child in a place of education for a whole school year but now it takes around £19.20. Mary’s Meals is in urgent need of support.We invite you to come and join the lunch so please make sure that your name is added to the list of those attending so that we can gauge numbers. The list will be available after our Sunday services and in the church kitchen on weekdays until Sunday 5th March.