A huge thank you to all those who generously donated towards our Harvest collection. A car load of food was delivered to St Paul’s, Hounslow West, who run the food bank project that we support as a church. Don’t worry if you missed out on giving last week as our usual food bank collection will continue to be delivered there regularly. Please continue to give generously as you are able.
Anna Evans, an Ordinand at St Paul’s who heads up the organisation of the food bank, writes: “We are really grateful for all the support given to the foodbank here at St Paul’s and for your regular contributions. Over the last year, we have seen a rise in the number of clients coming to the foodbank each week, we certainly could not sustain the level of people we help without the invaluable support of local churches, individuals and school.”
St Paul’s has had a big week for other reasons too. This last Tuesday their new vicar, Rev Claire Clarke, was installed to a packed out church. Claire had been a part of the team at St Saviour’s Sunbury and had been trained by Rev Libby Etherington, former vicar of St Paul’s. She has (like me) just finished her curacy training in this part of London. She will be a great asset to our deanery and ministry in this area and I’m really pleased we’ve managed to keep her local! Please remember her in your thoughts and prayers as she begins this next phase of her ministry.