NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
There was a very special group of visitors on 7th August!
Jesus House Gospel Choir came to Tillington from London, to lead our worship with their joyous blend of musical harmony and energy. They had us all praising God with movement and alleluias. It was a thoroughly wonderful and uplifting event; their deep faith and love of God was palpable and contagious.
We are so grateful for their generosity.
We took a collection for the very significant work they do in their part of London amongst the poor and disadvantaged.
Afterwards we had a Hog Roast at the Old Rectory with the choir and all of us enjoyed meeting them and sharing their stories.
An unforgettable day for many.
THE UKRAINIAN REFUGEE CRISIS
A group of people from the church and the wider community joined together to form a Ukrainian Family Support Group.
They have successfully sponsored and invited a small Ukrainian family to live in Tillington.
There was a fund-raising effort which produced an incredible response, with which we furnished and equipped a little cottage, paid for their journey and are supporting their living expenses. The mother and daughter lost everything, their new flat and all their possessions when the Russians bombed their town outside Kyiv. It shattered their lives and their dreams.
They are extremely moved and grateful for the kindness and help they have received and are busy learning English as fast as they can. The daughter has started school and really loves it. They are finding many ways of settling into life here in UK and making friends. The most important thing for them both is to improve their English. A wonderful volunteer from the community is giving lessons every day, and although it's really hard, they are working tirelessly to make progress.
There is a chance of a new life here while the war continues, but their hearts are also with their country under ferocious attack and the family that are still in Ukraine.
They will appreciate our friendship and support over the coming months.
This is a remarkable community to be part of, our thanks to everyone who has helped with this team effort.
There is a Fuel Hardship Fund at All Hallows
If you are struggling to manage your fuel bills, contact:
Annie Sneller 01798 342 507 or
Rev'd David Crook on 01798 865 473
in strictest confidence.
There is small post box outside Church Cottage, opposite the church to the right of the Horseguards Pub, where you may in complete privacy leave your contact details and Annie or David will get in touch to discuss the kind of help you might need.
Psalm 23 is a great comfort to many in times of trial
here is a link with a sung version by Stewart Townend
Rev'd David Crook 01798 865 473
Mark Lavington on 01798 344 489
if you have any queries about church related matters
For Weddings, Funerals and Baptisms call Angela Gresham Cooke on 01798 342 151
Annie Sneller is the licensed Lay Reader
01798 342 507