DON"T MISS OUT
A Pre-loved and Vintage Clothes Sale
at Tillington Village Hall
on 30th September
Great bargains, free entry
Coffee and Biscuits
Tillington is hosting an
International Food Fest with a Tasting Menus of Dishes from around the world
on Saturday 14th October from 7pm
A great evening out...
Tickets £10 a head, children £5
Bring your own drinks please.
Book a place and get tickets from
Angela 01798 342 151
Carmen 01798 344 777
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 by the gate at the bottom of the church path, 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.
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 have supported their living expenses. The mother, Olga and daughter, Sofiia lost everything, their new flat and all their possessions when the Russians bombed their town outside Kyiv in the first attack of the War. It shattered their lives and their dreams.
They are extremely moved and grateful for the kindness and help they have received and Olga has been busy learning English as fast as she can. Sofia has started school at MRC and really loved it. They found many ways of settling into life here in UK and making friends. A wonderful volunteer from the community gave English lessons every day, and although it was really hard, they worked tirelessly to make progress. In many wonderful ways the community came together to support and love this amazingly brave mother and daughter.
Olga took work in Petworth and they both found the struggle with limited public transport that meeting and making friends with fellow Ukrainians was very challenging. Olga's qualifications as a lawyer without a good command of English meant that the work she could find was very limited and quite poorly paid.
Someone in Tillington made an offer to try their luck in London, as they had a flat they were happy to share. They decided that despite all the support and friendship here, it was time to spread their wings and give London a try. It was a daunting prospect, but with the news of the war in Ukraine as it is, a move designed to help them both flourish in the long term. They are both very courageous.
Olga and Sofiia have moved to East Dulwich in London to increase their opportunities for work and finding a Ukrainian community. They are profoundly grateful to the people of Tillington for the kindness and hospitality they received and so much help and support.
WE ALL WISH THEM VERY MUCH LOVE AND PRAYERS FOR THE FUTURE AND THE SAFE KEEPING OF THEIR FAMILY IN UKRAINE.
WE LOVED HAVING THEM WITH US AND CHERISH OUR FRIENDSHIP.
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
if you have any queries about church related matters
For Weddings, call Angela Gresham Cooke on 01798 342 151
Annie Sneller is the licensed Lay Reader
01798 342 507