The last six months has been difficult because we had to physically close our doors, although we did carry on caring for those in need. We collect for the foodbank and regularly distribute food to those in need. We support families having difficult times both practically and emotionally and many of our congregation help to support homeless charities in the local area.
We want to carry on with this work, but like everyone else we have bills to pay. St Martin’s church is a big building and repairs are expensive. Recently we have had to do essential electrical work and roof repairs – so the rain doesn’t get in. We also have to pay towards the ‘Common Fund’ of the Church of England, which pays for our vicar and curate – who lead us in the work of St Martins.
Rev Julia Palmer, Vicar of St Martin’s said: “We are doing this auction online this year instead of having our normal Christmas Fare because of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Our hope is that this event this will be fun as well as a good fund raiser helping us to get ‘Back on Track’. So do join us and buy something at our auction or you could just make a donation. (Bank details are: sort code: 40 11 58, account number 60482676).