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Please use the link below to access all the resources from this year’s General Meeting in Portsmouth, including Sheran’s and Bev’s address.
Please click below to access all the resources for our 2020 Theme
The new Diocesan Intercession Calendar for next year can be found by clicking the link below. It is also in the centre pages of the 2018 Autumn edition of Focus.
Thank you all for your continued support for our Hospital Project. There have been some changes at Ronald McDonald House at the John Radcliffe so here is an update on how we can support them more effectively.
A big thank you to all who knitted blankets for the cots. Please do not make any more until further notice as they have more than enough for now. You can still make baby quilts.
What is needed:
- Mini Toiletries only – shower gel, soap, body lotion, shampoo and conditioner. All toiletry items should be unused.
- Toothbrushes – single packs of toothpaste – small-sized
- Shaving kits – a razor and a small pack of shaving foam/gel
- Coffee – jars and tins of any size (not just single sachets)
- hot chocolate and other drinks – jars of any size (not just single sachets)
- Biscuits – small packs only
- washing powder – any brand!
- New magazines
Please do NOT send Tea, Sugar and cleaning products any more.
A new facility is planned for parents at the JR. Once this is built things will change again and I will let you know how we can support the families.
Treasured memory Kits are always needed – these can be bought on Amazon (please use Amazon Smile so that Mothers’ Union benefits too!).
Please search for ‘Mybabylog Inkless Wipe Hand and Footprint Kit’ when you want to purchase them (current price £4.99).
There is a need for some knitting for the chaplains at the John Radcliffe Hospital; small knitted squares with crosses on and some larger shawls. Get in touch with Alison Bennett and she will collect them once you have finished them and sewn in a Mothers’ Union label.
It is important that you pray while you are knitting these, there is a sheet with prayers on for you to use. Please see below for the leaflet of patterns and prayers…
Do you visit churches outside of our diocese, maybe when you are on holiday? Why not leave one of these postcards next time?
We also have a different set of cards to leave in churches within the diocese.
They have been produced specifically to be given outside of Oxford diocese; there will be separate ones for within our diocese issued shortly.
The file below has four cards, and is designed to be printed double sided (“flip on short edge) on card.
Please see the documents and letter from Rosie, (a member from the Churn branch), below for some ideas on fundraising…