Ride and Stride, the Historic Churches Trust sponsored cycle ride, in which people all over England walk or cycle between churches, from Cornwll to Northumberland. All churches in our Benefice are participating and need your help. Families, groups of friends, dog walkers can make this a great day out. If you are not able to cycle or walk, then could you be one of the recorders, sitting peacefully in the church or grounds, welcoming in the riders and filling
in a couple of bits of paper.? Most churches have a rota so please do speak to your local organiser. As well as raising money for your local church, 50% goes to the Suffolk Historic Churches Trust which has already helped to keep several of our local churches open; so in lots of ways this is a really worthwhile venture. Be part of it and join in the fun! Local contacts:and forms available in all churches Bedfield Kathy Thurman, 628470, Southolt Maureen Flannery, 628094 Worlingworth Nora Ingate 628316 Tannington John Sharp, 628319. Monk Soham Tim Artiss 685663
16th September Harvest Service
Our Harvest Festival in St. Mary's is on the 16th of September at 6.00pm. It is again that time of year when we give thanks for all God's gifts to us in the way of food to sustain us for another year. Although this may have been a more difficult year for the farmers we still have much to be grateful for. Ron Orams will lead our service and we hope to see many of you joining us.
Sale of gifts and produce
On Monday 17th September between 10am and 12 noon in the church, we will sell all the gifts from the school and church members. The money raised from this goes to the Matthew Rusike Orphanage in Zimbabwe. Please come and stock up on your vegetables and fruit to help those who have so little when we have so much.