SAINT WILFRID’S INVOLVEMENT WITH THE DONCASTER FOODBANK
Saint Wilfrid’s Church first started to contribute to the Foodbank in February 2014, following its opening to the people of Doncaster in September 2013. In our first full year of involvement, we literally helped to feed 5,000 people in Doncaster with our contributions! During 2017, our congregation donated some 366 kilos of food. Below are pictures of our pre-Christmas contribution.
Contributions are still urgently needed, so please keep donating during 2018.
Here is some information about the Doncaster Foodbank:
- The Foodbank is designed to help individuals and families in crisis through the provision of emergency food supplies.
- Local care professionals in Doncaster refer people with a food voucher to the Foodbank Centre. Here they are given their food supplies, a cup of coffee and help in finding other professionals who can help them out of their crisis.
- The Foodbank allows the general public to contribute to and support local well-being in a simple, practical way
For further details of the work of Doncaster Foodbank and how you can be involved, the contact details are:
Address: Reachout at Christ Church, Thorne Rd, DONCASTER DN1 2HG
Telephone: 01302 738629
SAINT WILFRID’S MOTHERS’ UNION BRANCH ANNUAL THEATRE VISIT – SATURDAY 13th JANUARY 2018
The Saint Wilfrid’s Mothers’ Union had their Annual Theatre Visit this year to The Dome, Doncaster, to listen to The Glenn Miller Orchestra. Prior to the show, 31 members and friends sat down to a Carvery Dinner in the Icebreaker Bar. A most enjoyable evening!
PATRONAL FESTIVAL – SAINT WILFRID’S BIRTHDAY – THURSDAY 12th OCTOBER 2017
On the evening of Thursday 12th October 2017, we held our Patronal Festival to celebrate Saint Wilfrid’s Birthday. There was a Concelebrated Mass with Bishop Glyn Webster, Bishop of Beverley as the Principal Celebrant & Preacher.
The Service was attended by over 200 people, including some 40 children from our School, Branton Saint Wilfrid’s Church of England Primary School. Their ‘Jubilate’ Choir sang beautifully during the Service.
Also during the Service, Bishop Glyn confirmed seven candidates:
Before the Service, Bishop Glyn blessed the new Bishop’s Chair and a new Altar Frontal, the latter donated by George & Gill Armitage to mark their Golden Wedding Anniversary.
The fabric of the Altar Frontal is based on an original design by Sir Ninian Comper. Our Church is one of the finest examples of the work of Sir Ninian Comper in a mediaeval Church.
HARVEST THANKSGIVING – SUNDAY 1st OCTOBER 2017
Once again the ladies of Saint Wilfrid’s Flower Club have created magnificent displays of flowers in Autumnal colours to celebrate Harvest Thanksgiving
We are most grateful for all the donations of food and fruit, by members of the congregation shown below:
All these were transferred to our School – Branton Saint Wilfrid’s Church of England Primary School – where a Service was held on the afternoon of Monday 2nd October 2017. Following the Service, all the produce donated in Church and by the parents, children and teachers at the School was auctioned and the proceeds will be donated to Charity.
Below are some of the floral displays created for the occasion:
The South Porch Entrance to Church
Inside the Main Entrance:
The Statue of Mary:
The Statue of Saint George:
……and finally, Pews in the North Aisle:
Can you spot the bird?!!
ANNUAL CHILDREN’S PILGRIMAGE TO WALSINGHAM
Our ‘Tuesday Church for Children’ taking part in the Annual Children’s Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham – March 2017
Palm Sunday Procession – Sunday 9th April 2017
Maundy Thursday – Altar of Repose – Thursday 13th April 2017
Good Friday – Easter Garden built by the Children – Friday 14th April 2017