Looking Back

Lent Appeal. As we come to the end of a heat wave, it’s not too late to report that our Lent Appeal raised a magnificent £936 despite having to cancel one of the lunches as there were several inches of snow on the ground! £500 was sent  to support the work of the Additional Curates Society and £400 was sent to a project in Tanzania helping children with disabilities. Among the charities supported by our recent coffee mornings were Christian Aid, which along with a retiring collection in church raised around £165; in  June we sent £120 to sponsor 4 youngsters attending the Walsingham Youth Pilgrimage this Summer and in July we sent £165 to Frimley Park Stroke Unit Appeal, our way of marking the 70th Anniversary of the foundation of the NHS !

Unfortunately we were unable to have our Summer Hog Roast in June, so many people were away we just didn’t sell enough tickets! I am however pleased to say the Teddy Bears Picnic went ahead as planned on July 15th and was much enjoyed by the young children and parents who attended.

Wellesley Project– Wellspring Jackie Maw continues developing her work as ‘pioneer minister’ to the new and growing community at Wellesley. St Augustine’s PCC is to give further financial support for the work she is doing with families and young children. There are a number of exciting activities and events planned for the coming months. (see Wellspring web-site)

Deux Chats Pre-School In the Spring term we celebrated our  pre-school’s 20th Birthday with a big party; term ended with an Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Competition. In May the Royal Wedding was celebrated in some style, with a ’wedding’ in church complete with Bride and Groom, union jacks and bells, photos –the lot! The children and parents loved it!
Summer term ended with a graduation ceremony; there were speeches and Fr Keith presented all the leavers with a mortar board and scroll! ( Deux Chats telephone contact number - 07818 434369 )

Rushmoor Christmas Angels We will again be supporting this popular local project by  knitting Angels and distributing them around the parish for  children to find on their way to school– they get really excited! Each angel is unique and carries a simple Christmas message. Last year we collected and distributed over 600 angels! If you would like to help and need a pattern contact Fr.Keith

Follow the project on facebook– Rushmoor Christmas Angels