The Outreach Committee meets regularly to discuss, consult and plan ways in which we can help support the life and work of our church. We try to reach out to Parishioners who do not attend church on a regular basis, or maybe not at all, but whom, we hope, know that St Mary's would love to welcome them.
Contact is made through Christmas cards. Three thousand six hundred cards were delivered last Christmas, containing greetings and information about Church Services. We have a 'rolling programme' of delivering Welcome Packs to residents of the Parish: these are made up of a greeting from the Rector, a little prayer card and note to advise them that they will be remembered in prayer on the first Sunday of the month.
Other acts of 'outreach'include taking Communion to residential and nursing homes. Committee members also carry out visiting in the Parish or are involved with young people in the Sunday School and Youth Club.
The Outreach Committee actively supports the work of the Children's Society, Neighbourhood Watch, Meals on Wheels and Cruse Bereavement Care as well as responding to immediate need when it arises.
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