Christian Aid was set up by British churches in 1945 to support the hundreds of thousands of refugees who had lost their homes and possessions in the Second World War. We launched Christian Aid Week in 1957 to raise funds for this vital work that was still continuing in the long running aftermath of the war.
For 60 years, tens of thousands of dedicated volunteers have come together for Christian Aid Week each May to raise vital money for those most in need. Thanks to you, we’ve been there for refugees, providing essential food, shelter and legal assistance.
Your support is more vital now than ever. Let’s not turn our backs on refugees now.
Christian Aid envelopes will be available in the church from 14th – 20th May. Please do pick up an envelope and deliver it back to us with your donation. More information from http//www.christianaid.org.uk/christian-aid-week.
Give those brain cells a work out and come along to our quiz night on Friday 12 May 2017, in aid of the Manse Appeal Fund. Head to the church halls at 7 pm for a 7.30 pm. start and you can bring your own team of four or join a team when you arrive. Tickets cost £5 and this includes snacks and light refreshments. For those who prefer something less 'light', you can bring your own bottle! Tickets are available from the church coffee shop (open Monday - Friday, 9.30 - 11.30am, or Saturday 9.30 am to 12 noon).
Make it a date!!
Great News! At last our plans for the Living Well Cafe at Ferryhill Parish Church are coming to fruition with the opening of our Living Well Cafe on Thursday 20th April 2017. This facility is in recognition of the need to support people with memory loss or dementia and their families or carers and is already well established at Newhills and Oldmachar Parish Churches, so if you are aware of anyone who would benefit from attending please let us know so that we can determine how many people may be accommodated. The Cafe will run on Thursday afternoons, initially on a fortnightly basis, between 1pm and 3pm. South Holburn Church is beginning the process of investigating the possibility of joining us in this exciting new venture and is actively involved in the preparation for opening on 20th April. Thank you to everyone who has responded so willingly to our request for volunteers; it really is appreciated. Of course our door is always open for more help and if you wish to do so, on a rota basis, please do not hesitate to contact either Rita King Tel. 01224 572391 or Shona Matthew Tel. 01224 704378 for more information.
Young people from P7 up to S6 ages are very welcome to join us, meeting in the foyer and hall of the church on Sunday evenings (2nd and 4th Sundays) at 6:30 p.m., finishing around 8:30 p.m.
You will find more information here.
You may have taken advantage of our excellent Coffee Shop at Ferryhill Church over the years. It is open every morning (Monday to Saturday) of the year with a break over Christmas. The Coffee Shop provides an excellent space to catch up with friends over a cuppa or to get a bite to eat.
The Coffee Shop is made possible because of teams of volunteers who are on duty once a fortnight. You do not need to be a church member to be involved in one of these teams. If you are interested and would like to find out more about joining one of the teams, please contact Edna Sainsbury on 01224 572477.