The following people celebrate their birthday this week: Lydia Horne, Diane White, Promise Sanderson, Jodie Wigley, Tony Woodcock, Joe Gisbey and Jamie Cobb. Happy Birthday everyone!

Hazel Wilkinson is overseeing the shoe box collection for Operation Christmas Child this year. Every year Samaritan’s Purse delivers hundreds of shoe boxes, filled with gifts, to children in need around the world. So before you’re inundated with Christmas list from children (and adults!) please take a leaflet from Info Point this Sunday and fill in a shoe box to go to one of the many children who have virtually nothing, often not even a home. If you would like a pre-decorated shoe box, or for more info see Hazel or contact her on 01903 715999.

Maria Lush will be selling cakes this Sunday after the service, raising money for her trip to South Africa at the end of the month. Any donations welcome! She writes:

Having wanted to both travel and work with orphaned children for years, I now have the chance to go to a South African village for orphans, volunteering in their school with LIV. I’m asking everyone I know if they could help support me. If you would like to know more about why/where I’m going or think you could help me with just a small donation please go to Thank you.