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A very special thank you to the good folk of Skinner Street URC. They so very kindly made up Christmas goody and gift bags for the guys and gals and enabled us to provide a venue for our 2011 Christmas Day lunch. This is in addition to helping to provide regular drop-in facilities, R2R office facilities and storage space for the many donations of clothes and sleeping bags, etc.

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After Christmas and early in the New Year even more donations came in and we are truly grateful to all of you. Recent additions to our funds from generous donors include:

  • £1414.86 from St Mary’s Longfleet
  • £250 from St Mark’s Talbot Village
  • £300 from an individual donor
  • Sleeping bags and bedding
  • £121.12 from The Lantern Church
  • £548.17 from St Luke’s
  • £160 from Canford Heath Churches: St Paul’s, Canford Heath Baptist Church, Beacon Church
  • £223.60 from Broadstone URC
  • £200 from St Peter’s
  • £120.00 from Wimborne URC – from their carol service and Christmas day service which was attended by friends from the Baptist Church, the Methodist Church and the Salvation Army
  • £50 from Liverpool Victoria, Westbourne
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The end of 2011 brought a number of very welcome donations of both money, food and clothes. We are truly grateful to all those who have been kind enough to think of us and the guys and gals that we seek to help. And no matter how small ‘every little helps’ as we have so often been told by a certain retailer:

• Holy Angels Church for £225
• Canford Magna Churches for £105
• Buckland Road Baptist Church for £31
• Broadstone Methodist Church for £50
• Liverpool Victoria for food, toiletries, clothing, footwear and cash collection
• Kellogg’s for breakfast cereals
• TwoToo for fleece scarves
• Holy Angels Concert raising £364
• Lantern Church for £350
• St George’s Church, Oakdale for £100
• Various individuals for donations totalling £290
• Church of the Transfiguration Concert raising £400
• Various individuals for donations of food and gifts for Christmas

Some of the money raised is going towards providing a cooked breakfast at The Fisherman Café in Poole for those who are rough sleeping. We may not have had the snow that we had in 2010 but the weather has still been very uncomfortable with rain and high winds, so a hot meal to start the day is a very literal lifeline for these people. A big THANK YOU to The Fisherman Café for again working with Routes to Roots to make this happen.

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WOW what fantastic people you are! Many thanks again to our wonderful supporters.

Hamworthy Middle School who donated Harvest collections
Hillbourne School who donated Harvest collections and also raised £160.50 from a non-uniform day, Harvest Tea and donations
St Peter’s Youth Group who raised £350 from pilgrimage sponsorship
Oakdale Team Ministry St Paul’s who donated £250
Canford Heath Baptist Church who donated Harvest goods and raised £410 with a Quiz Night

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The Church of the Holy Angels

Lilliput Road, Poole


A Charity Evening of Organ and Vocal Music

(some of which might even be rehearsed!)

Thursday 10th November 2011

at 7.30 pm

Jeff Williams – Organ

Jeanette Hancock – Alto

Carol Langford – Soprano

Tickets £5

Tickets available on the door or from the Parish Office

Nov 11 Flyer HA A5

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Choral Evensong

Sunday, 7th August, 6:30pm – Wimborne Minster
Monday, 8th August, 6:30pm – St Mary’s, Winterborne Whitechurch
Tuesday, 9th August, 6:00pm – St Mary’s, Sturminster Newton
Wednesday, 10th August, 5:30pm – Sherborne Abbey

The pilgrimage group is made up of young people from St Peter’s and from neighbouring churches.  We aim to walk from church to church and hope that the experience will bring to all who are taking part a sense of journeying towards God and drawing closer to His love. We are also aiming to raise some funds for Routes to Roots, so if you would like to sponsor us through the secure link on this site (see donate box at the top of this page), you will be passing this direct to Routes to Roots.

We are delighted that each evening St Peter’s Choir will be meeting us at our destination church and will be singing Choral Evensong. It should be a real treat both for the Choir and hopefully for those who come to the services.

We are extremely grateful to the churches who are so generously hosting us over the days of our journey and we hope and pray that they too will find this an enjoyable experience. We look forward to meeting with you in August and to starting the ‘holiday’ part of the year with a real celebration of our faith.

With every blessing
St Peter’s Youth Group and Choir

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Rob FishIt is with great sadness that we say goodbye this week to Rob Fish. Rob has been with Routes To Roots since January 2007 as Outreach Worker and has always been such a fantastic and encouraging figure.

To download the full size version of the montage below, just click on the image.

If you would like to leave a message for Rob, please do comment on this post and we will pass the message on.

We would like to take the opportunity to say a huge THANK YOU to Rob and we pray for every blessing as he moves on.

Montage of Rob Fish