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More information after the talk in the Parish Centre on Sept 25th about the refugee crisis in the Greek islands: if you’d like to follow the progress of Solidarity Symi, which supports refugees on the island of Symi, this is the link; and if you prefer to donate directly to the charity, this is the link:
This email was received from Andrew Davies, who established Solidarity Symi. He is a former investment banker now living on Symi:
Thanks for the email – and sorry for the delay in responding. I still have a list of thank you emails to send which will go out in the next couple of weeks! Apologies, your church is one of these!!
Money given in cash to date has mainly been used to provide food for refugees – fruit, biscuits, milk – and bottled water. At Euro 2.50 per day per person, £200 / Euro 270 approx. has fed over 100 people for a day.
We have a giving page via a UK charity so donations can be gift aided – www.everyclick.com/solidaritysymi
Our aim is to have a plan and space available so no more refugees – particularly the most vulnerable children, elderly, injured – don’t have to sleep in the streets. this is critical as winter approaches.
Any funds raised at this time are assisting with this – and the project will also provide hot meals for refugees and poor families / house bound older people in Symi.
Thanks again for your generous support – and again , apologies for the tardiness – its been pretty crazy for the last few week and we’re just catching up!
NB There is much poverty among the Greek residents on Symi so help for them in the current Greek economic crisis is important. In another post, Andrew writes that Solidarity Symi intends to collaborate with the other Greek islands struggling to manage the influx of refugees. If you’d rather not donate online, please give cash to Fr Hugh!
Watch out for information about ‘Songs for Symi’ at Kendal Rugby Club on October 17th!
SVP Outing October 11th 2015 – sign-up form at the back of Church, to join us for lunch, a trip around the Lakes and afternoon tea at Low Sizergh Farm Shop! Last year’s trip included a drive around Thirlmere.
Pictures below are just three of the thousands taken during our pilgrimage to the Holy Land in May 2015. Watch this space for news about our reunion evening – an invitation to all who went, friends and family, anyone who’s interested in discovering more of what we experienced.
Sunday Mass Times
Vigil Mass – Saturday @ 6:00 PM, Sunday Masses – 10:00 AM & 6:00 PM,
Sunday Mass in Sedbergh @ 12:00 Noon.
Confessions are every Saturday from 5:10 PM to 5:40 PM
Weekday Mass Times (for variations, please see Bulletin)
Mondays @ 9.15am, Tuesdays @ 12.15pm, Wednesdays @ 7pm and Thursdays and Fridays @ 12.15pm
A couple of us went at the start of September to the Greek island of Symi, near Rhodes, for a week’s holiday. We’ve visited for years and having been earlier this year knew that the influx of refugees from Syria has increased considerably. Fr Hugh gave us £200 from the
A group of about 20 gathered in our parish centre on August 6th for an hour’s silent meditation and witness for the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This poster, created by a school student for a competition run by CND, was used as part of our
The summer newsletter is available here: SummerCTiCnewsletter. There’s an item on making churches dementia-friendly which is worth reading, as well as notice of workshops to help with Domestic Violence Awareness, and other initiatives. Separately, Churches Together in Kendal are planning a common programme for Lent, focussed on the justice and