Women here in Britain take for granted a whole bathroom full of all the things we need to keep ourselves fresh and comfortable each day.   In the refugee camps this is a more difficult business altogether and dignity can be in short supply.

TRelated imageo help with the plight of women in the camps in the middle east – who are already in distress and discomfort because they have had to leave their homes – the charity known as ‘Samara’s Aid’ have suggested parishes put together dignity bags full of basic essentials.

Richard and Bridget Sear have kindly donated the brightly-coloured bags and last weekend St Joseph’s parishioners made a great start with all the stock being issued for filling.

If you could please return the bags by mid March it would be appreciated.  Each bag contains a list of suggested items that we wouldn’t and they shouldn’t be without!

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St Joseph’s parish is taking over the Touching Souls Cafe at the Abbey for one day only on April 1st.

Teams of volunteers will  serve refreshments to raise much needed funds to pay for our new boiler that heats our church – NOW FULLY INSTALLED.

So, please come along and enjoy lunch of soup, sandwiches, baked potates and chose from a selection of delicious scones, Victoria sandwiches, carrot cake, flapjacks and brownies made by our parishioners for this event.

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