number of collectors dropping considerably, over the
past couple of years the Community and Mission Group
have stopped the door to door collections and replaced
it with other fundraising ideas. This has been well
received and supported by the congregation.
Most of us have at least two substantial meals a day,
while people in countries like Kenya and Zimbabwe will
be lucky to have one, yet our planet produces enough
food for everyone. It's unfair, it's unjust – and it’s
totally preventable. The greatest single threat to human
life is hunger. By acting together today as a
hope, we can make a change for tomorrow. Our
contributions will go towards making this happen. This
year £979.58 was raised and with gift aid a further
£67.50, bringing the total to £1047.08.
We held a coffee morning at our Christian Aid
co-ordinator’s house, a cooked breakfast at the parish
centre, sold quiz forms, and did a street collection in
Kingsley outside the shops opposite the church. At the
cooked breakfast, Mandy Loveder, the Regional Manager at
Christian Aid East Anglia, gave a presentation on how
our money is spent. It was very interesting listening to
her and some people took time to speak to her
afterwards. The Friday lunch donation before Christian
Aid Week was also given to this worthy cause, and the
well known red envelope was given out after Mass in
church for people to make an added donation if they
wanted to – quite a few did.
Please find below a selection of photos taken at the
cooked breakfast on Saturday 18 May.
Lent and Holy Week 2019
Information about Services and activities
taking place in Lent and Easter can be found
Kingsley’s Fallen WW2 Heroes
St Matthew’s Church is appealing for
information to bring the stories of over 40
World War Two heroes from Kingsley to life.
Events celebrating the 125th birthday year
of St Matthew’s.
When you shop online the
easyfundraising way with any of their
3,250 registered shops and websites, they
receive a commission for your purchases.
easyfundraising then turn that
commission into a donation for St Matthew's
Thursdays in term time from
10:00am to 11:45am. For more information
The Choir of
St Matthew’s Choir CD: O How Glorious
Information about the Choir’s 2015 CD (still
available) can be found
St Matthew’s Choir CD: My Lord has come
Information about the Choir's 2013 CD (still
available) can be found
St Matthew's Guide Book
Information about the new Guide Book can be