Tuesday 16th January
11.00 am Coffee Morning
12.30 pm Healing Mass with laying on of hands/anointing
1.10 pm - 1.50 pm Music recital:
Mike Overend (organ) with Andrew Wickens (violin) and Tom Jeffers (guitar)
Thursday 18th January
8.00 am Said Eucharist
Friday 19th January
8.30 am Said Eucharist
Sunday 21st January
11.00 am Sung Eucharist on the Third Sunday of Epiphany in the Week of Prayer for
Preacher: Fr Chris Pedley from Farm Street RC Church
Lent is traditionally a time of almsgiving. This year the Grosvenor Chapel Lent collection is to be divided between two charities. Both are concerned with the education and nuture of young people in poor countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Your donation may be received on the sheet at the back of the Chapel or via the Chapel office. Please give generously.
'Tariro' means 'hope' in Shona, one of the two main languages of Zimbabwe. TariroUK is a small grant making charity based in the UK that raises money to support orphans or young people in Zimbabwe whose one parent can't look after them anymore. The charity funds between 45 and 50 young people who need help and support in four centres in Zimbabwe through models which suit the individuals; supporting them through school and then with further education or practical projects until they are able to stand on their own two feet, as a parent would.
Tariro gives these children and young people hope when they had none, it gives them a reason to live, and helps them to thrive. Further information can be found at www.tarirouk.com
Friends of IBBA Girls School South Sudan
Formed in 2011, Friends of IBBA Girls School (FIGS) is a UK charity set up in response to a specific request from a community leader in IBBA Country South Sudan to help them build and develop a girl's residential school. The school is 'based upon core Christian values but open and welcoming to people of all faiths and none' strongly committed to working ecumenically across the Protestant/RC divide.
South Sudan has recently emerged from over 25 years of war with North Sudan and is one of Africa's least developed countries. Educating a woman not only uplifts her but also uplifts her children, community and country.
Through generous support, enough funds have been raised to put in sufficient infrastructure and buildings and to enable the school to open for its first intake of 40 girls in March 2014. In a partnership with the IGBS Trustees and Governors, the aim is to commit to developing and sustaining the school over the next 10-20 years. For more information see www.ibbagirlsschool.org
On Sunday 26th March 2017 at 12.30 pm in the Chapel's Garden Room, there will be an opportunity to find out some more about the charities. There will be a talk given by a supporter of FIGS Margaret Eddershaw, a friend of Paddy and Amanda Godfrey. Light refreshments will be served.