Thanks to everyone who came and filled St Luke’s Church for our Carols for Christmas on Saturday 15th December.
The carols were sung heartily, readers entertained us, the delicious Christmas food disappeared quickly and the mulled wine was a great success. Best of all was the fact that about half of the people who came were not regular churchgoers, so our outreach really seems to have worked. We raised three hundred euros with a retiring collection for the Dreamland Mission Hospital, Kenya, a charity dear to our hearts. Well done to you all.
Very grateful thanks and many congratulations to everyone involved with the Fayre this year.
It was a wonderful occasion and a truly memorable day, the stalls looked fantastic and so many people commented on the excellent quality of the goods we had on offer. Despite the dreadful weather on the Tuesday the sun shone on us for a short period when the Fayre was open and although the attendance was 20% down on last year we still managed to make money for our charities and I am delighted to be able to tell you that we hope to distribute in excess of €8,000 to the list of worthy causes. Thank you all for making it possible for us to help others who are far less fortunate than ourselves.
Annual Dinner Dance
Good food and good company make for a very good night out.
This is the verdict of the 70 guests who attended the annual ACP Dinner Dance at the Kamares Club on Friday 9 November. The event included a superb buffet, a spectacular raffle and raised nearly €1,400 for church funds.
See if you are featured in the ‘rogues gallery’ below!
The 3rd Blessing of Animals took place in the grounds of Ayia Kyriaki Church on the Feast of St. Francis ( 4th October ).
This is a joint service with the Latin Catholics and Father Jim and The Reverend Canon Anthony gave each of the 18 dogs and their owners an individual blessing following a short service . We were extremely happy this year to welcome to the service our Bishop ,The Right Reverend Michael Lewis Bishop of Cyprus and The Gulf, with his wife Julia and one of their dogs Hew. Father Carlos senior Priest from the Catholic Church was also present . All dogs were very well behaved and seemed to enjoy meeting their friends again.
Afternoon Tea and Fashion Show
75 “Dedicated followers of fashion” attended the Afternoon Tea and Fashion Show on Friday 15th June raising 2,000 Euros for church funds. Well done, an amazing effort – and a good time was had by all.
UPDATE ON MAJOR FUND RAISING PROGRAMME 2018
The Sponsored Walk held in April raised €6,200 for ACP plus nearly €3000 for other charities. The ACP wish to thank all participants, helpers and sponsors in making this event so successful. We also thank the Sea Cave Tavern for hosting the event and lunch and the St George/Blue Cross Ambulance Service for providing medical cover.
Looking forward to all your support next year when a similar event will be held on Easter Monday: 22nd April 2019.
As has been reported the very successful Fashion Show and Garden Party organised by Paula Tavener and friends in June raised €2000 for ACP funds and was enjoyed by everyone attending. Again our thanks for all the hard work to those who organised, helped and supported the event.
The ACP Christmas Dinner Dance this year will again be held at the Kamares Club and church members and friends are urged to support this Major Fund Raising event so please put the date in your diary: Friday, 9th November 2018. More news will follow.
The Craft Group would like to thank all who helped to run the stalls at the recent Spring Fair, there were representatives from all three Worship Centres.
A warm and friendly atmosphere and a pleasant morning was enjoyed by everyone. A total of €1420 was raised including donations. It was lovely to see the support from members of the local community including church members at this event.
The Craft Group are hoping to support the Samaritans Fair on 7th May at the Angelika Restaurant with a stall of Craft items.
Women’s World Day of Prayer 2018 – prepared by Christian Women of Suriname.
Front Cover Artwork
The painting shows hands symbolically receiving the divine gift ready to pass on to future generations. The sun shines and vegetables and fruit tell us that there is enough food for everyone. The hummingbird, white ibis and macaw represent the many bird species the country boasts. The blue frog is one of the protected species only found in Suriname. Native to the country is the red and yellow heliconia, as is the majestic kapok tree – a beautiful giant of the forest. In the distance the Voltzberg can be seen – one of Suriname’s many granite mountains. The seven women symbolize all women in Suriname who cherish this gift to pass on to their children. Seven also symbolizes the seven days of God’s creation.
The graphic on the front cover was designed by 70 year old Alice Pomstra-Elmont. Alice was born on a ship as her mother was travelling from Paramaribo to Moengo, which in those days could only be done by boat. Most of her youth was spent in Paramaribo. She worked in general education in Suriname and later in special education in the Netherlands, before returning to live in Suriname.
Alice writes: “I enjoy this wonderful country with its rich nature. It is delightful to see the sun rise in the morning and the birds flying. What a precious gift. Let us keep it as beautiful as we received it.”
Some photographs from the Women’s World Day of Prayer Service held at St. Stephen’s Church, Tala.
€265.80 was raised to go towards the grants allocated by the Women’s World Day of Prayer Committee.
€10,000 Raised For Charity By The Anglican Church of Paphos
The Christmas Fayre run by the Anglican Church of Paphos at The Monte Lisa on 6th December 2017 raised an amazing €10,000 which will help 22 charities both large and small based on the island with many working in the Paphos District. We would like to say a huge thank you to all those who came on the day, those who worked so hard to make the event possible and to the many local businesses and individuals who gave us help with donations and advertising. We are delighted to have been able to make such a difference to those in our local community once again.
On 23rd November, the church Christmas Dinner, organised by the major fund raising team was held at the Kamares Club. It was a tremendous success and was enjoyed by all three congregations who were equally well represented. 58 tickets were sold and I’m afraid that anyone who was unable to attend really missed out. €1100 were raised for church funds.
The food was excellent but will result in one or two pre-Christmas diets being necessary! Music was provided by Blue Jar, a delightfully talented couple with a huge range of different genres ranging from quiet background ballads during the meal and ending with everyone up on the dance floor.
We have been asked to repeat this next year and it is hoped that we will have 75-100 attending once word gets around. If you didn’t go – ask someone who did, what you missed out on.
Many thanks to all the team who worked so hard to put the event on, added to the successful Sponsored Walk – also being repeated next Easter Monday.