Operation Christmas Child
Walkern will again be taking part in the annual Shoebox Appeal run by the Christian charity, Samaritan’s Purse. Gift filled shoeboxes are sent to various countries around the world and given to children who would otherwise not receive any presents and in some cases, have never received any. Over the past few years our boxes have been sent to Romania, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan Swaziland, Ukraine and Belarus. Last year we collected 37 boxes.
If you would like to take part in this appeal and help us beat last year’s total, leaflets with full information on preparing and filling your box are available at St Mary’s Church or the URC, or contact Olga Ginn (861754).
Boxes can be returned to Walkern School by Friday 17th November or to the Churches by Sunday 19th November or you can arrange your box online http://www.samaritans-purse.org.uk/.
All Souls Services
Sunday 29th October - St Peters: 3.00pm; St Mary’s: 4.00pm
Services of remembrance of the departed will remember all who have died since 2013 and whose funerals were connected with either Walkern or Benington parishes. They will be remembered by name in the service at the relevant church. Tea & biscuits will be served after the service. If there are others whom you would like remembered at this service please do not hesitate to let Mrs Rita Plumb know (869695) for Benington and Revd Canon Mike Leverton (01763 281218) for Walkern.
Welwyn Garden City Male Voice Choir Concert
At 7.30pm in St Mary’s Church. A mix of musical styles from popular songs to Welsh hymn tunes. Tickets: £10 (including glass of wine); available from Bev Harlow 07881 588662.