The Wider Community

The wider community…at home

Totnes Food Bank is a Christian community project being run in conjunction with local agencies to identify and serve families in crisis. It covers Totnes and the immediate surrounding area. We collect these types of food :- dried rice, pasta and noodles, tinned soups, meat, vegetables and puddings, sugar, tea and coffee, biscuits, squash & cereals, UHT drinks – milk & fruit juice, dried foods & non-perishables. Gifts are left in a box at the back of the church for collection or cash donations are very welcome.

…and abroad : The Janani home in Pondicherry, India.

Katie is the daughter of Sandra, who sings every week in the choir. Marldon Church members also help to support Katie’s work in Pondicherry, where many girls are not provided the resources they need to acquire a good education, live a safe life, and overcome the many obstacles that women in India have to face. The home aims to remove children from neglectful and abusive homes, and gives them a chance to be surrounded by loving individuals. Additionally, many come from poor families that do not have the financial resources to support them. Janani home provides proper shelter, food and structured day for the young girls living there. They attend evening school daily and various extracurricular activities such as art, dancing and singing, while the girls have access to quality medical care.

We are delighted to say that St John Baptist, Marldon church will be OPEN for private prayer on Sundays and Wednesdays from 10am -1pm from now on. Please follow the guidance and keep safe. Please use the hand sanitiser on the way in and out of the church and observe social distnacing. Katherine Courtice passes prayer requests to for prayers on a Wednesday. Please mention the first name and last initial of the person needing prayer (e.g. Steve J.) for people who are sick or bereaved to totnesteamadmin@googlemail.com. Pray everyday at 12 Noon, reciting the Lord’s Prayer, uniting our voices.. Parish Caring Service :a telephone listening and befriending service; at totnesteamadmin@googlemail.com.. SHDC have created a Community Response Team, who work to help, support and protect the most vulnerable people. You can register at the email address below or by calling 01822 813600 or 01803 861234 or at CommunityCoordination.Covid19@swdevon.gov.uk Totnes Food Bank:contact Liz Waterson: liz.waterson29@gmail.com 01803 849345 There will be no baptisms, weddings until further notice Baptisms Kion Lee SYLVESTER Weddings: 5th September 1400 Stephen Matthew Kerwin & Kimberley Jayne Parker Wedding Blessing