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.

Since the govt. introduction of emergency measures, Churches are now not allowed to be open at all, even for private prayer, though we are still continuing ministry, prayer and worship but in a different way.

Katherine Courtice is going to be collecting prayer requests for people affected by the virusand will pass them all on to the priest leading prayers on a Wednesday. Please advertise widely in your communities that any prayer requests (for the sake of restricting volume, mentioning only the first name and last initial of the person needing prayer (e.g. Steve J.) for people who are sick or bereaved are to be emailed to totnesteamadmin@googlemail.com for inclusion in the Wednesday prayer list.

We are inviting people to stop and pray everyday at 12 Noon, reciting the Lord’s Prayer. In this we unite our voices and hearts before God, as we make our prayers and petitions.

Parish Caring Service We are in the process of setting up a telephone listening and befriending service, please contact totnesteamadmin@googlemail.com for any requests and these will be dealt with as soon as possible.

South Hams DC Response Team SHDC have created a Community Response Team, who are already talking to Town and Parish Councils. Their work to help, support and protect the most vulnerable people will develop over the coming week, as they work with their partners, including local voluntary groups.
If you are in need – or know someone who is – you can register that need at the email address below or by calling 01822 813600 or 01803 861234 providing the relevant name, contact number and address where possible. Local voluntary groups can register by contacting the Council at the same email address CommunityCoordination.Covid19@swdevon.gov.uk

Totnes Food Bank For all enquiries, please contact Liz Waterson: liz.waterson29@gmail.com 01803 849345

Totnes Food Bank

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