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We are experiencing a drop in Foodbank donations and running very short of certain items. We are aware that the summer holidays are coming and children in families receiving school meals and on support may struggle during the holidays. We are very short of... 

Main tinned meals; Shampoo; Shower gel (male/ female); 

Deodorant (male/female); Toilet rolls; Rice; Tinned Potatoes; 

Smash; Microwave puddings; Sugar; UHT;

Ladies’ sanitary Items; Tinned corned beef/ Ham.

An urgent plea for help

Hello. My name is Luke and  I work for the Ashbourne and Etwall Multi Agency Team (part of Derbyshire County Council).  We are working with a family living in Ashbourne who are fleeing domestic violence.  Mum is a lone parent with three children and is struggling financially.  

Can anyone spare a wardrobe and/or drawers for the children’s clothes that they would be willing to give to this family?

If so, please let Duncan know.

Ceramic congregation & Communion

Watch out for 5,500 clay figures around the high altar in St.Oswald’s. We shall receive communion standing up during the summer services: process to the altar in a single stream and alternate left and right to receive wine after bread.

To all at St.Oswald’s

As an ordinand last week at Ashbourne, I would just like to say a huge thank you for your wonderful hospitality. It truly was a wonderful day and you looked after us all so well. The church is beautiful as are its people. I might come back to visit soon. Every blessing and heartfelt thanks,

Rev.Christine Sutherby

Help  us  make a Cascade  of  Poppies -

- ready for Sunday 11th November, the centenary of the end of World War 1.

St.Oswald’s Flower Arrangers would like you to help to create a cascade of knitted poppies for Remembrance Sunday. Knitting instructions and red wool are on the table in the South Transept. Please return completed poppies to any of the Arrangers or the Parish Office a.s.a.p. so we can attach them to netting. If you can’t knit, we’d appreciate a donation of red wool or small amounts of black. We are hoping for something quite special to which everyone has contributed.

Advance warning

Claire, our guardian angel in the Parish Office, will be away for a while at the end of this month, so all items for Pew News for Sundays 29th July & 5th August must reach me, the editor, by 6pm on Tuesday 24th July.

Ministry of Welcome

Our team of welcomers is busy again on Saturdays this summer. There are gaps in the rota, so Maureen Pittman would be glad to hear from anyone who can spare a couple of hours! It’s not onerous.

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