Part of the Dover Deanery, in the Diocese of Canterbury, Kent.
Joyful news! (and boy, do we need some)
The Interregnum now has an expiry date, and the Bishop's Office has released the following statement:
‘We are pleased to announce that the Reverend Karen Reeves, currently Lead hospital chaplain in Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust, has been appointed to the post of Priest in Charge of the St Margaret’s-at-Cliffe Benefice. This appointment is subject to a DBS clearance. The licensing service will be on 17th March 2021 and will comply with government guidelines for social distancing restrictions at the time.’
Sunshine! Snowdrops! Crocuses! and haven't those afternoons got that bit longer recently. The garden birds are pretty much like teenagers right now, needing constant feeding, but it is rather lovely after the gloominess of December and January.
Get those jabs in your arms... we still need to be mindful of the hands/face/space requirements, but this will make a huge difference. God gave us brains for a reason, and they've certainly showed us what an incredible capacity for research and innovation we have.
We still need to do all we can, as a caring society, to minimise the spread of this disease, but we can really champion the hope that we will get through this. Stay safe and if you are in need of anything, even if it's just a chat, get in touch with us or the St Margaret's Hub and we will find someone who can help.
All the usual hands/face/space stuff applies.
80 bags! Dover Food Bank were extremely grateful for your donations - as they always are, but at this time, as more and more families find themselves pushed to the edge, they are even more important. Please have a think when you are next shopping and maybe add an extra tin or two to the trolley. The collection box is in St Margaret's church porch ready and waiting to be filled with your generocity and love.
The world's worst humanitarian crisis is happening the Yemen - war, famine, aid supplies stopped because of Covid-19 border closures, a healthcare system collapsed with the added pressure of coronavirus. UNICEF and other international aid organisations are striving to intervene in this catastrophe. If you've saved a few pounds a week from not being able to get that coffee, maybe you could find a charity that would really appreciate it right now?
Saw this... ...thought it was kind of lovely.