The Community Projects and Charities supported by St Augustine's

Our Parish Mission Statement concludes with the words “and to care”  It is our role as followers of our Lord to open our hearts to support those in need.  This need can reveal itself in many forms.  Here at St. Augustine’s we devote considerable time and energy in supporting community projects and local and national charities.
 
This year [2020] we have decided to offer support to:
 
Beachy Head Chaplaincy and The Chestnut Tree House (Childrens Hospice)
 
 
Parish Link:  Mr. Martyn May.
 
Willing Fingers.
 
A group of willing volunteers who will undertake to knit scarves, gloves and blankets for the homeless.
 
If you want to donate anything towards this great project, or to help, please contact Sylvia Benford on 01424 734 220.
 
 
 
Bexhill Foodbank

The Bexhill Food Bank has been running for 6+ years and is at present at

19-20 Station Road TN30 1RE (opposite Sainsbury’s car park)

How it works

We know that any one can find themselves at crisis point for a number of reasons.

In order to provide the most appropriate help for the circumstances of people’s situations we work with local agencies. If these agencies feel people  are struggling to put food on the table, they will issue a Foodbank voucher.

Once the voucher has been issued it can be exchanged for a minimum of three days of emergency food at the nearest Foodbank.

Opening times Tuesday   13.00- 1500  Thursdays   10.00-12.00

Phone no 07866 570468

Email Info@bexhill.foodbank.org.uk

Parish Link:   Mrs Sue Hollingbery.
 
 
Eastbourne Lifeboat: In September last year I accepted an invitation from the Lifeboat crew at Eastbourne to become their chaplain.  This is a great honour for me and or the parish.  I try to give the crew and support workers, as much support as I can, and my diary allows.  I hold a monthly surgery for the crew to come and unload and chat.  I go on exercise with the crew of the ALB twice a year, and if I’m available, I drive to the lifeboat stations when the pagers are activated to be available for the crew when they return from a “shout”.  St. Augustine’s provides supplies for the crews “tiffin box” and we rise money for the crew’s welfare fund.  Last September I took about twenty members of the congregation to visit the lifeboat station. The Coxswain came to talk about his work at our last Sunday Lunch Club. 
 
Parish Link:  Fr. Robert.      
 
 
Political CrisisOver the last few months I have offered St. Augustine’s to all recognised political parties for public meetings.




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