King's Lynn churches reflect and look forward.
At their recent annual general meeting Churches Together in King's Lynn reflected on a very successful and busy year, highlights include the foodbank, website, school assemblies, thought for the week and Christian Aid, and look forward to 2015.
Pastor Kevan Crane developed and maintained the foodbank with the support of many schools, churches and local agencies. Satellite foodbanks have been opened in Downham Market, Hunstanton and Hillington Square and the number of people fed peaked in April 2014 at 558.
A new larger warehouse was provided and stores of food were moved into this, and Mars Ltd, who have previously raised thousands of pounds for the Trussell Trust, have offered the foodbank new premises on the Hardwick Estate and it is hoped to move into this facility in January 2015.
Andy Moyle continues to maintain the website which enables the team to circulate information informing church goers about local services, events, charities and projects. The website also contains contact details for all the member churches and their representatives so that communication between churches and their members are facilitated. Andy also organises a list of authors who contribute to the ‘Thought for the Week’ which is published in the Citizen newspaper and on the website.
A team, which was initiated by Revd Heather Berry, continues to present ‘Open the Book’ assemblies enabling primary school children to hear the stories of the Bible. and the Revd Zoe Ferguson, curate of St Faith’s church, is taking over the role of Christian Aid co-ordinator for the town.
Future developments could include a CAP debt centre for King's Lynn, this follows a meeting in June where John Graver spoke about the work of Christians Against Poverty, a charity that helps people who get into debt by negotiating with their debtors and planning a suitable financial future for the indebted person.
The web site http://www.churchestogetherkingslynn.com gives more details on all activities, and the Network Norfolk events diary has details of all future events - click here to access.