Happy Birthday, Ravendale!

This weekend St Martin’s, East Ravendale celebrated it’s 160th Birthday. St Martin’s was founded as an act of service and care to the community: church and school together, so that all the families in the area could learn and grow and have a place of beauty to call their own. 160 years later, some of the founding families are still caring for the church and community, creating a place of celebration for all who pass through the school, and come to live or worship in the village.

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Change of Worship Pattern this Sunday

This Sunday, 1 July, is Ordination Day.

So that we can all go to our Curate’s ordination, there will be no morning services in the Waltham Group.

Instead we meet at 10.30 am at Grimsby Minster for Rachel’s ordination.

At 6 pm, at All Saints Waltham, Rachel will celebrate the eucharist for the first time, as we keep the fest of St Thomas the Apostle. Please come along to celebrate with Rachael at the eucharist, and the party afterwards.

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Knicker Bunting & 10 Days of Prayer

Knicker Bunting

From 10 – 20 May, the communities of Waltham and New Waltham are coming together to support Women’s Aid. One in four women in England experience domestic violence at some point in their lives. One in seven men do too. And many of the victims are children.

When people flee to refuge they often have nothing. Just to get through the first day, they need clothes and toothbrushes and new underwear. And the children need something to do, to keep them calm: colouring books, paper, pens…

There are all kinds of ways to support Women’s Aid, but this is our focus for 10 – 20 May. We are collecting new knickers — for women, for boys, for girls — and we are collecting craft supplies.

Wherever you see the knicker bunting flying, there is a collection point. There are collection points at:

  • All Saints, Waltham
  • St Matthew’s, New Waltham
  • The primary schools: The Leas, New Waltham Academy, Enfield Academy
  • Waltham Parish Council office
  • New Waltham Community Centre
  • The Tin Jug
  • The Kings Head
  • The Farmhouse
  • Veronica’s
  • Waltham Unipart
  • Cottingham’s pharmacy (Waltham)

Prayer Stations

During the 10 days there will also be prayer stations in New Waltham. The prayer stations will give us a chance to explore thoughts and emotions about identity, courage, healing, risk-taking and living life more fully. There will be space for reflection & meditation, as well as lots of things to do — a collaborative art project, crafts, activities, tea & cake.

Details of times below.