27 November 2017
Following on from an article in the current issue of Crosslincs, we were delighted to be informed that Hannah, Rhianna, Bethany and Sam from St Thomas’ Parish Church in Market Rasen have been able to present a cheque to the Bible Society.
Andrea Robinson from The Bible Society was the guest speaker at a recent service, and as part of this she was presented with a cheque for £526.04, which was raised at a Vintage Tea Party organised and hosted by the young people during the summer.
The original article, published on page 14 of the November/December 2017 issue of Crosslincs, is reproduced below:
A Vintage Afternoon Tea organised by Rhianna, Hannah, Sam and Bethany, teenagers from St Thomas’s Church in Market Rasen, raised the sum of £526.04 for the Bible Society. The group organised the event following a Bible study meeting that looked at being called to respond to God’s love, and the money raised will now be directed to supporting people with little or no access to the Bible.
Ahead of the event the group had said, ‘We decided that we had access to a Bible whenever we wished; others are not as fortunate and therefore we would like to do a small part in making a difference to someone’s life’. After a lot of planning and a meeting with a representative of the Bible Society, the group prepared a beautiful afternoon tea for their guests, together with musical entertainment courtesy of a ‘clergy jazz band’ comprising the Revd Steve Johnson, the Revd Richard King and the Revd John Leach. The group later made speeches, and they offered their guests a ‘party bag’ that contained sweets, some gifts from the Bible Society and literature about their work.