WANTED… WE WANT YOUR COPPERS!!
Ever wondered what to do with those pesky COPPER coins? Well now’s your chance to put them to good use and contribute to the Roof without any effort at all. Donation pots at the back of Church or speak to Chris Chaulk. Together let’s turn those pennies into pounds and ultimately slates. Many thanks for your continuing support
Help our fundraising!
Why not join us for one of our upcoming fundraising events by visiting our events page here? We’ll keep this page regularly updated with news of events as they are scheduled!
Roof Restoration Project launched
On Sunday 4th September Father Kevin Lake, priest at All Saints Church Barry, launched our Roof Restoration Project in a bid to raise £231,302 for a new roof.
All Saints’ Church has a rich heritage and the congregation is one of the largest in the town, with three Sunday Services which are attended on average by 170 worshippers. There is a very successful Sunday School with approximately 90 children currently on the books; and the church is also open daily for private prayer and visiting. For many years, the church has been witness to the local community and is used on a regular basis for concerts both classical and choral, tea dances, line dancing, teddy bear zip wire, craft fairs, art exhibitions and even pantomimes. The church supports the annual RNLI Barry Dock Lifeboat Crew Carol Service, the Mayor’s Civic Carol Service, the St John Ambulance Carol Service and School Christmas Concerts where local primary and comprehensive schools attract great numbers of support from family and friends. The local schools also attend All Saints’ for educational visits and Father Kevin has established strong links with the schools, in particular strong links with All Saints’ Primary School with at least an annual service led by the school children and Barry Island Primary School.
A Heritage Lottery Fund application has been submitted on 10th June for £100,000 and a response should be received on or shortly after 21 September 2016. A roof restoration committee has been formed and is chaired by Mr Paul Donovan to manage fundraising events and involvement of the community in the project. Paul stated that “when the heavens open which is fairly frequently in Barry the roof leaks and we have tarpaulin and strategically placed buckets throughout the church to capture the water. The project aims to turn these ‘raindrops from heaven’ into ‘pennies from heaven’ to restore the church roof enabling All Saints’ to showcase the richness in heritage, along with the building’s diversity of community use. The project has already raised £10,250 with the committee very upbeat in relation to the Heritage Lottery application.
There are a number of ways in which everyone can get involved, from individual one off donations, sponsoring a roof slate at £5.00 each or a larger section of the roof possibly in memory of a loved one, to attending one of the many fundraising events planned for 2016 and beyond.
All donations and/or correspondence regarding the Roof Restoration Project can be directed to Father Kevin.
Father Kevin Lake Priest in Charge, Mr Paul Donovan, Chair Roof Restoration Project committee and Father Ben Andrews Rector Benefice of Barry.
The latest Music Scheme
Click here to access the September Music Scheme
The New Rectorial Benefice of Barry
Update from Fr Kevin … Recently I announced the good news that our new ministry area is to be formed under the title of the Rectorial Benefice of Barry. A service to celebrate the formation of our new benefice is to be held at All Saints Church on the 29th September when Archbishop Barry will induct and licence the clergy, Fr Ben Andrews will be our new Rector, Fr Robert Parrish and myself will be the Team Vicars, Fr Chris will be our Associate Non-Stipendiary Priest and Peter our Lay Reader. Our retired clergy Fr Edward, Fr Malcolm and Fr Brian will still be helping us to fulfill our ministry as and when they able to do so. This is indeed a new beginning when we shall start afresh in all aspects of parish life and ministry. The clergy shall be meeting on a regular basis to discuss new ways forward for our newly established Parochial Church Council and Church Committees, from finance to social and all other aspects of fund raising, Pastoral Care Visiting and Home Communion. This is an exciting time for us and it will no doubt be challenging for everyone in different ways. But, I pray that we may have the faith, to embrace these new changes in a positive manner, so that we can truly embrace the ‘Ministry of All God’s People’.
The Working Party NEEDS YOU!! We meet every Monday evening at 6.30pm … if you are able, please come along and help us. We would truly appreciate any contribution you could make!
Please can we have donations of books to enable us to renew our Book Club
ST. BARUC’S NEWS
St Baruc’s News
Hello folks! Well, another month goes by and lots happening at St Baruc’s. The food co-op is growing and growing every week. More and more people in the community are using the co-op to buy fantastic fresh produce at the wonderful price of £3 per bag. It is so lovely to see our little church vibrantly alive and bustling with people who are busy ordering and picking up their fresh fruit & veg every week. If you haven’t already, please do come along on a Friday, anytime between 2.30 – 4.30pm to order for the next week. It will be lovely to see you there.
Tea and Toast morning @ St Baruc’s Church
In other news, our latest Tea & Toast morning was held on the 6th May, and was full of chatter and sticky fingers…fantastic! Please come and join us. The mornings are held on the first Tuesday of every month from 11am and are full of chat, friends-old & new and lots of hot buttered toast and endless tea and coffee.