The Minster Warminster

parish office: 01985 215460

Serving others...

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.

Foodbank

'THE FOOD BANK' is a store where food donated by the community is banked and can be drawn on by people in crisis. It is simple and unique concept designed to help individuals in crisis by providing free emergency food for 3 days (10 balanced meals), which is the period assessed as the minimum time it takes for the appropriate agencies to be in a position to assist. This period can be extended if necessary.

We collect food from the public at supermarkets, from churches infact The Minster is a collection point for food and through local groups and schools. Food can be drawn in two ways, both of which operate as a result of a referral from a registered car professional such as the social service, a health visitor, the mental health team, a church pastrol worker, a school or others working in the front line of poverty. Please feel free to bring your food donation to the Church.

Link to website: www.warminsteranddistrictfoodbank.co.uk


Fairtrade

FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT 29th Feb - Mar 13th. Many Farmers in developing countries do not earn enough to know where their families next meal is coming from. Fairtrade works to change this, where producers are able to sell enough of their produce on Fairtrade terms, it can make a life changing difference. Fairtrade now reaches over 1.5 million farmers and workers over the globe. However, with around 795 million people undernourished globally and many in farming communities, there is still a long way to go.

Our churches have the power to change this figure, please join Sheelagh and Jane in the Civic Centre on Saturday March 5th and our Youth Group in the Minster Church on Saturday 12th March for THE BIG FAIRTRADE BREAKFAST

Please remember we have a FAIRTRADE stall in the Minster every Sunday. Please support


Street Pastors

The Minster was instrumental in setting up street pastors in Warminster. Like all street pastor schemes it is run with support from the Ascension Trust, local churches and community groups, in partnership with Police, Council and other statutory agencies.Our Street Pastors are Sue Allen, Phillip Short, David Prior and Tony Berridge The Warminster Scheme has been fully operational since 2011.

Please view the video presentation showing the benefits of this work in Lewisham, London.



School work

The Clergy lead weekly acts of collective worship and support RE in the classroom at The Minster CoE Primary and Princecroft Primary schools. Members of the Minster congregation also serve as governors at both schools. We take Open the Book in to Princecroft and members of the Mothers’ Union visit Minster Primary to hear children read. Both schools hold special services regularly at the Minster for children and parents at eg. Harvest, Christmas and Easter. We also support the other schools in the parish when requested.


Children’s Society

The Children’s Society helps some of the UK’s most disadvantaged children. The local committee based at the Minster support this work by raising awareness locally and raising money through the Children’s Society national box scheme and organising local fund raising events.

 

Mothers’ Union

Prayer and Fellowship - this is a small group formed when our Mothers’ Union Branch was closed. It meets monthly in someone’s home. The format is informal, using mostly Mothers’ Union sources, led by a member. Everyone is very welcome. Please contact Jenny Baxter for more information