Harvest Festival

St Benedict Biscop
Celebrating Harvest 2020

As everyone knows numbers in church are limited due to the requirements of Social Distancing.
Please let Hilary know as soon as possible if you are hoping to join us for our Celebration ether by phone 01902 892856 or by email: hilmoore@gmail.com
If more people want to join us than we can accommodate

We will have three services
8.00am Holy Communion
9.30am Parish Communion
11.00am Parish Communion

Please indicate in the box below which service you hope to attend if we can’t fit everyone in at 10.30am.
Please return this form to Hilary or call her on the number above.

Our Harvest Appeal 2020

Tear Fund

Following Jesus where the need is greatest.

The Rohingya Refugees

Who are they?

The Rohingya people are a mostly-Muslim ethnic minority group in Myanmar (formerly Burma.). There are approx. 1,000,000 in a total population of 52 million.

Where did they live?

The northern part of Arrakkan & Rakhine State, which borders Bangladesh and India.

Persecution and Flight

Since 2017, more than 700,000 refugees from Myanmar have fled to Bangladesh. United Nations has described as genocidal violence that follows decades of persecution and human rights abuses. This Rohingya refugee crisis is among the largest, fastest movements of people in recent history.

How do they live

Today, about 860,000 stateless Rohingya refugees live in the world’s largest and most densely populated refugee camp, Kutupalong. About half of the refugees are children. The camps

are one of the most crowded places on Earth. Five family members or more live in cramped, 10-by-16-foot shelters with only one room. Up to 20 people share a single outdoor latrine. They must wait in line for water for washing, cooking, and bathing.

During seasonal monsoon rains from April to November, refugees’ makeshift shelters are at risk from floods and landslides, making living conditions worse.

Imagine being a Young Girl

  • Watching your childhood home burn down.
  • Trying to escape with your family.
  • Watching as your two brothers are killed in front of you, one being set alight and one thrown into the river.

This is what happened to a 12 year old girl called Rojeya

Our help

  • lifesaving hygiene kits
  • and safe drinking water.
  • safe spaces for children to play in,
    trauma counselling
  • Our partners are installing
    solar powered lights in the camp to improve safety.

Our Appeal

Sadly this year numbers in Church are restricted due to the Covid 19 Crisis and we are unable to hold a harvest lunch.

Donations can either be left in the donation box in St Benedict’s after a service, sent to the Parish Office or by using a bank transfer

Online Banking.

If you have access to online banking, you can make your donation for Harvest by setting up the PCC as a payee. Details as follows;

The payee is “PCC of Wombourne”;

sort code 20-97-78;

account number 50699187.

if prompted for a reference enter “harvest

100% of your donation will go to the harvest charity.