St Augustine’s Church, Grove Park 336 Baring Road, SE12 0DX  Vicar: Rev. Gavin Berriman St Augustine's has an active Mothers' Union branch which meets monthly, generally on the first Wednesday in the month.

Mothers’ Union Branch Notes

98 Years and Counting!

We had a good turnout at our March meeting - Compline,

followed by Father Gavin’s discussion on this year’s Lenten

reflections. The Mothering Sunday Cake Sale was a great

success; £120 was raised for the ‘Make a Mothers’ Day’

Appeal; we hope everyone enjoyed our cakes.

The next Deanery meeting is on 12th April 1030 at St Mary’s

Lewisham and all are welcome.

We meet again on 2nd May when Fiona Spargo-Maggs will be

the speaker. Her subject is Drug and Alcohol abuse among

young people; she has spoken to many school children and

young families on the subject. Fiona speaks from bitter

experience having lost a son to drugs. Her mission is to reach

as many as possible trying to bring the problem to

everybody’s notice. We start at 7 pm with refreshments and the

talk will commence at 7.30 pm.

Babs, Jean and myself attended the Spring Council at Trinity

House on 21st March. Ideas were discussed for spending a

recently received legacy. Two ideas put forward were; the

Lily Trust that supports survivors of human trafficking and

modern slavery; English taught to women by women. There is

a toolkit available to encourage parishes and other

community groups to reach out to non-English speaking

refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants.

Wishing everyone a happy and blessed Easter.