Sunday, February 14, 2010

Fairtrade Fortnight

It is five years since we became a Fairtrade Diocese. Half our churches signed up – so there are a lot still to do so! And are all the fairtrade churches keeping their promises? We think it is time to revisit fairtrade. The three goals a church must fulfil are:

* use Fairtrade tea & coffee after services and in all meetings for which they have responsibility
* move forward on using other Fairtrade products such as sugar, biscuits and fruit
* promote Fairtrade during Fairtrade Fortnight and during the year through events, worship and other activities whenever possible.

To find out more visit

FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT (22 February to 7 March)

Over 40 churches already have Big Brew events planned. By simply inviting friends in for a fairtrade cuppa or promoting a larger event, the Big Brew offers every church a way to reach out to the community it serves and to promote fairtrade at the same time. It is not too late to join in. Check out

A Church Action Guide and Reflections & Prayers with ideas for action and worship during Fairtrade Fortnight can be downloaded from

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Christingle Service

The Bansfield Benefice Christingle service held at All Saints' Church Wickhambrook was a great success again this year. we raised £75 for The Children's Society. A lot of fun was had by all as we made the Christingles during the service.