Rector’s Letter August 2015

So far, July seems to have been a little bit of a wash out, more rain than sunshine. But, despite the bad weather, summer hasn’t brought a respite to all that happens in DPC. Here is just a flavour:

Just before the summer we said farewell to our long serving hall caretaker, Robert McCormick. On Wednesday 3rd June we marked his departure with a presentation and refreshments after our mid-week service.

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The children and young people of the Lighthouse Trust arrived at the start of July for their Summer Scheme. So far, they are having a wonderful time in Donaghadee.

Inside In Focus we hear about our Scout Group’s adventures on sea and land. Scouting at all ages in Donaghadee Parish is
thriving – for information please contact Alvin Walker. We have a terrific group. Still on the adventure theme, the
Parish Family Camping trip to Castle Ward took place from Friday 7th August until Sunday 9th August. Report inside.

On Saturday 27th June we held a very successful coffee morning for the Marie Curie Centre. Many in our parish have experienced both the trauma of having cancer and the loving care of loved ones who have had palliative care in Beaconsfield. Thank you for your generosity for this event. Also on a cancer fundraising theme, Luke here at the Rectory has
volunteered to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer through their nationwide event at the end of August called “Brave the Shave – standing in solidarity with those with cancer”. Yes, he has decided to go for a short back and sides and Debbie, his mum, is joining him! (Don’t worry she has bought a woolly hat!). This will all happen on Sunday 30th
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service at a fundraising BBQ! Please do sponsor them, it is a brave step for a great organization.

Finally, our organisations resume for another season – please do take part in the many activities for adults and young people – doing so builds fellowship in our Parish. Worship of God should be the most important thing in our lives, no matter what age we are. Please join us at the variety of services we have on a Sunday.

Your friend and Rector