There has been a huge and alarming increase in the number of people coming into the Cathedral in need of help. The foodbanks in the area are struggling to provide food for all who need and the August cold weather has taken its toll. The people we see here come from the surrounding areas and need our help. Our annual harvest donations go to the St Vincent de Paul Society who distribute in the area so please from next week bring in non perishable food items such as tins of soup, meat, pasta, fruit and long life milk, jam, tea bags, coffee, cereals etc. Gifts of money will also be gratefully received and food purchases will be made. One gentleman came in recently who had been given soup from a food bank but had to eat it cold as his electricity had run out. He left here with some electricity vouchers and a buttery in his pocket which he had refused to eat as he was taking it home for his daughter. He was crying.
Flowers September’s flowers have been given by Anne and Gordon Watson for their Golden Wedding Anniversary, Eva Cowie, Karen Shepherd and Sandy Riddell.