Huge success at Blackfriars Advent Market – thank you!

Blackfriars Market – an astounding success!!

Celebrating our 200th year, Blackfriars Market has been an opportunity to make a solid effort to develop our ministry and outreach for the future. And we have all excelled ourselves! Working hard over the weekend, we have now raised a total of £12,399.22 from our efforts over the last number of weeks. We will also be able to claim significant gift aid on some of the donations.

The Market is your success, your future

Blackfriars Market does not happen by itself and so in advance we would like to thank all those who have made it happen. It really is a cast of thousands! From those who get things moving months before in the planning stages, to those who arrange the timelines of what needs to happen when, and those who co-ordinate the bringing of goods for the market and overseeing the various things that happen. We are grateful to every single person. Your contribution is vitally important to securing the future of Holy Cross and realising our ambition to make the place ready for the next 200 years of ministry. Many thanks!

The Market is making things happen

The many steps forward that we have been able to make in our buildings over the last number of years have been amazing. From relighting the church to upgrading the living and working facilities in the priory, to tackling the deficit, these things have only been possible because of your efforts and generosity. As we go forward, our dreams and ambitions are within reach because of our achievement as a community. We have managed to raise over £40.5K since we launched the appeal in June. Many thanks to everyone!

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Some more photos of the Blackfriars Advent Market:

 

Blackfriars Advent Market – Sunday 1 December

The Holy Cross Blackfriars’ Advent Market takes place from 8.30am-2.00pm on Sunday 1st December. This is one of our major community and fund-raising efforts so we hope very much you will join us.
Please see the flyers and posters for details of what you can enjoy at the market.
Here are some of the important preparations with which we would appreciate your help:
  • Sunday November 10 – hand in your bottle bag with any soft or alcoholic bottled drink and collect your raffle tickets to buy or sell.
  • Sunday November 17 – please collect a ‘sponsorship’ envelope by which you can pledge financial support for the market; bring back your raffle ticket stubs and money.
  • Sunday November 24 – please bring in your sponsorship envelope and hand to any member of the community.
  • Saturday November 30 – from 3-6pm, setting up in Blackfriars’ Hall (the large hall in the centre, next door)
Donations of goods can be brought in at any time: good books/dvds; chocolate and sweets; toys and games (especially welcome); bric-a-brac; unwanted gifts; raffle prizes; cakes etc.
Donations for the cake stall can be be brought in at any time – fresh cakes from 3-6pm on Sat Nov 30 or by 8.30am on December 1st.
Thank you in advance for your support 🙂