Sunday, 29 November 2009

St Nicolas' Day

At the First Sunday Thing next week we will share news from our linked parish in Zimbabwe. It has just written to thank us for money to buy maize seed at the beginning of the rainy season. It tells us that a 10kg bag will be given to each 'child headed family'. On the feast of the Patron Saint of Children, the idea of the head of many parentless families being the oldest child is awful, and we shall be praying for those using the seed we have brought. The picture of him comes from the church in this parish named after him at St Nicolas', Great Coates.

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