Our December Church Parade takes place in The Den, with families and the congregation from the Fisherman’s Chapel invited to join us. This is held as a toy & carol service at our usual time of 10.30 for a prompt 11.00 start on Sunday 17th December.
The toys received have gone for many years to the Marigold Centre which gives support to troubled families within Southend Borough. The centre can only accept new toys in their original wrappings (with instructions etc) and not gift wrapped.
For our youth members who are thinking of others at this time of year and wish to donate their own toys that they have either outgrown or don’t use (and maybe make space for their new Christmas presents), we will gladly also receive these, and pass them to HARP – a local homeless project which we also support. Again, please leave these unwrapped to they can be given out appropriately.
Hopefully you will encourage your child to buy a new gift with their own pocket money to give some joy to a child less fortunate.
All family and friends are welcome to attend, it’s usually standing room only for the latecomers, and we will be delighted if you will join us afterwards for mince pies and coffee.