Caring for others

The foodbank collection is not currently taking place at St Andrew's, but major supermarkets and some smaller shops also have drop-off points; please continue to donate whatever you can. If you are self-isolating, the Norwich Foodbank has suggested ways you might wish to contribute financially.


Please also consider supporting the Covid-19 Community Response Fund, run by the Norfolk Community Foundation and partners. This helps local charities which are working look after the most vulnerable in our communities by

  • getting food to people who are isolated and in greatest need
  • protecting our most vulnerable children while schools are closed
  • helping people who have recently left hospital to recover at home
  • supporting people with their mental wellbeing
  • helping people who are struggling with debt.


And please - ‘Pray without ceasing’ (1 Thessalonians 5) - or if you find that tricky, pray when you can. Just do it! The Presidents of Churches Together in England have suggested that, alongside our prayers, we take the opportunity to telephone or email someone who is isolated, buy some additional food for the local foodbank, or offer to deliver shopping for an elderly neighbour. We may not be able to touch physically, but we can make connections in so many other ways.


So: ‘May the God of hope fill us all with all joy and peace as we trust in him, so that we may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit’ (Romans 15.13). Because, yes, there is hope – because God is a God of hope.  He knows what he’s doing, and he is absolutely sovereign, he is absolutely in control. 



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