The Beckenham St. Vincent de Paul group (SVP) is holding a Christmas lunch on Monday 10 December in St Edmund’s Church Hall. Organised for parishioners who may otherwise feel left out at Christmas, the lunch will be a warm, welcoming and festive experience. Other parishioners are also welcome. Pupils from St. Mary’s Primary School will give a Christmas carol performance at the lunch. The lunch is from 12.30 – 3pm and transport will be available for anyone who needs assistance. For those on low income there will be no charge, and otherwise, the lunch will cost £15 per person to help preserve our charitable funds for those in need. Space is limited and attendance is on a first-come first-served basis. To reserve your place and request transport if required, please contact Fiona Ross on 020 8460 2322 or by email.
We will need some help with identifying people who could be invited to this lunch. Many older parishioners are not on our records and disappear off the parish radar as they cease to attend Mass. PLEASE if you know someone in this situation, get in touch with Fiona or the Parish Office so they too can be invited.