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‘Hold a Candle for Her’ on Mothering Sunday
March 26th at Holy Trinity Barrow

Holy Trinity Church Barrow aims to provide opportunities for local people to come together for community groups, events and celebrations. We offer various groups, services and courses: Starting Rite for babies, Little Angels for toddlers, Messy Church for primary age children, Junior Church, Junior Choir and a Youth Group for teenagers.

The church also welcomes uniformed organisations, Humphrey Perkins Secondary School, Hall Orchard Primary School and Hall Orchard Pre-school for annual events such as Remembrance Sunday, Christmas and Easter. We offer pastoral care and support to families known to us and we help parents prepare for and celebrate their child’s christening.

To help us ensure we can continue this work, the group has set up a series of fundraising, community-based events. Our next event is ‘Hold a Candle for Her’. This will take place on Mothering Sunday, 26th March 2017. We are asking local people to help us celebrate the mothers, grandmothers, aunties, sisters, daughters and all the other special women who have loved, supported and guided us throughout our lives. The poster design includes a beautiful piece of artwork by Sophie Cobley, a year 7 student at Humphrey Perkins.

‘Hold a Candle for Her’ invites all Barrow residents to join in and aims to light 1,000 candles in the names of women who are special to us. The candles will be lit at the 10:30am Mothering Sunday service at Holy Trinity church. The names of the women for whom each candle is lit will be displayed in the church during the service. The church will also remain open for further viewing from 11:30am – 1:30pm. There are two ways to join in with our celebrations. You can visit www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/Candle to donate (a minimum) £1 for each candle you wish to light, and dedicate each candle with the name of the lady you wish to give thanks for.

Alternatively, during March, donation boxes and name lists will be available in shops, public buildings and pubs. More details can be found on the church website www.barrowandwoldsgroup.com or on the posters.

Our aim is to fill Holy Trinity church with the light of thankfulness and we hope many residents of Barrow will show their appreciation for their mothers. Further events are planned for the summer including a family “Colour Run” at Prestwold Hall and a summer “Festival of Art” in Holy Trinity Church and we hope that local families enjoy coming together to enjoy our community whilst raising money for this local cause.