The Parish of Ponteland



On Saturday February 24th there will be a Big Brew Coffee Morning in St Mary’s Church Hall to mark the start of Fair Trade Fortnight.  This will begin at 10 a.m. with an entrance fee of £1 to cover refreshments, payable at the door.  The good news is that every penny raised this year will be doubled by UK Aid Match from the UK Government, which means that Traidcraft can help twice as many people in developing countries build businesses that will enable them to leave poverty behind for good.

The focus of this year’s Big Brew will be on hidden entrepreneurs – people living in the world’s poorest communities who have the talent and determination to succeed but lack the opportunity. So this year, with your help and doubled donations thanks to the UK Government, Traidcraft will be able to help thousands of hidden entrepreneurs learn the skills they need to turn their potential into profit and use that to feed their families and educate their children.

Please come to our Big Brew and help us raise money for Traidcraft’s vital work.  A wide range of Traidcraft goods will be available on the day, while any additional items that catch your eye in the new catalogue can be ordered easily and delivered quickly.  There will also be a cake stall, tombola, raffle and other activities, so do bring your friends and neighbours along to support this event.  I need a number of volunteers to man the various stalls and help with refreshments, so if you feel you can assist in any way, please have a word with me.  Contributions to the cake stall would also be greatly appreciated.

Please contact Ann Armstrong for further information, either by phone 01670 829314 or by e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

To find out more about the Traidcraft organisation, visit their website at

Dates for Traidcraft Stalls

Sunday January 28th after 10 a.m. service in Church Hall

Wednesday February 7th after 10 a.m. service in Church

Saturday February 24th 10 a.m. - 12 noon Big Brew Coffee morning in the Church Hall

Sunday February 25th small Traidcraft stall after 10 a.m. service in Church Hall

Wednesday March 7th after 10 a.m. service in Church


Sunday March 25th after 10 a.m. service in Church Hall


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