Earlier this month the Archbishops of Armagh and Dublin appealed to the churches to contribute to the relief efforts in Haiti. Your own Vicar stood in the cold on a January day to collect in Dawson Street as part of the ‘Black Santa’ effort which raised a considerable amount of money for the appeal. In our own parish we will be holding a Lenten Lunch after the service on the first Sunday of Lent (21st February) in the parish room. The Lenten Lunch will be a frugal meal of soup and a roll instead of our usual tea, coffee and buns. Parishioners are asked to forgo their normal lunch and replace it with this Lenten Lunch and offer the money they would normally spend on lunch to the Haiti appeal. Please do come and join us after the service on the 21st to help this cause. If you would like to help with the lunch please speak to one of the church wardens after today’s service.