Many thanks for the donations at our Christmas Carol Services. The collections totalled £187.71 which will go to the charity ‘Emmaus St Albans’.
Emmaus is a secular international charitable movement funded in Paris in 1949 by the Catholic priest Abbe Pierre to combat poverty and homelessness. In the UK the charity provides formerly homeless people with a home and work, which is usually collecting, sorting and reselling donated furniture and household goods. St Mary’s Standon (and her sister churches in Little Munden and Sacombe) are supporting the work of Emmaus St Albans, which is home to 30 ’companions’.