Very sad to report that the collections taken during the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services have been stolen from St Paul’s Church, in a Boxing Day raid. The money collected was intended for charities including the Acorn Healing Centre in Bordon, Christian Aid and the church in the Middle East, which is suffering increased levels of persecution.
Vicar, Reverend Mark Chester said, “St Paul’s is about building better relationships. One of the ways we do this is by giving local people the opportunity to be generous to local charities and those who are suffering in some way at Christmas. It is sad that two or three individuals have chosen to hurt many by stealing money that would have made a real difference. I pray that the thieves will realise the damage they have done to themselves and others, and choose a lifestyle that brings healing, rather than hurt”.
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