Have fun and help raise the roof

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THE Parish of Todmorden is linked to the Parish of Nyabitocho in Northern Tanzania and this weekend the congregation of St Mary’s Church is having a special weekend to celebrate this link and complete a fund raising effort to put a roof on the church in Nyabitocho.

On Saturday, August 18, coffee and light lunches will be served in the church crypt from 10am to 2pm. In the evening there is a slide presentation - entry is free but donations will be welcomed - about Nyabitocho (7pm).

On Sunday, August 19, at the 11 am service special guests are the drummers from Wakefield Cathedral and a choral leader Ali Bullivent, who will lead singing in Swahili. A spokesman said: “Bring the family for a service with a Tanzanian flavour.”

Also over this weekend church member Jim Hesketh is doing a sponsored walk for the roof fund.