Have fun and help raise the roof

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.