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Sixteen Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence
Exeter diocese Mothers’ Union will be campaigning against gender-based violence during the ‘Sixteen Days’ period, which runs from 25th November (International Day against Violence against Women and Girls) till 10th December (International Human Rights Day). This is a global annual campaign which is joined in by very many organisations around the world, including the wider church itself in Devon. Archbishop Justin Welby has described gender-based violence as ‘one of the worst evils in the world’. One in four women are victims, or survivors, of sexual violence and domestic abuse. Mothers’ Union will be holding two Silent Protests against it. The first will be on Saturday 24th November, from 11 am till noon, in the Mill Walk in Bideford and the second will be on Tuesday 27th November, again from 11 am till noon, outside St. Stephens Church, High Street, Exeter. These protests will be seen by thousands of people. Mothers’ Union members and others if they wish will sit silently beneath a long banner describing the campaign, holding placards which make statements about how this crime affects various people. Other volunteers will talk to anyone who wishes to and will give out leaflets. If you would like simply to come and support them, enjoy a coffee or a mince pie, you will be adding your own valuable witness to these important events. Thank you.
St Mary’s Church Hall, Market Road, Plympton
Craft, music, worship and food. All welcome.
Saturday 17th November – 11am to 1pm
Sunday 16th December – MESSY CHRISTINGLE – 3pm to 5pm – come and make your Christingle and join us for our annual service. Refreshments will be served after the service.
Please help raise extra funds for St Mary’s Church with your on-line shopping:
Team Rector Preb Robert Harris and Churchwarden Phil Smith receiving a cheque from the Co-op as part of their Community Grant scheme. This will go towards improving and upgrading the facilities in St Mary’s church hall. Thank you to the Co-op and to all those who supported St Mary’s through their membership.