Beryl Baker Appeal
This autumn we should have been inviting you to our Harvest Festival, to praise God and His Creation, and to enjoy its fruits in scones, tea and a hard-fought auction for jams, chutneys, wine, spaghetti etc.
Sadly, this was not possible due to Covid 19, and it also means that holding a Carol Service this Christmas will prove impossible. We shall be very sorry to miss seeing you and catching up on your news. Our thoughts and prayers are for all who are unable to be with family and whose life has been thrown into turmoil by the crisis.
Our very great concern is for Beryl Baker, our nurse-missionary friend in Paraguay. (See Outreach page on this website) As you may know, the collections from both these services, plus the proceeds from the auction, have always been sent to help her brave and amazing work in the Chaco region of Paraguay. Thanks to your support over the years, we have been able to send between 2000 and 3000.- francs each year. Beryl depends entirely on donations for her work, for medical supplies, for car repairs, for instance. Hospitals in town will only admit the indigenous people she cares for if they can already pay. In the past, among other things, we have been able to finance several cataract operations. You may have heard in the news of the catastrophic drought (luckily now over!) that has reduced the region to its knees, with forest fires raging out of control. Now the pandemic is also taking its toll, but this brave little lady is battling on and her faith in God is unshakable, as can be seen in her latest letter. (see Outreach page)
Neuchâtel Church is struggling to survive at the moment since several families have moved away. We don′t want this to mean that Beryl′s work is impaired. If you feel you can contribute to this appeal, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
God bless you and all those dear to you in this very difficult time.
Clive Atkinson, chaplain, and the congregation of Neuchâtel English Church
|HOW YOU CAN DONATE On-line: IBAN: CH86 0029 0290 1N 10 023 00 Please indicate ʺ Beryl Baker Appeal ʺ|
Worshipping at home
Neuchâtel English Church is an Anglican Church which welcomes all nationalities and denominations, worshipping together to support and deepen our walk with Jesus and shine the light of Christ in the world.
Due to Covid 19, our regular services remain suspended. Although some churches in Switzerland resumed gathered services from the end of May, Neuchâtel English Church decided to continue worshipping from home. This decision remains under review and updates will be communicated as appropriate.
We look forward to welcoming and worshipping with you in person in the future. In the meantime, please click here for online services. Weekly prayer group and bible study are being held online, so please email for further details. Our email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We managed to hold a simplified form of our annual summer open-air service and BBQ on Sun 23rd August at Boudevilliers!