Our Fair Trade Town

As many of you will know, just over ten years ago, Witney Area Fair Trade Action Group was formed, after our Circuit became the first  Fairtrade Circuit in the country. Our aim was to spread awareness about Fair trade more widely and ultimately gain Fairtrade Town status for Witney. This we finally achieved in 2011 after considerable opposition from some town councillors! Two churches in the town now proudly display the Fairtrade Town board.

During this period, we have held many successful events and sold thousands of pounds worth of Fair trade goods, thus enriching the lives of many small scale farmers in some of the poorest countries in the world.

Sadly, many of the committee are now getting older and less able to put in so much effort. I have run the group since its inception and am determined next year will be my last as  coordinator. My secretary has already stepped down so that we now have no secretary.

Is there anyone out there who could help us with taking minutes every 2 or 3 months at meetings or even better, take over running the group next year in some form or other?

Otherwise, it may have to fold and eventually the town will lose its Fairtrade status and much of our good work will be lost.

I realise that most of the people who read this are already deeply committed to many things but thought it worth a try. Please think if you know anyone who may be able to help.

With very best wishes

Wendy Maddison
01993 881364

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Severe winter frosts have destroyed the limestone slates on St Mary’s Roof. We need to replace them before winter sets in. Local Witney people have already sponsored 2,200 slates. Only 1,800 slates to go!!

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Creating a Community Space for the 21st Century

As part of our wider commitment to serve the people of Witney, we have formed a vision for renewing St Mary’s Church, our town’s landmark civic church: to enhance the ways the spiritual, community and cultural life of Witney people in the 21st century is served by St Mary’s church.

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'In the midst of life we are in death.'

Lord, in a place of pleasure, terror struck, in a place of life, death came. Hold us in our shock and grief, comfort the distressed, heal the injured, calm the anxious, reunite the separated, console the bereaved, and give rest and everlasting peace to those who have died, for your love never fails and through the darkness your light always shines. Amen.

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