Lent Appeal


St Mary Redcliffe Lent Appeal 2019










Our Lent Appeal partner charity this year is CCS Adoption, a Bristol-based charity, which for 115 years has been finding permanent, loving families for children who need them, and providing ongoing support for adoptive families for as long as they need it.  The following events aim to raise awareness and raise funds for the appeal. All are welcome.



The Voices of Adoption


Saturday 9 March, 6.30 – 9pm


Interested in learning about adoption from adopters themselves?  The event will feature a panel of adoptive parents along with professionals who have experience of working in the field of adoption. All the parents involved have children who attend one of the regular children's groups at The Centre for Adoption Support & Education (find out more about The Centre below).


This is a great opportunity for anyone who would like to understand more about adoption in the current climate. Come and hear about the challenges and rewards of adoption and learn more about the impact of early life trauma on children and how the activities organised at The Centre provide vital support to both the children and their families, enabling them to heal.


This is a free event however donations are welcomed. There will be a bar selling tea, coffee and wine.


For more information and to register your interest, or to make an online donation please go to


The CCS Family Fun Day with ‘The Melody Makers Choir’


Saturday 30 March, 1 – 4pm


Why not bring your friends and family to St Mary Redcliffe Church for our CCS Family Fun Day.  There will be plenty of activities and stalls for you and your children to enjoy including the exciting Teddy Bear Parachute Jump from the top of the church! We are also excited to announce that we will be joined by the fabulous pop choir ‘The Melody Makers’ who will be performing between 2-2.30pm and 3-3.30pm on the day.


Tickets should be purchased on the door.   (Adults £5 / Children go free)


For more information, to register your interest, or to make an online donation please go to


Lent Appeal Exhibition


Saturday 9 March to Thursday 18 April


Throughout Lent  there will be a free exhibition in the church exploring ideas of family and showcasing some of CCS’s work.


Listen to Charlie Delahunty, Practice Leader at CCS Adoption, talk about the work of CCS Adoption:






Watch Mark and Deb talk about CCS Adoption: