Our dear friend, Mother Photina, needed some new monastic garments. The St Barbara Trust, which supports monastics and gets income mainly from the parish book stall, funded the making of these at the Monastery of St Elisabeth in Minsk. They were posted out to her and blessed on the Feast of Pokrov, the patronal feast of her Skete. At the same service, the Priest Monk John was awarded a Gold Cross. Mother Photina supports our parish with her prayers and visits from time to time to give spiritual support to those who need it. Visitos to the Pokrov Skete are welcome by arrangement, it is near Le Mans in France.
Reader Chad and Aidan Draper, Trustees of the St Barbara Trust are happy to recieve donations for its important work of supporing monastic life.