Mark receiving a Covid Shot with gratitude…

Grateful for your Covid Shot and Would Like to Mark it?

(From The Guardian letters page, 10/03/2021)

The timely reminder (A ‘me first’ approach to vaccination won’t defeat Covid, 5 March) from Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director general of the World Health Organization, coincides with a growing public awareness that we are all in this pandemic together. UK citizens will not be safe – or able to travel freely – until all the world is protected. We who have received free vaccination – thanks to the NHS – may want to show our appreciation by contributing to the rollout in lower income countries.

To this end, members from all parties of the House of Lords have come together with GAVI (the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation) to enable UK residents to contribute to the Covax programme. Our #GetOneGiveOne campaign has raised £56,000 from individual donations in its first week.

This must surely be the most effective way in which we can respond to the WHO warning. 
Paul Tyler 
Liberal Democrat, House of Lords

Frustratingly, there was nothing specific on Gavi’s website about this when I looked, but here’s the address:  https://www.gavi.org/donate.  You may like to know that a GP friend has told me that each Pfizer shot costs about £15, and each Astra Zeneca about £3.  And Gavi allows you to GiftAid your donation.

David Kerr, March 2021

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Every service held in St Johns involves the use of artistic expression spanning thousands of years of Church history. Some of the events we run however specifically seek to experiment with new forms of artistic expression and to embody the tradition we have received to express it in fresh and creative ways.

Examples of this have been using the whole building (rather than just the sanctuary) for worship, changing the seating arrangement and sit in a circle with the communion table at the center, collaboratively working on banners seeking out you tube clips and popular music and, well many more examples can be found on this page.