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Latest message from our own Greta Thunberg, Bella Harding, who keeps us up to date with all the important news for the love of our planet. Thanks Bella!

"Thank you to all who took patches to decorate, stitch or embroider, to make our 'Care for our Common Home' Banner. I look forward to seeing what you do, anything that relates to that theme. The deadline for finished pieces is 1st August, but please let me have any you have done whenever you are ready.
Thanks to John and others for sharing garden produce and let's enjoy the harvest we are lucky enough to have.
Lots of exciting developments are going on in the world with good people trying to get important measures passed for saving the planet. Let's thank God for all that he is doing in them. If you would like to write to your MP drop me a line and I can suggest things you might like to say.

Highlighting charities that are past and present 'Parish Projects'. JDRF.

JDRF help and support children and young adults with Type 1 diabetes and their families, as well as helping to fund research. Please follow their facebook page as they regularly share really interesting updates on the work they do, highlighting individual stories and experiences such as this post from Brielle (below).

St Augustine's supported this charity in memory of James, a much-loved son, brother, friend and parishioner who died as a result of complications with his condition. The parish community gathered in prayer to support Maeve, Bob, Gemma, Patrick and Daniel, and in the parish project year many events took place to raise fantastic sums of money for the work of JDRF.

Please support JDRF financially, if you are able to, so they can continue their work in these difficult times.

Please also pray for those involved with this charity,
pray with thanks for their hard work and dedication,
pray for all those living with type 1 diabetes, that they are able to access the support they need,
and pray for James.

Brielle has lived with type 1 diabetes (T1D) since age 9 and tested positive for COVID-19 in April 2020.

“My experience being diagnosed with COVID-19 was pretty unremarkable. I have had a moderate diagnosis of generalized anxiety and panic disorder for a number of years, and ended up going to the hospital after having a panic attack at work. While there, I was tested for COVID-19 and the test came back positive. I had a fever and cough for over 3 weeks, but other than that, my blood sugars were never too off, and I felt okay overall. I also have a history of depression, but haven’t needed treatment for over ten years, but in mid-summer I was becoming increasingly anxious for no reason. I became unable to utilize any of the coping skills I know in order to reduce stress, and in August I returned to therapy for the first time in years. In December, I had a conversation with my therapist where she told me she was seeing individuals who had recovered from COVID experiencing an exacerbation in mental health symptoms. After speaking with a psychiatrist about my fears of being on medication again after years of not taking any, I went back on an anti-depressant. It’s been a few months and I feel better than I have in a long time. I still have bouts of anxiety, but I am able to enjoy my life, work, school, and hobbies. All I know is that I am grateful I was able to get help and that I am doing better!”
It has been over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and we want to ensure you have continued access to all available support resources. In partnership with The Anthem Foundation, we have created resources to address mental health burdens while living with T1D during a pandemic that can be helpful. For a full list of resources, visit the Mental Health Section on

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