Tuesday 15th May, 2018

Icknield Way Parish Churches support Romsey Mill

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A group of parish churches that straddle the Essex / Cambridgshire border has chosen Romsey Mill to be their Charity of the Year.

The Parish of the Icknield Way Villages is so called because the seven villages that make up the parish lie on the Icknield Way, the oldest track in Britain, dating from Neolithic times.

Neil Thompson, from Romsey Mill, visited the parish to speak about the charity's work and impact on young lives, at two services, in Heydon and Great Chishill.

Neil said: "We are delighted that the members of the Parish have chosen us to be their charity for the year. A group of churches coming together to part of a single community has echoes of the early days of Romsey Mill, when several churches in Cambridge came together with local businesses and members of the community to establish the charity in 1980, and begin the work of supporting local young people, children and families, experiencing disadvantage." 

Neil added: "It was lovely to meet the Rector, Revd. Dr Anand Sodadasi, and the members of the congregations. Their interest in Romsey Mill was so encouraging, and their desire to find out more about our work was heartening. We are looking forward to working together with them over the next year."