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FUNDRAISING

Fundraising Events for 2019

Phone 01332 780598 for details of our fundraising events.
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March 16 (Saturday) Coffee Morning from 10.00 am with raffle, cakes, books etc.
June 15 (Saturday) Open Afternoon from 2.00 pm. Raffle, Cream teas, Gardens & stalls. Bring your friends as well.
August 7 (Wednesday) Barbara’s Sponsored Walk in Derbyshire. Company welcome. Please ring us for sponsor sheet.
October 19 (Saturday) Coffee Morning from 10.00 am with raffle, cakes, books etc.
Please feel free to fundraise for Sozein in your area.

Gift Aid

For years we have been listing events which are held locally to help raise funds for our discrete charity whilst failing to give you a simple and immediate way to contribute. If you are a UK taxpayer, you may request the government to add, from their account not yours, an additional 25% on top of the amount you specify using this Gift Aid form. Simply download, fill in and return to us with your cheque. And thank you.
Homeopathic consultations are also available from Neil, a qualified practitioner. I take these in a personal capacity and donate the income to the Sozein trust.

What is Homeopathy?

Homeopathic medicines have been used for over two hundred years in treating ailments serious and minor, acute and chronic, physical and emotional. Homeopathic medicines, called remedies, work by stimulating the body’s own healing power, encouraging the body to behave in a more healthy way.

They are safe, gentle, non-addictive and are complementary to orthodox medicines. Homeopathy is holistic, that is, it treats the whole person not just the symptoms and can also play an important part in preventing disease. The concept has been known since Hippocrates in 450BCE, and has been further developed down the ages including full scientific elucidation by Dr Samuel Hahnemann.

Why is a Christian priest practising it?

For over forty years I have been attentively listening to people’s upsets. For an equally long time I have had the benefit of homeopathic remedies for minor – and occasionally not so minor – ailments. Eventually the light dawned on me that the prayerful concentration needed for pastoral counselling could also be used in finding homeopathic remedies for others.

I studied hard and qualified as a homeopath in 2002. Remembering that Jesus cared for the physical well-being of his followers as well as their souls, the prescribing of a remedy is, for me, as sacramental an act as giving a blessing. Martin Israel had been a Senior lecturer in the Royal College of Surgeons when he wrote, in his book Exorcism on p.116,'...it would seem that the action of the [homeopathic] preparation is primarily psychic, by which it influences the mind and the body, while, at the same time, enabling the person to be more open to the Holy Spirirt also; indeed a truly holistic approach to personal healing and health.'
Download a leaflet on Homeopathic Treatment.
Watch a video on how homeopathy works.
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See also our Mission page.