Sunday, May 18, 2008

I'm going to Lambeth

Many people don't know this, but Lambeth has a "Young Adult Stewards Programme." Basically, if you can get to the University of Kent, they cover room, board and a small allowance that I think might cover tube fares.

I recently recieved an email informing me that I was accepted into the programme. This includes being a general grunt, "one on one" time with the ABC, and attending "the garden party and Buckingham Palace" (the bourgeois church at its best, I suppose) with the rest of Lambeth attendees (and I'm sure a huge number of other people as well).

I'm very excited for this opportunity, and yes, I will be blogging the entire time...

but, as many of you know, I've crashed my car and my laptop died.

So I'm asking you, if you can, to help me get to Lambeth.
The cheapest tickets I could find were $850 (which I bought) but that also doesn't account from getting (by rail I assume) from Heathrow to Kent. If you can help at all, please let me know.


Grandmère Mimi said...

Allie, I will help.

Allie said...

Mimi, don't feel at all obligated (but I'm not turning anything down).

I can send you an address if you'd like. Shoot me an email if you can.

Caminante said...

Looking at your blog, I see that you go to GRASP and are connected to two priests who mentored me during my transitional diaconate in 1993-94. Tell them that Lee says hello. Small world.

Allie said...

Will do. If you haven't heard, both are leaving within the next three months.. Susy to retire, Jack to another parish in the diocese.

forsythia said...

I can help, but let me know how. I can't give you much, because of Myanmar and Sichuan, but I can give you $50. Of course, you must find an ultra- sour lemon for the ABC's tea. :-)

Allie said...

Thank you so much! Any bit at all helps!

Checks can be mailed to:
Alicia Graham
Grace-St. Paul's Episcopal Church
3715 E. State Street Ext
Mercerville, NJ 08619

David said...

Hey Allie,

How's the fund raising going so far ? And to whom should checks be made out ? You or the church ?

Allie said...

Its going quite well!

I'm honestly not sure how much I have as a few people have said they are sending money but I have no idea how much it is. I'm waiting for the checks to find out :-)

It would be easier if you made the checks out to me, but if they are made out to the church I will be able to get it.

Many many thanks to everyone!

Grandmère Mimi said...

Allie, glad to hear it's going well. I'll repost again in a bit, if you think it will help.

Allie said...

Mimi, if you'd like, we can wait until I actually have a rough estimate of how much I have so far

Luiz Coelho said...

Allie, I'm going too! What's your e-mail, phone number, etc, so we can talk about that?

Blessings to you!