For the last 8 years the Cathedral, together with San Silvestre School, has organized a Christmas Box project, sending shoes boxes to children in different parts of Peru. Each person participating receives the name and age of a child from one of the lists received, and prepares a shoe box containing items under four categories:
Once these have been prepared they are checked at the Cathedral by a team, and sorted according to destination. They are then transported to their destinations, and distributed. Before the boxes are distributed, each child receives a colouring booklet entitled “What is Christmas?” which is explained to the children. After this the children are usually given a chocolatada and as they leave they receive their boxes.
This year we are sending a total of 361 boxes to:
-Pucará, Ayacucho (a tiny village in the high Andes)
-Llaquepata, Cusco (high Andes)
-Women´s Prison in Cusco (6 children aged under 3, living in the prison with their mothers)
-Condado Pichilikiari, Chanchamayo, Junin
-Tunanmarca, Huancayo, Junin (high Andes)
-Some families in the Ines Health Project which Works with families with children with difficult health conditions (usually disabilities)
Whilst the boxes are provided, there are other ways you can help:
If you would like to give a donation to cover transportation costs, chocolatadas, etc, please give to the office in a marked envelope.
Last year we spent S/.943 on transport and S/.606 on chocolatadas for 340 children.
You can see photos and update from last years project here
We like to keep the kids busy for you while you have a look round the stalls or sit and have a cuppa tea. So this year as well as the games, we will have a craft corner set up so your little ones can sit with us and be artistic.
So what can they do?
What's else is happening!
At 12noon is the start of our Grand Raffle! We have some amazing prizes up for grabs so be sure to buy plenty to increase your chances of winning something. Tickets are S/5 each and can be purchased now from our office or after our 10am Sunday service during fellowship.
Have a look here at a sneak peak of some of the prizes!
Our famous homemade Christmas puddings and jars of mincemeat are available to purchase.
You can also preorder them now! Just contact us and we will reserve them for you. Have a look at this post full of pictures of us making them!
We have such a selection of homemade jams and chutney, see below a few examples of what we have been making so far, come along on the day and see what else we have to offer!
Have you, like us, long admired the stunning windows and building we have here at the Good Shepherd Cathedral? Well now you can take a little piece of us home with you, with these beautiful coloured small blank cards of photographs of our windows, we even have a colouring book with pictures of our windows, perfect for children or adults! Or why not pick up one of mugs with a simple pretty drawing of the building.
Once again we will have our table full of our used English books! Come and stock up on your book needs
Back with us again is Vicky and she will be doing face painting until 3pm.
You can be anything from a unicorn to a snowman or even your favourite superhero.
Here are a few examples of her work, you can check out her facebook page - Jehová Niisi Eventos & karovimas.
Garden Cafe and BBQ
Come and sit in our garden cafe and enjoy some wonderful savoury and sweet snacks as well as a warm cup of tea or cold beer, whatever you are fancying. Items are subject to availability.
White Elephant and Esther's Closet
You can be sure to find some treasures on one or both of these stalls, full of used and vintage items that people have donated to us
The Arpillera Project has its own stall of stunning colourful handmade decorations and accessories. You can find out more about this project here.
We look forward to seeing you all there!
Please join, share and invite everyone to our facebook event to stay up to date
10am-5pm S/3 entry fee per person
This past Sunday was a special day as Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day the 11th November fell on the same day, it also marked the 100th anniversary since the signing of the armistice to end WWI. It was fantastic to be joined by so many in the community who came along to share in our prayers and thanks to the many fallen soldiers and veterans who gave up so much for us to have the lives we have today.
We would like to thank our rector Fr. Mark for leading the ceremony, of which we were also accompanied by Fr. Ian Montgomery who gave a powerful sermon.
Our special service was in association with the British Royal Legion and we were joined by various members of our embassies.
Outside after the service we laid our poppies in remembrance of the fallen soldiers to thank and pray for them and for the remaining families
We have such a great variety of prizes this year! To be in with a chance you need to purchase raffle tickets from our office, or various members of our congregation, you can also buy them the day of our Bazaar in the morning, up until we begin the raffle.
Restaurant and Hotel vouchers
Two nights stay for two adults at The Antigua Casona San Blas hotel in the historic city of Cusco, including breakfast buffet.
The historic building situated in the heart of the Inca empire. Located four blocks from the Plaza de Armas in Cusco, the hotel is sure to give you an unforgettable experience. The original casona has been restored to its former prestige with beautiful hand-carved wooden balconies, stone patios, and stone archways that invite the past into the present. The casona offers an in-house bar, restaurant, central fireplace and lounges.
Valid until the end of 2019 and subject to availability.
Two nights stay for two adults at Mancora Beach Bungalows, including continental breakfast.
Mancora Beach Bungalows is one of the best hotels in Mancora in front of the most pristine section of beach throughout Peru.
A Select Award one night for two at JW Marriott Hotel in Miraflores, with breakfast included in the Restaurant La Vista.
The JW Marriott Hotel Lima, they present an unrivaled luxury experience that leaves nothing to be desired. Situated amidst the vibrant district of Miraflores, our hotel boasts convenient access to discover Lima's must-see attractions. Then Tantalize your taste buds with fresh and vibrant flavors of Lima, Peru at the on-site restaurant for an unforgettable breakfast and gorgeous ocean views.
We have two prizes available for the classic restaurant La Tiendita Blanca in Miraflores.
Prize one is a voucher for breakfast for two, and prize two is a voucher for lunch or a la carte dinner for two
Products and Goods
This beautiful new 43" LG UHD smart TV which is crafted with a slim, seamless body that’s ideal for any room aesthetic.
A great prize for the upcoming summer months, a Mr. Grill medium-sized cylinder for barbecue and smoking meats,
It also comes with cookbook full of recipes for lots of inspiration.
We look forward to seeing you at our Christmas bazaar on 1st December 2018.
Do you love Christmas? Do you love singing? In particular singing Christmas Carols? Then come along and join our Christmas Choir and perform at our Carol Service in December
Preparations have already started for the Carol Service, but it's not too late for you to join in. Practice takes place every Sunday after our 10am service from now on until the service in December. Speak to our choirmaster John on Sunday to find out more details, as practice doesn’t take place on the Cathedral premises.
Calling all cooks, bakers and anyone else who wants to have a few mornings of fun and chat whilst chopping, mixing and sometimes getting down right messy! See picture, below, for proof
We're getting together again this year to prepare our famous Christmas pudding and jars of mincemeat which we make by hand, from scratch to sell at our Christmas Bazaar.
Whether you're an expert or have absolutely no idea what mincemeat even is, don't worry we're here every step and there's a job for everyone. All we ask is that you can bring your own knife and cutting board to use.
Christmas Pudding preparations:
Thursday and Friday, September 27 and 28, starting at 10:00 a.m. in the kitchen.
Friday 5, starting at 11:00 in the kitchen.
EDIT: No longer meeting Thursday 4th, and Friday will start no earlier than 11am due to services in the Cathedral
Come along to as many times as you can make it to, can't wait to see you there
Here it is! The poster for Lima's biggest event of the year, The Good Shepherd's Annual Christmas Bazaar!!
Pen this date in your diary for a day filled will festive food and drink, games and craft activities for all ages, handmade and unique gifts are available as well as a grand raffle with amazing prizes such as restaurant meal vouchers, hotel stays and much much more! Keep following for more updates.
Share this poster with your friends, family and social media. Our Facebook event is here for you to join and follow to find out more information
Y tambien en castellano
Friends, do you want to practice your English in a comfortable and relaxed environment? Do you want to gain confidence in communicating in English? Would you like to have the opportunity to read and understand more English. Well, look no further, here at the Good Shepherd we will begin holding English Conversation Classes free of charge.
These classes will be held every Wednesday and Saturday mornings 10am-12noon starting from 17th October 2018. Each session will vary in topic and activity but the main objective is that you will practice and build confidence in your spoken English, as well as enhancing listening, pronunciation skills and building up vocabulary then being able to transfer these new words into everyday English. And as a bonus your teachers will be native from England and the USA!
You must have a basic level English or above to participate in the sessions. We do not require any payment, or booking for the sessions. They will be held inside the church grounds, in the upstairs classrooms, please arrive in time good time before the class to get comfortable and we can start on-time.
See below our poster, feel free to share with your friends and on social media. Don't forget to join our facebook event
1: The visa procedure for the Rev’d Mark Ewbank is still in progress. Please pray that this process is completed satisfactorily.
2: The Social Work Committee made a presentation about the work carried out so far. In this sense, members are encouraged from both congregations to join in as volunteers at the Social Work Committee. Anyone interested may contact the Dean, the Rector, or the Social Work Committee members, namely, Jean Samaniego and/or Ellie Zúniga.
3: A Committee has been set up to revise the Cathedral Association's statutes. This committee is led by Steven Botts. A volunteer from each congregation is required to join the Committee. Anyone interested may talk to Steven Botts, the Rev'd Mark Ewbank, or the Cathedral Dean.
4: Our finances are in the red. The congregation is exhorted to a further stewardship in their offerings/ pledges.