Other Church news

Every so often we run an Adult Confirmation Course. The course will last a couple of months with one meeting a week. We may even have the first meetings in November and then after Christmas a second session in February. The course is designed for those who wish to explore their faith a little more, those who are beginning their journey of faith, those who just want to ask questions and for those preparing to be confirmed as Adults. Subjects covered include: Belief, The Holy Trinity, the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Bible, prayer, church history and a lot more! Anyone is welcome to join or at least try it out. If you are interested please contact David 01986 798136




EACH boxes
On the 19th January a good band of willing helpers held a coffee morning to empty the 40+ boxes we have around the village. Michael Izzard from EACH helped to bag up the money and bank it. A total of £1476.72 was counted— an increase of approx £200.00. Thanks to all those good friends who came to help with the counting and serving the coffee . Jill Westrup

Appeal for helpers to keep St Mary's clean.

To keep St. Mary's as fresh as we can the cleaning is done every two weeks, but we only have a team of five people. If anyone else would be prepared to help us we shall be most grateful .Our volunteers at the moment are John Ridgwell, Beryl Dyer, Shirley Rutterford, Val Swallow, with Christine Stanford and Nora Ingate. If you feel you are able to help, you can contact any of us and we willbe happy to show you what is involved.

Rogation Sunday

Led by Rev. David Burrell and in bright sunshine, St. Mary's held a rogation service. Fields, meadows and gardens were blessed with appropriate readings by members of the congregation.  On our way back to the church a short act of remembrance for V.E. Day took place at the War Memorial.

It was a really enjoyable service, which finished back in the church.

Thanks to Bert for planning it.

 Do you wish to have someone visit you in your home on a regular basis, if so and you would like to discuss your requirements in confidence, please contact a church warden or Lay elder telephone numbers in newsletter.

Details of the village newsletter


 This book has now been published and delivered to those people who ordered it in advance. The profits from the sale of these books are going to the Restoration Fund, if you would like one please phone Pat Kench on 01728 628242  or Shirley on 01728 628710.

Started by Lynne Searle some time ago, and it contains recipes from Bishops, Lord Mayors, well-known T.V. personalities and many others.

Thanks to Anne-Marie Kennedy for getting more recipes for this and for collating it for us. We are grateful for her help with typing it all up and getting it ready for printing.