What's On 2019
Coffee Mornings - now on second Saturdays although not in June as the open day is the following week.
Annual Open Church and Open Garden
The church will be open from 11 am until 4 pm on Saturday, 22nd June. The tower will be open to climb until 3.30 pm. We will offer coffee and tea from 11 am - 12 noon in church. Then, from midday, when the hall is open for bread and soup lunches, coffee and tea will be available there. Cream teas will be served in the hall until 4 pm. The Old Vicarage Garden will be open to view from 1 to 3 pm with plants for sale. There will be stalls with all kinds of goods and home made cakes in the church from 11 to 4 pm.
Concert in church
Chanter's Jigge will be entertaining us in the church building at 7 pm on Saturday 20th July. We are so pleased they can bring their Summer programme to us in the church. When they last came it was near Christmas and the floor of the nave was being rebuilt so the concert took place in the Church Hall. They play and sing on a collection of ancient and modern instruments, which are very well suited to the updated Medieval building. An evening to look forward to with music, song and seasonal refreshments. Tickets £10 each available from email@example.com
Annual Church Parish Meeting
The business meeting of the church took place on Sunday 14th April.
The PCC members for this year are
Janet Airey (newly elected)
Robert Fish (Secretary)
Sue Gilbert (newly elected– was co-opted in 2018)
Malcolm Offord (warden)
Jane Penson (warden)
Amanda Reavell (Treasurer & Deanery Synod rep)
Sarah Smith (Vice-chair & Deanery Synod rep)
Copies of the accounts and the reports of our activities over the past year are available in church.
Restoration and Development
The six items currently being worked on by the PCC concerning the buildings are:
(1) secondary double glaze all main hall windows.
(2) modify the sound system so the computer and amplifiers are all in a movable cabinet at the front of church. This will also allow some of the microphones at the front to be directly plugged in rather than be radio microphones.
These have now been completed
(Clear, costed plans for what to do) (3) repair east window & external east wall;
(4) apply to remove the panelling from the inside of the south wall; paint the north wall;
(5) repair hole in the floor of the central aisle (where the blue rug is)
(6) construction of a disabled toilet and small meeting room within the church hall - work in progress.
The next lunch will be on Sunday 7th July, when anyone who would be eating alone but would prefer to eat a traditional home cooked meal in company in the Church Hall. The three courses will cost £6.00. The small profit helps to maintain the hall which has a listed frontage. To reserve a place or buy a ticket a full week in advance, contact Virginia on 01787 374003, please.
“Parish Prayers” are usually after coffee following the 10 am service on the third Sunday in the month, in the side chapel. It is a good time to pray about the changes we are putting into action. If you would like to join us that would be great as we believe prayer is needed to support every facet of life in our parish. If you can’t attend but would like a specific prayer offered to our Lord just let Malcolm know and it will be offered there on your behalf.
Please contact Jane Lloyd for details if would like to come.
The kitchen is now fully equipped and in use. Coffee and tea are now served in china mugs in the North Aisle after main services and the shortened benches have been arranged as seating near the serving table.
An informal service of Morning Prayer is held every Friday morning from 9.30 am until 10 am. This takes place in the church.
Church Hall Hire
Our hall, which has good kitchen facilities, is available for parties or meetings and there is a smaller hall at the back which could be used for smaller functions. The main hall is available at £15 an hour which goes to the Hall Fund. There is no music or bar licence and insurance is the responsibility of the hirer. The main hall can hold up to 100 people: the small hall holds about 20. Contact Mr. Robert Fish for further details.
The church will not be left open when there is not a service or other activity until further notice. The key holders are usually able to let visitors in upon request. Their names and telephone numbers at the bottom of the contacts page just above the map.
Our link Missionaries
The family have settled back in the UK and are continuing their work from home.
If you would like a written copy of the notes or a CD of any sermon please contact Robert