(with regular updates 2019)
General section for news we would like to share (Sorry if some of this is out of date just trying to ensure everyone gets a chance to see it)
Noticesheet for the last 20 years the Noticesheet has been printed and distributed by Douglas and his wife Olive. After all this time Douglas feels it is time to step down and take a well-earned rest so today’s Noticesheet will be his last (31st March 2019). They have both worked for all those years with together with Andy & Jane on the Noticesheet and for the last year with Alan, where Douglas worked tirelessly in the background ensuring we had the Noticesheet every week. So, I hope you will all join me in thanking Douglas & Olive for their work and dedication and pray that they enjoy their new-found time off together.
Smoke damage Eileen has had a little good news this week as she may be finalising renting a cottage in Bradwell close to her old house. This may be for 6 months. Let us all pray it will not be longer and that she finds refuge in her temporary home.
Easter cracked Neil would like pass on a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who helped at this year’s Easter Cracked, and made it a special day especially the main presenters Jan, Anita, Tony and Chris on tech. There were 150 adults and children and all thoroughly enjoyed themselves, there were enough Crème Eggs and the crafts were all appreciated
Pancakes in the Church last Shrove Tuesday…Hot pancakes, traditional style with lemon and sugar; or with maple syrup and cream; or with chocolate and…; or with strawberries… or blueberries… or… or… or everything! And at the same time, we received £330 towards Roof and Refurb – helped by a lovely donation from Wednesday Coffee Morning: Thank you. Also Thank you to those who came and gave, and to those who planned, purchased and served. We may try it again sometime. Keep eyes scanned!
Licensing Service. The weather was good and we had a wonderful service last Thursday where the Rev Dr Neil Popham was formally licensed, installed and anointed as minister by the Bishop. The church was full we enjoyed the bells being rung the procession of clergy and the giving of symbols to Neil. It was full of good humour and not formal with the sermon by the Archdeacon on the return of the prodigal son. The introduction and links were by the Associate Area Dean taking his first time at a licensing. We are all grateful to everyone who took part, did refreshments, moved chairs or in any way contributed and worked in the background, especially to the Rev Paul Smith for making it all happen.