Parish Magazine for January 2007

Pencil sketch by W A Green

I would like to wish you all a very happy and peaceful New Year.

Magazine 2007

As this edition is the last under the editorship of John Asquith we should like to send him our grateful thanks for all his work during the past few years - it can't have been an easy task putting up with all the requests (should I say demands) and foibles of all our parish scribes! Thank you John.

Hello and welcome to Julie Cook who is looking forward to taking up the baton - Good luck Julie!

Remembrance

A good attendance was recorded for our annual Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving on Sunday 12th November, which was taken by the Rev Claire Lording. The wreath was laid by Mrs Edie Rhoden and the Roll of Honour of Greete and Whitton was read by Dr Attlee. Whitton villagers contributed £60 to the Poppy Appeal, which included £20 from the church for the wreath.

All Age Worship

On Sunday 19th November we held our service in the beautiful and comfortable surroundings of the lounge at Whitton Paddocks. A congregation of 48 ranging from 3 to 89 years enjoyed the service on the theme of shining God's Light in the World, which was enhanced by the beautiful morning and the sunlight streaming into the room. A meaningful and moving service. Thank you to the readers, Kathy Bourne, Sam and Jack Edwards, Alex Jevons, Gill Akehurst and Tony Easteal, and thanks to Clare Cavenagh who organised the children's activity in which they made colourful bouquets of paper flowers. Special thanks to Jane, Matthew and David Perks for the privilege and warmth of their welcome, to Marina Clent who came to play the keyboard and to Kath Bills for arranging and leading the Service.

Village Christmas

When the idea for a fund raising event on the theme of “A Village Christmas” was put to the PCC by Mary Hyslop-Winn early in the year, little did we realise that such a lot of hard work, such a lot of enjoyment in working together would be had, and what an outstanding success it would prove to be.

From the outset the enthusiasm for the project has been second to none and this continued from the first public meeting held in Mary and Barry's garden until the evening of 19th November after a fantastic weekend. Workshops have been held weekly, under the tutelage of Mary, talents have been discovered and fun and community spirit enhanced.

Over 30 people, men, women and children all joined to produce such a wide range of items for sale which were eagerly purchased such that the amazing total of £6,000 profit was raised towards the restoration of the Burne-Jones/William Morris East Window.

We feel our publicity was good and we would like to thank everyone involved in any way, newspapers, radio, advertising boards and flyers and not least - word of mouth. We welcomed visitors from Chester, Telford, Bridgnorth, Shrewsbury, Worcester and Wales amongst others. My enthusiasm looks like using up all my allotted space John!! So I will end with heartfelt thanks to everyone involved and to everyone who supported the weekend with special thanks to Mary Hyslop-Winn for her inspiration, work and enthusiasm and to Jane, Matthew and David Perks for allowing us to take over their home which proved to be such a wonderful setting for this wonderful event.

Services and events

Church Electoral Roll

The Church Electoral Roll is open to those who are baptized and aged 16 or over and resident in the parish or, not being resident in the parish, have attended worship during the past six months.

Forms are available from the Electoral Roll Officer, Mrs Clare Cavenagh (891679) or a supply of forms is available in the church. Completed forms MUST be returned between 14th and 28th February 2007 to Mrs Cavenagh.

49 Club

Recent winners were:

  1. Nov 4th - Barbara Measham
  2. Nov 11th - Sally and Mac McGuinness
  3. Nov 18th - Tony Freeman
  4. Nov 25th - Edna and Toddy Harman

Magazine Money

For those who pay be calendar year ie Jan - Dec the Magazine subscription is now due. If you pay by 31st January the cost will be £6, otherwise it will be £7.20. Please pay Michael.

Thanks

A sincere Thank You to Mr Don Hearn for his services during the year. We feel very privileged to have you as our organist and friend.

Prayer for the New Year

Pour your peace into our souls, that everything discordant may vanish, and all that makes for peace be loved and sought by us always; through Christ our Saviour. — From an ancient Latin prayer

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