Parish Magazine for June 2007

Pencil sketch by W A Green


We are pleased to announce the safe arrival of:

Twin grand-daughters for Viv and Tony Pimm - Maisie Eve (5lb 9oz) and Rosie May (5lb 6oz) born on 20th March to Alison and Anthony, sisters for Millie.

A second grand-daughter for Heather and Terry Hill, Jessica (8lb 4oz) born on 4th April to Nick and Holly, a sister for Ellie.


They certainly are because ...

The window is back in place and all of the work entailed in Project 1 of our restoration programme is now complete. The project came in on time and under budget in spite of the extras by way of stripping out and replacing the plaster work and redecorating the interior together with laying new ‘French drains’ which were all extra to the original prices quoted for the work by our builders, Heritage Construction, and by Williams and Byrne for the conservation and restoration of the window. We are grateful to them and to Peter Taylor, our architectural adviser, for their craftsmanship and their attention to detail. The exploratory work for Project 2 - to the tower, tower roof and the abutting walls is due to start in the next month or so and needs to be completed and agreed by English Heritage by October. The PCC are still short of the total projected cost to complete this phase of the work but we have time on our side and we have no doubts that funds will be in place by the time that they are needed. — Tony Easteal

Thank you Tony for your continuing work and worry in overseeing our restoration project.


We are now in the season of churchyard conservation - the spring flowers have been particularly magnificent especially the primroses, cowslips, violets and bluebells. Paths have been mowed and the rest of the churchyard is left, in order that the other wild flowers will follow on and allow the wild daffodils to naturalise for next season. Mowing will start in earnest in July/August.

June Services and Events

June 10th - Evensong 6.30 pm

June 24th

Outdoor service around the Medieval Preaching Cross at 10 am, followed by lunch in the churchyard. Offers of food please to Kath Bills.

June 27th

We shall be visited by members of the Shropshire branch of the Alzheimer's Society who we anticipate will enjoy the church and churchyard together with lunch in the churchyard. If you would like to help with this event - food preparation and serving etc kindly contact me asap. We hope for fine weather.

June 30th Summer Concert 7.30 pm

This will be held in church, in the interval canapés and bubbly will be enjoyed in gazeboes in the churchyard. Tickets are now available at the bargain price of £6 and of course there will be our usual raffle. The group Of One Accord will be entertaining us as they did a couple of years ago very successfully - so book your tickets now. Once again may I ask for your contributions and ideas for the food. Thank You.

Deanery Synod

The meeting on Thursday May 3rd formally agreed to the resolution that “The Ludlow Deanery reduces by one stipendiary post as and when possible, and where pastorally appropriate”. This proposition had been discussed in advance by all PCCs in the Deanery. The voting was 24 for, 11 against, 3 abstentions.

At the meeting David Hatchell announced his resignation after 9 years service as Deanery Treasurer. We thank him for his work in this sometimes unthankful job and welcome his successor Michael Poyntz from Ashford Carbonnel.

49 Club

Recent winners were:

  1. April 14th - Linda Drew
  2. April 21st - Liz and John Rushen
  3. April 28th - Don Hearn
  4. May 5th - Morgan Jones

Text for the month

When things are going well for you, be glad, and when trouble comes just remember: God sends both happiness and trouble, you never know what is going to happen next. — Ecclesiastes 7.14

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