Parish Magazine for July 2009

Pencil sketch by W A Green

Don Hearn

We are pleased that Don Hearn is now recovering at home and continues to make steady progress. Don and Jean are very grateful and most touched by the amount of concern people have shown. Don is still quite low on energy but looks forward to receiving visitors at some time in the not too distant future, when his strength returns. Don and Jean are still very much in everyone's thoughts and prayers.

Richard and Georgina

We send our congratulations and best wishes to Richard Wozencroft and Georgina James for their forthcoming marriage at St Peter's Church, Astley. We wish them every happiness in their life together.

Grand opening of the Hut (Now renamed as The Pavilion)

Following Eucharist Service on Sunday May 24th, the church hut was re-dedicated by Rev Judith Dunkling. How lovely to see that small but worthy building so skilfully restored, and now providing such useful storage for our beautiful church. Aileen Hood thanked the building team, Stewart McGuinness, Barry Winn, Rob Evans and Tony Easteal who did an outstanding job. The churchyard provided an idyllic setting for our barbeque, the wild flowers have seldom looked lovelier and the mown paths showed them off to perfection. We were blessed with glorious weather and many people enjoyed a leisurely lunch in the sunshine. Our thanks to Hilary Morgan for preaching the sermon, Rev Judith Dunkling for the re-dedication, Alan Wozencroft for the first rate barbeque, all of the people who provided the very tempting salads, and not least those who took the washing up home. A lovely relaxed and friendly occasion.

Pop at Parkside

Due to the appalling weather conditions Pop at Parkside had to be cancelled, or rather postponed as it is the intention of the PCC to hold the event later in the summer. A little informal prayer regarding the weather would be most welcome. A special thank-you to Mac and Sally McGuinness and all who helped with the preparation, the orchard looked wonderful. Keep an eye on the local press for details of the new date.

Christian Aid

The house-to-house collection amounted to £169.97 of which £127 was gift aided. Thank you to all who responded so generously to this worthwhile charity.


Service round the Preaching Cross on Sunday 28th June at 10am, followed by lunch in the churchyard. Offers of food to Kath please. We look forward to a good attendance.

July Services and Events

July 11th
The White House Midsummer Luncheon (Betty and Bill?s Posh Do)

The Luncheon will be held on Saturday 11th July at 1pm. Tickets are limited, so please reserve yours early. Tickets are £10 per person to include the first glass of wine. Do come and enjoy lovely food in the beautiful setting of Betty and Bill's garden at Hope Bagot, and while away the afternoon in the company of friends. Tickets available from Betty and Bill 01584 890362 or Michael 01584 890332.

July 12th

On Sunday 12th July we are delighted that the choir from St Mary's, Tenbury, has accepted our invitation to join us for Evensong and sing an anthem under the direction of Robert Gordon-Blacker. We look forward to a good attendance at the service which will be followed by light refreshments.

July 26th

Holy Communion with Baptism at 10am.

July 27th PCC Meeting

The next PCC meeting will be held on Monday 27th July in church commencing at 7.30pm.

Cricket v Hope Bagot

This will take place as usual on Bank Holiday Monday August 31st at The Knowle Sports Field commencing at 2pm. This year it is Hope Bagot's turn to provide the tea and soft drinks; Whitton to provide the cakes. The barbeque in the evening will be at Hope Bagot.

Deanery Evensong

The Deanery Evensong will this year be held in the 'Team' at St Mary's, Burford on Thursday 2nd July at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.

49 Club

Recent winners were:

  1. May 16th John Salisbury
  2. May 23rd Pauline Deffley
  3. May 30th Jean Wall
  4. June 6th Michael Holmes

Thought for the month

God our Father, in the presence of your holiness and with the whole company of heaven we tremble with awe; cleanse and renew us to share the message of your Son in good times and in bad, always trusting in your love, and strengthened by the power of your Holy Spirit. — Amen

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