Parish Magazine for April 2010

Pencil sketch by W A Green

Welcome back

We were delighted that Rev Judith Dunkling was able to join us for our February communion service which was led by Rev Claire Lording with the address given by Rev Hilary Morgan. Mrs Ann Kemp has now joined the serving rota and officiated for the first time - hope you enjoyed it Ann!! Judith, we are all very pleased that you are now feeling much better, we have greatly missed you.

PCC Meeting

The pre-AGM Meeting was held in “Searing Heat” in Michael Holmes's bungalow. A lovely change to usually shivering in our Church!!!! If you would like to know what we discussed please come to the ...

PCC Annual General Meeting

To be held in Church on 22nd March at 7.30pm. All are welcome to attend.

Pancake Day

On one of the only snow-free days this year, Shrove Tuesday, we held our Annual Pancake Race. Starting at Whitton Farm, up the road to the Church and back again, stopping every now and then to toss a pancake. Alan's new dog, Jake, had a wonderful time trying, and sometimes successfully snatching the pancakes before they either hit the road or the pan!! The overall winner (no Racing Rev or Whitton Whippet) this year was Michael Atkinson quickly followed by a young man from the Whitton Holiday Cottages and in third place, after stopping for a chat, John Anderson.

After the race, into Whitton Farmhouse for sherry, coffee and sumptuous pancakes, very ably prepared and cooked by Aileen Hood, Anne Jenkins and Topsy Easteal, all with usual accompaniments. Ysy, as usual, flitted round making sure that everyone's glass, cup and plate were replenished time after time.

Again, a wonderful social morning for the village and surrounding friends and family. Thank you once again, Alan and Ysy, for opening up your home for us. What would we do without you?

Valentine's Dance

What a wonderful evening was had on 13th February at Hope Bagot and Whitton Village Hall. The hall was bouncing to the 60s music of Roger Brown and his band No Agender. A roast supper of chicken or pork with the usual accompaniments was served by Kath Bills and Aileen Hood who masterminded the food, followed by sumptuous puddings. After the feast the dance floor was very busy and many a fine jive, twist and shuffle were performed as we tried to relive our misspent youth. Our thanks go to the hall decorators and undecorators (who were very welcome on the Sunday morning), the table layers, veggie preparers and cooks, raffle ticket sellers, washer upperers and to Mac for a truly memorable evening. Everyone left with a big smile on their faces with requests for another evening of the same. The draw raised over £100, many thanks to all the donors of the prizes and special thanks to Susie Duncan for running the draw. — Topsy Easteal


Unfortunately as I write (9/3/10) it is still difficult to predict the dates of Daffodil Daze. They are growing slowly but the recent cold nights have stemmed their progress. Hopefully, dare I say middle of April, but keep an eye out for the advertising boards. May I please remind you that offers of cakes, books and help with the tea and stewardship rota will be appreciated.

Easter Services

Holy Week Monday 29th March, 8pm, Compline and Meditation at Whitton.

Easter Day Sunday 4th April, 11.30am, Holy Communion. Celebrant Rev Claire Lording, Preacher Rev Chris Moore.

And finally may I thank everyone for their good wishes, get well cards, phone calls, transport and hospitality during my recent 'indisposition'. — Michael

49 Club

Recent winners were:

  1. February 13th Ysy and Alan Wozencroft
  2. February 20th Melchi and Tali McPherson
  3. February 27th Dorothy Shakespeare
  4. March 6th Michael Holmes

Prayer for Easter Day

  1. Father God, thank you for new life
  2. For spring flowers, baby chicks, new born lambs
  3. For spring sunshine and rain showers
  4. Which helps the plants to grow.
  6. Thank you for the dried bulbs and seeds which look so dead
  7. They are springing into new life, soon they will be beautiful.
  9. Most of all Lord, we thank you for your Son Jesus,
  10. Who suffered and died for us, on the cross.
  12. And today, we celebrate that on Easter Day
  13. He rose from the dead
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