Parish Magazine for June 2010

Pencil sketch by W A Green


We would like to send our congratulations and best wishes to Mark and Mary-Jane Shakespeare on the safe arrival of Katie Jane born on 30th April at Hereford Hospital weighing in at 7lbs 14oz, a sister for Sam and a granddaughter for Clive and Dorothy of Thomas House.


Would you like another bible? We have several editions placed at the back of the church and we are happy for anyone to help themselves, take them home and enjoy them.


The quinquennial inspection was carried out in March by our architect Mr Peter Taylor. The report has now been received and will be circulated to PCC members. If anyone would like to see it please contact either Tony or Michael, it will then be considered by the PCC at its July meeting.

Preaching Cross Service

Just to remind you once again that this service will be held on Sunday 25th July. More details next month.


As I write (09/05/10) the spring flowers, particularly the cowslips, bluebells, violets and primroses are magnificent. They have grown in number greatly over the past year due to our conservation policy. The paths around the churchyard will now be established to enable visitors to appreciate the wild flowers that will follow on after the spring flowers have died down.


We are delighted that Laura, daughter of Lyn and Rob Evans of Meadowcourt, and Gavin have chosen St Mary's for their wedding on Saturday 18th June 2011. A village wedding is always a memorable occasion and we look forward to their special day.

Pop at Parkside

Due to unforeseen circumstances Pop at Parkside has been cancelled. It is hoped instead to hold a social in the autumn at Hope Bagot and Whitton Village Hall with Mac's juke box.

From the Parish Register:Burial of Ashes

On Saturday 24th April the mortal remains of Elizabeth Tromans were laid to rest in the churchyard. May her soul rest in peace.

49 Club

Recent winners were:

  1. April 17th Sally Thompson
  2. April 24th Oli McPherson
  3. May 1st Melchi and Tali McPherson
  4. May 8th David and Lyn Wozencroft

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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