Parish Magazine for August 2010

Pencil sketch by W A Green


We send our congratulations and best wishes to Ben and Christy Lowe on the safe arrival of Tiberius Damian born on Friday 18th June weighing in at 6Ibs 7ozs, first grandchild of Jim and Christine.

Jean Wall

We are pleased to report that Jean is making good and steady progress after her recent hip operation. We were pleased to welcome Jean back (to a spontaneous round of applause) to our July evensong service. We have missed you Jean.

Ludlow Deanery

Members of the Ludlow Deanery were invited to Hereford Cathedral on Thursday 24th June. Sadly, there were only 15 present; there were 9 from Tenbury Team (5 from Whitton, 2 from Hope Bagot plus Claire and Chris). We met at the North Door and were welcomed by Prebendary Kay Garlick. We processed through the Cathedral, singing and following a similar path that the Pilgrims would have taken, pausing at significant places to say Prayers. In the Lady Chapel, three of the group read the Gospel. We learned of the torrid life of St Ethelburgh, after whom the Cathedral is named and dedicated and finally reached the Chapel with the tomb of St Thomas of Cantiloupe, to whom the Cathedral is also dedicated, where the Liturgy of the Sacrament was celebrated. The whole journey was emotional and thought provoking.

Following this we were invited into the Dean's garden for wine and nibbles, where we strolled down to the River Wye with the perfume of roses filling the air and the sound of the Choir resonating through the windows. Before our departure we gathered together to sing “Night has Fallen”. — Aileen Hood


Work has commenced on the mammoth task of cutting the churchyard grass, we thank Bill Nield for his work so far. A number of the wild flowers have not yet seeded. We hope to continue the cut after the middle of August. If you are able to spare some time with this task, please come along when you can and do whatever you can. Thank you.

July Evensong

What a superb evening! For our July evensong we were joined by the choir of St Mary?s Tenbury for sung evensong under the direction of Robert Gordon-Blacker. The choir and clergy processed in singing 'Fill Thou My Life' and with a congregation of almost 30 the singing was fantastic. Before the third hymn the choir sang a very moving and beautiful setting of the 23rd psalm. Rev Claire Lording gave a most interesting and stimulating address based on The parable of The Good Samaritan. After the service wine and excellent refreshments were served. Special thanks to Robert and the choir, to Rev Claire and Chris and to all who gave and provided the wonderful eats. THANK YOU ALL ? an evening to remember!


Annual Cricket Match v Hope Bagot

Just to confirm that our annual cricket match is booked for Bank Holiday Monday August 30th at 2 pm at The Knowle Cricket Ground. Light refreshments will be available between innings. The Whitton ladies will kindly provide the cakes and the Hope Bagot ladies will provide tea and soft drinks. A small levy of £1 per player will be necessary to pay for the hire of the cricket ground. In the evening a barbeque will be held hosted by Hope Bagot. Please bring your own drinks. Come and enjoy a family day of sport and fun.

Sunday July 25th

Preaching Cross Service 10 am, followed by lunch in the churchyard.

Monday July 26th

The PCC meeting will be held in church at 7.30 pm.


Our August Communion Service on 22nd, will include a Baptism and will be taken by Rev Judith Dunkling and Rev Chris Moore.

Cleaning and Flower Rota

August - Mrs Sue Britten.

49 Club

Recent winners were:

  1. June 12th Alan and Ysy Wozencroft
  2. June 19th Sally Thompson
  3. June 26th Tony Thompson
  4. July 3rd Linda Drew
  5. July 10th Aileen Hood

And finally ...

If anyone has any news they would like included in the magazine will they please let me have it in writing by the deadline which is shown on page 1 of the magazine. Thank you.

Prayer for the month

Lord Jesus, help us to take up our cross each day to follow you, knowing that the road will often lead to suffering and pain. Give us your strength and courage to resist the temptation to take an easier path, and be with us along the way.  — Amen

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