Parish Magazine for October 2010

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Ordination to the Priesthood

We send our best wishes to Rev Chris Moore and Rev Hilary Morgan on their forthcoming ordination service on Saturday 2nd October at 2.30 pm. Please come along and support them on their special day if you can.

Hope Bagot & Whitton Village Hall

Do come to our Grand Ceilidh and Buffet Supper in aid of Village Hall funds on Saturday 9th October at 7.30 pm. Dancing to the Golden Lion Light Orchestra (Terry Tandler). Bring your own drinks. Tickets £10 available from Charles Kenchington (890270), Mac McGuinness (890009) or Michael Holmes (890332).

Harvest Thanksgiving

Our service will be held on Sunday 10th October at 6.30 pm. and will be led by Rev Claire Lording followed by Harvest Supper at Hope Bagot & Whitton Village Hall. May I please ask for your usual generous offer of fruit, veg and foliage for the church decoration which will take place on the Saturday. As is our custom at Harvest the collection will be given to Sight Savers. Please bring your own drinks –  glasses will be provided. Offers of food to Kath Bills on 01299 270367 please by October 4th. We look forward to a full church. As the Ceilidh is being held in the village hall the previous evening, may I suggest a joint effort to decorate the hall.


As I write (13/09/10), work has continued to progress on the mammoth task of cutting the churchyard grass now that all the wild flowers have seeded. If you are able please come along whenever you can and help us out. Many thanks to Bill Nield for his work to date.


The PCC Finance Sub Committee will meet, hopefully, during October with the Deanery Treasurer and our Team Rector to discuss our contribution towards the 2011 Parish Share.

PCC Meeting

Just to remind you that the next PCC meeting will be held at Croft Cottage, Snitton Gate by kind invitation of Tony and Topsy Easteal on Monday 25th October at 7.30 pm.

Cleaning and Flower Rota

October –  Lyn Wozencroft

49 Club

Recent winners were:

  1. August 14th John and Pauline Atkinson
  2. August 21st Peter Britten
  3. August 28th Edie Rhoden
  4. September 4th Joseph and Maisie Wall
  5. September 11th Mick and Carole Peplow

From the Parish Register –  Holy Baptism –  Oliver Steven Bounds

On a lovely summer's day, Sunday August 22nd, the family and friends of Oliver congregated at St Mary's Church, Whitton to welcome him into The Lord's Family. The service was conducted by Rev Judith Dunkling who created a happy and relaxed atmosphere and Rev Chris Moore's address and Tony Easteal's prayers were both on the theme of “Families”. The church presented Oliver with a Bible and a candle as a lasting memento of his Baptism. Oliver conducted himself with decorum throughout the entire proceedings. After the service Christening Cake, coffee and tea was served. We thank Kath Bills for making the cake and Oli McPherson for decorating it. We received a lovely letter of thanks from Steve, Fiona and Oliver which was read out during our September evensong.

Prayer for Harvest

Almighty and everlasting God, we offer you our hearty thanks for your fatherly goodness and care in giving us the fruits of the earth in their season. Give us grace to use them rightly, to your glory, for our own wellbeing and for the relief of those in need. Through Jesus Christ Our Lord.

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