Parish Magazine for July 2011

Pencil sketch by W A Green

Congratulations

We send our congratulations and best wishes to Michael and Anne Jenkins who celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary on Friday 10th June. We hope they very much enjoyed their celebrations with the family.

We also send our congratulations and best wishes to Charles and Louise Drew on the safe arrival of their second child Frederick, born on 27th May at Cambridge, weighing in at 6lbs 13oz, a brother for Lola and the fourth grandchild for Peter and Linda of Yew Tree Cottage.

Christian Aid

The house-to-house collection amounted to £78.65 of which £70 was gift aided. Thank you to all who responded generously to this worthwhile charity.

An “Open” afternoon

On the afternoon of Wednesday 13th July from 4 pm-5.30 pm we will be entertaining to Afternoon Tea around 30 people from The Teme Valley Decorative and Fine Arts Society and friends for their Church Recorders' Open Day. There will be a talk on the work that they do. I know it will be a most interesting afternoon.

Preaching Cross Service

This will be held on Sunday 24th July at 10 am. This year it will be even more special as it will include a Baptism, followed by lunch in the churchyard. Offers of food to Kath Bills please. We hope for good weather.

PCC Meeting

The next meeting will be held on Monday 25th July at Carpenter's House, Whitton, by kind invitation of Barry and Mary Winn, commencing at 7.30 pm.

Betty and Bill's “Do”

On Thursday 2nd June, the day of Oli's birthday 30 plus of Oli's friends and relatives gathered at The White House, Hope Bagot for a social get-together initiated by Betty and Bill to remember our special friend. We were able to sit in their beautiful garden on a lovely summer evening. We all provided nibbles and during the evening Bill made a toast to Oli and thanked her for sending us such ideal weather. We thank Betty and Bill for supplying us all with Oli's favourite bubbly. We all had many reminiscences of past gatherings with Oli, mostly instigated by her, she loved a good social event.

Bridgnorth Naturalists Visit

On Saturday 4th June a group of 17 naturalists came from Bridgnorth to view the magnificent array of wild flowers and to look at the Church. I gave them a guided tour of the churchyard and one of the group spent a considerable amount of time filming, they were all extremely knowledgeable on the flora and fauna that inhabits the churchyard. We provided a lunch of sandwiches and salad, followed by trifle and peach flan, tea and coffee, which due to the favourable weather conditions they were able to enjoy outside. After lunch they were given a talk by Tony Easteal on the history of the church and the repairs which have been carried out over the last few years, he also outlined our plans for the future. The visitors were a sociable and interesting group of people who were most appreciative of the welcome that they received from us. They very much enjoyed their visit and we in turn enjoyed their company, it was suggested that one year they might like to visit us in the spring to view the spring flowers. We acknowledge with grateful thanks the generous donation that they made to church funds. Grateful thanks go to Kath Bills, Sue Britten, Ann Kemp and Topsy Easteal for preparing, serving and washing up. PS We would like to thank the “Phantom Plug Remover” who cut the plug from the fridge without informing anyone, but nevertheless we overcame the problem!

49 Club

Recent winners were:

  1. May 14th Susie Duncan
  2. May 21st Rob and Lynda Evans
  3. May 28th Janté and Andrew Baird
  4. June 4th Edie Rhoden

Cleaning and flower rota

July: Mrs Sally McGuinness

Prayer for the month

But seek ye first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you — Matthew 6:33

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