Parish Magazine for June 2012

Pencil sketch by W A Green


We send our best wishes to Shelley Tromans, youngest daughter of Barbara Tromans of Applecroft, and Matthew Rowley of Quinton, Birmingham, on their special day on Saturday 30th June. We hope the sun will shine on them. The wedding is at 2.30pm and I know you will give them the usual Whitton support. It was a joy to welcome them to our May Evensong service when their Banns were read for the first time.


Congratulations and best wishes to Holly and Philip Lashford on the safe arrival of Willow Ava on January 3rd 2012, a sister for Isla and a second granddaughter for Barbara Tromans.

Jean Wall

I am delighted to report that our good friend Jean Wall is making good progress following her recent illness. As I write, she is now at home and Jean we all send our very best wishes to you for a full and complete recovery. We look forward to seeing you back at St Mary's in the not too distant future.

Archaeological Visit

On the afternoon of 15th April we welcomed a delightful group of amateur field archaeologists from South Worcestershire Archaeological Group to St Mary's. As it was a lovely afternoon the talk took place outside and was led by Steve Southwick; they were particularly interested in seeing the roman bricks which are inserted into the inside of the tower wall. They also very much enjoyed seeing our Burne Jones/William Morris East window. Afterwards tea, coffee, cake and biscuits were served. Our sincere thanks to Kath Bills, Sue Britten and Pat Dunn for providing the refreshments. It was a most interesting and informative afternoon. We thank the group for their generous donations.

Jubilee Celebrations

It is with some regret that due to unforeseen circumstances it has been necessary to cancel the arrangements for the Jubilee celebrations in Whitton. We hope this does not cause too much disappointment or inconvenience.

Concert 7th July

We are looking forward to welcoming to St Mary's the Teme Spirit Choir for a concert on Saturday 7th July commencing at 7.30pm. Tickets are £7.50 which includes drinks and canapés. We look forward to a good attendance; please obtain your tickets from Michael Holmes (890332). It promises to be a good evening.


As many visitors to the church recently commented – the spring flowers have been particularly wonderful this year. Our policy of conservation is working, as there has been a notable increase in cowslips, primroses, violets and bluebells. The ‘moon daisies’ are progressing well and will no doubt be a wonderful show shortly. Can I please remind visitors that the majority of the churchyard grass will not be cut until all the wild flowers have had time to seed. Paths have now been mown to allow access to graves and for visitors to walk around the churchyard.

Please note Preaching Cross Service will be held on Sunday 22nd July at 10am.

Details next month.

49 Club

Recent winners were:

  1. April 14th Dawn Hoskins
  2. April 21st Kath Bills
  3. April 28th Liz and John Rushen
  4. May 5th Chris and Ann Kemp
  5. May 12th Ray and Sue Amos

Cleaning Rota

June – Lynda Evans

Thought for the month

Once in a while we all need to hear somebody say “You're wonderful”. Encourage someone with these words today.Romans 12:10, Ephesians 4:32

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