Parish Magazine for August 2012

Pencil sketch by W A Green


The concert by The Teme Spirit Choir held at St Mary's Church on the evening of Saturday 7th July was a particularly enjoyable event with an appreciative audience of 30 plus, despite the inclement weather. Some of the musical numbers were introduced and the meaning explained to us by individual members of the Choir which added interest to the song that followed. The Choir was led by a very enthusiastic Musical Director namely Bernard Morgan. In the interval an abundance of delicious canapés accompanied by bubbly and soft drinks were served. The closing number of the evening involved audience participation where we formed a chain and snaked round the church singing “Chain of Love” which made a lovely ending to the evening which I for one thoroughly enjoyed. Many, many grateful thanks, firstly to Bernard Morgan and the twelve members of the Choir for the brilliant entertainment and for giving their services free of charge, secondly for the many who provided and served the refreshments - no doubt that a lot of hard work, time and effort was put in by all concerned. Finally thank you to those who kindly supported the event, and provided the draw prizes - the draw raised £93 and the overall profit was in the region of £380 for the church roof appeal. THANK YOU ALL.


Please make a note in your diary that the Christmas Concert featuring the Bell Inn Band will be on Friday December 7th commencing at 7.30 pm.

49 Club

Recent winners were:

  1. June 16th Anthony and Helen Brand
  2. June 23rd Rob and Lynda Evans
  3. June 30th Steve and Fiona Bounds
  4. July 7th John and Liz Rushen

Cleaning and Flower Rota

August - Sue Britten

From the Parish Register

Holy Matrimony Saturday 30th June - Matthew Rowley and Shelley Tromans

As Shelley walked up the church path from her Mother's home which is next to the church she was blessed with sunshine and as she and her husband Matthew emerged from the church the sun continued to shine which was the only time that there was any sun on the day. The bride looked stunning in an Ivory Fish tail dress with off the shoulder straps and a ruched bodice. It was a lovely and meaningful service conducted by Rev Claire Lording and the wonderful singing was led by the Ludlow Larks Choir who sang several solo pieces. The reception was held in a marquee at Applecroft. We all send our best wishes to them for a long and happy married life together.

Funeral Thursday 5th July - Elizabeth (Liz) Caroline Hutt - widow of the late Rev Colin Hutt

Liz and Colin married in 1979 at St Francis Church in Welwyn Garden City. In 1983 they were blessed with the birth of their beloved daughter Jane. After the death of her parents, Liz, Colin and Jane took a well earned holiday in Shropshire. While here they fell in love with a house in Ashford Bowdler and this was the start of a brand new life in Ludlow. Liz had a great love of music and became a very enthusiastic member of Ludlow Choral Society. Her love of music continued right through her illness and she gained comfort from having her many CDs playing in the background. After several years in Ludlow, Colin expressed a desire to fulfil a lifetime ambition of entering the Church. With Liz's love and tremendous support and encouragement Colin was ordained as a Priest. Although Liz stayed in the background in his work, she was very much Colin's right hand and absolute rock. Together, they worked hard for the people of both Ludlow and Tenbury Teams. At the same time Liz was kept extremely busy setting up her own business, Ludlow Secretarial Services. Liz and Colin had a very close affinity with St Mary's Whitton, and they both enjoyed numerous social events with the congregation and also celebrated their 25th Wedding Anniversary in St Mary's. Liz fought her illness with great strength and courage, she would not give up, always wearing her brightest smile and making a joke at her forgetfulness or when she got things wrong. Liz may you rest in peace. Memorial donations will be divided between Alzheimer's Society and St Mary's Church.

Thought for the month

It's the little things that reveal the chapters of the heart - the little attentions, small incidences and simple acts of kindness that make up the sum of life's happiness. — Luke 16:10

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