Parish Magazine for January 2013

Pencil sketch by W A Green

Tony and I would like to wish you all a SAFE AND PEACEFUL NEW YEAR

Mary Douglas

We were all very sorry to learn of the death of Mrs Mary Douglas, who passed away suddenly on Tuesday 27th November. Mary had come to live with her daughter Ann Kemp at The Cottage in early March and when able Mary worshipped at St Mary's on a number of occasions. We extend our deepest sympathy to Ann and her two brothers and all the family; you are all very much in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Mary, may you rest in peace.


Many, many thanks to all who gave so generously to the CAB Christmas Hamper Appeal. In Whitton we had a fantastic response and I know that your generosity will be greatly appreciated by all those who will receive hampers this Christmas time.

We also send our annual thanks to David Rhoden for once again kindly cutting the church hedge to his usual high standard — David it looks superb. Thank You.

We are most grateful to Andrew Williams for all the hard work that has been put into cutting and trimming around the churchyard. It is a great improvement.

Operation Christmas Child

Many thanks for the terrific response once again to the Shoebox Appeal. This year I took three loads in the jeep to the warehouse which was in Stourport — after failing to find the location around the one way system I took one of my grandsons to help navigate and unload. He was most impressed when he saw the large warehouse with boxes and bags all over the place and said seeing the gifts made him feel that Christmas really was coming (he's only 24!!!!). So thank you everyone for the boxes, the hats, mittens and scarves and for all your generous donations. I will report later when we get news of the arrival of the gifts at their final destination. — Kath Bills

Church Lunch

The menu and booking form is now available for the annual Church Lunch at The Fountain, Old Wood Common, St Michael's at 12 noon prompt on Sunday 27th January 2013 following Morning Service. Three courses £16.95. Numbers strictly limited — please obtain your menu from Michael as soon as possible and return with your remittance no later than 20th January.

Church Electoral Roll

The Church Electoral Roll is open to those who are baptized and aged 16 or over and resident in the parish or, not being resident in the parish, have attended worship during the past six months.

Forms are available from the Electoral Roll Officer, Mrs Clare Cavenagh (891679) or a supply of forms is available in the church. Completed forms MUST be returned between 28th January and 11th February 2013.

Magazine Money

For those who pay by calendar year, ie January-December, the Magazine subscription is now due. If you pay by 31st January 2013 the cost will be £7.80, otherwise it will be £9. Please pay Michael.

49 Club

Recent winners were:

  1. November 17th Linda Drew
  2. November 24th Aileen Hood
  3. December 1st Peter Britten
  4. December 8th Peter Thomas

Cleaning and Flower Rota

January 2013 — Michael Holmes

Prayer for the New Year

God bless our year giving us time for the task, peace for the pathway, wisdom for the work, friends for the fireside, love to the last.

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