Parish Magazine for May 2013
Annual PCC Meeting
This was held in church on March 11th chaired by Rev Claire Lording.
- Both of our Churchwardens Michael Holmes and Tony Easteal were re-elected.
- A new Electoral Roll has been completed and it now stands at 47. Thanks were recorded to Clare Cavenagh for her work in compiling the new list.
- The Annual Report, Accounts and Gift Aid Report were presented and adopted. We thank Mr David Clent for examining the accounts.
- Copies of the Team Report were handed out to each PCC member.
- Mrs Aileen Hood tendered her resignation as a PCC member and the Chairman spoke of her hard work and commitment over the years which was applauded by the PCC.
- Stewart McGuinness was re-elected as Treasurer and Topsy Easteal agreed to take on the Secretary's position for one further year. Topsy also continues as Gift Aid Officer.
- Kath Bills, Tony Easteal and Michael Holmes continue as Deanery Synod Representatives for the current year.
- Tony Easteal was re-elected as Vice Chairman of the PCC.
- Sidesmen are Michael Jenkins, Chris Kemp, Rose and Sam Edwards.
- Other PCC members are Mary Hyslop-Winn, Bill Nield and Ann Kemp (re-elected in place of Aileen). Welcome Ann!
The next PCC meeting will be held at Smithy Bungalow on Monday 29th April at 7.30pm
Work will be commencing on Monday 29th April and it is anticipated that the works will take 16 weeks to complete; during this period the church will be closed for services and to visitors. A number of church members have very kindly offered their homes to hold services. We are extremely grateful for these kind offers. The Service Rota on the back of the magazine will indicate the venue and it will also appear under the Whitton heading in my monthly notes. If you are in any doubt please contact either of the Churchwardens - our details appear on page 1 of the magazine.
Easter Day Communion
Easter Sunday service at St Mary's was a very happy occasion, well attended and - a joy to welcome to our service - a lady who was in her 99th year who told me afterwards how much she enjoyed being part of the congregation. It was also lovely to see so many children attend and participate in the service. Izzy Easteal aasisted her grandmother with the prayers, Morgan and Nia Jones brought the Elements up to the Altar and William Easteal helped with the collection. The Service was led by Rev Sue Foster who gave an excellent sermon which was appropriate for both adults and children after which she distributed Easter eggs to all the children. At the end of the service Maisie Wall and Oliver Jenkins-Warr went round the congregation giving Easter eggs to everyone kindly supplied by Kath Bills, folowed by our usual tea/coffee arranged by Linda Drew.
Recent winners were:
- March 16th John and Janet Williams
- March 23rd Andrew and Janté Baird
- March 30th Jim and Christine Lowe
- April 6th Chris and Ann Kemp
Cleaning and Flower Rota
Suspended until further notice.
Thought for the month
ENTER through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction — Matthew 7:13
From the Parish Register
Funeral - Cecilia (Celia) Myrtle Rose
On Monday 8th April the ashes of Celia were laid to rest in St Mary's Churchyard. She had a love of the daffodil and it seemed so appropriate that her ashes were interred among the wonderful array of wild daffodils. Celia was the daughter-in-law of the late Percival C Rose, Churchwarden at St Mary's from 1936-1953. May her soul rest in peace.Archive of Previous Parish Magazines
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