Parish Magazine for August 2013
On Friday 5th July, Sally and Stuart (Mac) McGuinness of Parkside noticed two people outside in the road taking photographs of their house. It turned out to be Ted Onslow and his daughter. Ted, now 86, came to live at Parkside when he was a young baby, he recalled many families in the village that he remembered, but all that he knew are now deceased. If I remember correctly Ted's father was called Bert. I'm sure someone still living within our Team Parishes may well know. Please let me know. Sally and Mac intend to keep in touch with Ted and they will be sending him each month a copy of the Teme Magazine.
The June PCC meeting was held at Croft Cottage, by kind invitation of Tony and Topsy Easteal.
- It was agreed to send a donation to Ewe and You based in Nash.
- Topsy reported that new laminated gift aid cards to be put in the pews are now ready.
- Tony Easteal reported that the Church Terrier and Inventory were up to date.
- The steel A frame was in place on the roof and as we had saved money on new timbers, covering for the organ, tiles, guttering and down pipes, we were still, to date, within budget. The builders have confirmed that all is going to plan and they expect to complete on time.
- The faculty for the War Memorial still has not arrived.
- Michael Holmes presented the leaflet that he and Mary Hyslop-Winn had put together on Mission Action Planning. There were a few amendments made. The leaflet will be distributed to all households in the parish of Whitton together with a copy to people living outside of the parish boundary who support the church. Ann Kemp and Michael Holmes will be responsible for distribution.
- Please make sure that you have made a note of the Festival of Churches which will be held on the weekend of 14th and 15th September.
- It was agreed to have the rededication service on October 13th at 11.30am followed by lunch. Rev Claire Lording will officiate.
Sunday 11th August
Evensong, 6.30pm, at The Cottage, Whitton, by kind invitation of Ann and Chris Kemp.
Sunday 25th August
Communion, 10am, hopefully back in the church but watch out for notices.
Recent winners were:
- June 15th Peter Thomas
- June 22nd Joseph and Maisie Wall
- June 29th John and Pauline Atkinson
- July 6th Susie Duncan
From the Parish Register
Baptism James Andrew Smith and Sophia Elizabeth Smith Sunday 23rd June
The Christening of Sophia Smith and her father James took place during the Preaching Cross Service at St Mary's Church. Sophia looked lovely in her white christening gown and was so good throughout the service. James behaved himself as well!!! Rev Claire asked Beth to say a few words and she said that “Children are a gift from God” which touched the hearts of many within the congregation. The Baptism took place in the church porch with family and friends gathered around, as we were still unable to go into the church. We welcomed them both into the family of the Church. The service was led by Rev Sue Foster and Rev Claire Lording officiated over the Baptisms. Claire also acted as go-between with Don playing the keyboard in the church porch and the congregation around the Preaching Cross, keeping the hymns and the singing at the same pace. We really must invest in a longer extension cable!!! The churchyard looked lovely, and we thank Bill Nield and Andrew for strimming around the Cross. Thanks also to the Marquee erection team; although the weather was fine, there was a cold breeze blowing and the cover overhead was much needed. The service was followed by our usual refreshments and we shared a most delicious christening cake kindly made by Kath Bills. Thanks also to Anne Jenkins for organising the coffee, tea and biscuits and to the helpers for the efficient way it was served.
Text for the month
Jesus said “I am the good shepherd I know my sheep and my sheep know me in the same way that the Father knows me and I know my Father; for these sheep I will give my life” — John 10:14-15Archive of Previous Parish Magazines
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