Parish Magazine for August 2013

Pencil sketch by W A Green

Ted Onslow

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.

PCC Meeting

The June PCC meeting was held at Croft Cottage, by kind invitation of Tony and Topsy Easteal.

Church Services

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.

49 Club

Recent winners were:

  1. June 15th Peter Thomas
  2. June 22nd Joseph and Maisie Wall
  3. June 29th John and Pauline Atkinson
  4. 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 10:14-15

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