Parish Magazine for October 2014

Pencil sketch by W A Green

Welcome

We were pleased to welcome to our August Communion Service newcomers Robin, Debbie, Kath and friend Lyn. Robin and Debbie have purchased Wainhouse as a holiday home and we look forward to seeing them as often as possible.

PCC Meeting

The last PCC meeting was held in church and chaired by Rev Claire Lording. We were all extremely sad to hear that Mrs Kath Bills had retired from the Council and we thank her for the major contribution she has made to the PCC over many years, but we were pleased to note that she hopes to continue her support of the church whenever possible. The next meeting wil be held at The Cottage on Wednesday 22nd October at 7.30.pm.

Mad Hatter's Tea Party

On a beautiful ‘summer's’ afternoon (7th September) the Mad Hatter welcomed a good crowd to his Tea Party at The Cottage, Whitton, by kind invitation of Chris and Ann Kemp. The Queen looked resplendent in her black gown with flowing train and crown and enhanced rosy cheeks. The Mad Hatter looked and lived up to his name! and the Dormouse was suitably whiskered and betailed. The tombola and the raffle did brisk business with a fine array of goods on the other stalls. The teas did a roaring trade all afternoon with a fine selection of cakes, tarts and scones. There was strong competition for the maddest hat and Tony Sutherland came a close second to Barbara Tromans, the winner.

The best sponge cake was won by Janet Williams, the tastiest biscuit by Tony Easteal, the largest onion by Eliz-Anne Williams, the biggest courgette by Helen Brand, the longest runner bean by Maggie Ball, the best fairy cake for the Mad Hatter by Oliver Bounds and finally the best jam by Sally Page. We extend special thanks to the judges: in order Pat Dunn and Michael Jenkins, Fiona Bounds, Mac McGuinness, Topsy Easteal, Tony Easteal and Caroline Foster. The afternoon was a great success and we extend our sincere thanks to all who helped and contributed in any way to a marvellous occasion. Financially it raised, after expenses, over £600 for St Mary's. Special thanks to our host and hostess, Chris and Ann Kemp, for providing the venue and organising the Tea Party in their delightful garden.

Harvest Thanksgiving

Our service will be held on Sunday 12th October at 11.30am and will be followed by Harvest Lunch at Hope Bagot and Whitton Village Hall. May I please ask for your usual generous offer of fruit, veg and foliage for the church decoration which will take place on the Saturday. As is our custom at Harvest the collection will be given to Sightsavers. Please bring your own drinks - glasses will be provided. Offers of food please to Kath Bills on 01299 270367 by October 5th. We look forward to a full church.

Cleaning and Flower Rota for October

Mrs Lyn Wozencroft

49 Club

Recent winners were:

  1. August 16th Linda Drew
  2. August 23rd Sally Thompson
  3. August 30th Dawn Hoskins
  4. September 6th Linda Drew

Prayer for Harvest

Almighty and everlasting God, we offer you our hearty thanks for your Fatherly goodness and care in giving us the fruits of the earth in their season. Give us grace to use them rightly, to your glory, for our own wellbeing and for the relief of those in need. Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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