Parish Magazine for January 2015

Pencil sketch by W A Green

Tony and I would like to wish you all A VERY HAPPY AND PEACEFUL NEW YEAR.


Many, many thanks to all who gave so generously to the CAB Christmas Hamper Appeal. I know that your generosity will be greatly appreciated by all those who will receive hampers this Christmas time.

Grateful thanks to Andrew Williams for all the hard work he has put into cutting and trimming around the churchyard. It is a great improvement.

Christmas Concert

I am writing on behalf of Tenbury Teme Valley Band to thank the people of Whitton for the warm and hospitable welcome we received when performing at Whitton Church on 5th December.

Everyone in the band enjoyed the evening and the refreshments were very much appreciated!

Our band has 40 memebers and we would have liked a larger attendance, however unfortunately this was not possible due to illness and unforeseen commitments. It was lovely to hear so many positive comments about the band and our performance and we hope that the evening raised a significant amount for church funds. Thank you for inviting us to share the event with you. — Mary Smith

Almost a full church gave a warm welcome to the first appearance of members of the Teme Valley Band who were well supported by St Mary's Tenbury Hand Bell Ringers, making a return visit by popular demand. The band led us with a number of traditional carols and entertained us with a selection of festive tunes. The evening was augmented by a good variety of readings - thank you to all the readers. Punch and mince pies were enjoyed during the interval when the lucky ticket raffle was drawn.

A big thank you to everyone who helped and provided the refreshments, decorated the church, supplied raffle prizes and especially to Chris Wall who donated the splendid Christmas tree.

Christmas Party

On Wednesday 10th December a good number of us met at Court Lodge by kind invitation of Pauline and John Atkinson for our annual Christmas party. We enjoyed a hot supper and one of Mac's quizzes which was won by Mary and Barry Winn with Tony and Topsy Easteal as runners up. Everyone enjoyed themselves and we are most grateful to John and Pauline for providing the venue which was a great start to the festive season. Thank you to everyone who contributed towards the supper, and especially to Mac for all his efforts in producing such an enjoyable general knowledge quiz.

Church Lunch

The menu and booking form is now available for the annual church lunch at The Pembroke, Tenbury, at 12.15pm on Sunday 25th January following Morning Service. Numbers are strictly limited - please obtain your menu from Michael as soon as possible and return with your remittance no later than 18th January.

Church Electoral Roll

The Church Electoral Roll is open to those who are baptised 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 26th January and 9th February 2015.

Magazine Money

For those who pay by calendar year, ie January-December, the magazine subscription is now due. If you pay by 31st January 2015 the cost will be £7.80, otherwise it will be £9. Please pay Michael.

49 Club

Recent winners were:

  1. November 15th Dawn Hoskins
  2. November 22nd Penny Smith
  3. November 29th Bill Nield
  4. December 6th George Baker

Cleaning Rota for January

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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