Parish Magazine for February 2015

Pencil sketch by W A Green

Carol Service

Rev Sue Foster officiated at the joint Greete and Whitton Carol Service held on the Sunday before Christmas. The church looked festive and full and provided a wonderful backdrop for the service of nine lessons and carols. Special thanks to Rachel Davenhill for leading the singing and to all those who decorated the Church and provided the refreshments. The collection was in aid of the Children's Society.

Christmas Eve

The 9pm Christmas Eve Service of Holy Communion with carols was well attended and led by Rev Sue Foster. The singing was augmented by a small choir, Sophie Cavenagh sang the first verse of Once in Royal David's City beautifully and Kate Kemp sang the descants. The singing was uplifting and enhanced the worship. We are hoping to have another small choir for Easter Sunday 5th April. A BIG THANK YOU to Rachel Davenhill for stepping into the breach at the last moment.

Operation Christmas Child

A belated thanks to all who contributed to the shoeboxes again this year - either giving wonderfully filled boxes across the age ranges or by donating extras or generous financial contributions. Many thanks also to the knitters - bags of children's cardigans, hats, gloves, scarves. Being left for me in the Team Office and not having phone numbers I may not have thanked you but these items are much appreciated and have gone to orphanages in Eastern Europe or to refugee camps - I for one have not realised how cold these areas are in winter.

The warehouse in Stourport to which I took our boxes received a total of 10,510 boxes which have been sent to Kyrgyzstan and Azerbaijan and from Samaritans Purse in excess of 40,000 going to refugee camps in Iraq.

So many thanks to everyone. — Kath Bills

Many, many thanks

To David Rhoden for kindly cutting the Church hedge with his usual mastery.

Pre AGM Meeting

This will be held on Monday 9th February at Smithy Bungalow at 7.30pm.

The Annual Account Report and Electoral Roll will be presented to the PCC.

The AGM will be held in Church on Monday 9th March.

Friends of Whitton

Pantomime - A contingent of 20+ villagers and friends greatly enjoyed Aladdin at the Regal, Tenbury Wells, kindly organised by Lyn Evans on Saturday 27th December.

Daffodil Daze

We are once again hoping to hold the annual event. The date is obviously weather dependent so watch out for the advertising boards. We hope to broaden this event to include not just the Churchyard but the magnificent display in the village.

49 Club

Recent winners were:

  1. December 13th Ann and Chris Kemp
  2. December 20th Mick and Carole Peplow
  3. December 27th Michael Holmes
  4. January 3rd Tony and Topsy Easteal

Magazine Money

Just a reminder that if you pay your magazine subscription before 31st January 2015 it will be £7.80, otherwise it will be £9.

Prayers

As the Wise Men were led to worship the infant Jesus, so lead your Church to know you more clearly and to do your work on the earth more faithfully.

Cleaning and Flowers

8th February only - Anne Jenkins.

Pancake Day

The traditional Pancake Race will take place on Tuesday 17th February. The starting gun will be fired at 10.30am outside Whitton Paddocks, so get training and hope that we have a new winner!

Spectators and cheerleaders are welcome. Pancakes provided, please bring your own frying pan. The race will be followed by sherry and pancakes at Whitton Farm by kind invitation of Alan and Ysy Wozencroft.

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