Parish Magazine for June 2015

Pencil sketch by W A Green

We send our best wishes to Ruth Farnell and Ed Riley on their forthcoming marriage on Saturday 6th June at Broad Street Methodist Church and also to Laura Huntbach and Oli Tziros who are marrying at St James' Church Greete on Friday 26th June. We hope the sun will shine on both couples and wish them a long and happy life together.


This year the spring flowers have been truly magnificent. The daffodils, bluebells, primroses, violets, cowslips and wood anemones have been in abundance; after an absence of quite a number of years, lady's smock has re-appeared. The paths have now been mown to allow visitors to walk round and enjoy the ongoing species of wild flowers until the flowers have seeded in late July, at which time all the churchyard grass will be cut.

Porch Repair

The porch has been beautifully restored by Derek Griffon and we sincerely thank him for his fine craftsmanship.

Tea Party

The Farnells have invited everyone to tea in the garden at Whitton Paddocks between 2 and 4.30pm on Sunday 7th June with donations going to Air Ambulance and the new local charity ‘Hands Together’.

June Evensong

The Evensong is at 6.30pm on Sunday 14th June at The White House, Hope Bagot, by kind invitation of Betty and Bill. Weather permitting the service will be in their delightful garden, if wet in the village hall.

Preaching Cross Service

This will be held on Sunday 28th June at 10am, followed by lunch in the churchyard (weather permitting). Offers of food to Kath Bills please (01299 270367, mobile 07974 008397). We look forward once again to a good congregation.

Friends of Whitton

It is still hoped to have a village picnic in the summer - details to follow.

49 Club

Recent winners were:

  1. April 18th David and Lyn Wozencroft
  2. April 25th Dorothy Shakespeare
  3. May 2nd Chris and Ann Kemp
  4. May 9th Sally and Mac McGuinness

Cleaning Rota for June

Lynda Evans

Readers for June

Text for the month

When things are going well for you, be glad, and when trouble comes just remember: God sends both happiness and trouble, you never know what is going to happen next. — Ecclesiastes 7.14

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