Parish Magazine for September 2015
July Communion Service
The Communion service held on 26th July was conducted for the first time by Rev Sylvia Turner who will be celebrating the Eucharist for us bi-monthly for the foreseeable future. She was warmly welcomed by the congregation.
Many thanks to Tony Easteal for leading our August Evensong and for taking a thought-provoking service.
The Friends of Whitton picnic took place on a largely sunny afternoon on Sunday 9th August around the Wozencrofts' fishing pool - a lovely setting. A big thank you to David, Lyn and Richard for allowing us to fish and for providing the canoes. The Evans family took full advantage of the fishing, landing a 6lb carp, and two intrepid villagers ventured out onto the water in the boats and both managed to stay above water with varying degrees of success. Well done to Ann Kemp and to Dr Nick Farnell.
Our August PCC meeting was held at The Cottage by kind invitation of Chris and Ann Kemp and chaired for the first time by Rev Sian Harris.
It was agreed that Harvest Festival followed by Harvest lunch would be held on Sunday 11th October, service at 11.30am.
Our Christmas services will be:
- Carol Service, Sunday 20th December at Whitton (joint with Greete)
- Christmas Eve communion at 9pm
- and on 27th December Whitton will be hosting the Team Eucharist
We have just joined easyfundraising.org.uk/ so the 2,700 eligible retailers such as Tesco, John Lewis, etc, can make a donation to Whitton PCC every time you shop online at no extra cost to yourselves. Please check on easyfundraising.org.uk/ to see how it works (especially by adding their donation reminder). This is a very quick way to support and maintain St Mary's so that this beautiful 12th century church with its Burne Jones window is here for us and future generations to enjoy. Any queries, ring Chris Kemp (Treasurer) on 01584-891500.
The next PCC meeting will take place on Wednesday 28th October at Smithy Bungalow.
Recent winners were:
- July 18th Helen and Anthony Brand
- July 25th Aileen Hood
- August 1st Tony and Topsy Easteal
- August 8th Jim and Christine Lowe
Sally Thompson produced a discussion document based on the bonus ball numbers from October being extended from 49-59. It was agreed by the PCC to stick to the status quo with numbers from 50-59 when drawn being roll-over weeks.
Thank you Sally for all your hard work which raises much needed funds for the church.
Cleaning and Flower Rota
September: Ysy Wozencroft and Mary Hyslop-Winn
- Evensong 13th September: Ann Jenkins and Viv Pimm
- Holy Communion 27th September: Janet Williams and Michael Holmes
Thought for the month
Teach us good Lord, to serve you as you deserve; to give and not to count the cost; to fight and not to heed the wounds; to work and not to seek for rest; to labour and not to ask for any reward, save that of knowing that we do your will, through Christ our Lord — Amen — St Ignatius Loyola, 16th centuryArchive of Previous Parish Magazines
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