Parish Magazine for October 2015

Pencil sketch by W A Green

Churchyard

The Churchyard was given a “Springclean” in August! Many thanks to Andrew Williams for all his hard work and for making it look so tidy.

Visitors

On Saturday 5th September we were delighted, at the last minute, to welcome to St Mary's Rachel Davenhill and friends who were on an impromptu walk around the local area with two asylum seekers - Joe and Sylvester who were staying with Rachel. Joe is from Tanzania. It was nice that they were able to meet, talk and share refreshments with some parishioners. Thanks to Ann and Chris Kemp for providing delicious refreshments. Hopefully you will be able to meet Joe at the Harvest Festival lunch.

Harvest Festival Lunch

Our Annual Harvest Thanksgiving will be held on Sunday 11th October at 11.30am and will be a Lay led service with children's participation.

May I please ask for your usual generous offers of help to decorate the church, and offerings of dried and tinned goods for the Tenbury Food Bank. The service will be followed by the Harvest Lunch at Hope Bagot and Whitton Village Hall. Offers of food to Kath Bills please by October 4th - 01299-270367.

September Evensong

It was good to welcome Kath Bills back to Whitton, after a break of two years, to lead our Evensong Service, on her usual top form with a good congregation present in fine voice led on the organ by Jinny Johnson.

Baptism

During our October Communion Service the Baptism of Millie, the daughter of Richard Wozencroft and Sarah Yates, will take place.

By the time you read this the Baptism of Harry Hoskins will have taken place, the younger brother to Joshua Hoskins.

49 Club

Recent winners were:

  1. August 15th Mick and Carole Peplow
  2. August 22nd Janté and Andrew Baird
  3. August 29th David and Lyn Wozencroft
  4. September 5th Oliver Warr-Jenkins
  5. September 12th Susie Duncan

Reading Rota

Cleaning Rota

Mrs Lyn Wozencroft

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 well-being and for the relief of those in need. Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

49 Club Future Arrangements

At present, as you all know, there are 49 numbers in the National Lottery, and 49 members with corresponding numbers in the Whitton 49 Club.

From October the National Lottery are increasing their numbers to 59, so the PCC have made the decision to leave the membership at 49, but if any number between 50 and 59 comes up then have a roll-over week. (We already do that if we have a shortfall of members and an un-allocated number wins.) Therefore if there is a roll-over number as bonus ball, then the normal amount goes to the church but the £25 prize money rolls over and the winner the following week gets £50. The church is therefore at no disadvantage, but the members will have the bonus that they may win £50 if one of those numbers comes up.

If new members wish to join the 49 Club in future, they will join a waiting list for one of the numbers 1-49 rather than be allocated a number from 50-59. — Sally Thompson

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