Services Return to the Church!
What’s On at St Peter and St Paul’s:
- Weds 7th : Crafty Coffee and Cake Club 10-12, Village Hall
- Weds 14th: Crafty Coffee and Cake Club 10-12
- Sun 18th : Family Service, 9.30 in the church
- Weds, 21st : Art Club, 10-12, Village Hall
- Sun 25th : Messy Church Picnic, The Grange, Washdyke Rd, 1.30-3.00
- Weds 28th : Crafty Coffee and Cake Club 10-12 Village Hall;
- Sun 1st : Family Service, 11.00 in the church
- Weds 4th : Crafty Coffee and Cake Club 10-12, Village Hall;
- Weds11th : Crafty Coffee and Cake Club 10-12, Village Hall
- Sun 15th : Communion 09.30 in the church
- Weds, 18th : Art Club, 10-12, Village Hall
- Sun 22nd : Messy Church, 1.30 – 3.00
- Weds 25th : Crafty Coffee and Cake Club 10-12 Village Hall
Good news! The work on the dry rot has come to a temporary halt which means services can return to the church once more. I am afraid we still are not able to leave the church open for people to wander in and out as they wish because, for health and safety reasons, some areas of the church could be deemed unsafe for children or those who are a little unsteady on their feet. However, if you wish to access the church for any reason – a visit, private contemplation or worship, let Clive (07856303799) or Cheryllyn (07796010319) know and we will make sure the building is opened up for you. Clive is stepping down as churchwarden, temporarily, while he has treatment for some health issues, and I would like to take this opportunity to say thank-you for all he has done for the church and the village over the past three years. He will be back, so there is an extra reason for us all to wish him a speedy recovery!
We have to say goodbye too to Fr Paul, who is heading for the coast. He will be taking over a single-church parish in Ramsgate, and swapping views of the Fens, for the distant sight of France. His farewell service will be held at Kirton Church on Sunday 8th September. Anyone who wishes to join him to wish him well in his new post, and to wave a final goodbye, will be very welcome. This does mean that we shall be once more without a Parish Priest, but as with the departure of Fr Gary, the diocese made sure we were well supported by visiting priests.
A date for the diary… Sunday 6th October. A Harvest Festival Service will be held in the church at 11.00, followed by our traditional lunch (Hunter’s pie with Lincolnshire vegetables, a choice of luscious desserts from the sweet trolley, and tea or coffee, plus, of course, wine and soft drinks available from the bar). An auction, raffle and perhaps a surprise or two will follow making an afternoon of the whole thing. At £6, it is a snip. Book your tickets from Cheryllyn, or Di Read (460638). See you there! CH.