Church Warden's Report June 2018

From the registers –
March 11th                    Burial of Ashes                        Olive Audrey Hall
May 28th                       Baptism                                   Alexander Jasper George Southcott

Lent Lunch
We sent £160 to St. Clare Hospice after our Lent Lunch this year. Thank you to everyone who came along, it was the brave and hungry who ventured out in the snow but there were lots of tasty soups for us all to try! Thank you again, very much to all the chefs and helpers.

Lent Course
The Lent Course this year was run by Neil in Newport and was based on the very funny, sad, thought provoking film, ‘The Way’. It is about a man unexpectedly walking the Camino Way on a Pilgrimage having just lost his son. It brought up some very interesting discussions.

Easter Eggs
We had a lovely display of 16 Easter Eggs at the back of the Church for everyone to see over Easter this year. The Judge found it very difficult to decide but these were the eventual winners. Congratulations to them all and thank you to everyone who entered.
                               0-2          Jack L’Amie
                              3-5           Noah and Martha Switzer
                              6-11          Emily Rumsby
                              12-18        Molly Hughes
                              19+         Cathie Southcott

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting of the PCC was held in April and this is the committee for 2018/19
PCC Committee
Sonia Whalley – Church Warden
Richard Collis – Treasurer
Christine Rhodes – Fabric
Philip Collins – Deanery Synod
Fiona Watson – Health & Safety
Caroline Wren - Secretary
James Upton
Thank you very much to all those who have stood again, to help keep the Church going for another year!
Anthony Gold has stood down after being on the PCC for over 40+ years and as Deanery Synod rep for over 30 of those! He needs a medal. A HUGE thank you to him. He will be greatly missed. We are blessed to welcome James Upton onto our PCC this year, which is brilliant. Thank you to James.
Sonia Whalley – Church Warden

 Village Coffee Morning  

 Do come and join us for one of our Coffee Mornings in the Village Hall.
Anyone home on a Wednesday morning between 10:00 to 11:30am are welcome to pop in, and why not bring a friend!
Second and Fourth Wednesdays of every Month

June 13th and June 27th  
July 11th and July 25th
August 8th and August 22nd

Three weeks break until

September 12th and September 26th
September 26th  will be a Macmillan Coffee Morning Hosted by Michele Wheelhouse

If anyone would like a lift organizing then please call Sonia (Whalley)

Church Fabric update

  The outside works to the Chancel/Nave crossing have been completed.  The kneeler stone and slipped coping stones have been replaced and secured with long stainless steel pins.  A section of failing flint work and flashing were replaced.
We have just had a detailed quote for part of the work to the tower so faculties and grants will now be applied for before work begins.
We really appreciate the tremendous work of so many people in the village to raise funds for the upkeep of St. Mary’s.  Thank you all very much.