For the last three Sundays a large carboy has been in Church to collect donations from the congregation towards the Rohingya Refugee Appeal. Our Treasurer has just counted the money donated and is sending off a cheque for more than £400 to the Disasters Emergency Committee - we believe this will be matched pound for pound by HM Government. A big thank you is due to all who chipped in towards this!
Further to our related post earlier this month, we can now update that the 'old' church has been reopened for services. Access to the old church had been prevented due to a monument coming away from its mounting on the wall. The monument has been temporarily secured.
Due to the discovery of a large stone monument appearing to be coming away from its mounting on the wall of our church, it has been necessary to cordon off the 'old church' until such time as it is inspected by expert stonemasons and, if necessary, re-secured in place. In the interests of public safety we do not feel it is safe to leave the church unattended until we are sure the monument is safe and, regretfully, until this is achieved, the church will not be routinely opene
This year we celebrate All Saints on Sunday 5 November, drawing together the two festivals of All Saints and All Souls. Our services on 5 November are as follow: 08:00 Holy Communion for All Saints 09:30 Family Eucharist for All Saints 18:30 Service of Commemoration The Service of Commemoration (18:30) is a simple service with music, quiet reflection and the lighting of candles, at which we shall pray for the faithful departed. We particularly invite relatives of people