A very special thank you to all those who gave their considerable generosity, time and skills to provide refreshments for a number of events during June and July. A delightful Afternoon at the Vicarage was spent relaxing under a gazebo in George and Drina’s garden which was festooned with bunting and where the children were able to run about. It was a very friendly get together, as was the visit to St Mary’s by the Bishop of Coventry, who officiated at a service of baptism followed by the confirmation of six candidates from around the deanery. It was quite a special occasion and afterwards we were able to enjoy a chat with Bishop Christopher over afternoon tea.
End of the school term was marked by a full church service with some excellent singing, followed by another chance to get together by providing afternoon tea for school leavers and their families.
Some dates for your diaries -
Musical Evening with David Brown in Church on August 3rd
Flower Festival on 14th September in St Mary’s church followed on 15th September by Family Harvest Festival, a Bring and Share Lunch in the church, and at 4pm the Opening of wildlife area with teas.
5 Churches’ United Holy Communion at Brailes church on Sunday 29th September at 11.00am. No 11.00am service at St Mary’s
We were very sorry to hear the sad news about Jan Lumley and would like to send our sincere condolences to her family.
Services at St Mary’s in August / September 2019
4 August 11.00am Parish Communion GE
11 August 11.00am Parish Communion JR/GW
14 August 10.30am Midweek Holy Communion JT
15 August 7.30pm Patronal Festival TM/GH
18 August 8.30am Holy Communion TM
11.00am Family Service JT
25 August 11.00am Parish Communion GW
28 August 10.30am Midweek Holy Communion TM
1 Sept 11.00am Parish Communion TM
8 Sept 11.00am Parish Communion GH/JR
11 Sept 10.30am Midweek Holy Communion TM
14 Sept 2pm – 4pm Flower Festival in church
15 Sept 8.30am Holy Communion TM
11.00am Harvest Festival in St Mary’s
Bring and Share Lunch GH
22 Sept 11.00am Parish Communion TM
25 Sept 10.30am Midweek Holy Communion TM
29 Sept 11.00am United Service at Brailes with
Archdeacon Sue Field (No morning service at St Mary’s)
Church bell ringing – if you are an experienced ringer, would like to learn, or just want to know more, give our tower captain David Bell a call on 01295 688466 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Churchyard tidy up team – The team meet at 2pm - 4pm on the second Tuesday of the month. Do come along and give the friendly team a hand and enjoy a cup of tea and cake as well.
Revd George Heighton 680201
Jill Longbottom 680236
Roland Cherry 680793