Friends of St. Mary’s – Proposal for the Future

The future: The Friends as it is now, with its Constitution, changes from a social and fund-raising group to a subscription based support group for the fabric of the church, with funds to be held in a restricted Parochial Church Council account, to be accessed after consultation with representatives of the Friends. The membership by … [Read more…]

Remembrance Wreaths Removal/Wreath Laying

Removal of Wreaths.  In line with the policy of St. Mary’s PCC, the 2017 Remembrance Wreaths and Remembrance Crosses will be removed from the Wreath Holders and War Graves on Sunday 30th September, leaving the Wreath Holders and War Memorial clear until Remembrance Sunday; unfortunately, there is no way of recycling the materials. Paving.  Between … [Read more…]

An excellent Bank Holiday Organ Concert by Roger Sharp

The Bank Holiday Organ Concert from Roger Sharp was up to its usual excellent standard and enjoyed by all who attended as were the rolls and soup (did you try the Flamingo Soup?) – thank you to all who made the event possible – proceeds went to CoPAA – Conservation of the Priory Alabaster Arch.

Metallic confetti in the Churchyard

Apologies to everyone who walks through the Churchyard and sees metallic confetti on the ground.  Unfortunately at the wedding last weekend someone used non-biodegradable confetti specifically against the request of the Church.  Two people had to spend an hour on Saturday afternoon cleaning up as much confetti as possible but those who have seen it … [Read more…]

CoPAA Grant from ChurchCare

CoPAA, Conservation of the Priory Alabaster Arch, are pleased to announce that our grant application to ChurchCare, the grant making arm of the Church of England, has been successful. They have awarded us £10,000: This is a number only previously reached by the very generous British Gypsum contribution It is a massive statement of confidence … [Read more…]