St Andrews had a change of plan last Sunday when unfortunately our poor vicar Rev Matt Rowland and his family went down with Covid. A contingency plan was hatched and Ordinand in Training Frances French took the reins for a Sunday Worship service. Well done to her, a spur-of-the-moment talk which went very well with the congregation based on Psalm 22; not an easy read for congregation member Bob Burr, who read it in a most excellent way, his clear voice resonating around the church. Families worker Sarah took charge of the little ones in Kids Church, a regular event on the second Sunday of each month. Much fun was had with mime, drawing and singing with actions! Our Vanda played the organ to her usual high standard and Rev Barker helped everyone with his ukelele playing.
A word from Rev Neil, he was paddling up to the weir and has reported some large logs creating a hazard for water users, please approach this area with care, you can pass but care is needed.
St Andrews will have a Holy Communion service with Rev Neil this Sunday at 11am, all are welcome to attend and there will be refreshments after the service.
Our W.I ladies will meet tonight in the village hall at 7.30 pm. The ladies will have an interesting talk and Stephen Harding will be helping our ladies with some yoga! Any guests that would like to attend the meeting would be most welcome by the group a fee is payable of £3 per guest. The W,I meets every month on the second Thursday, with a raffle and refreshments at the end of the meetings.
Juliet C Bill is collecting for Bags of Hope Charity for refugees in Syria. Did you have a jumper or other warm clothing that you can donate?. The conditions are really harsh over there, wet and cold with no shelter. Please help if you can, our local contact is Pippa Unwin, contact her for more details or the village website.
Feeling stressed after the usual Christmas mayhem? Well, Helen is having one of her meditation sessions in the village hall on Sunday January 16th! The sound and relaxation session could work its magic with bells and gongs helping to create the mood! Please book with Helen on firstname.lastname@example.org