Annual Parochial Church Meeting – Sunday 1st May

Exciting times ahead! On Sunday 1st May we will be holding our Annual Parochial Church Meeting, which is a time to report back to our church family about what we have done in the last year, and to elect our church wardens and PCC members for the year ahead. In preparation, we have collated a set of reports from various areas of church life for you to read ahead of the meeting. Please click the link to read the reports as a pdf.

The APCM will bookend the Sunday Service, with the election of churchwardens directly before worship commences and then the remainder of the meeting will happen following coffee in the Hall after our service. It is wonderful when we have as many members of our church community together for this meeting, so please come if you can.

Urgent appeal for Magnolia cuttings!

Urgent plea! Do you have a Magnolia in your garden? Would you be willing to give it a prune and donate the cuttings to our Flower Team? If so please call 01264 790780 to arrange a suitable time for the team to take and collect the cuttings.

The reason for this plea is that our brilliant Flower Team are joining the team at Salisbury Cathedral at the end of April to make beautiful festive floral swags for display in the Cathedral itself. It’s an exciting project, but Magnolia was to be a central component and they haven’t nearly enough arranged for the display yet! Any help gratefully received! Thank you!

Sunday 20th March

This Sunday at 10am, we will be having a special service to mark the 2nd anniversary of the start of the pandemic. There will be an opportunity to light a candle, and we will give thanks for God’s faithfulness to us, and offer God all our prayers and mixed feelings about this troubled time.
Childrens Church will also be running, and we look forward to welcoming everyone. The radio service will also air at 10am, courtesy of our friends at Castledown FM.

Help us care for our churchyard!

🧤🧤🧤Our first churchyard working party of the season is on Friday 18th March at 10.00 am!
2 hours limit for all volunteers. Please wear gardening gloves and bring along wheel barrows and any sacks you can spare because we will be doing a strim and tidy, and be clearing away loose or unfixed vases, containers, and withered or faded grave decorations so our churchyard is looking great as the spring flowers continue to emerge.🙂🧤🧤🧤