Today our Organist & Choirmaster Jon returned from his period away due to his heart operation so Father Mervyn, relieved of his spell of playing the organ, was invited by Father Martin to preside at the Parish Mass whilst Father Martin preached and concelebrated. After the well attended Service of Baptism, Confirmation and Solemn Mass on Friday with Bishop Keith, and the Concert on Saturday evening by the choir Notability we half expected our numbers would be down but, in fact, they were up on our normal attendance.
At the Peace the children who have been to Sunday School return to church and show us what they’ve been doing. They leave church after the first hymn and a prayer and go to the Church Hall for their own teaching usually based on the Gospel for the day.
During the notices we learnt that the Strawberry Tea the previous weekend made a final total of £377.60 after all expenses had been covered. A really magnificent amount! Despite many people being away on holiday or taking a day at the beach due to the wonderful weather, our Saturday Shop takings last week amounted to £172.
The Neat & Tidy Club which keeps our grounds and the hall looking neat and tidy will meet on Thursday 8th and 29th July and our Parochial Church Council will meet on Wednesday 20th July at 7.30 p.m. in the Lady Chapel.