I hope you and your family are well.
Here we are already at the halfway point of Lent – Mothering Sunday. The days are getting longer and the trees and hedges starting to produce buds. Spring is on its way. The daffodils are out in the car park and churchyard. Have a look at the attached photo of the cross and daffodils taken on Saturday.
This is the time when we ask you to return the Children’s Society boxes. Last year, we managed to send our collection to the Children's Society just before lockdown began, but this year is a bit different. However, they still do need our support. If you'd like to open your box yourself and count up the contents, you can go online and make your donation directly to them. The website is www.childrenssociety.org.uk, where you can get more information, or search for 'Children's Society house boxes'. If you'd rather not make a digital donation but would like your box emptied, please call Myra Fye on 01925 268288, to arrange collection from your house. Thank you.
From this Sunday, the Chapel will be open for private prayer between 2.00 and 4.00pm. At the moment we aren't putting any candles out as the church mice are taking them! Please remember to keep a 2m distance from those who are not in your family bubble and don’t forget to gel your hands as you enter and leave.
At the moment all the seats have been taken for our 10.30am Palm Sunday service, but we often get cancellations. But don’t despair as there is a waiting list. Please add you name to the list and if seats become available you’ll receive an email. We are looking at the seating layout and it may be that we’ll be able to release more seats by some judicious rearranging of seats. All you need to do is to go to this Eventbrite site https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/parish-communion-for-palm-sunday-tickets-144869094361. When you try reserve a seat you’ll be taken to another page inviting you to join the waiting list.
As to Easter Day, we are going to have an Easter Communion service in the car park, similar to Carols in the Car Park. It will start at 10.30 and will include music from the choir and hymns which you can sing from the safety of your car. By allowing for 40plus cars, we can allow more of us to worship and celebrate together this most important of Christian feasts. Communion will be distributed to you in your car. Tickets will be available during the coming week. Please watch out for the email announcing when they are released.
Simon is leading tomorrow morning’s 10.30am service. See attached. The afternoon service of Evensong at 4.00pm is being led by Gill.
I hope you have a good week.
With God’s blessing,