I hope you’ve all had a good week and enjoying the sunshine.
It might not exactly be ‘flaming June’ but there was enough sun on Thursday to see the partial eclipse, if only briefly.
It’s at this time of year that the churchyard looks its best. I am very aware that some of you may not have walked around it but do try to find some time to do so over the next few weeks, especially to the Breathing Spaces area at the very bottom nearest the field. Some years ago, this was a very rough piece of ground with brambles and nettles (although they are important for the environment in their own way) and chunks of sandstone all of which made it very inaccessible. What’s more, we couldn’t easily find the cover for the septic tank which could have been disastrous if it needed emptying!
However, thanks to Christine Wilcox-Baker, who helped us with the Lewis Carroll project, some years ago we were able to get a grant from the BBC/National Lottery Breathing Spaces scheme to clear the area and make it a more manageable environmentally friendly space. The area is now lovingly looked after by Alison (Upton) and Carol (Whitely). Thank you. They tell me that they are open to all offers of help, so please do get in contact with Alison ([email protected]) or myself and perhaps we can get a regular working party together.
The lower part of the churchyard is mown by Mel (Warburton) and Steve (Richardson). Thank you! As you will see from the attached photo they have mown a path and left the grasses and other wild plants to grow either side. The photo was taken on Wednesday this week.
The remaining part of the churchyard is looked after by John Jackson of Appleton Garden Services (07984 702122 [email protected]). It takes him a good part of half a day, come rain or shine. Thanks also to John.
Don’t forget the open PCC meeting which Gill wrote to you about this on 3<span style="font-size: 12px;"> </span>June. The Zoom meeting details were included, but if you’ve misplaced them, do contact her [email protected], or Steve [email protected] or Mark [email protected].
Tomorrow’s service sheet is attached. The Eventbrite booking site is open until 9.30am tomorrow morning
With God’s blessing,