News from Thelveton with Frenze
Harvest Festival this year passed relatively quietly, though we did collect a good donation of £52 for the Waveney Foodbank, as well as giving them at least six days worth of tinned and packaged food. A huge thank you to all those who donated. The Foodbank is increasingly busy. They are glad to receive any food which is in date (we are not allowed to give out of date stock to people), mostly basic foods such as tinned vegetables, tinned meat, pasta, cereals. Donations can be made at most supermarkets, or left in Thelveton church on Wednesdays when I will pick it up and take it directly to the warehouse.
The annual bike ride did not have as many people as usual sign in at Thelveton or Frenze, but there was still a good number of people about, and it was a lovely day.
Wednesday Morning Prayer is said at 9am and the church is then open until 4pm. Mostly it is passing walkers or grown-ups with an interest in church buildings who use the facilities. Toys are always available for pre-school children if parents or carers want to visit. During school holidays craft and colouring are available for accompanied primary age children. We would love to see you there if you can come. If none of the church people are present please feel free to go inside anyway. On other days the churchyard is a beautiful place to find peace – not a manicured park, but a green space and usually quite quiet. The composting toilet is available in the churchyard at all times.
Over the next three months we hope to continue our regular services. The highlight is a Carol Service planned for 11am on Sunday December 19th. As usual we will be building the Christmas Crib, and there will be angels from the tree for all children present – please note we are ALL God’s children and Thelveton’s tree is always full of angels waiting to be taken home for Christmas.
Sadly the decision has been made not to advertise a Carols by Candlelight at Frenze this year. It is a small church, and usually packed with people. Next year, we hope!
God bless you all,