Thanks to the wonderful efforts of local volunteers “Goodgym”, who visited us on 2nd October, we cleared the church cellar to store the large variety of tools required for the Gardening as Therapy initiative. Read their report here
. They returned in December to help cut back some of the bushes.
Ground Survey in preparation for our building project, 3rd October.
Harvest Thanksgiving, 8th October.
In the weeks before the Armistice Centenary ghostly figures began appearing in various parts of the church. Very effective, provoking lots of discussion.
Poppy Rocks. A memorial tribute produced by the Forget Me Not Café for the “Bell Garden".
Remembrance Display at the front of the nave, including information about the people commemorated on the memorials, was been visited by hundreds of people during the Festival.
Taking it in turns to ring the bell for peace, with churches throughout the country, 11th November.
In the Act of Remembrance, members of the congregation read out the individual names and presented poppy crosses for everyone commemorated on the memorials. They filled all the window ledges.
On a rainy day in December (Tuesday 4th to be exact), our wonderful friends from “Goodgym” visited us for the second time. On this occasion they cut back bushes, cleared leaves, gave the grounds a general tidy (and took lots of photos!), to help our ForgetMeNot Cafe and to get the Gardening as Therapy initiative up and running. Read their report here
Joining with our friends from other churches in the "Churches Together" Carol Singing outside Albany Road School.
Forget Me Not Christmas Party
A great celebration of Christmas with the Forget Me Not Café.
The Choir and Orchestra led the traditional Nine Lessons and Carols for a very full church.
A lovely presentation of the Nativity by the Sunday School on Christmas Day.