#3 + 3 = 6- that’s Maths that is. But you do need to borrow someone else’s finger to make it work.

Hello again from a slightly soggy mouse- there I was, enjoying a late summer picnic in the churchyard in my straw boater, when suddenly it felt as if someone has poured a bucket of water on my head. And then it stopped. And then it started again. All very confusing, and it made my cheese very sad indeed. Which made me very sad. Which, I know, will make you very sad. So please be reassured- my hat is hanging on the radiator, my socks are draped over the organ pipe and my cheese is drying under my armpit as I speak and type. All is well. It’ll be fine. Don’t worry about me at all. Just be aware that today might be a bad day to hang out your washing on the line.

Oh, and good luck and every prayer for those who are going back to School, or starting at a new School or College, this week, whether adults or children. And if you’re going away to University then don’t worry- you can still be friends with Bertie. In fact, you can send messages to your loved ones through this excellent publication when you’re too busy working/ not working to write home. Or call home. Or text. We are a public service broadcaster, in essence, with the added bonus of knowing that there are no right-wing comedians and Joe Lycett is a very naughty boy.

Items for Reference, and to treasure

This helpful A4 Sheet was given out on Sunday giving details of many of the special events this Term– do print it out and put it on your fridge door, or in your diary, or on your mirror…

Cara is recommending this beautiful short video as an excellent retelling of the Easter story for children and people of all ages– it is well done and moving and exciting and well worth your time- do hold on to it as well! (2197) What happened on Easter Morning? | Sandy Tales – YouTube

Notices and Upcoming Goodies

Meditation Group Tuesday 13th September, St Paul’s Church. Arrive from 1pm for 1.15pm start- all welcome for a very quiet and reflective time.

As well as the ongoing and very successful Tuesday Night Bible Study, we are starting a six-week course on a Thursday evening at the Parish Rooms from the 15th of September. Do speak to a member of the clergy to find out more, and do come along.

5, 6, 7, 8 is a group for people in those school years meeting online on a Monday every fortnight from 4.30 to 5.15. We start back on the 12th of September. An email to that effect will be going out soon to everyone who came last year- but wait! 5, 6, 7, 8 also has a new and exciting spin-off, in person, on a Wednesday night, from 6.30 to 7.15 in the upstairs of the Parish Room. It will have all of the same type of games and Bible study as the Monday Group but with added real people in the same room as yours. Does life get any more exciting?

SPLOG is a men’s group which meet about 5 times a year on a Friday night to go to the pub and have a meal. The next one is on the 30th of September and everyone is welcome as long as you book in advance- please email John Sutton if you are interested in coming along or finding out more- it’s an especially good and relaxed way of getting to know people if you are new…

A very clear and useful Notice on the choir trip to Tewkesbury from Rhoda- do please open it and find out the details of this Parish Day out on the 1st of October: and do come along!

Other Items of Interest

John Castle, who is an excellent preacher and speaker, is doing two lectures this term at Sandhurst where he is Rector, following on from his Sabbatical. They will be well worth hearing!

This is email 73 from Bishop Hall in Madagascar- who came to visit in the summer- he has also sent 74 and 75- please can you email Jane Kraft if you would like to receive those..

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