#323: “Alleluia, Christ is Risen”

Hello again, dear friends- Bertie here. This, I confess, is a photo from a couple of years ago showing the dawn fire on Easter Day. I forgot to bring my camera this year and didn’t want to climb the ladder anyway because it would have brought me a little too close to the gaze of those pesky peregrines which everyone else seems so taken with, completely forgetting how it feels to be on the menu whenever I step outside my home to check the weather or go my little allotment to get the tomato and basil to go with a nice ball of mozzarella. I am very cosmopolitan, you know, for an aging mouse.

Not too much to report this week, since it is Easter Week and people are generally resting up after a very busy week.

Thank you to everyone who prepared and led and sang and played and cooked and cleaned and moved furniture and came along to any of the services in Holy Week- it was amazing to be back in Church and all able to sing again, and lovely to catch up with old friends and to make some new ones too. Hooray. Happy Easter. And thank you! Thank you especially to Margaret Davies who is standing from Chairing the Social Committee and moving away from the area after doing an amazing job for many, many years of organising amazing social events. Thank you- God bless and keep you.

Morning Prayer is happening this week on Wed and Thurs online, but not on Friday morning. There is no House Mass this week either.

In terms of the Office, Louise is around on Tues and Wed but is not in the office after that- if you leave an urgent message on her phone then someone will pick it up for the rest of the week.

On Sunday the 24th, there will be services at 8, 9.30, 10 and 11 as usual so it will be super to see you then!

And an interesting article has been submitted by Jim Bell, legendary local historian, about a time when peregrine falcons were not the only things with wings flying round the Church tower

And here is an update from Soulscape about what they got up to last term…

Please also don’t forget the AGM and APCM on Monday the 25th of April, and consider standing for PCC or as Warden, or any of the other elected roles. Do check previous Bertie email’s for more information, and do speak to a PCC Member or Officer if you have any questions about what things entail.

And a message from Derek about the Tuesday Night Parish Bible Study:

We restart on the 26th April and will be starting an 8 week study on the “I am” sayings of Jesus in John’s gospel. Soba has ordered the study books from the C of E bookshop via Quench and Lynn Smith will kindly help distribute them. The Zoom code will not change. All are welcome.

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