This year we held a flower festival on Pentecost weekend. The flowers were white, to commemorate the fact that This weekend is called Whit Sunday. In the past, people used to wear white clothes on this Sunday.
Thursday, 8 December 2016
It is with some upset that I discover that it is nearly a year since I updated the blog. A lot has happened this year, and it is best if I only give a brief outline.
All the usual activities have taken place: Ladies' fellowship, Bible fellowship, Supper clubs, Lent course, Flower festival (see separate post), Festival of light, Bonfire and barbecue.
My New Year's resolution for 2017 is to keep up to date more frequently.
Friday, 1 January 2016
October saw our annual harvest festival celebrations, and the gifts of produce and food were given to the St. Wilfrid's Centre in Sheffield. The celebrations continued on the following Thursday at the Five Crops and Choruses meal.
October 31st was our annual Festival of light when people met to play games, do craft work and eat seasonal food.
The church meeting is September decided a date in November for the planning of our programme for the coming year. This is now decided (subject to ratification by the January church meeting). If you would like details, please get in touch with one of the pastors.
Our bonfire and barbecue was a bit unusual because the bonfire was on the school yard next door. The purchaser of the school has been doing a lot of building work. He was kind enough to donate the waste to the bonfire, and it was decided to be easier to move the people than the fuel! As usual the barbecue was in the chapel field.
The Five Courses and Carols was not quite as well attended as some years, but at least the weather was on our side this year. Everyone who attended enjoyed it.