|Benefice Pastoral Care: Kathy Ogilvie Thompson (23125)
Prayer Chain: Nick Carter (472861)
|Church Services at Froyle in April
Details of all the services within the Benefice are also found on the church notice boards.
|Mothering Sunday, 26th April, 11.00, Froyle Church|
|Like many traditions and festivities, Mothering Sunday began with a religious purpose. Held on the fourth Sunday in Lent, exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday, it was originally a day to honour and give thanks to the Virgin Mary, also known as Mother Mary. Then it became a day when children, mainly daughters, who had gone to work as domestic servants were given a day off to visit their mother and family. On Sunday 26th April we would like the young to play an active role in our simple family service. You might be able to hand out hymn books, flowers, read a prayer or help with the collection. We look forward to seeing you on the day!|
|Sarah & William|
|+++ Church Spring Jumble Sale +++
Saturday 22 April 2.00pm, Froyle Village Hall
|Note the date, well done to those who spotted the error in last month’s magazine. Our annual Jumble Sale raises much needed funds for the church and is a good opportunity for the village to get together. Donations for all stalls will be very gratefully received. Please bring to the Village Hall any Friday in April or contact stall holders below if you would like a house collection.|
Books & CDs - Any topic! Lauraine Bourne 22159 or Madeleine Black 23371.
Bric-a-brac - All bric-a-brac will be gratefully received, Jane Macnabb 23195 or Royston Annible 520574.
Children’s stall – looking for books, toys and games – Good condition only please, Gillian Pickering 23209.
Jumble - We need clean clothes, coats, accessories, shoes and linens, Lori Taylor 22148 or Sarah Lovell 520026.
Spring Produce - Cakes, biscuits, home-made chutneys, jams, marmalade, pickles and plants needed, so get baking! Janet Dobson 23340.
Raffle – we are looking for some good quality donations, Barbara Starbuck 22180 or Sarah Roberts 520041.
|St Mary’s Supporting the Community|
|Sarah (520041) & Julie (520620)|
|Jenny Gove 23697|
|Froyle Church Annual Meeting (AGM/APCM)|
|Thursday 27 April 7:30 pm in Froyle Church|
|Come and hear and discuss what the Church has been up to and our thoughts for the future. A formal notice and agenda will be posted on the Church notice boards the week beginning 10 April. Wine will be served beforehand from 7:00 pm as usual, so get there in plenty of time!|
|St. Mary’s Church, Froyle – Easter Decorations|
|We shall be decorating the Church on Saturday 15th April starting at 9.30a.m. We would be delighted to welcome as many people as possible to help, the theme will be decorated crosses and baskets or containers of Spring flowers. We look forward to seeing you. Any enquiries to Sarah T 23294 or Gill 520484|
|Our Church Roof|
|On Monday 3rd April, a five week contract to repair the Chancel roof will begin ; repairs to the stonework above the Porch will also be carried out during this time. A large part of the cost of this is being funded through a grant received through the Government-funded Listed Places of Worship: Roof Repair Fund.
The North side of the Chancel roof will be completely retiled and the South side repaired where necessary. We will also take the opportunity to seal the Chancel eaves in an attempt to persuade our visiting Jackdaws to set up home elsewhere.
The choice of April is made by our transient bat population! We are host to as many as three varieties of bat and possibly more. The only other time of year when the bats allow us to disturb their roosts is from the middle of September to the end of October. So please bear with us during any resulting disruption. We have sought to keep this to a minimum by arranging for the necessary scaffold to the Porch not to be erected until the 24th April, so the Porch will be free from scaffolding for our two April weddings and over Easter.
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|Easter Blessings to you all, Yann|