Friday, 7 September 2018

October 2018 News & Notes

Levi Dailey and Nadia Kusminoff were married at St Andrew, Preston on a deliciously hot day but no worries because shorts were the dress code. The groomsmen had the challenge of finding the right brightly coloured bridesmaids. The occasion was great fun, full of meaning, and vows made with real conviction.
One little chap had received singing lessons, to make sure he didn't bark at the wrong time. Zulu proudly brought the rings up on his collar for the best men to carefully detach and present to Canon Tim for blessing.
There were links to Levi's time at St Andrew's School. His first teacher, Caroline Crisp arranged flowers while his headteacher, John Tallon played the organ and school secretary, Nora Tallon turned the music pages. Just goes to show that every wedding is unique, and has its own flavour.

Skylar was baptised in a lively fun-filled service with members of the family taking part. Her sister Jasmine topped up the font with plenty of splash, as prayers were said over the water.

Our next Archdeacon is to be collated at Sherborne Abbey on Sunday 25 November. Penny Sayer has experience in sharing the Gospel, and growing Churches ~ so we welcome new ideas alongside expertise. Meanwhile Antony MacRow-Wood, once team vicar here, is keeping oversight and in particular assisting St Osmund with plans for access and welcome. We are grateful for all the energy given to New Friends by Geoff Codd, who has recently stepped down.

17 Dec, Our next Springhead baptisms take place after 6.30pm Open Air Carols, led by the Salvation Army Band. If you want to know more please make an appointment to see Canon Tim.