Saturday, 10 August 2019

September 2019 News & Notes

Our thanks to Lorraine Dobbins for all the good she has done in the borough, and particularly in Littlemoor. Her final service is at 11.00am on Sunday 1 November, and will be a great opportunity to send her on her way with our thoughts and prayers for a new chapter in Warminster. She will be licensed by Bishop Andrew in Christ Church at 7.30pm on Wednesday 25 September. All are welcome to support her on both occasions.

Fantastic flowers supported by bells, organ music, refreshment and hosting teams, and a host of behind the scenes gofors made 'Pretty as a Picture' a huge success. Around £1,600 was raised for the Church and local causes. A big shout out for Caroline Crisp and her team whose skill and imagination brought the whole weekend together. The final Songs of Praise celebrated all these gifts, and thanked God for his blessings.

Bishop Karen is licensing Ally Kay at All Saints Church, Wyke Regis at 7.00pm on Wednesday 25 September. He will serve one of the largest parishes in the borough; it includes St Edmund, Lanehouse. All are welcome to support him, and to encourage Betty Port who has looked after the vacancy, and was once a curate at St Andrew, Preston.

Isabella Limb was baptised at St Osmund, Osmington in a happy service enjoyed by family and villagers. Afterwards the family posed by the main door.

Praise 'n' Prayer is a new venture for 10.00am on fifth Sundays in the Church Rooms. If you would like to help set things up, offer refreshments, or take part please get in touch with Canon Tim who can steer you in the right direction. This worship is largely led by lay people, so do come and join in the pilot because you might have a part to play.

A Tesla takeoff suited Paul and Leta Dowdeswell down to the ground as they sped away to the Springhead after marrying at St Andrew, Preston. A great crowd lined the road to cheer them on their way.