Parish Weekly Update – 8th November 2021

Dear all,

Settling beautifully into November now with this lovely autumn colour and still not too cloudy days all around us.

We hosted a training evening for church wardens on Wednesday with the Archdeacon. It was good to see all my wardens from the different parishes I look after as Rural Dean.

I am now Priest in Charge of four parishes which are without a Vicar: Willaston, Hooton, Burton and Shotwick and, from Sunday, Neston as well.

My diary is looking very complicated!

All eyes were on Malcolm on Saturday as Prof Dr Ian Tracey came over to bless and grace and enthral us on our newly refurbished organ.

A sort of ‘This is your Life’ book was compiled and given to Malcom at the end that Valmai had prepared and there was an extraordinary cake from COSTCO!

It was a remarkable night for all of us who supported Malcom and the fireworks going off to Handel’s music was stunning.

Remembrance Day on Sunday 14th will be;

9.00 am a simple said Holy Communion led by Maureen

10.00 am Remembrance Service in church with the ATC Cadets with us. Live streamed.

10.45 am at the War Memorial where we will be joined by the Uniformed Organisations and the community.

We will be joined this year by the veterans from the Sanctuary in the Village.

The roads will be closed from 10.30 am in the village. There will be no parade this year from the Church Centre.

We are having a Staff meeting on Saturday 20 November at 10.30 am to put together the Christmas services. It may seem late but I will have a good idea of what we can and can’t do this Christmas.

Can anyone help to put up Bethlehem this year?

I am away for a few days this week. Jean Cullen is manning the phones, but I am still contactable.

Much love, Bethx