25th March 2018

It was encouraging to see such a good turnout (49 people) at our Annual Vestry Meeting last Sunday. The rector’s, wardens’ and treasurer’s reports were presented, prompting a number of helpful questions that were asked from the floor. Written reports were provided on children’s and youth ministry, safe ministry, mission, craft group, flower guild, women’s fellowship, bell ringers, servers and the fair. Extra copies are available in the porch. Many thanks to all who reported and to all who serve our congregation and wider community in these ministries.

Our wardens, parish councillors and nominators were all duly elected (see back page for details). I am very grateful to all of our office bearers for their willingness to serve in these capacities. The meeting also recognised Fred Orr, on his retirement from the parish council, for some 20 years of service.

Holy week begins today (Palm Sunday), and leads into Easter. We will be holding Maundy Thursday dinner at 6.00 pm on Thursday (followed by communion). Please put your name down for catering purposes (folder in the porch). This is also the last week for distributing our “Jesus rose. No joke.” flyers to let the community know about our Good Friday and Easter Sunday services.
Finally, don’t forget that daylight saving ends on Sunday at 3.00 am, when clocks are to be turned back one hour. If you arrive at church and find nothing happening, it is not an April Fools’ prank; you’ll be an hour early!