The Consecration Cross on the Altar

 
 

Welcome to the latest NewsRoundUp !    May 2014 be Peaceful and bring you many Blessings.

St.Edith's welcomes  many visitors, with  differing needs and interests

The church is open every day.The newly updated Walk-round Guide gives a short history of the building's most outstanding features, or you may find a moment's peace and tranquillity within its timeless walls.

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The Garden of Remembrance is an area dedicated for the burial of cremated remains. It is availble for use by the family of anyone who has known and loved this church.
        

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If you are considering a smaller, but delightful, church wedding, we are now able to arrange a marquee reception on the lawns in the church grounds. We can suggest a wedding planner, caterers, flowers and marquee and toilet hire providers, but the choice is entirely up to you, to make it your own unique event.

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The church grounds are now affiliated to the Quiet Gardens Trust. Visitors are invited to enjoy the peace and look at the proposed wildlife conservation management plan.Some Quiet Day events are planned, details as arrangements are made.

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At last, the long-awaited History and Guide book is available. This is a 35 page booklet, professionally produced with 36 colour photos and a wealth of information, both well-known and the result of recent research. It contains the first full list of incumbents ever compiled and is available ,price £6, from the churchwarden, 01427 788629, pauline-organ2@hotmail.co.uk


There is so much to enjoy at St.Edith's, it is open every day, do come!

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Please do make this a two-way conversation....email your ideas , suggestions and thoughts to the churchwarden (pauline-organ2@hotmail.co.uk), to be participate.

JANUARY'S  blog:  The new year always starts with so many 'thankyous', to the team, or more like an army, of everyone who cleans inside and out, creates most beautiful flower arrangements, mows grass, clears undergrowth, mends electrics, tends the precious ancient woodwork,sets up the crib and Easter garden and makes the traditional teas such delightful events.     September saw a delightful wedding, with, for the first time, a marquee on the lawns, sun shining, children playing.       For the 'clear-up day', some large, derelict machinery was removed, rubbish cleared and the western approach to the church landscaped attractively.    Forthcoming plans...... We have been asked by the organisers to participate in the  Heritage Open days, which this year have a Tudor theme...lots of imaginative input needed to prepare for this, as St. Edith's is a very rare  surviving example of such an interior.       The Lincoln Diocese is developing "quiet places" and January sees a visit to explore possibilities here.       

We do need 1 more person to help clean, just one month in three. There is also a opportunity to do the flowers in August. Anyone interested?

It's MAGIC! How do you convert unwanted scraps of paper to medicines, rehabilitation, training and a new life? BY SAVING YOUR USED POSTAGE STAMPS AND CARDS for the Leprosy Mission.    The Seafarers' Mission need and really appreciate men's warm clothing and wooly hats.   please leave both in church or give them to the church warden.

STOP  PRESS!   MARCH 29TH is the date of the Traditional  Afternoon Tea, for the Eve Appeal (ovarian cancer research)  3.300pm

FEBRUARY'S  : The aconites and snowdrops are at their most beautiful and birds are singing like Spring. The grounds are well worth a visit. Arrangements for the Afternoon Tea are well under way. We are delighted that there will be live music, a varied programme of high-class background entertainment, on flute, clarinet and sax.... as well as the legendary cakes, flowers and good company.   and now....craft demonstrations by Pyrus too!   Do make this a date.

We still need another cleaning volunteer and someone to put flowers in during the first half of August. 

Thankyou all for your generous donations over the Christmas season.** £50 went towards the Salvation Army's work with homeless people,** £25 from Plough Sunday, to Send-a-Cow sustainable agriculture,  ** a bumper box of children's craft/ drawing material to the Women's Refuge .Experienced play leaders work with families who find themselves in these traumatc situations. They tell us that such activities are particularly helpful.

Thankyou to Tim and Harry for cleaning out the gutters, essential annual maintenance......and another thankyou to the member who has supplied delicious home-made jam and chutney, on sale in church, for church funds.

MARCH and  APRIL: are quiet months, a 'rest' during Lent.  The AGM was held on April 30th, well-attended and very positive. Full minutes and accounts are available on request. We heard clergy, deanery and diocesan reports. There were MANY thanks to all the people who have done so much over the past year to keep the church clean, beautiful and full of flowers and seasonal decorations. It was good to receive offers of help with the cleaning rota. The Fair Trade stall was discussed. In subsequent discussion we decided to reduce to the most popular FT lines and increase the 'Home-made, Home-grown' aspect , sharing local produce. The first experiment with this, for church funds, took place on Rogation Sunda and proved a hit.  Heavy rain worked to our benefit, as Nigel, the farm manager gave his annual update, with interesting visual aids, in the 2000-ton grain store and adjacent cattle shed. This was a rare opportunity to see inside the workings of a huge commercial farm.

 



 

With blessings from St. Edith's

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