Friday, March 02, 2018

Snowy weather update!

Dear all

A couple of bits of news related to the weather!

The trip to the National Gallery, due to take place tomorrow, has been postponed. Apart from the problems some of those going would have had getting to the station, the trains are also rather uncertain, with services being cancelled or delayed, so it seemed wise for us to put this trip off. It will be rescheduled for later in the month, either on 10th, 17th or 24th March - date to be decided by this Sunday. If you couldn't come this Saturday, you might be able to sign up for the new date, so keep your eyes open for it, and let me know if you'd like to come. 

The other news is that we are having problems with the church heating, (long story, but not any fault of ours! We hope it will be fixed early next week)  so we will hold our 10 am service in the CHURCH HALL this Sunday. That way we can be sure of being warm and comfortable - there are also toilets and a kitchen on hand, so it will be easier all round! Fortunately, God is everywhere, and will have no trouble finding us in the church hall, so I am sure our worship will be as uplifting as it normally is , even if it is a little different! Perhaps it is fortunate that the baptism which had been scheduled for Sunday has been postponed (the weather again!), so it will be our normal service of Holy Communion. There will also be Sunday School in the vicarage, as usual on the first Sunday of the month. If you have a child who would like to come along to Sunday School, Babs will be in the vicarage from about 9.50am to welcome them. They always have a lovely time, and newcomers are welcome. Parents are welcome to stay with them, or to leave them if they are of school age. Babs and her team will bring them to join the rest of the congregation part way through the service.

Our evening service of Compline will also take place in the hall at 6.30pm. 

Please pass on this news to anyone you know who doesn't "do" email and might need to know. I will obviously put up signs on the church gates on Sunday re-directing people to the hall. 

Like the rest of you, I expect, I am looking forward to things getting back to something passing for "normal", but in the meantime, I hope you are managing to stay warm and safe, and enjoying the beauty and fun of the snow if you can. I would also like to put on record my great gratitude both to Philip, who has been labouring faithfully to keep the church path clear of snow and ice, and to Gesiena, who has been working tirelessly to  deal with the heating problems. 

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