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Another church year starts after our PCC AGM on April 28th, with some changes.

Andrew Horn stepped down after his second longish stint as Churchwarden and several decades on the PCC, as did Jeanette Horn who may well have served even longer on the PCC! We thank them for all the many tasks they have taken up over the years and wish them well on their move to Wales. 

Robert Thornton and Meg Martineau are also taking a break from the PCC , but not moving away…so they may be back!

We welcomed Chris Day as our new Churchwarden and Hazel Smith who will join the PCC as soon as she has been on the Electoral roll long enough…both hitting the ground running which is good to see.

We have a projector at church now which we trialled on a very kind group at our early Christian Aid breakfast, it worked really well and will be a big bonus when it cones to future events and talks. Happily it can link to our sound system so lots of experimenting to be had. Our second use, but for another first ‘ A half day Workshop on Pauls Travels in the Med’  an inter-active session in the Narthex, if it goes well there will be more so keep an eye out.

The South side windows are now making progress with one window already replaced, and some ‘interesting’ scaffolding in place, what will we talk about when they are finished?

Hopefully we are now in Flaming June and celebrating the Queens Platinum Jubilee in style, starting with the picnic and fun and games at the Cricket club  following our Special service of celebration at St Andrews on June 5th.

Then we have the Fete to look forward to on June 18th!! It really will feel that we have shaken the pandemic  off when we all gather in the wedding field to play games, checkout the stalls, and eat. With the BarBQ, Samosa stand, Tea Tent, and did I hear there would be Pimms, we will be well satisfied, we’re looking forward to seeing you there.

As you will see elsewhere in the magazine a support network for Ukraine refugees has been established and can meet monthly ( or when needed) in the Narthex.

We had a very enjoyable Concert and Tea at 3 on May 8th  in church, such a joy to have so many people visiting again and raising funds to support Ukraine. This followed a successful Quiz night run by the tennis club, and supported by 3 friends from Ukraine who have already arrived.

The Figard garden is really looking a different space which we hope will have much more light in the near future, Thanks again to Sally and Ben.