February Message

FEB. 1, 2022

Celebrating the Platinum Jubilee

Greetings from your Rector

As the month of February begins many of the resolutions made in January may already be consigned to history, the completion of Dryanuary and/or Veganuary will have been celebrated by many, and some new habits may have established themselves in our daily routines.

In our churches we enter a period of ordinary time, as we enter the time between Candlemas and Ash Wednesday, which this year falls at the beginning of March.

This time of year is typically a time when life slows a little, as nature lies dormant in the cold weather, we tend to wrap up warm and spend more time indoors too. This time of slowing gives us the chance to think about the coming summer months, and I’d like to take this opportunity to announce some forthcoming events in our villages- Ash Wednesday 2nd March, Good Friday 15th April Easter Sunday 17th April, Bishop Sarah’s pilgrimage from Holywell to Shrewsbury Abbey 20th April – 23rdMay- ten days within that period- more details next month! A Scarecrow Festival starting 30thApril, the wonderful Melverley Plant Sale 7th May; Kinnerley Fete returns 9th July. A Beer Festival, Music Evening and Classic Car Festival are being considered too!

Why am I announcing these dates in the vicar’s letter? This year marks a special anniversary for our Queen, the head of our Church. February marks the anniversary of her ascension to the throne, but June is when we celebrate her Platinum Jubilee, and with that a month of community events. What events would you like to see happening in June? What events used to happen in our villages that have disappeared over the years? What took place in 1952 that we could recreate as we gather together in the warmth of the summer?

Keep warm, stay safe and God bless you all

Revd Chris