Melverley Church News
DEC. 1, 2022
Lots going on
Melverley Church News
As we enter the time of advent, we reflect on 2022 in Melverley church and notice how life has almost returned to normal. Visitors are back from all over the world, including Australia, America, Europe and of course those nearer to home.
Group visits and our two summer history talks began again this year. If you and your group would like to find out more about the churches’ fascinating history, call me to book a visit.
We installed a card machine in the church this year as we found more people carried a card than cash these days. This is proving successful and adding to much needed funds to help the church survive.
The annual plant sale was again a success, selling a wide variety of plants including over 100 tomato plants. Thank you to all who donated, helped with refreshments and bought plants. I have already begun to collect plants for 2023 and I hope you are doing the same?
There have been baptisms, weddings and funerals, all part of the cycle of life at the church. We have also welcomed our new curate, Pippa White and her dog Freddie to services. Thank you to Reverend Chris and Paul West for your continued support and encouragement.
A big thank you to all who have supported the church in so many ways this year. The organ players, volunteer cleaners, flower arrangers, cobweb sweepers, grass cutters, book donators, and many others.
Friday 9thDecember 7pm.
‘The Devil’s Chair’ Ceilidh Group will be entertaining us with songs and carols through the ages interspaced with times when we can join in. They are always so entertaining and a great start to getting us in the mood for the Christmas season. Look out for posters, also on Facebook, Instagram and what’s app. Tickets £8. Please call or message 0773321025 or see Brenda Lewis or Lynne Lloyd. Tickets include a glass of wine and mince pie.
Nativity and Carol service Sunday 18thDecember 4pm
Highlight of the year! Young people of Melverley in costume, reading, acting and telling the story of Christ’s birth. Parents, grandparents, friends, community, all gathered together singing well known carols. Yes, we know it can be a bit chaotic but to me this is the pure joy of the celebration. I am sure not everything went according to plan that night in Bethlehem! I will be contacting parents and young people of Melverley soon to take part in this annual Christmas celebration.
Christmas Day Service
Saturday 25th December 9am with communion
Following this there will be no normal monthly services until Mother’s Day in March 2023.