DEC. 2, 2021
Looking back over 2021
Melverley Church news
As we enter the time of advent, we reflect on the year 2021 in Melverley church. We began in lockdown and very slowly were allowed to open the church to one visitor at a time taking great care not to touch anything in the church.
During this time we managed to hold our Plant sale, outside in May. The weather was dreadful on the Saturday but unperturbed we continued on in the rain and also extended the sale to Sunday morning. What a wonderful event where community could gather outside and see each other after lockdown. Another plant sale is planned for 2022 so begin collecting, dividing and planting.
It was not until the summer we had a church service outside and then inside with masks, social distancing and no singing.
Weddings which had been postponed eventually took place in August and September. Firstly the long awaited wedding for Rosy and Josh and a month later the wedding of Jonathan and Lizzie. Two baptisms were also celebrated. In September Heritage Open Days brought visitors into the church, many enjoying ‘The story of Melverley Church from 1401’. In October the annual Harvest festival was celebrated and in November a service of Remembrance.
Nativity and Carol service Sunday 19th December 3pm
We hope this will be the usual Melverley Church ‘full house’ on 19th! 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!
Christmas Day Service Saturday 25th December 9am with Holy Communion
Following this there will be no normal monthly services until Mother’s Day in March 2022.