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News Archive - November 2005

Subscribe to the St Mary's, Eaton Bray feedOctober meeting of the Parochial Church Council

The PCC received a report from the outgoing chairman of the North Chilterns Group of parishes (Eaton Bray, Edlesborough and Dagnall; Kensworth, Studham and Whipsnade; Tilsworth, Stanbridge and Totternhoe). The PCC reaffirmed its support for the North Chilterns Group which amongst other things organises highly valued confirmation classes and Lenten talks. It was agreed that ways of raising the profile of the NCG would be explored.

The lack of toilet facilities for people attending weddings, funerals and other events in church at times when the Village Hall has not also been hired has long been a cause for discomfort! It has been agreed with the trustees of Eaton Bray Village Hall that the toilet near the green room may be used, accessed from the side door. St Mary's will pay for the cost of additional locks and paving from the churchyard.

When the cooker in the village hall has been repaired or replaced, it is hoped to organise parish lunches for any who wish to attend but in particular for those who might otherwise be alone on Sundays.

St Mary's congregation will soon be asked for suggestions for next year's charity of the year.

A sum of money has been given in memory of Brock Shaw. It has been decided to use it to replace the white frontal to the main altar; this is used at Christmas and Easter and other festival occasions.

The garden around the war memorial has been dug over by a work party of eager volunteers, an anti-weed membrane laid down and bulbs and plants planted in time for Remembrance Sunday.

A Christmas Fayre was held on 19th November to raise funds for the running of the church. PCC members were asked to publicise the event as success depends on numbers attending. These funds may be required in the near future as while scaffolding was in the church during the repair of the Lady Chapel roof, an inspection of the nave took place and death watch beetle was discovered in 2 beams! The PCC authorised immediate treatment.

-- The Church Mouse

November 26, 2005 | Permalink | Comment

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