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News Archive - October 2009

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The October meeting of the P.C.C. was chaired by one of the churchwardens.

A new volunteer has been found to wash the church linen and the small change collection will be used to replace any linen that is no longer usable.

Sick visiting is now well established and those who put names on the prayer board will be asked to find out if these people would like a visit or a phone call.

Roger Chapman and his family have moved into the vicarage prior to the licensing on November 2nd for which volunteers will be needed to clean and tidy the church and move chairs on the day.

From January 2010 the 22 members of the Mother's Union have decided to become known as the St Mary's Ladies Guild. The Mother's Union will be disbanded at a service in December.

The Harvest auction raised £326 for the Bishop's Appeal for the Harvest.

There will be a Christmas Fayre on November 14th in Eaton Bray Village Hall from 12noon to 3pm. An appeal is being made for cakes, craft items, raffle prizes etc.

The All Souls service will be rescheduled after consultation with Roger Chapman.

The Swine Flu precautions at present in place during church services will be reviewed after the licensing.

The refurbishment of the vestry is almost complete and the electrics, sound system and new boiler will shortly be finished.

Church income is seriously down and the congregation will be asked to help with the shortfall and a stewardship presentation will be made in the New Year.

The new House-Group at Dagnall is going well and a new edition of Mission Praise is being purchased to enable the congregation to have a wider choice of music for their services.

In order to raise funds a 'St Mary's Got Talent' show for adults and children is being arranged for 2010.

Hymns on the Green at Edlesborough was well attended this year.

The meeting closed with the Grace.

Source: Focus, November 2009

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