News Archive - September 2011
St Mary's PCC met on Thursday 8th September.
It has been proposed that the Garden of Remembrance be maintained by the Parish Council along with the rest of the churchyard. This is with the Parish Council for approval. Notice has been given to the contractors who have been cleaning the church and regular cleaning will now be undertaken by a rota of volunteers. The Parish Directory has been updated and will be reprinted shortly. There is a proposal to build a small extension to the church to meet the very obvious need for a toilet and kitchen area. This is still in the very early stages of planning. This year St Mary's was a part of Open Churches Sunday, which will continue as a Diocesan event in 2012 and will be held on Sunday 24th June.
The PCC have agreed with a request from the Parish Council not to hang banners on the War Memorial railings. A manhole cover has been stolen from the churchyard and will be replaced shortly with a less valuable one. The Fabric Committee reported that minor issues had been addressed and there have been no major problems.
The Harvest Supper and Quiz will take place on Saturday 1st October in Eaton Bray Hall. Tickets are also on sale for the Poppy Prom on November 12th.
Advent and Christmas Services will follow the usual pattern this year with a Carol Service held in St Mary's Eaton Bray on Sunday 18th December at 6.00.p.m.
The Revd. Coralie McCluskey reported on her initial reflections after 6 months in the Benefice. She commended all the good things she has found in place and went on to outline the beginning of her plans and aims for the future. The meeting ended on this very positive note.
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