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March 2009

Mothers' Union, Eaton Bray With Edlesborough

March 31, 2009

Our March meeting was based on The Family Tree. Eileen Bennett instilled upon us, just how important it is to remember our ancestry, to record past events and treasure old photographs, for your future generations. Obviously the best way is to look o... Read more & comment

Coffee and Company

March 29, 2009

Coffee and Company in St Mary's Church, Eaton Bray Saturday 4th April, 2009 10.30am - 12noon Bring and Buy, Books, Raffle,Tea, Coffee, Cakes and Company£1 ... Read more & comment

Farewell to Reverend Malcolm Grant

March 9, 2009

It was with great sadness that on Sunday 8th March we bade farewell to The Reverend Malcolm Grant and his family. We wish him a long and happy retirement. At a buffet lunch in Eaton Bray Village Hall, he was presented with a digital projector and we... Read more & comment

Annual Parochial Church Meeting - APCM

March 8, 2009

This year's APCM will be held on Tuesday, April 21st at 7.30pm in Eaton Bray Village Hall. Although we call it APCM for short there are in fact two separate meetings. The first meeting, called the Annual Meeting of Parishioners, is concerned primari... Read more & comment

Appointment of new Churchwarden

March 1, 2009

At a meeting of Parishioners on 22nd February, Peter Bennett was appointed as Churchwarden to succeed Deirdrea Ellins who has resigned for personal reasons.... Read more & comment

The Vacancy

March 1, 2009

A meeting has been arranged for 30th March when the Bishop of Bedford & the Archdeacon of Bedford will meet the PCC to discuss the recruitment procedures and identify the sort of person the parish would like to fill the post. Once the post has b... Read more & comment

Fabric Grants

March 1, 2009

St Mary's has recently received grants from the Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Historic Churches Trust totalling £9,000 towards the cost of the roof repairs carried out in recent years. The sum awarded includes £5,000 granted under the ... Read more & comment

Bell ringing

March 1, 2009

Recently, you may have heard the bells being rung in a very inexperienced manner; a sizable number of beginners are starting to learn to ring. If you would like to be part of the team please speak to John Plater or Gordon Gray.... Read more & comment

Merlin - Parish Project 2009

March 1, 2009

Following the presentation on 1st February you should be aware that Merlin provides medical relief and lasting health care throughout the world, especially in disaster areas. A series of events to raise funds for this very worthwhile charity are plan... Read more & comment

Open Gardens

March 1, 2009

This year will be the 4th Open Gardens event and will raise money jointly for St Mary's fabric and our Parish Project, Merlin. For the day to be a success we need people who are willing both to open their garden and receive the praise of their visito... Read more & comment

Vicar's Letter - March 2009

March 1, 2009

This is my last letter to you as your Vicar. At the end of the month I shall retire and join the ranks of the pensioners. It is going to be strange, for many of the routines of my life will disappear, and like so many people entering retirement I som... Read more & comment