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May 2009

Church Fabric

June 1, 2009

The Pulpit has been ordered - we hope for delivery by the end of July.... Read more & comment

Christian Aid Concert - Wednesday 10 June 2009, 7pm

June 1, 2009

Tickets are now on sale for a concert in St Mary's in aid of Christian Aid which is to be performed by the Edlesborough school choir together with selected soloists. They will be joined by some talented past pupils and young musicians from St Mary's.... Read more & comment

Open Gardens 2009 - Sunday 14 June

June 1, 2009

We have 12 gardens on display, most of which are opening for the first time. Do encourage friends and relatives to come and join in this lovely social event. To make the day a success we do need your help, especially in Eaton Bray Village Hall to se... Read more & comment

Flower Group

June 1, 2009

Many thanks must go to the flower arranging Team for a beautiful display of Lilies over Easter. Thanks also to those generous donors who gave money in memory of loved ones. Please note that following the APCM, the PCC representatives for the Flower ... Read more & comment


June 1, 2009

We had a fantastic time at Life2theMax on Sunday 26 April. There was a good turnout of people of all ages to listen to Matt Summerfield and a band from Hitchin Christian Centre (who were extremely good). We played some interesting games (balloon ... Read more & comment

Coffee Mornings

May 30, 2009

The monthly Coffee Mornings continue and are an excellent way for us, the members of the St Mary's Family, to meet other members of the Villages Community. There will be Coffee Mornings in Church every first Saturday and we are always looking for he... Read more & comment


May 30, 2009

The search for an organist - or Director of Music as he/she should more properly be called - goes on. Having been unable to proceed to the interview stage after first advertising the post owing to the withdrawal of both candidates, we have decided to... Read more & comment

The Vacancy

May 29, 2009

The Vacancy was advertised nationally in the Church Times on 1 & 15 May and it is our hope that on 3 June we will be in a position to meet the Bishop of Bedford & other interested parties in order to draw up a short list. All we can say is th... Read more & comment

Edlesbray Players: Colour Me Happy

May 25, 2009

The Players held another very successful review on 16th May. Called "Colour Me Happy" it featured the usual troupe of entertainers who entertained the enthusiastic audience with comedy, drama and song. Our thanks go to Val Trantum and her Team who ... Read more & comment

The Church Mouse

May 24, 2009

This was the first meeting of the P.C.C. since the A.P.C.M. Our Churchwarden welcomed each member and especially Eileen Bennett back for a further term of office. The Parish Profile, a document that has been produced to send to potential candidates ... Read more & comment

St Mary's Village Carnival 2009

May 4, 2009

The theme of this year's Carnival on Saturday July 4th is 'Books' which gives us all fantastic scope for dressing up and getting into the spirit of things. From 'Three Men in a Boat', through 'Ballet Shoes', 'Oliver Twist' and the 'Chronicles of Narn... Read more & comment

Lay Reader's Letter - May 2009

May 1, 2009

Following Malcolm Grant's retirement, our Lay Reader Gordon Gray will continue the tradition of the Vicar's Letter each month. One of the things we do in our church services is to say we are sorry for the wrong things we have done. Saying 'Sorry', a... Read more & comment