Thursday 24th May, 10am-12pm, Chantry House. A session to make poppies for the Cascade of Poppies at the Remembrance Garden which is being created to mark the end of the WW1 Commemorations in November. This session is open to all and the poppies do not have to be knitted. Some materials provided but you are also welcome to bring your own.

The churchyard is well kept, and a lovely place to visit. Sitting and relaxing there can give visitors time to see some of the wildlife that lives and visits the gardens. There may not be much natural bio-diversity, but there will always be something there of interest to the observer. In the Spring, that tends to be a few early flowers, like Daffodils or Celandine, or the inevitable nesting of the many Jackdaws (pictured) in the bell tower. Having the allotments next door, the Water Meadows across the mill stream, and plenty of trees nearby, it can attract a limit variety of wildlife species. Some can be quite elusive, like the many Grey Squirrels that tend bit be wary of people, but others, like the Robin (pictured) can be so tame as to come right up to people, and almost pose for photographs. During a visit in April, there was also an abundance of Blackbirds searching for food, mostly males, and all keeping a respectful distance from each other while search through the grass and fallen leaves for food. And there were many other regular visitors too, like Woodpigeons, Chaffiches, and Blue Tits, but the recent weather means not much insect life has started to emerge yet after a particularly cold winter.
Jenny Lunn

Please can you save kitchen roll tubes (not toilet rolls), yoghurt pots etc for Messy Church. They can be left in the Benefice Office for Lulu to collect.


We continue to meet in church Mondays during term time only.
HELP!!!! Little Sprouts is short of helpers if you are able to help as a one off could you please let Revd Paula 01327 323106


DATA PROTECTION – changing regulations To comply with the new data protection laws which come in to force on 25th May, we are required to have specific consent to hold and process people’s data. Electoral Roll members: please complete a consent form (available at the back of church) and return to the office. In future this consent will be included on the ER application form. Non Electoral Roll: If you are not on the Electoral Roll but would like us to be able to keep in touch with you, please can you also complete a form, available at the back of church.

HELP! Please would you consider helping on the Sunday tea and coffee rota? You can do it with a friend/wife/husband. You only have to buy milk. You do not have to wash up. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided. It involves arriving a little earlier on a Sunday, setting out the trays with mugs and biscuits and filling the urn. After the service you would make up to 35 cups of very welcome tea and coffee. This is a real service to our church family, a lovely welcome to newcomers. We need someone to do the first and the Fourth Sunday of the month. Speak to Marion Hyde on 01327 857947.