View from the Pew

                                                  View from the Pews                                                                                          

Dear Readers,

The year is marching on and we find ourselves in April already.

This is the month we celebrate Easter and we hope that you will be able to join us for some, or all, of our Easter services.  Easter week begins with a Passiontide service at 6pm on Sunday 9th April and continues with services on Maundy Thursday, an Hour at the Cross on Good Friday, the Easter Vigil on Saturday 15th April and finally the services on Easter Sunday 16th April.  More details for all of these services are in the magazine or on our website.

April is always an important month in the life of the church as this is the month of our annual meeting.  Our Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held in church on Sunday 23rd April 2017, after the 10.30am service.  We will start at 12 noon giving everyone time to get a cup of coffee and for the church officers to move the furniture.  This is your opportunity to find out about the activities and the finances of the church during 2016 and how we are performing as a registered charity.  You can pick up a copy of the church’s annual report and many thanks must go to Mr Roger Chester in producing this document.  There will be the chance to listen to the Vicar’s report or ask questions of the Treasurer and Churchwardens.  It is important that the church uses this opportunity to positively engage with its congregation and I would urge you to join us if you are able.

This means that it will be your last chance to interrogate me, as a Churchwarden, as I am standing down from this role.  As I explained to the PCC last November I have held this post for nine out of the last eleven years so I do feel I have monopolised the role for long enough and it is time for someone else to take the church forward.  I would like to thank everyone for their support and encouragement and I am sure you will be as supportive to my successor.  Having said all of this I will still be working in the background on behalf of the church as I am helping out with the banking and I am remaining as PCC Secretary, so you haven’t got rid of me completely!

As ever,

Linda Caswell