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FELTHORPE NEWSLETTER
FEBRUARY 2019
Rector: Revd Margaret McPhee Tel: 01603 893108
Churchwarden: Brian Rowlands Tel: 01603 754763

www.horsfordbenefice.org.uk     revmargaretmcphee@gmail.com

 

The Rector writes:

I’m loving the brighter weather, the wild flowers appearing as if from nowhere, full of vibrant colour, and the hedgerows becoming full of the leaves and fruit. Nature at its best! In the churchyard we’ve enjoyed the snowdrops and blue bells, daffodils and now the wild flowers are appearing. Such a beautiful and peaceful place to be.

We’ve had visitors from around the world this year, enjoying the space of the church and churchyard. It is a joy to have the church open every day, where people can have refreshments of various kinds. Having the local church open is vital, I believe, and enhances the community, both near and far.

The Church Council is looking ahead to how we might enhance the welcome and hospitality to all. This includes developing a flexible area for community events. We’ve committed to changing the heating system so visitors to services, events and those who pop in during the week will be warmer! We’re also reviewing the cost of keeping the church open. So far this year our expenses have been £333.29 per week with an income of £295.74 per week. That’s a short fall of £37.55 per week. Not much but over a year that’s almost £2,000 short.

The Church wants to maximise the opportunities to use the building and make it a community asset otherwise the plans we have to keep it open may not take place. If you would like to help keep the church open, do think about a regular gift to the church or a donation either to general funds or our project. In the autumn we’ll be having an open morning again where you can come and meet church members, enjoy some refreshments and help support us: more details on that soon. If you would like to help in any way now, please do contact Brian, the Church Warden (his number is above).

I thank God for St Margaret’s Church, for the visitors and all that God has provided and done for people over the centuries. I pray you too will find it a place to cherish. 

 

Services at St Margaret’s

July  7th  5.00pm Evensong BCP

        14th 9.00 am Holy Communion BCP

        21st  9.00 am Matins BCP

        28th  5.00pm Holy Communion BCP ( This will be a said service)

August 4th 5.00 pm Evensong BCP  

 

Baptist Chapel  Mill Lane, Felthorpe meet for worship at 3.00pm  every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month and preceding Wednesdays at 7.30pm  for Bible study and Prayer.  Psalm 46.v1: “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. We would be pleased to see you at any of our meetings. Ian Mckemmie e-mail ianmacemmie@btinternet.com  .

 

From the Parish Records

There are no entries for June

 

 

Commonwealth War Graves Sign

You may have spotted the Commonwealth War Graves sign on the church gate which was erected by the War Graves Commission in May. We have one War Grave in the churchyard, Gunner Sidney George Palmer of the Royal Garrison Artillery, who died Christmas Eve 1918, aged 28. His parents lived at 82 The Street, Felthorpe.

Sadly, on Sunday 16 June, Brian arrived to set up for our morning service to find the sign had been defaced. He has managed to get much of the paint off but the sign has been damaged. The Police have been informed but it appears this wasn’t the only sign in Felthorpe defaced that weekend. If you have any information, do let the Police know. I have contacted the War Graves Commission to let them know and see if the sign might be replaced in due time. 

                                    

 

 

 

 

 

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