Busy 4 months ahead

Special services and events coming up . .

Sunday 9th September at 5pm – Patronal Festival
Friday 12th October – Harvest Supper in the Church Room
Sunday 14th October at 5pm – Harvest Festival
Sunday 11th November at 10:45am – Remembrance Service.  (A special service commemorating 100 years since the end of WW1.)
Sunday 16th December – Service of 9 Lessons and Carols
Monday 17th December
– Village Christmas Concert in the Village Hall
Tuesday 25th December at 10am (Provisionally) – Christmas Service

More details will follow.

Review : Wreath Workshop

As the Church Room filled with locally foraged foliage and beautiful decorations we were eager to be guided by florist, Ann Prigmore. The music played, mulled wine and mince pies were enjoyed and the conversation was lively. In a couple of hours we had all created a beautifully festive and unique wreath to adorn our home this Christmas time. This will become an annual event on our Friends of St Mary’s calendar.

Thank you to all who came and remember, please email a photograph of your wreath in pride of place at home for possible inclusion here.

Review : Remembrance Sunday

Lest we forget.

Service of Remembrance at the War Memorial, St Mary’s.

It was a cold but fine morning, and there was a goodly crowd from the the Baptist Chapel and St Mary’s, for the usual moving service.  The hymns were accompanied by Bedford Brass who also provided two young trumpeters for the Last Post and Reveille, and Richard Galley played the mournful Pipers Lament.

Review : Harvest

As usual a very enjoyable supper was had by the 60 visitors, with a quiz and raffle to keep busy, and the evening wrapped up with some community singing enthusiastically led by Like Robinson and Andrew Young duetting on the piano.

The Songs of Praise service on the Sunday was another great ‘sing-along’ session, with some interesting readings, and a couple of pieces by our ever more adventurous choir.

Review : Bike ‘n’ Hike

A team of five ladies lead by Anna Hart embarked on an ambitious walk covering 9 miles and 6 Churches in Stevington, Clapham and Bromham (in not too clement weather) and Robert Eadie walked into Bedford (where the churches are rather more closely grouped) and managed to visit 23 churches.  Between them, and with the generous support of sponsors, they raised over £500 for the Historic Churches Trust, of which half comes back to our Parish.