The past year or so has not been kind to our new initials which were inserted into our curtain of stones. The stones have been removed and have been replaced with new blocks with the same initials carved onto them. The gap in the wall was covered until the stone masons returned to refit the new blocks. Dont they look nice and we hope they will weather storms better.
Once again we had a lovely meal as we all bought different things to share over our lunch together which is beginning to be an annual event. To the delight of our minister for the day, who always seems to miss such events she was delighted to join us as well. Much discussion about the weather and the number of teachers in the village lead to many varied avenues of conversation. There was also some discussion about the flower festival in September and the forthcoming centenary celebrations of the "new" building in 2014. A bible was looked at which was presented to the church by a Mrs J A Patrick upon the opening of the church. Mrs Patrick we assume was a wealthy trustee of the church who would have financially backed the new build in the event of a monetary crisis.
The tree at the rear of the church was taken down this afternoon. Some before and after photos which leaves the carpark and little bare now.
A busy day today turned out to be perhaps helped by there being a polling station open next door which seemed to bring more than our normal clientel out to come and join us. An extra table had to be pressed into service to cater for the rush. The lovely bright sunny day may have had something to do with people coming over and having a chat. Seems that baby Ruby was also well passed around and was an added attraction! This is our month when we raise monies for our own chapel, this time mounting to £88. We currently have work in progress replacing the now very weather damaged "new" initial stones at the back of the chapel which are at the stonemasons being remade before they are replaced.
Whitacre Congregation is a vibrant mix of young and old who enjoy meeting for Sunday worship. Do come and join us.