"God gave me a sense of humour" was all that was needed to describe Jean on her cake as she celebrates her 90th birthday this week. All attending the service this morning lead by Gina and Arthur enjoyed the tea and cake after we had all sung "Happy Birthday" of course.
Our ramble for 2021 was a pleasant afternoon walking along some new footpaths for your reporter despite lifetime associations. We were graced with two trains to watch as we walked across the new footbridge and then around our circular walk. Upon our return Phil was busy at the BBQ and sausages and burgers enjoyed by all. Our thanks to Pauline and Phil and others for their help - thanks washer up crew too. We finished our event with a service lead by the Rev Warren Bardsley who was our minister from 1977 to 1982. He was prevented from attending the bicentennial celebratory service in the middle of lockdown and based his service on the story of strangers welcoming people.
Our fence to the drive next door has been held together with the ivy for some time. Decision time to replace. The demolition was not hard and the skip rapidly filled. The new wooden fence was erected and looks much straighter and nicer now.
Whitacre Congregation is a vibrant mix of young and old who enjoy meeting for Sunday worship. Do come and join us.