St. Mary Magdalene’s Church, Essendine – Aug 2022

Greetings to you all from St Mary Magdalene’s Church 

I hope you are all well and enjoying the summer holidays. As I write we are all melting in the heat. On the farm, like so many others, we are busy with the harvest. It is a wonderful sight watching the Combines working in the fields. We waved the combine out on the 8th July and look forward to waving it back in when all the barley, rape, wheat, oats and beans are all harvested, many hours of work to be completed. 

This month we celebrate a Wedding Blessing at Essendine, we wish all the couples getting married a wonderful day and a very happy future together. 

To all those who are ill at home or in hospital our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. 

This month we say goodbye to Revd Jo Saunders after 3 years’ service in this parish as our priest in charge and many years supporting our church. 

I would like to thank Jo for all her work in this parish and wish her well in her retirement and every happiness and better health in the future. 

FAMILY SERVICE : Sunday 7th August at 10.00am. This is an all age service of Morning prayer lead by Katy and Anne. Everyone is very welcome. Refreshments will be served after the service. 

MORNING PRAYER: A service of Morning Prayer will take place at St Mary’s Church on 14th & 28th August at 9.00am. Everyone is very welcome. 

Date for your diary; Saturday 10th September – We will be having an Open Day/Gift day on Saturday 10th September. Listen to a talk about the history of our church. We look forward to seeing you then. 

24th August St Bartholomew the Apostle’s day; this day is popularly believed to bring a change n the weather. ‘All the tears St Swithun can cry, St 

Bartlemy’s mantle wipes them dry.’ 

Katy Parkinson, Church Warden