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

From the Registers 

30th September 

Funeral of Gervase John Clarence Smith followed by cremation 

May he rest in peace and rise in glory 

I hope you are all well and keeping warm. On the farm, we have nearly finished the drilling of winter crops. It is a battle to save the oil seed rape fields from the pigeons. We have an increasing number of fallow deer on the farm. It was with great excitement we found an antler left on one of the fields. It is amazing that we rarely find antlers on the farms or in the woods. 

Our thoughts and prayers this month go to everyone in the armed forces and the peacemakers around the world. We remember especially the people of Ukraine. 

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

HARVEST FESTIVAL FAMILY SERVICE: Many thanks to everyone who attended the Harvest Festival in the church, it was lovely to see so many people. The flower arrangements were very beautiful, thanks to all who kindly arranged the flowers. 

FLOWER ROTA 2023: A huge thank you to all the volunteers who decorated the church during 2022. The church is open daily for visitors, it is lovely to walk in and see fresh flowers at the altar. I am preparing the new rota for 2023. If you would like to help, please let me know. 

CHURCHYARD GRASS CUTTING : – Special thanks go to Darren and Ryan for doing a fantastic job keeping St Mary’s Churchyard looking so tidy. Thanks also to Anthony Carr for keeping the Church car park grass cut for us. I am sure you will agree that our beautiful little church is well looked after Visitors are always welcome.. The church door is opened daily thanks to volunteers. 

FAMILY SERVICE: Sunday 6th November at 10.00 am. A service for All Ages led by Katy and Anne. Refreshments will be served after the service. 

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY: Sunday 13th November. A service of Remembrance will take place at St Mary’s Church at 9.30 am. Families are very welcome to attend this service on such an important day. Katy Parkinson