The weather has been wet and dreary but as I write this page I have just returned home for Sue’s First Eucharist as a Priest and the very enjoyable buffet lunch afterwards. The service was very moving and uplifting for all the congregation. I am sure we all wish Sue a very happy ministry amongst us all.
On a different note, I know many of you watch ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ on a Saturday night. This year, one of the contestants is Charlotte Hawkins who is on Good Morning Britain and paired with Brendon Cole. Charlotte has a connection with Tavistock Parish Church as her Father was a former Curate, Frank Hawkins who married a local girl Gillian Dawe who regularly worshipped here in the early 1960s. My Grandmother still keeps in regular contact with Gillian and when she visited earlier in the year asked to be remembered to all the congregation who knew her.
Unfortunately, due to ill heath, Mary-Jane has had to give up running the Vestry Group. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mary-Jane for everything she did. It hoped to recruit a group of people who will go on a rota system so that it is not too onerous for one person. IF you know of any young families please let them know about this.
Don’t forget the clocks go back at the end of this month and crisp winter days await.
With love, Martha x