We do hope you will be able to attend our traditional village Harvest Festival service, which this year takes place at Martin church on Sunday 6 October at 10.00am. You are very welcome to bring your own offerings of dried goods or toiletries, which will be passed on to the Maggs Day Centre.
Our Harvest Lunch will take place on the same day in Salwarpe Village Hall, 12.00 for 12.30pm. This social occasion is open to all and tickets will be on sale during September from Barbara Jauncey (01905 454396) if you would like to attend.
Ticket prices will be £8.00 again for adults, £5 for those under 18 and £25 for a family ticket, which includes tea or coffee at the end of the meal. Please bring your own drinking glasses and extra drinks if required.
If you are newly resident in our parish, you would be especially welcome as we should be delighted to meet you. Why not gather friends and family to make up a table of 8 - the two-course buffet lunch offers plenty of choice and is excellent value for money.
PARISH FELLOWSHIP LUNCH
Dates have now been arranged for our autumn series of lunches at Churchfields Barn Café. These will take place on Wednesdays 9 October, 13 November and
18 December. The latter date will be our Christmas Lunch, but if you would like details of any or all of these lunches please contact Barbara Jauncey (01905 454396) - transport can be arranged.
‘MAKING SPACE’ SERVICE TIMES REVIEW
The ‘Making Space’ service time consultation ran from 5 May and ended with a joint meeting of the PCCs of Droitwich Spa and Salwarpe and Hindlip with Martin Hussingtree on Saturday 6 July. The PCCs were grateful for the feedback that was received during the consultation which helped to inform this difficult decision. Following careful consideration, both of the PCCs unanimously agreed to adopt the new service times and the development of a new congregation at St Andrew’s.
As this is a major revision of the life and ministry of the team, it is proposed that the new pattern would start on 1 December 2019, to allow time for some background work to be done in order to make this as smooth a transition as possible. A document describing the new pattern will be made available shortly.
COMMEMORATION OF THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED
As part of our 10am service on Sunday 3 November we shall be remembering loved ones no longer with us. If you would like the name of someone who has died to be read out during this service, please give name(s) to Barbara Jauncey (01905 454396) by 27 October.