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.
The Patronal Service (St Michael) takes place at Salwarpe church this year on Sunday 29 September at 10.00am.
‘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.
'OF THE PARISH HERE AND THERE' -
THE HISTORY OF MARTIN HUSSINGTREE
A quantity of books written by the late Gillian Lawley, previously Church Warden of Martin Hussingtree Church, have been donated by Gill's sons, Christopher and Graham. This is a most interesting book and is available from Carol Hughes - tel: 01905 456442 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. The books are £8 each and the money will be donated to Church funds.