PARISH FELLOWSHIP LUNCH
Our next Fellowship Lunch is on Wednesday 12 February at 12.00 for 12.30pm at Churchfields Barn Café. Further dates arranged for 2020 are: Wednesdays 11 March, 15 April and 13 May.
Please let Barbara Jauncey (01905 454396) know in advance if you would like to come - transport can be arranged.
SALWARPE FETE 2020
Please enter in your new diaries Saturday 22 August, the date of the 2020 Salwarpe Village Fete, a great family fun-day - this year the emphasis will be on fun, games and competitions in the style of a traditional Country Fete. The village hall and marquee have been booked, the WI have agreed to provide tea and cakes, there will be the vintage cars in the car park and the dog show again, the Ukulele Band will entertain us - and there will be many stalls, games and events to occupy family members during the afternoon.
Our special thanks to Gillian and Will Kerton for allowing us to hold the Fete again at Churchfields Farm.
If you have ideas for new stalls and children’s games, or if you would like to help in any way either beforehand or on Fete day, please contact us via the enquiries @ button on our Contact page.
VE DAY 75TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
SATURDAY 9 MAY - SALWARPE VILLAGE HALL
The 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe in 1945 will provide our nation with an opportunity to reflect on the enormous sacrifice, courage and determination of people from all walks of life who saw us through this dark and terrifying period.
It will also be an opportunity for us all to recognise those who have served and continue to serve in the UK Armed Forces and their families.
To commemorate this, Salwarpe Village Hall is arranging an evening of food, drink, dancing, entertainment and community spirit on Saturday 9 May 2020.
Ticket information and further details of the event will follow next month.
HOLY COMMUNION WITH ASHING - Ash Wednesday, 26 February
Our traditional service for Ash Wednesday takes place at 11.00am in St Andrew’s Church, Droitwich this year. The marking of a cross on the forehead with ash (made from last year’s palm crosses) is a sign of repentance for our sins and also a reminder that we all come from ashes, and to ashes we will return. The actual moment when the forehead is marked initiates the beginning of Lent for each individual person.
Thursday 13 February 2020 at Salwarpe Village Hall, 12.30pm — A buffet lunch followed by a talk from a survivor of the cruise ship Concordia disaster. Tickets cost £10 and are available from Janet Grotefeld (Tel: 01905 458091) or Barbara Jauncey (01905 454396). This event is to help raise funds for Martin and Salwarpe churches. We hope that as many people as possible will come to support us - besides which it should be great fun, so do come!
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER - Friday 6 March
The World Day of Prayer service will take place at 2.30pm at Fernhill Heath Baptist Church - this year’s service has been prepared by the Christian women of Zimbabwe and is entitled ‘Rise! Take Your Mat and Walk’.
WELCOME OF THE NEW BISHOP OF DUDLEY, MARTIN GORICK
There are two events being planned to welcome the new Bishop of Dudley:
•Welcome to the Diocese: 4.00 pm on Saturday 22 February at St Thomas’ Church, Dudley (‘Top Church’)
•Installation as Honorary Canon: Evensong at 4.00 pm on Sunday 23 February in Worcester Cathedral
Bishop Martin will be welcomed into the Diocese at the above services and you are welcome to attend either, or both, services. We do hope that a good number of people from the team will be able to attend these services in order to make them a really memorable welcome for Bishop Martin.