MARCH 2017 MAGAZINE
From the vicar
The first of the month saw the Ash Wednesday service and the beginning of Lent and of course the start of the Lent Group. A programme of discussion had been noted.
Dates for the Exhibition were circulated.
The year’s programme commenced with Fr Nicholas kindly presiding at their own Eucharist worship. Thanks were given for all who had paid the tributes.
A reminder was given that the boxes were due in. Also a mention not to put in the old £1 coin which went out of circulation in October 2017.
As some people were artistically talented but do not use paint, we hope to include their work in the Art Exhibition. As craftwork was part of the original Art Exhibition our aim is to re-create its success, with the appeal of our event and boost funds for our church.
They were hoping to provide stalls for plants, raffle, tomola, cakes and good quality unwanted gifts at the May Fayre. Donations for any of these stall would be welcomed.
Baby and Toddlers Group
A new group started in January and was run by church volunteers for babies and toddlers together with their parents, grandparents or carers. This meets in St Cedd’s Church hall, Wednesday mornings (in term time onl) between 10am and noon.
Life at the Iceni Academy
The Spring Term has seen a lot happening at Iceni and ver the past few months they have faced the challenge of learning whilst building work has been going on around them. They have a new heating system and windows which means that the children now have a warm and cosy environment to learn in. At the end of January they celebrated the Chinese New Year and had the opportunity to create some excellent artwork, dragon faces, Chinese lanterns and posters. Another project we are working on in school is the creation of a reading/sensory garden.
The church were looking for volunteers to take on three magazine rounds in the Prettygate area.
News from Stanway Green Lodge
Despite recent cold days, spring will soon be with us and they too had been celebrating the Chinese New Year and the Wednesday morning art club arrived armed with paperback novels which surprised most people. Double Trouble had also visited to sing to them.