JULY 2018 MAGAZINE
From the Vicar
Fr Nicholas spoke about his recent visit to Bruges in Belgium and mentioned about the lovely churches, houses and canals and compared it to the beauties in England of Oxford, Warwick and Bourton-on-the-Water and to Venice in Italy. It was also a very friendly place to go to. He was most inspired to talk about a chapel. Since the Beguines had left the place had been occupied by a priory of Benedictine Nuns. He visited their chapel just after Morning Mass on a week day. As he entered he was literally taken aback by the feeling of prayerfulness and holiness that seemed to fill the chapel. Even the tourists were quiet and calmer than tourists usually are.
Once again their Strawberry Teas Afternoon went well and a profit of £25 was made. This will be sent off to the Summer of Hope Appeal. Brenda also mentioned the loss of a long and outstanding former member, Barbara who had died recently. Her daughter had kindly lent Brenda some old records that her mother had kept about the group.
News from the Stanway Green Lodge
Advantage had been taken of all the recent sunny and warm weather. Their much awaited Alpine rockery had finally taken shape and plants had been put in it. Finishing touches had been made to the sensory garden which had in it, two olive trees with lavender bushes to follow. All the vegetables have been planted and are doing well. They had also made some Elderflower Champagne from the plants that they had cultivated. They had been for a walk in the Castle Park, walking around the gardens and stopping off by the bandstand. They had been entertained by the music from Lillian Lace in a Cockney sing song and had a visit from the Iceni Academy. .