FEBRUARY 2019 MAGAZINE

 An Interview with God

The first article of the month was interestingly titled as above. This saw an unknown author talking about his dream interview. When God was asked if he had time to talk, he said until eternity. When asked as a parent, what are some of the life’s lessons that you want your children to learn and he said – “to learn that they cannot make anyone love them. All they can do is let themselves be loved”.  

From the vicar

As Fr Nicholas reminded us, Easter was rather late this year. Ash Wednesday was on March 6th with Easter Sunday on April 22nd. In this article he spoke of a couple of lesser known Saints, brothers Cyril and Methodius. They were to an important family in Thessalonica in Greece. They both became priests and they travelled to the great City of Constantinople, then the Capital of the Roman Empire.  .    

Church Walking Trips

It was article 4 by Brian as he continued his walks to visit churches in the City of Norwich, then off to Braintree, Chelmsford and Brentwood,  

Mothers’ Union

Brenda detailed a poem that the late Barbara had written which had been supplied to us by her daughter Sandra. The programme for 2019 was to start with a visit from local councillor Pauline.

Flowers

There was an account by Jennifer about Christmas flowers and she thanked the talents of many who did displays..

Yarra

This charity organisation were overwhelmed by the support that they had received.to help raise funds to buy a defibrillator. This was achieved by 17th January. The day service had recently tried out the new “sport for confidence” session that has joined the Colchester Leisure Centre. On the farm things do tend to get muddy at this time of the year, so a new boot cleaning station has been built to try and improve things a bit. The adults have made benches from recycled wood, boot brushes and a new path to connect to the existing one.

The adult have been trying to improve their beach hut which included making a door and shutter windows out of wood found on the farm.  .   .     

News from Stanway Green Lodge

Most people are recovering from the Festive season, which was a busy one at the home. The decorations were sadly all taken down. The New Year saw a visit from Amanda with dog Frank. Cynthia put her cooking skills to the test and her nostalgia gallery was updated with new pictures. These featured shots around old Colchester which were of pubs, restaurants and hotels. Friday saw the return of the card club and work was soon to be undertaken in the Alpine Garden. Tania Honey came to entertain and she sang songs from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. A visit will be due soon from the Iceni Academy and there will be a time to celebrate the Chinese New Year with an arts and crafts session.   

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