NOVEMBER 2019 MAGAZINE
From the churchwarden
It was a big thank you to all who donated towards the Harvest Festival flowers and those who worked hard to create the stunning displays. The church was beautifully decorated and many thanks to all contributed so generously to Beacon House, who, now at their new premises in Crouch Street, were amazed that so much could come from such a small church. November will see a visit from the Bishop of Colchester to take the service to remember our faithful departed
Although it was wet and damp outside, inside the church on 12th
October, it was radiant. All the ladies had their flowers, fruits, veg etc ready and away we went. This year we welcomed a new lady to our happy band of helper, and it was Auriol our new arranger. Thanks to all for supported this event and a £85 profit was raised for church funds.
Unfortunately at the last minute Sandra was unable to attend, but the members rallied around in an open meeting. The topic for the November meeting will be Remembrance. The branch lunch will be at Barnplants Garden Centre on Monday 2nd December.
MacMillan Cancer Support Coffee Morning
Many thanks for all who supported this with £127.50 sent from the Thursday Afternoon Group and a further £61.32 came from the Little Tinkers Group.
News from Stanway Green Lodge
It was the time of the year when all the Summer flowers and vegetables were reaching the end of their peak and we therefore decided to clear all and have a general clean up of the gardens. However with a lead from Hazel the Winter plants were put in and in the cooking theme, cheese straws were made. There had been a visit to the home from the Rev Ray Sams and some members had been to the Colchester in Bloom ceremony at the Town Hall. The home were so pleased to have achieved second place in the Residential Home category.