From the churchwarden

In the absence of not having a vicar in the parish now, Robin wrote instead and he wished Fr Nicholas a long and happy retirement. The churchwarden was doing his best to maintain the level of services and has managed to fix up clergies for most weeks, but there were a few gaps in the schedule. We have two people who have also agreed to open up All Saints church each day too. Away from the church, he bravely took on a parachute jump over France a few weeks ago too, to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. He was sponsored to raise money for the SAS Benevolent Fund.     


Mothers’ Union

Last month the speakers were Mike and Sue whose son in law was one many who had been killed whilst on Army duties in Afghanistan. They were great fund raiser for the charity “Help for Heroes”. Kevin had married their daughter Nia but he had lost his life whilst out on patrol with his regiment.     


Christian Aid

Thanks were expressed to the Cups Club who had raised £91.50 for this worthy cause.  


News from Stanway Green Lodge

One of the resident had celebrated her one hundredth birthday recently as Helen who originally came from a small island called South Uist which is in the Scottish Outer Hebrides, enjoyed her day as bagpipes were played. Others in the home had birthdays in the month and a delicious strawberry tea took place. Home made pizzas were also made on another day and everyone got busy when the Colchester in Bloom judging took place. There was to be an Alpine Rockeries and lots of flowers to see. They had a visit from a Baptist church from Colchester and a big Summer Garden Party is being planned.