MAY 2016 MAGAZINE
From the vicar
Fr Nicholas was preparing for Easter in three week’s time and asked us to observe Holy Week. The death of Gillian was announced which was of great sadness.
Plans were being made for the Art Exhibition.
The speaker Gilly Robson spoke about her trip to Russia and the problems of travelling in that country and of its very cold weather.
A big thank you was given to all who had generously given towards the Easter Flowers. A change to Stargazer lilies this time was suggested by Fr Nicholas.
Essex Mind and Spirit’s North Essex Cluster Group organised an event led by two Colchester Samaritans on 14th April at the Plume Avenue United reformed church.
Walnut Tree Farm
A compelling article was featured about Walnut Tree Farm about the Wild Family who moved there in 1944. However in 1949 the land was to be compulsorily purchased by the council to build house on it.
Shrub End – Looking Back
Copies of the reproduced book, originally written by Geoff Pettit and Richard Cooper in 1998 were fast running out.
The collection was soon due and we as a church did not do street collections but giving was done through the church.
Hire of St Cedd’s Hall
For some months the church CCCMG with the support and approval of the PCC has been making arrangements for the work of the letting of the church hall to be transferred to an outside organisation. This had been made necessary as no volunteers had come forward to take on this task.
News from Stanway Green Lodge
Greetings had come from them and hoped that everyone had a Happy Easter holiday. They had celebrated St Patrick’s Day by making some wonderful homemade Shamrocks with some Irish Folk music playing. Their variety show for Sports Relief had raised £100.
The Children’s Society
Many thanks were given for the box collection which had seen £670.20 given in the year.