Churchwarden Brenda’s Notes for December

Hi All

As I write this, I cannot believe it is only 4 weeks to Christmas. Do you feel, like me, that time is going too quickly and that I do not seem to have enough hours in the day to do all that I would like to do?

November saw Howard, Ian H, Herbert and I, together with Jeanette and Sylvia, welcome 5 couples who are celebrating their weddings at St. Edmund’s next year together with Andrew and Judith who are our last couple to get married this year, on 29 December. The informal wedding information morning is a lovely way for us to get to know them and for them to get to know us as well as each other and to be introduced to St. Edmund’s.

The following evening we commemorated Remembrance Sunday, which as always was well attended, welcoming descendants of the men remembered on our Lych Gate, 2 representatives from the Royal British Legion as flag bearers, County Cllr. Kay Cutts, Borough Cllr J. Wheeler and Mrs. Cynthia Stacey representing the Parish Council, these 3 laying wreaths at the altar. The service was followed by light refreshments. Thanks to all who helped with this, to Cynthia for the poppy decorations and to the bell-ringers who rang before the service.

There will be no issue next month (January) so please note our service times, shown elsewhere on the website.

May I wish you all good tidings for Christmas and the New Year?