During the week of national mourning
following the announcement of Prince Philip’s death, churches were
asked to create a place where people could remember him, and give thanks for his life.
As it was sadly not feasible to leave our church open, we offered this space at Apuldram. The church porch became a little chapel, a place to sit, pray and remember this great man. There was a photo and some printed prayers to use if wished.
Not a good sight!
The church tea team got together in mid April for the first time since 2019 to provide teas for visitors to Rymans gardens, a beautiful sunny weekend. A very different experience with cake ready to go in paper bags and the team all masked up. A friend commented that we looked very threatening! Luckily this didn’t deter visitors who arrived in a steady stream and sat in the churchyard enjoying their tea and cake in the spring sunshine.
Alistair and Helen Cooke have moved on from their home of almost 30 years in Apuldram. We thank them for the huge support they have given the church over the years in many ways and wish them all the best. We welcome Michael and Marie Sylvie Cockerell to the parish.
The APCM took place on Sunday 25th April
Maureen Clake was re-elected as Churchwarden and Hilary Caine continues as a deputy churchwarden. Alan Stott confirmed there were still 57 on the Electoral Roll. Reports were given by the Secretary, the Treasurer and the Warden, together with a Deanery Synod Report. All current PCC members were re-elected and Lynda Hubbard was elected as a new member. Moira thanked everyone for the work they had done during the past year. Particular thanks were given by the PCC to Moira for the support she has given the PCC and congregation under the extremely difficult circumstances of the pandemic year 2020.
The Revd Canon David Nason
has kindly agreed to take the Holy Communion service on Sunday 23rd May and we look forward to welcoming him again to Apuldram.
Apuldram Annual Parish Meeting
A reminder that the Parish Clerk, Harry Quenault, has convened the Annual Parish Meeting for 18.00 on Tuesday 18th May at the Dell Quay Sailing Club.
St Mary’s Meeting Room is available to the community for hire, either by regular users or for one-off events. For further information please go to the St Mary’s Meeting Room page
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