Apuldram Around

MAY 2018

The extremely wet spring
has caused many problems for all those who work outside, including gardeners. One sad result of the seemingly ceaseless rain was the cancellation of the April opening of Rymans gardens as the grounds were too wet for use by the general public and the car park unusable. This is the first time in 22 years that Mrs Gayford has had to cancel, and she is not alone in this area. It will be a loss of fund to ngs as well as to the church, and disappointing when so much work has gone into getting the garden up to scratch.

The wedding took place
on Saturday 7 April of Oliver Thomas, General Manager at The Crown and Anchor, and Flora McKechnie. The day was, unusually, rain-free and the guests were able to use the new parking area which, although very muddy and still a building site, alleviated the habitual parking problem. Our best wishes go to Ollie and Flora for a long and happy married life together.

The Annual Parish Church Meeting
took place in church on 11th April. Maureen Clake was re-elected as Churchwarden and Hilary Caine continues as a deputy churchwarden. The Electoral Roll was presented and reports were given by the Secretary, the Treasurer and the Warden, together with a Deanery Synod Report. Maureen continues as our Deanery Synod representative. The PCC was elected en bloc, as were the sides-people. Grateful thanks were given to all those who had carried out so many responsibilities during the year and to Moira for her caring ministry.

Building work
has inevitably been delayed by the wet weather, together with some other issues, and is now running almost two months behind schedule. This is disappointing but if we move towards a period of drier weather considerable progress will be made. As can be seen from the photograph taken towards the end of April, the flint work is progressing. Painstaking and skilful work, but the result is wonderful.

Chichester Cathedral Festival of Flowers
will run from 31st May to 2nd June. The Cathedral will be transformed with over eighty stunning arrangements all following the theme of the Festival’s title: ‘This Earthly Paradise’. Emma Bridgewater, whose distinctive ceramics have a world-wide following, is the Patron and the Festival Designer is Apuldram’s Jose Pound. This is the second time Jose has undertaken this momentous project and if the result is as hugely successful as the last, then this will be a memorable festival. Visit https://www.chichestercathedral.org.uk/whats-on/festival-of-flowers.shtml for information on the festival.













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