after the summer break, and what a wonderful warm, sunny summer it has )mostly) been. The days will shorten now but hopefully there will still be plenty of warm sunshine as we head into autumn. Very many thanks to The Rev Bruce Holben who kindly took the 08.00 services while Moira was on holiday.
There are events in the offing to look forward to, both at the church and in the wider community.
Forthcoming events for your diary, starting with an exciting date for 2019:
“All The World’s A Stage”
20 21 22 September 2019
Apuldram and Fishbourne PCCs are pleased to announce that they will be hosting a joint Festival of Flowers to be held in both churches in September 2019 and that Jose Morum-Pound has agreed to design the festival to raise funds for our two parish churches.
Jose rashly promised St Mary’s that she would stage a flower festival at Apuldram after the 2018 Cathedral Festival. On reflection she thought it might be a lovely idea to join forces with our sister church of St Peter and St Mary bringing our two communities together for this event. Moira and both PCCs liked this idea…. so watch this space………in the meantime
Put the date in your diaries NOW as you will all be involved
And for this year:
- Saturday 8th September – Ride and Stride
- Saturday 15th and Sunday16th September, 14.00 to 17.00 – Rymans Gardens are open in aid of NGS with teas in aid of Apuldram church
- Sunday 30th September30 Harvest Festival service at Apuldram
- Sunday 21st October 00 Laying up of Boats at Apuldram
- Sunday 4th November30 Songs of Praise with The Very Rev’d Nicholas Frayling. All information about this service will be in the October issue.
The funeral took place
on 18th July of Ian Manning, more commonly known as Spats, a long term resident of Dell Quay and committed member of the DQSC. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time.
The long dry period has allowed building work to progress well. A great deal of the work has been internal. The ceilings are in place so decisions have been made as to the positions of lights and power sockets. The layouts for the kitchen and W.C. have been agreed. The vestry has been cleared out in preparation for knocking through (the church resembles a storage unit with boxes under the pews and piled up in the side chapel, a cupboard behind the main door, even our homes have absorbed the excess…..) The plasterers are busy and the roofers likewise. Dialogue with The British Pilgrimage Trust is progressing well and we are delighted that the crowd funding target, amounting to approximately £8,200, has now been achieved. This amount will go towards covering the costs associated with accommodating pilgrims. All this is very positive, although a substantial win on the lottery still would not go amiss! Although the actual building is well on its way to completion extra funds will be required for fitting it out, covering everything from kitchen appliances to floor coverings to coat hooks. For this reason we plan to make the 2019 Festival of Flowers a huge success.
9th August 2018
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