Letters and Prayers

Church Chat

uly began with our very successful MACMILLAN Coffee Morning. It is probably fair to say that everyone who came enjoyed a very pleasant morning and St. Leonards was able to send the fantastic sum of £433 to help support the much appreciated work carried out by the MACMILLAN Charity. Thank you to everyone who supported the morning especially Tom and the White family. Naturally Marjorie was very much in all our thoughts throughout.

August will as usual be a quiet month at St. Leonards, except perhaps for Keith who will be officiating at several weddings in Church during the month. We are delighted that so many couples are choosing our Church for their marriage ceremonies and wish them long and happy lives together.

Our next social occasion will be our SUMMER TEA PARTY to be held on SATURDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER from 2pm. As was said last month this will be a little different and be in the form of a super Afternoon Tea with a few simple games/crafts and limited number of stalls. If anyone would care to contribute ideas and - even better, offer help - please do let Joan, Sylvia or any PCC member know, we will be truly delighted!

As we all know, the upkeep of a church is a very expensive and time-consuming job and St Leonard’s is no exception., keeping the maintenance of our lovely churches up to standard is a major task . We have had the unpleasant news from our architect that we will have to re-roof the Tower Nave and Chancel of St Leonard’s and are therefore now in the process of applying for Grants. . This will be an enormous task, not one to be taken lightly but one that needs to be undertaken with the ultimate aim of bringing the roof up to a condition that it will offer many more years of service for the generations to come.

St Leonard’s is a Grade II listed building with many historical features and memorials and can trace its history back to the AD1100’s . It is a much-loved church and our aim is to make sure we can continue to offer our friends, the village and the wider community a most warm and friendly service and atmosphere for all occasions over the coming years.

During the quieter Summer weeks please don't forget St. Leonard's is normally open on a Saturday morning from around 11/11.15 am for a couple of hours. Please do feel free to drop in for a chat, to pass on any thoughts and ideas or just have a few quiet minutes; everyone is always made most welcome, as indeed many passing visitors from all over the UK and the much wider world have found out. As many of these visitors have said, our church is a welcoming, calming place and we are lucky enough to have it on our doorsteps and open for all.

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