It seems a long time ago but Chrismas was celebrated very happily. Unsurprisingly we had to move the carol service to the village hall but we

had an excellent service of lessons and carols with one reading done by the grand-daughter of a member of our congregation who was very conveniently over from USA for Christmas. It is always special to have a child read the story of Christ’s birth so many thanks Charlotte. We were able to use the church on Christmas morning where the congregation was increased by a large group from Escot House who markedly improved the singing – we don’t often have descants!

The big event this month is our snowdrop weekend on February 15th and 16th when the church will be open from 10am to 4pm both days with a range of delicious snacks available all day including cheese scones in the morning, hot soup over lunchtime and cakes and cream teas in the afternoon. I gather the flower display is being mounted on boards so we will all be easily able to see the pictures of flowers that bloom in the churchyard – more than most of us ever notice. As I write the snowdrops are poking their heads out of the ground so I hope they will be in full bloom in mid February. Copies of our registers will as always be on display for anyone seeking family information.

Our Annual Parochial Church Meeting will take place on Monday 9th March at 7pm in church. This is the occasion when we report on last year’s activities and present the annual accounts and is your opportunity to question us on what we are doing or make suggestions as to what we should be doing so we would be delighted if you are able to join us

Judy Davis