Dick Jeffery has just “retired” after 8 years as churchwarden and we marked the occasion with a bring-and-share Sunday lunch in the Church Hall.
As a token of our deep gratitude for the immense contribution that Dick and his wife Val have made to the life of our church, Dick is now our “Churchwarden Emeritus”. We trust that the workload of his new office will not be too onerous!
Dick having just been presented with a “Churchwarden Emeritus” chain of office by Jill Brown.
Bring-and share lunch, with a semi-orderly queue for the food!
Photos: Adrian Brown
Some photos from yesterday’s first steps – the story of Noah’s Ark …. We created a fruit and vegetable rainbow to remind us of God’s promise. Great fun and a good turnout!
A rainbow of fruit and veg!
Photos by Jo Mabey, with parental permission.
About 40 people (and four or five dogs) from all four parishes in our new benefice took part in our Prayer Walk. We walked for about 7.5 miles through the Suffolk countryside in glorious sunshine and temperatures up to 24 C.
The route included all four churches in the benefice, with a short service at each, and also much-appreciated refreshments.
We are very grateful to all those who made this walk possible by planning the walk, arranging refreshments and making sure we all got back safely.
It was a very happy occasion and a great opportunity for us all to get to know each other better.
Friston church: the start of the walk.
On the way to Knodishall.
Knodishall church: refreshed and preparing to leave.
Revd Mark, Revd Nicky and Ruby between Knodishall and Aldringham.
Bluebells and welcome shade.
Lunch at Aldringham church.
Ready to leave Aldringham for Aldeburgh.
Weary walkers arrive at Aldeburgh church, welcomed by the church bells (click for video).
Photos: Adrian Brown, Nick Winter
Thorpeness beach: almost 100 people from our new benefice braved the cold winds to celebrate Easter at dawn.
Later, about 320 people attended the service of Holy Communion in Aldeburgh church at 10.30am.
Children’s prayer tree.
Photos: Gail and Stephen Southgate (Thorpeness beach); Adrian Brown and Jo Mabey (Aldeburgh church).
Silent night, holy night… and the Christmas full moon above Aldeburgh Church.
It was a joy to welcome over 500 adults, 50 children and two dogs to worship at services on Christmas Day.
Downing Street has announced that the new Bishop of Dunwich will be the Revd Canon Mike Harrison, currently Director of Mission and Ministry in the Diocese of Leicester.
The diocesan website has more information and also a short video by Canon Mike – click here.
Fun at the Children’s Christmas Activity morning in the Church Hall on Saturday!