2023 starts with a flurry of Parish activities

Tea and Table Talk
On January 22nd, instead of the usual Holy Communion service, Julia introduced a new concept that “aims to provide a fun way in which people can begin to have conversations about the important questions in life.”  The game provides a perfect opportunity to invoice someone to church that you felt might not be comfortable with a traditional service. 

The game designers – a UK Christian not-for-profit – desire to transform lives through the power of conversation. Download the game app to your phone from: https://www.theuglyducklingcompany.com/table-talk

The next Tea and Table Talk will be held on Sunday 26th March at 9.30am.

Monique Chilver and Anton Chapman-Smith were married in All Souls’ Church in January to the beautiful strains of live orchestral music.  Flower petals used to celebrate their departure from the church as a married couple were a reminder of the happy event for many days. 

The first Coffee Club for 2023 was held at Nathaniel’s on Payneham Road  in early February.  A good role up ensured plenty of gossip and fun fellowship. 
Keep watch for the date of the next Coffee Club event.

Shrove Tuesday is well known as Pancake Day as we prepare for the austerity of Lent.  The tradition of using up the ‘good things in life’ like eggs, sugar and other sweet toppings,  provided the perfect opportunity to enjoy pancakes in  Coles Hall. 

The Sanctuary Guild met for the first time in 2023 to plan for the year’s activities.  Fiona Hemstock, our hard working roster-master, led the discussion. 

The baptism of Harrison Coulon was celebrated by the Rev’d Tracey Gracey in late February. 

The Vestry Meeting on 28th February farewelled two members of Parish Council – Ted Davis  and Sue Crees – with Churchwarden Pauline Parfitt (left) presenting them with gifts of appreciation.