March Update

ALL SAINTS

As with many things the Church has been bereft of visitors since our Christmas Service apart from the team who did the repair work on the West Nave wall………. BUT there is a little light at the end of the tunnel and we are very hopeful that we will be able to run a service of some form at Easter, of course that does rather depend on the rules at the time, but fingers remain firmly crossed. As soon as we know we will let everyone know. You have no idea what a pleasure it will be to welcome you all to a church service again.

The next event that will happen is our AGM on 21st April at which will review the events and achievements of last year, it will most probably happen by Zoom (what isn’t at the moment!). Again more details nearer the time.

CHURCHYARD

As I write the church yard is ablaze with Aconites and Snowdrops particularly around the north side. Daffodils are coming through before our Meadow Saxifrage makes their annual appearance in May/June. June is a very good time to have a wander around the church yard which you will know is managed for its wildflower population. Every year I am surprised by the appearance or even non-appearance of various flower species there. Please do feel free to pop up there, many of our wildflower species are in decline and church yards offer havens of which All Saints is a very good example. Some peeps think that just because the Church gates are closed means that you cannot go in, nothing could be further from the truth, these gates whilst physically together are never closed to those who wish to enter, a gentle push is all it needs. Additionally, the church will be open at weekends and Bank Holidays after Easter if regulations permit. 

CHURCH LIGHTS.

A big thank you for all those who have had the lights on celebrating or remembering over the recent months it is so lovely to see the church alight. It costs just £5 a night and the money goes straight into our Maintenance Fund from which we draw frequently in the upkeep of this Grade 1 listed 900 year old Church. If you would like the lights on please contact Sue Williams at allsaintsta@btinternet.com . Payment will be needed before the night if you could please.

All Saints Alight!!

About All Saints Thorpe Abbotts

Living in Thorpe Abbotts I am the Secretary to the PCC, manage the churchyard conservation area and write regularly for the Parish Magazine.
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