As I am writing this the sun is shining and it is a beautiful day with a gentle breeze. Glorious! Plants and weeds coming on in leaps and bounds in the garden and the roadside verges looking wonderful with all the cow parsley, may blossom and an abundance of dandelions. I Hope the weather stays as kind for the coming season of Church/village fetes.
So far the Pentecost event at Simonburn is going very well with lot of positive feedback from both school pupils and teachers who have attended. Lots of hard work has gone into the preparation but has been very worthwhile. Thanks must go to all the volunteers who give up their time to man the event.
The end of June marks 20 years since Sarah performed her first Eucharist service. We, at St Mary’s , Bingfield are pleased to be hosting a service of recognition on Monday 3rd July at 7pm. The service also gives us the opportunity to further give thanks for Sarah and her ministry. We will have nibbles in church following the service. Anyone in the Deanery who wishes to attend is very welcome.

We have a small group of people who are making wool felted holding crosses which will eventually be placed in all our churches for people to have if they want one. The workshops take place at Wall village hall on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 1.30pm following the soup lunch, again anyone wanting to join in is very welcome. We are planning to eventually be using mainly local wool from both sheep and alpacas.
Be kind to each other. Helen. x