The Teddy Bears’ Picnic

On Sunday it was lovely to see such a variety of teddies at out the Teddy Bears Picnic service – over twenty cuddly toys came along and to celebrate with their owners and what a wonderful joyous service it was!

Joyous… and a little chaotic at times (as the press photographer was rather enthusiastic at the start and the recorded music on occasions didn’t always agree with the service sheet) – but this was a celebration and time for laughter as well as a time to reflect and feel the closeness of God.

Thank you to the whole team (and this was very much a team effort) for all your efforts. Thank you to the congregation for singing so well, thank you to the youngsters, who got stuck in and just thank you all for making it the celebration it was meant to be.

Photo credit: Georgie Fry

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Have you had a clear out recently?

On Saturday 5th September, between 12 and 4, we are hosting is the annual Fete in the Rectory Garden – a great community day in the Parish, with entertainment from the Parish Band, a bouncy slide, games, stalls and refreshments.

Please can you help us by donating good quality bric-a-brac for the fete…? Also bottles of alcohol and soft drinks for our bottle tombola… Cakes for our cake stall and good quality books for our book stall…? They would be much appreciated! Bring them to the Rectory (25 Upper Hale Road, GU9 0NX) on Saturday morning and stay for the Fete 12-4pm. Or for non-perishables just leave them round the back of the Rectory in the alcove with the bench in.

See you on Saturday!