News from Upper Welland


Our Harvest Thanksgiving this year comes at the beginning of this month so it may be history by the time you read this.  Our new minister, the Rev Nigel Coke-Woods, is planned to lead it, and we hope that he enjoys a village chapel suitable ‘dressed’ for Harvest. It is followed by a Supper on the Monday evening, 2nd October.  Normally we have guests from other churches on that occasion.  

Then on Tuesday 3rd we expect to clear the church for intensive refurbishment.  The interior end walls are flaking badly and repairing them can take up much of this month.  We shall do all we can in the Margaret Davis Hall at the rear of the church but, obviously, there will be no bending and bowling until November.  We shall try to hold our Light Bite Lunch and Get Together on the 10th as we seldom use the church for this.  Last month I used only the Hall to demonstrate my rug-making hobby, in particular the rugs showing Christian symbols.  My wife, Judy, is always looking for speakers for our ‘Get Togethers’. If you have a hobby to share, please  give her a call.  The meeting follows lunch and is very informal.

We did some useful fund raising during September. £300 was gained for Action for Children by sharing afternoon teas and stalls on a wet Saturday afternoon, and £150 for the Macmillan Nurses, collected whilst we were drinking coffee!

      Geoffrey Blackmore

For the Upper Welland Calendar please click here.