Many were present to enjoy the beautiful concert given in St Leonard’s Church by the Daleian Singers on Saturday 30th June. This was a marvellous uplifting occasion which raised money for St Luke’s Hospice and for the Church. The church received £300, for which we are extremely grateful. Special thanks to Vernon Cope (not forgetting Myra) who masterminded the event and through a carefully crafted advertising campaign achieved a very good turnout on the night.
What about the evening on the Marrow’s Farm on Monday 9 July? This was a creative fundraising idea between Warmingham and Brereton Church (mirroring the marriage two days previously between Emily Furber of Warmingham and Andrew Marrow of Brereton, and held in the same marquee where the wedding reception had been held). The weather was benign, thankfully, so people could sit outside in comfort.
Very grateful thanks to the Marrows for this very hospitable gesture, and we admire those who could think and plan so creatively for the enjoyment of so many people and the financial benefit of the two churches.
Following the Lammas service on Sunday 5 August, so superbly planned and taken by Peter Noden, I am hearing of the super lunch so kindly hosted by Janet and Les Furber at their home. Special thanks to them for this.
These really are marvellous social occasions. We draw people from the wider community, and we celebrate and showcase the local assets.
Presumably when Jesus attended a wedding in Cana in Galilee there would have been music and song. Presumably there was food to eat, and of course there was the wine Jesus provided. There was an element of wedding celebration in the first celebration mentioned above, and, like any leisure-type social gathering, we celebrated community and friendship in a way that I am sure would have had Jesus’ full approval. He was evidently accused of drunkenness and gluttony according to one passage of scripture, so while Jesus didn’t commend either of these, we take the hint that Jesus liked a party.
I hope that you have had a good summer. So much sun that when the rain came it was a welcome relief! Now we head towards Autumn and Christmas, hopefully with good memories of a summer well spent.