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News for September

News for September

Italian Garden – Mapperton House, Dorset.

A haze on the far horizon, the infinite, tender sky,
The ripe, rich tint of the cornfields, and the wild geese sailing high;
And all over upland and lowland the charm of the golden rod –
Some of us call it Autumn, and others call it God.

William Herbert Carruth (1859 – 1924)

As August leaves us with warm and sunny periods of quite Summery weather we look forward to the possibility of mellow Autumn sunshine in September.

During the holiday period much hard work has been proceeding on the refurbishment project at the Dunstable Parish Hall.

The Hall Committee has been able to set this work in process thanks to a generous charity donation and also the willing labours of some very dedicated  volunteers whose contributions have included the drawing of plans, dealing with Suppliers of new kitchen equipment, deciding on paint colours and curtain materials etc.  All with the aim of achieving a bright and modernised Parish Hall by mid September.

Rev Ronni Goodman leaves us on 9 September after the Worship for All Eucharist and will be installed as Rector of Meppershall and Shefford on Wednesday 26 September.

Junior Church resumes on 16 September in the Parish Hall.

The Priory Choir returns to duty for choral services on 9 September.

Coffee Mornings will be held in the Priory refreshment area on Saturdays 1st September and 29 September.

Ray Bryant

September 2012

St Peter’s round up October/November

St Peter’s News Round-up

by Ray Bryant

The Autumn trees have given us a blaze of fiery colours during October and the flowers in Church for Harvest Festival were equally fine, as usual.

Early in the month we had the Harvest Supper, held this time, in Church where we enjoyed chicken pie and other home-made dishes followed by apple crumble dessert.  The music system purveyed gentle background music to mingle with the buzz of conversation and a good social occasion was had by all.  Many thanks are due to the unseen and unheard catering volunteers who always provide a wonderful service on these occasions.

They were, of course, on duty the following day looking after the many old friends who came for the afternoon Harvest service followed by afternoon tea in the Parish hall.  Again it was good to talk to those who, through age and disability, have not been able to be with us very often on special occasions and by special arrangements.

These occasions are welcome opportunities to meet our fellow worshippers and help us to relate to each other as individuals.

Looking forward we have an Emmaus group invited to the Rectory on 3rd November for a course of bible study, discussion and fellowship on Thursday evenings. (except 10th)

The Christmas Bazaar is to be held in Church this year and is on 3rd December when we hope for a good attendance of customers to buy some of their Christmas presents and thereby help maintain the Priory finances.

SUN, Mar 29, 2020