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February news

The Schlumbergera truncata (commonly known as the Christmas cactus) has adorned  the porch with it’s pink trumpet-like flowers since November.  Like the yellow Winter Jasmin covering the back garden shed with it’s floral bounty from November to February each year, they are an unfailing annual delight and brighten the darker days.

Tulip bulbs are already showing spears of pointed leaves through the cold earth which gives us hope for the longer days and better weather to come. As we move into the month of February we look forward to Lent and an early Easter at the end of March.

Priory Ramblers have continued to tramp the countryside in all weathers.

Tuesday 29th January – Bible reading Group meet at 18 Emerald Road.  Tel 654403.

Friday 1st February – Big Society Christian Response Meeting 7.00 pm at the Dunstable Fire Station.
Thursday 7th February – BRF Meeting 8 pm at 3, Penrith Avenue.

Friday/Saturday 8th 9th February – “Cinderella” Pantomime at Totternhoe Lower School Hall.  Tickets are £6 (Cons £4) from St Fremunds or Box Office 01582 603287.

February 11th – St Fremunds Vicarage – 20, Friars Walk – 8 pm Prelim Meeting for a 5 session Pastoral Care Course.

Lent Courses begin during February and dates and venues are as follows:

Tuesdays 2.00 -3.30 pm the Square Methodist Church.  Feb 19th and 26th Mar 5th 12th 19th
Wednesdays 7.30 – 9.00 pm St Katherine’s Drive       Feb 20th and 27th Mar 6th 13th & 20th
Thursdays 7.45 – 9.15 pm St Fremunds                 Feb 21st and 28th Mar 7th 14th & 21st
Fridays 2.00 pm –3.30 pm St Mary’s RC Hall           Feb 22nd Mar 1st 8th 15th & 22nd
Fellowship Meal at St Augustine’s at 7 pm 25th March.

Coming in March – Shambles Swing Band – Saturday 16th in the Priory £5 (Con £4)

Ray Bryant

Get ready to ramble!

Our next Ramble will be on the 25th November – a shorter walk around Aley Green, followed by refreshments (thanks, Leigh!).


Leave Dunstable southwards on the A5 (towards St. Albans). Turn left at the traffic lights near Manshead School, then follow the road up the hill until you reach Mancroft Road on your right. Turn into Mancroft Road and follow it through to Aley Green. Park near the cemetery where the road widens.

We will meet ‘Ready to Ramble’ at 2.15pm.

Please join us – all welcome! Jackie and Gill

Join us for a ramble

Priory Ramblers

Hertfordshire fields and woodland. Our next ramble will be on Sunday 24th June and we will begin and end at Nomansland Common, between Harpenden and Wheathampstead.

The journey takes about half an hour and we will meet ‘Ready to Ramble’ at 2.15pm. The walk itself is reasonably flat, but there were some muddy patches, particularly around field edges. Directions: From Harpenden, travel south along the A1081. Pass the Common and golf course on your left, then pass Beesonend Lane on your right. Soon after that there is the White House on your left, then immediately after a bus stop there is Ayres End Lane on the left. Take this turn (it’s easy to miss the name of the lane from the main road) and continue down the lane for about a mile to Ayres End. Keep right at the junction towards Nomansland Common, then after another mile along Ferrars Lane, there is a car park on your right, (just before a 7.5 ton lorry sign) which is the meeting point. Again, take care as it’s easy to miss, even though it’s quite a large car park. Any problems, please contact Jackie or Gill

May 2012

All Nature has a Feeling

All nature has a feeling, woods, fields, brooks
Are life eternal – and in silence they
Speak happiness beyond the reach of books.
There’s nothing mortal in them – their decay
Is the green life of change, to pass away
And come again in blooms revivivied.
It’s birth was heaven, eternal is it’s stay,
And with the sun and moon shall still abide
Beneath their night and day and heaven wide.
John Clare (1793-1864)

Another month has passed and we have entered the merry month of May. The closing days of April have seen the Priory Ramblers continue to tramp the local countryside despite the towering clouds and heavy rainstorms that constantly threaten and burst upon us in this very wet and windy Spring season.

Mothers Union will hold a Coffee Morning on Thursday 3rd May.

Bible Reading Fellowship group continue their studies on that evening at 3, Penrith Avenue.

Strawberries, Wine and Ice Cream are offered on Sunday 13 May at 61, Great Northern  Road with all donations to Christian Aid funds. (Should the rain abate it is even suggested refreshments may be taken in the garden!!)

A Priory Spring Fair is to be held on Saturday 19th May from 11 am to 2 pm with a Raffle, Plant and Cake stalls and Refreshments. Proceeds to Church funds.

A new Emmaus Course will begin on 31st May holding an initial six sessions on Thursday evenings at the Rectory in Furness Avenue. Entitled “What Christians Believe” it is an opportunity for regular worshippers to meet together and discuss their faith, or for those who are considering Baptism or Confirmation to enquire and learn about the Church’s faith and it’s meaning for life.
Ray Bryant

March 2012

March 2012

“The budding twigs spread out their fan to catch the breezy air” said William Wordsworth of the month of March. This little man seems to epitomise that sense of freedom, throwing his arms wide to welcome the fresh and free air of the Spring weather.  Yes March should soon be coming in “like a lion and going out like a lamb” according to legend.

Well, nothing is ever really as predictable as that but we can make plans and programmes and work towards them in faith.

The Lenten courses will have begun and a mix of friends and acquaintances from our Dunstable churches will be meeting for prayer, discussion and fellowship.

Throughout the month the intrepid Jackie and Gill will be rambling on (no offence meant!) taking in Caldicotte Lake in Milton Keynes on one trip.  Those who join them are promised an area ideal for bird watchers and the physical stimulation of “catching the breezy air” in fellowship together.

Those who can drag themselves away from Saturday night TV (joke!) can visit the Parish hall and enjoy a Beetle Drive on the 10th March from 6.30 pm. £2.50 per person. Hot dog supper is included but you are requested to bring your own drinks and glasses.

The Annual Church meeting is to be held on the 25th March after the 9.15 am service on that Sunday.  Those who wish to make a contribution to the active life of their church are urged to attend and either volunteer or nominate others for important elections to responsible Church posts and councils. Nomination forms are always available in Church.

At the conclusion of the four weeks of the Lent courses we are invited to a shared meal at St Augustine’s church at 7.00pm on April 2nd.

Mothering Sunday is on the 18th March and there will be the Worship for All and parade service at 9.15am.

Contributions to the work of the Street Pastors can be made by taking a  collection box for use during Lent.  These, hopefully full boxes, will be collected at Easter and provide much needed funds to support the caring outreach work of the Pastors.

Ray Bryant

WED, Apr 01, 2020