The Royal School of Church Music, of which I happen to be a member, is promoting the idea of a special service on 6th June to celebrate the role of music and musicians in church life. So in Stowey, Evensong at 6:30 pm on Sunday 6th June, will be a particularly musical service, thanks to Jean’s wonderful talents. We won’t be able to sing, but we will be able to celebrate the marvellous music we enjoy Sunday by Sunday; and we’ll reflect on some of the things we’ve missed during the pandemic, such as congregational singing or singing in a choir, whether religious or secular. Singing has been an important part of my life, so I’ll be thrilled when we are able to sing in church once again.

As usual, you’ll be very welcome to attend this service or any of our services. However, because of reduced capacity, please contact me in advance to ensure you can be allocated a seat. My contact details are at the back of this magazine and on our website,

You may have noticed that our website has been rebuilt and is a considerable improvement on the last version. Grateful thanks go to Matt Small, who has spent many hours in creating the website. Thanks must also go to Matt’s aunt, Sue Skinner, our very own PCC Secretary, for ensuring that the website is kept updated. So many churches and other organisations fail to ensure this is done and I’ve already had comments about the importance of keeping a website fresh and updated as ours is. Please let me know what you think of our website and, if you have any relevant photographs you’d like us to consider for the website, please let me know.

Finally, on Sunday 18th July, 4 gardens in Stowey will be open under the National Garden Scheme. Car parking will be in the field opposite Dormers. We won’t be providing teas this year, due to the current situation, but we will have a cake stall at The Mead and a plant stall at Dormers, as well as other attractions. More details next month, but please put the date in your diary now!

Jill Nicol