Our Harvest Festival Evensong was a splendid service, with excellent singing in a church filled with wonderful flowers and produce, all providing a vivid display and a reminder of the bountiful nature of our earth. The crowning glory was the beautiful Harvest Loaf, made and donated by Wendy Bird; this was displayed on the altar and shared out afterwards amongst the congregation.  Thank you, Wendy! Henry took the collection, assisted by his dad Duncan. Thanks to all who decorated the church or donated produce, which was given to our local Cheshire Home, Greenhill House at Timsbury.

And grateful thanks also go to Alison and Richard Baines, who held a Stowey Village Harvest Supper at their lovely home, Manor Farm, on 11th October. Over 40 attended and we enjoyed a delicious supper. Thanks to all who helped with the supper and of course to Alison and Richard for hosting it.

Our special All Souls Day service to remember those we have loved who have died, will be held on Sunday 3rd November at 6.30pm. Canon John Simpson will be giving the Address.  There will be an opportunity for those present to light candles in memory of family members and friends who have died and for names to be read out by Mark if so wished. This is a service which is greatly valued by many people and all are welcome.

 The Christingle service will be on Sunday 1st December at 4pm and everyone, including all families and children, are warmly invited to this special service to start to the run-up to Christmas. Prebendary Tony Cook will be taking the service as usual. He works with children across our Diocese and has a special talent for communicating with children and young people. We shall be making the Christingles at Dormers on Saturday 30th November from 10am…please come and help if you’d like to!

 Our traditional service of Nine Lessons and Carols will be on Friday 20th  December at 6.30pm, followed by the Carol Service Party at The Mead. This is a very popular service and Party and all are welcome! More information in next month’s magazine!

 Jill Nicol, Churchwarden