Our Church Roof - Work Safety, Update
The roof repairs are now complete. However the work to repair the damaged stonework should commence in July this year. Please be aware that the area at the back of the church remains restricted for Health and Safety reasons, and the whole area is to be avoided due to the possibility of falling masonry. Restriction Notices have been placed accordingly.
Last 2 sessions Tuesday May 8 and 22, the LYCIG Local Course on Church Growth will begin at 7.30pm in St Mary’s Church. Please join the course and be set on fire with love of God.
Our chosen Charity PTSD 999, has won an Anglia TV sponsored award of £46,000. Many of our members voted for them to be awarded for their work and to help them set up a 24 hour Helpline. The PTSD 999 team includes our own Rev Barbara who is Chaplain to the Charity. Congratulations to the team and thanks to those that voted.
To Church member Paula Evetts for raising the tidy sum of £717.50 for the Papworth Hospital Charity with her Tombola stall at the May Bank Holiday Fete. Paula received a new heart at Papworth 2 years ago.
We are very sad to learn of the very sudden death of Janet last Monday at the age of 83. At this time, we think of Alan and pray for him, and for Andrew and Isobel and their children.
May Janet Rest in Peace, now in safe care.
The funeral arrangements are in 2 parts: on Tuesday May 22, there is a Committal Service at Stevenage Crematorium at 2.45pm and on Wednesday May 23, a Memorial Service will be held at Howgills Quaker Meeting House, 42 South View, Letchworth, SG6 3JJ. All are welcome to come and pay their last respects to Janet at either or both services. Janet was a member of the Quaker Faith but came regularly to St Mary’s on a Sunday with her Husband Alan. She will be missed by St Mary’s Congregation but we hope many will give support to Alan at this time.