St Mary’s Church is a beautiful building, but in winter it is almost impossible to heat to a comfortable level. As an experiment, and with the comfort of all church members in mind, Sunday’s service will transfer to the Village Hall (this is as advertised in the parish magazine).
Coffee/tea and a croissant or similar will be served from 10am to anyone who would like to come early. The service itself will start at the usual time, 11am.
This experiment is about comfort not cost: no matter how early the heaters are switched on, we usually shiver in January and it’s understandable that some parishioners choose to stay home until the weather warms up.
This idea has the full approval of the Bishop, as well as the Archdeacon, the Rural Dean and the Rev Roy Seden, who will lead our service of Holy Communion.
Remember, there’s good parking close to the Village Hall, for those who are less mobile. If you need a lift, please let one of the churchwardens know. All are very welcome!
Parishioners’ feedback is more than welcome, it is necessary before the PCC decides to hold any future services in the Village Hall.