Church News | Friday, 26 September 2014 |
St Mary’s Mission weekend was a great success. Starting off with the Art festival we were treated to some fascinating and thought-provoking pieces of artwork provided by the young people of our local senior and junior schools. The artwork was set up throughout the church, spilling over into St Leonard’s Hall. We were also treated to some art-work and hand-crafted work submitted by some members of St Mary’s congregation. There were holding crosses situated in St Mary’s Lady Chapel for people to take to help them remember and to celebrate this amazing display of religious artwork. The Arts Festival was on for three days starting on Friday afternoon, most of Saturday and between the 10.30am and 6.30pm services on Sunday. Refreshments were available throughout the festival.
There must have been around 80 people attend St Mary’s hog-roast held on Saturday evening around 6.00pm.There were eats and drinks galore for all who attended.
We were extremely fortunate with the weather as it managed to stay dry and mild for all those who managed to find a seat in St Mary’s courtyard. There was wine along with alternative beverages for us to help celebrate our successful weekend of mission. So popular was the hog-feast that there was hardly any meat left at the end and I do believe we ran out of buns too, even so we all had consumed plenty before taking our places in church to see the film ‘Gifts from God’ that was to be shown around 7.30pm.
Revd. Carolyn would like to thank all those who kindly gave up their time to help make people viewing the artwork feel welcome. And to all those who helped set up the Arts festival and those who helped dismantle the displays.
Many thanks also for those who helped make our hog-roast so enjoyable