The Jubilee Weekend gets nearer, and Sutton has a Duck Race!!




The sunny morning we woke up to last Sunday, may have helped to swell the numbers attending the morning service. A pleasant Sunday morning walk to church was just what many people needed after all the gloomy days of Covid and it’s after effects! it was certainly well attended so we hope the numbers keep rising. The Rev Alex Wheatley conducted the service of Holy Communion and gave his sermon on the book of Revelations but admitted it wasn’t his favourite book from the Bible. However, an interesting talk and his reasoning followed which perhaps explained his reasoning on the subject. During the Communion, the choir, now growing in size after all the problems caused by Covid when we couldn’t have the choir, sang a beautiful anthem as well as leading the singing of the hymns during the service. If anyone feels they may like to join the choir, please come and talk to us! Next week, the service of Holy Communion will again be led by the Rev Alex.


APCM

Immediately following the service, our Annual Parochial Church Meeting was held. This is really the Church AGM for the year and allows us to elect our church councillors, the PCC, and re-appoint the Church Wardens. The various reports from each member of the PCC were discussed as were the state of the church finances. Some building repair work is also due soon and a report was given about that and the costs involved were discussed. Repairing an old building such as a church does not come cheap so throughout the year, we spend a lot of time and thought into raising funds to do this work. There will be some social events organised which will help with this and to try and influence the numbers attending, we will be improving our methods of advertising these events, which are open to everyone, not just church members. Keep an eye on our Facebook page later in the year for all the details of these events.


Groups.

Our First Steps meetings for the very young pre-school children, are now taking place every Friday in the church hall at 9.30am. There is a small entry fee but refreshments are included. For further information, call Sandy, the groups leader, on 01767 260430.

Craft and Chatter meet this Friday, May 13th, at 7.30pm also in the church hall. This is an evening of craftwork, whatever your choice, again with a small entry fee including refreshments. Craft and chatter meet every other Friday and a good way to remember is that it is green bin day in Potton! See www.facebook.com/craftandchatter for more details.


Thought for the Day

On Friday 13th may, our church organist, Nick Wilson, will be on the BigglesFM Breakfast show with his fortnightly “Thought for the Day”. Nick is usually good to listen to and is worth tuning to 104.8Mhz on the dial at 8.15am. to listen in to this week’s thoughts. He will be on again on May 27th.


The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Many of the activities for this event, take place on the church field and in the church but there are many events around the Town that weekend so we hope the weather holds! Everyone should now have the little booklet so please take in as much of the celebrations as you can, it should be a good weekend.



All Saints Church, Sutton

Our sister church in the Benefice at Sutton, has asked for our help in publicising their forthcoming event on the weekend of May 21st and 22nd. On both days, they are holding a huge plant sale at the Old Rectory, Sutton, SG19 2NB. This is held every year and there will be a large selection of plants on sale as usual. The event runs from 10am to 4pm, and Cream Teas will be served all day. On Sunday 22nd only, the world famous Duck Race will once more launch at 3pm. Duck tickets will be on sale up until this time. Hundreds of numbered plastic ducks are then released into the river and the first past the post near the ancient Packhorse Bridge, will win the prize money.

All proceeds for the weekend go to All Saints Church, Sutton. For further information, contact Jo Hollington on 01767 261910

Services for Next Sunday, May 15th, Easter 5

9 am. All Saints Church, Sutton, Holy Communion

10.30am. St Mary’s Church, Holy Communion





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