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HARVEST FESTIVAL 2017
On Sunday 24th September we held our Harvest festival service, local societies, school and individuals contrbuted much needed food, which will go to the Halstead foodbank.
Please here see some of the pictures from the service :
BRAINTREE MALE VOICE CHOIR
On Saturday 10th June we hosted an evening of song, with the Braintree Male Voice Choir.
Including such songs as :
Every time I feel the Spirit, As long as I have music, Can you feel the love tonight, If I were a rich man.
You raise me up, Rag doll, The lullaby of Broadway, Nessun Dorma, Pure imagination, Alexander's rag time band.
Solo's were sung by the Church choir members, including Moon river, Can't help loving that man of mine, Ol man river.
Musical director David Edwards.
The event was to raise funds for the repairs to the tower and roof.
This was held on Sunday 21st May at the Maurice Rowson hall, 57 people attend in which village volunteers of various organisations were thanked for all of their input.
These included Parish councillors, Church wardens, bell ringers, school governors, Guides and Brownies and members of the PCC..
After the service, a group walked to meet Bishop Stephen Coterall of Chelmsford Cathedral, on his pilgrimage walk from Braintree to Greenstead Green.
PLOUGH SUNDAY SERVICE
Sunday the 8th January 2017 at the 10.45 service
The observance of Plough Sunday on the First Sunday of Epiphany goes back
to Victorian times, but behind it there is a much older observance, associated with
the first working day after the twelve days of Christmas, hence ‘Plough Monday’
in some places. In medieval times some ploughs were kept in the parish church,
and some churches kept a ‘plough-light’. In days when work was scarce in winter,
the observance looked forward to the time of sowing with the promise of a harvest
to come. Some Christian communities have reintroduced it as a focus for asking
a blessing on human labour near the start of the calendar year.
COMMUNION FOR CHILDREN/BAPTISED PERSONS :
On Thursday 22nd October 2016 the PCC passed the following motion, "This PCC is supportive
of the admission of children/baptised persons to Communion before Confirmation in
accordance with the Diocesan guidelines", This will be put into practice after a period
of preparation for each child/persons.
Naturally you can always contact the Reverend Rose Braisby on 01245 361927, or at firstname.lastname@example.org