July 2002 - Parish News


Services for July
Holy Communion each Thursday at 10.30

7th 10.00 Family Service
  11.00 Informal Communion
14th 10.30 Morning Praise
3rd+ 17th 10.30 Pram Service
21st 10.30 Holy Communion
28th 10.30 Morning Praise


We are very pleased to announce that the Bishop of St Albans has appointed Reverend Joy Daniel as priest-in-charge for the parishes of St Andrews and East Hyde. On Tuesday June 4th at 8.00p.m. The Bishop of Bedford conducted a lively Induction Service in a packed Church. Before the service Themes music group, friends and musicians performed several reflective songs whilst the congregation entered St Andrew's Church. There were many local clergy also in attendance to show their support for Joy, plus many of her friends and family. The choir gave an excellent performance and the congregation really raised the roof.
Members of St Andrews Church family participated in the service and gave a warm welcome to Joy and her family. Representatives from our local community each expressed their welcome to Joy and Geoff.

A marvellous buffet was provided after the service in the Peter Edwards Pavilion and many got the chance for a chat to Joy and some of the visiting clergy.

The Bishop and Clergy congregating outside the Church for the procession

Joy entering the Church before the service Just some of the female Clergy present.


Clergy being led by Rev Austin Smith. Cake to welcome Joy

Some pictures taken at the celebration buffet after the service.


Joy and the Bishop enjoy a joke together Joy's husband Geoff and friend Jean


Some of the Church Family at the buffet


Some of the ladies from St Andrew's


Some of our 'Senior Citizens' enjoying the buffet



Joy and Geoff would like to send their heartfelt thanks and gratitude, for the prayers and all the hard work put in by all to make the service so special.

They are looking forward to getting to know all the Church families and local villagers over the coming weeks and months ahead.

**They are hoping to move into the Vicarage at the end of July.


Thank you to everyone who bought a cake from our stall outside the Co-op on May 18th. We raised 145.23 for the National Children's Home.
Our preserve stall at the Baptist Church tabletop sale raised 30.00 for Church funds.
Don't forget to come along to the Strawberry Teas on Saturday July 6th at 2.00p.m. in the home of Mr & Mrs Horton at 11 Mardle Close (off Mancroft) in Caddington. Home made cakes and preserves will also be on sale. Come along and treat yourselves. If you are going on holiday this summer, we hope you return home refreshed and relaxed. We pray for everyone to have safe journeys.
Touching -

One of the beautiful things about prayer is knowing that when our thoughts turn to someone we love and care for, we can bring that person to a God, who loves and cares for that person even more than we do.
Yours in Christ, Ann Meader

A FAREWELL service for the Rt Revd John Richardson, Bishop of Bedford, will
be held at St Paul's Church, St Paul's Square, Bedford on Saturday July 13th
at 5 pm. All are welcome. The Bishop of St Albans, the Rt Revd Christopher
Herbert, will give the address. Bishop John retires this summer after eight
years as a bishop and 39 years as a priest. More information on this - and
an award made to Bishop John for being 'media friendly' - on the diocesan
website http://www.stalbans.anglican.org

A SERVICE of thanksgiving for the ministry of women will be held on Sunday November 17th at 6.30 pm at St Albans Abbey, to mark the 10th anniversary of the General Synod vote to admit women to the priesthood. More information from Canon Patience Purchas on addo@stalbans.anglican.org

THE SCHOOLS Newsletter distributed to all church schools in the diocese is
now available to anyone interested in receiving a copy. The newsletter is
published approximately three times a year. The annual subscription is 3.
More information from Eileen Bigg on 01707 386020 or

'MELTING Pot', the Sunday morning religious programme on BBC Three Counties Radio, is always looking out for interesting news from parishes. E-mail
information to nigel.gayler@bbc.co.uk

Peter Crumpler Communications Officer Diocese of St Albans 41 Holywell Hill,
St. Albans, Herts, AL1 5HE
Tel: 01727 869506; Fax 01727 844469
Mobile 0787 668 1813

Cut back early flowering perennials, feed Dahlias,and Chrysanthemums, Plant colchicum bulbs, Cut lavender and hang to dry.
Take cuttings from hydrangeas, lavateras, and other favourite shrubs, Dead head roses regularly, feed when first flush of blooms has ended,
Cut off old raspberry canes once all fruits are picked, Tie it new shoots, pick off diseased apples and thin out crops as necessary.
Water in the evenings during spells of dry weather If surface is compacted spike with a garden fork,
Tie in tomato plants and keep removing side shoots, remove male flowers from cucumbers.
Lift shallots when foliage yellows and bends over, Sow swedes, pinch out shoot tips of broad beans and runner beans.

We are looking forward to our outing to Clacton on Tuesday June 18th. Sadly Gerald Dyer, our Chairman is still in hospital, but is slowly improving and hopefully he will be home soon.
On July 16th we go to Bournemouth for the day, and on August 27th we have a mystery tour. Our numbers are growing each week, but there is still room for a few more members.
Viv Porter

As you will read by the letters and see by the photographs our Golden Jubilee Party was a great success, Our thanks to Gillian Ivey who sang and whistled songs to us, and for her friend Judith for playing the piano. Thanks to all those who came along, we enjoyed ourselves, and by the thanks we got we know that those who came along did.
On Wednesday July 3rd we are visiting the Luton Police Station, and on Wednesday July 17th we are going to MacDonalds in Dunstable.
Gillian Plummer Brown Owl.

Jubilee Celebrations

What a really lovely afternoon we all had with the brownies & their leaders. We were joined by Shirley Bassey (Gill) and the Beverly Sisters (Barbara, Shirley & Sandra) they were really fantastic, then a very enjoyable tea & Jubilee Cake made by Sandra, the Union Jack on the top was perfect, as was the cake. The Brownies entertained us with their songs & Michael joined in singing Hands & Friends & Neighbours, then the girls & their leaders all came round and shook everyones hands, as I said before a really good afternoon and a credit to this lovely Village.
Marge & Queenie

Thanks to all Brownies and their leaders for a lovely Party to celebrate the Queens Golden Jubilee, we all had a wonderful time.
Viv Porter

To Gill & Barbara, and all concerned who gave us such a lovely time at the Jubilee Party, also the hard work in putting it together and the entertainment enjoyed by all. Quite a credit to you, and 'Well done'
Edie Ham, Madge Harker, Edna & Jim Galbraith

I heard it was a great day out, (sorry I couldn't go at the last minute) How about joining in at Bingo on a Thursday evening, I don't think there is a Village in this country that comes up to Slip End. Well done everyone, and thanks for all you do to give us a great day out.
Marge Woodward


Many thanks for a lovely day out at Yarmouth, the sun shone all day for us a really good time was had by all.

Jubilee cake from the Golden Jubilee Party

The Beverley Sisters - alias Barbara, Shirley and Sandra.

Gill - alias Shirley Bassey talking to her fans

Some of the performers.

Brownies meeting their guests

Some of the happy party-goers

The stars of the show.

A lovely party - and a great way to celebrate the Queen's Golden Jubilee

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