A full weekend has just gone by!
Friday evening was the annual Sidbury Church poetry evening, with poems selected and read by contributors of all ages, followed by a bring and share supper with raffle at Hall Farm. A lovely warm, friendly evening, with the whole gamut of poetical mood, and good company to enjoy.
Saturday morning saw the Stottesdon coffeee morning, hosted by Ellen in Billingsley, with a spectacular range of cakes and biscuits, plant stall, second hand books, raffle, and great company seated under the sunshades on her lawn!
Also on Saturday, running from 10 till 4 at Sidbury Church was Bill’s sound installation investigating and exploring prayer as an audio art feature: members of the prayer group were recorded reading prayers in the church, and these were then given more layers with re-recording and using resonances to buld up a fascinating reflection on prayer.
In the afternoon Farlow school held it sinaugural art festival, with displays of school art and the work of local artists in display in the church, willow weaviing and refreshments at the school, and then a celebration service back in the church for Jim Rodenhurst’s time as a school governor – over fifty years!
Sunday was comparatively peaceful, with four services celebrated in the benefice – Middleton Scriven at nine in the morning, back in action for the first time since Harvest Festival; Stottesdon informal worship using an Iona Community liturgy at half-past ten; Sidbury Holy Communion at four, and finshing the day with Evensong, the best-loved of the trsditional language services, at Farlow.