Services at St George’s will follow the normal pattern with a Eucharist/ Holy Communion on the first Sunday (5th April) and Sung Evensong on the third Sunday (19th April).
As the first Sunday of the month also happens to be Easter Day, there is the annual children’s Easter Egg Hunt at 3 pm. Children are very welcome to invite adults along with them on this occasion but if it’s wet then the hunt will take place inside the church and not in the churchyard. Later in the day, we shall be celebrating the Easter Day Eucharist/ Holy Communion at 6.30 pm. Everyone is welcome to join us.
OUR SERVICES FROM MAY ONWARDS
In order to prevent our services from clashing with others in the benefice, the pattern of monthly services at St George’s changes from May. Instead of services on the first and third Sundays as at present, they will now take place on the second and fourth Sundays. The second Sunday will alternate from a Eucharist (Holy Communion) at 09.30 whereas the following month (June) will host a Family Service at the same time. Second Sunday services will then alternate on this pattern.
Evensong will take place on every fourth Sunday at the usual time. May’s Evensong will therefore be sung on 24th May which is the Feast of Pentecost.
WEST WINDOW NEWS
Regular readers to this magazine will be aware that the west window at St George’s is in danger of collapse and that an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has been made in order to allow a complete rebuild. Unfortunately our original application was unsuccessful on the grounds that we needed to extend our plans for how the community would benefit from the window’s restoration. A further application has since been submitted and we have been encouraged by the HLF to extend our funding request to include a ‘refreshment facility’. This is certainly an exciting plan which is presently being considered by the Parochial Church Council.
IMPROVED BROADBAND PROVISION
In early February, Call Flow fitted a small mast to Ivychurch church tower which now gives much improved Broadband reception and speeds. On 20th April a representative of Call Flow will be coming to the Ivychurch Amenities Association AGM and Social Evening at 7.30 pm in the Village Hall, and will be available to answer any queries.
At least one village resident has already signed up for the new service and reports vastly improved and almost unheard of speeds for this part of the world! It is understood that a small receiving dish will be required in order to pick up Call Flow’s signal.
The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held at St George’s on Tuesday 14th April. This is a business meeting to elect or re-elect church officers for the forthcoming year.
This year’s Harvest Supper has been booked for Sat. 26th September at 7 for 7.30 pm.
IVYCHURCH ST. GEORGE
Where the word “in” appears before a date it signifies that the
priest was in occupation of the benefice during that year but
the date of his institution is not known.
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