On Sunday 5 May we will hold a celebration of the Eucharist at 6.30 pm and on 19th May (Whit Sunday), Sung Evensong also takes place at 6.30 pm. One further important date in the church calendar is Ascension Day on Thursday 9th May when a Benefice Eucharist will take place at St George’s at 7 pm.
This locally based group will be singing in the church for 35 minutes from 3.30 pm on the afternoon of Saturday 11th May. If you can’t stand the thought of remaining inside when the FA Cup Final is on the box, then you’ll know where to go instead!
The saga continues with English Heritage voicing their unhappiness concerning the window being rebuilt using a non-local stone. Unfortunately all the best Kentish Ragstone has now been extracted and what is left is considered to be of a poor standard, both fracturing easily and difficult to work. In spite of this, the surviving quarry is to be asked if they are able to guarantee a quality supply without the considerable wastage which appears to be a mark of the present seams currently being mined. Once this line of enquiry is exhausted then we will be in a better position to proceed with the window’s reconstruction.
Paul Bennett, from the Canterbury Archeological Trust, states that the Decorated window tracery is as good as anything seen at Canterbury Cathedral which is another reason why, frustrating as the delays are proving to be, we must proceed with care.
The next meeting of the Parish Council is due to be held in the Village Hall at 7.30 pm on 2nd May.
The Ivychurch Amenities Association (IAA) is holding a Quiz Night in the Village Hall at 7 for 7.30 on Friday 17th May. To book your team, please ring Julia on 01797 344623 and if you’re not a member of a team and yet still wish to participate in this very worthwhile event, then come along anyway and a team will be found for you.
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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Priest in Charge The Revd Jim Field
The Vicarage, North Street, New Romney TN28 8DR - Tel: 01797 362308 to email Jim: click here
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