During August we have three services at St George’s. The first will be a celebration of the Eucharist at 6.30 pm on Sunday 3rd August whilst Sung Evensong will take place on 17th. As there are five Sundays in the month, it falls to Ivychurch to host the benefice Eucharist on Sunday 31st August. This service will take place at 10.30 and will also mark the retirement of Lay Reader Emeritus, John Rees who will preach for the final time. John has served the benefice for an impressive and unprecedented 27 years and although at the age of 86 he still seems as fit as a proverbial fiddle, he has now decided to call it a day. Thank you John for all that you have done for Ivychurch throughout your period of ministry here on the Marsh.
HARVEST SUPPER AND EVENSONG
A reminder that our Harvest Supper this year will take place on Saturday 4th October at 7 for 7.30 and a meeting to discuss the event will take place at Margaret’s house at 2 pm on 8th August.
A Harvest Thanksgiving Evensong will take place on Sunday 19th October.
It’s always an unpleasant matter when one has to report a theft, especially from a House of God, but very sadly some exhibits from our Museum of Rural Life were stolen during late June or early July. Eli Frith’s excellent exhibition has always created much interest and comment, representing as it does a lifetime’s collection of farming implements which have been beautifully maintained and restored and which provide a real bonus to visitors of our magnificent church.
The missing items are a winding sack trolley (see picture) and four 56 lb weights which will doubtless be of great interest to antique ‘collectors’. Since the church is locked every night, the theft must have taken place during daylight and may possibly be connected to the sighting of a black Range Rover with blacked out windows, the driver of which has been seen in the village on a number of occasions and acting in a furtive manner. On another occasion, the driver of a silver estate car was seen taking photographs of certain houses but sadly, the householders who noticed these events were not in a position to take registration numbers.
We all want to live in a safe and crime-free environment and so it would certainly help if we all kept watch for ‘strange’ cars and drivers who might be behaving suspiciously.
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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