Lovely news! We heard the cuckoo for the second time this Spring.
The funeral at St Peter’s Church on Tuesday last week was the largest we had ever seen at the Church. It was the funeral of Mrs Sue Michaelides, whose daughter, Grace, leads the Rainbow Guides in the village. The family remains in our thoughts and prayers but the number of people attending cause a few problems to the traffic flow. Perhaps we could have a road closure when there is such a big event at the Church?
Numbers were a little down at the Coffee Club on Wednesday, but still reached above thirty. In the evening there was another most interesting talk at the Gardeners’ Guild, given this time by Ken Whittaker. I don’t think there was a title for the talk, but it was all about flowers and plants, with many on display and on sale following the meeting.
On Thursday, as announced in the Mercury, there was no election in Stonnall as all Councillors were re-elected unopposed. One or two people didn’t hear this and duly turned up to vote. Apologies for this, but it’s very difficult to spread the word on certain occasions. There are two vacancies in Shenstone Ward, for which any interested applicants should contact the Parish Clerk.
Passers-by may have seen a great deal of activity near the church last week. Well, it was all about the new Notice Board, presented by Rob Williams, in memory of his late wife, Mo. Rob himself not being very fit at the moment, a band of helpers, including the Lengthsman, worked hard to erect the board. It is a great improvement , as the other one was on its last legs and our thanks go to Rob and to all those who assisted in any way.
On Saturday afternoon, in Shenstone Church, there was a tea party for all those who wished to say a fond farewell to Paul and Tricia Glover, who have moved away to be nearer to their children. The Glovers have been part of the church for many years, particularly with regard to music, with Paul the organist. Both have helped in Stonnall at the Music Days we have held several times in recent years. The party was very well attended, with superb food and endless cups of tea, followed by a short entertainment. Our very best wishes go to this couple as they begin their new lives.
The service was up to the average numbers on Sunday, when Rev. John Aston celebrated communion, and the sermon was well received. As a matter of fact, no-one seemed eager to leave the building at all. Was it the coffee or the Rev.?
Stitchers were in action on Monday and the normal Wednesday activities took place on Wednesday morning.