Last week’s meeting of the Gardeners’ Guild went very well and the audience found the talk interesting. They were glad they came! The only other piece of news from last week was a sad one: Dot Smith , who had been suffering for quite a while, mostly because of her great age, passed away on Friday morning, in her care home. Dot was quite a live wire, a member of St Peter’s Church and of several village organisations, especially, in recent years, of the Coffee Club. She will certainly be sadly missed but on the positive side, she is now at peace with her Lord. Our thoughts and prayers are with all her family and friends.
The Service on Remembrance Sunday, at St Peter’s, drew an excellent congregation, including Rainbow Guides, Brownies, and Guides, and Beavers and Cubs, some of whom played a role in the service. Many of them were accompanied by parents and other relatives. Rev John Aston led the proceedings and, as usual, did a superb job. John Gavan read the names of the Fallen and many people, with connections to those who served their country in wars, were present. About nine wreaths were laid near the names of the Fallen, including ones from representatives of County, District and Parish Councils. One word which was mentioned many times during the service was, ‘Peace’ and the other word, which leads to Peace, namely ‘Love’, for God, family, friends, neighbours, all other people, even enemies, was also at the heart of the service. Our thanks go, once more, to Peter Hunter, who sounded the Last Post and Reveille for us, at the two minutes silence.
The W.I. met on Monday, 11th and Shenstone Parish Council met on Tuesday evening, with the Morning Service on Wednesday, followed by the Coffee Club. The last two will also be held on Wednesdays 20th and 27th, but on 27th, in the evening, there is also a meeting of the Conservation Society.
Monday 18th sees the Stitchers at work again from 2.00 until 4.00 in the Village Hall and on Friday 22nd, the Film Club meets again in the Centre from 7.00 pm. The next morning, Saturday 23rd, there is a Coffee Morning with a Bring and Buy at 1, Lazy Hill. Everyone is welcome and proceeds will go to the Churchyard Fund.
Valerie Owen 10.11.19