Stonnall has been the subject of a steady litter-picking effort over the last week or two. Well done those people who have been doing the picking. the village looks quite clean at the moment. Please keep it up and any other keen people, just join in.
Another good thing is the renewal of the flower troughs outside the shops. I witnessed the Cub and Beaver Leader, helped by a well-known villager, renewing the troughs and re-filling them with flowers. Again, well done!
St Peter’s School started back last Monday, 8th March, and everyone seems to be keeping to the rules, which is a good example to the rest of us.
Several people from the village have died in recent weeks and, sadly, where many villagers would normally have attended the services to pay their respects, in these days of lockdown, they have been unable to. The latest death is that of Mrs Doreen Genders, whose funeral, at the Crematorium will be on 25th March, but, as usual no-one apart from family can attend. We can just think of the family on that day.
No Services have resumed this month in St Peter’s Church, although the church has been open for private prayer each Sunday, from 10.45 to 11.45 am. When we reach Holy Week, 29th March to 1st April, the church will be open for private prayer from 2.00 until 3.00 each day and, on Good Friday, 2nd April, there will be an hour at the cross, with readings and time for reflection. On Easter Day, Sunday 4th April, a Service of Communion will be held from 10.45 am. This is, of course, providing there are no further Government restrictions.
Val Neale 14.03.21