There hasn’t been much to report just lately but things are looking up, now that we have a gradual easing of lockdown.
St Peter’s Church is now open for Services each Sunday at 10.45 am and there is also an on-line Service for those unable to come to the Church. The numbers in the congregation are almost back to normal, with around thirty people each week. The only differences are the wide spaces dividing people, the lack of hymn singing and the wearing of masks to conform with the rules. The A.P.C.M. (Annual Parish Council Meeting) is on Sunday next, 9th May, and will take place within the Service, for which places still have to be booked.
For those who receive the Magazine, now published every two months, I have been asked to point out a slight error. Under the heading ‘Friends of St Peter’s Church Stonnall (FOSP), the AGM and Friends’ Annual Day is printed as Saturday 27th July. This should, of course, read, Saturday 24th of July. All are welcome to attend this event, whether or not a member.
Volunteer work in the Churchyard is now up and running again, although with no Coffee breaks, and the next date is May 15th. Sadly, David Marston, the contractor employed for the grass cutting, died in April. He is sadly missed and our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Another sad loss is that of Julia Bona, an early member of the Coffee Club team of volunteers. Julia had had a succession of falls recently and died in hospital last week.
Various village organisations are looking forward to starting up again but only if the lifting of lockdown rules continues, as we hope it will. Among them is the Coffee Club, which is proposing to re-open on Wednesday 23rd June, if all goes well. News of other clubs and societies will be announced when details have been released.