Author Archives: ChrisMelling

An article for October from Bishop Martin

2020 has been such a strange year. Autumn has arrived, yet in some ways the year never seems to have got started. I feel I am still living with so many uncertainties and trying to make plans on the constantly … Continue reading

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September’s Teme Valley Tote Winners

September’s Draw (The sixth draw in this series) September’s prize draw of the Tote was decided when Rev’d Robert Barlow rolled the dice on 1st September to select the set of random numbers and the starting point. As a result, … Continue reading

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An article from Bishop John on the forthcoming second round of ‘Open Conversations’

At the start of the year, we held the first round of our ‘Open Conversations’. A fantastic 95% of parishes were represented at them and I’m hugely grateful to all those who took part. We are planning a further set … Continue reading

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August’s Teme Valley Tote Winners

August’s Draw (The fifth draw in this series) August’s prize draw of the Tote was decided when Rev’d Julia Curtis rolled the dice on 1st August to select the set of random numbers and the starting point. As a result, … Continue reading

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A letter for August from the Dean of Worcester

We’ve clapped the health workers and the carers. We’ve applauded Captain Tom. Medals are being struck and honours will be awarded for those who have given exceptional service to the community during the pandemic. Absolutely right. There are many heroes … Continue reading

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A welcome party at Lindridge St Lawrence

Swallows have been nesting in the porch at Lindridge Church. They are now using the well-placed notice board as their resting place before fledging – here’s hoping the notices will still be readable when they leave! It is really good … Continue reading

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Getting churches ready for opening …

Over the last week, a merry band of cleaners have been hard at work in Lindridge St Lawrence and Abberley St Mary. Not all the helpers at Lindridge are in the photo-shoot, some wanted to remain anonymous. Thanks to all … Continue reading

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Congratulations Sharon and Mark

Congratulations to Sharon and Mark who celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary this week. The occasion was marked with a socially distanced blessing from Rev Ted in their garden.

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World Day of Prayer 2020

Held at St. Michael’s Church, Little Witley Theme: “Rise! Take your mat and walk” Prepared by Christian women of Zimbabwe Here in St Michael’s church we participated in a very moving service – one small part of a great wave … Continue reading

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Christmas Crafts 2019

Lindridge Church held its annual Christmas Crafts at Lindridge School on Saturday 14th December where the children and their families made Christmas cards and other Christmas decorations. The particular favourite was glue, glitter and baubles, plus making paper chains – … Continue reading

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Christmas 2019 roundup at Lindridge

A big thank you to all who helped to clean and decorate the church, which looked stunning. Thanks also to the team who decorated the Christmas Tree, which was generously donated by Steve Wheeler. Once again, the Lindridge Church Choir, … Continue reading

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Farewell to Pensax Thrift Shop

A short article on the history and closing of Pensax Thrift Shop has been added to the History pages. You can find it here.

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Lindridge Baby and Toddler Group win The Derek Marks Junior Cup

The Toddler group entries at the Lindridge Autumn Show both won first prize and one was Best in Show in the Junior category. Well done Toddlers and all who helped with the cutting, glueing and fun. Up-cycled wellington boots were … Continue reading

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St Lawrence Clubs at Lindridge CE Primary School

Our weekly clubs run each Thursday during term time, and are open to all ages and classes, from Reception through to Year 6. We’ve had a busy year, celebrating many different occasions, enjoying stories, games, song, dance praise, creative prayer … Continue reading

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Lindridge Pentecost Flower Festival 2019

Thanks to all who helped decorate the Lindridge St Lawrence Church for the Flower Festival on Pentecost weekend. The birthday of the church was celebrated in style and the church was overflowing with wonderful displays from across the Lindridge Parish … Continue reading

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Easter Craft Workshop

Easter Craft Workshop at St Lawrence Lindridge C E Primary School The community came together once again for a very enjoyable morning of Easter crafts, which was held on Saturday 13th April, in the school hall. Children of all ages … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday at Knighton

On Palm Sunday morning the Right Reverend Graham Usher, The Bishop of Dudley led the worship at Knighton Parish Room and Knighton Church. At the Parish Room, children from Lindridge St Lawrence Primary School, and elsewhere, sang songs learnt through … Continue reading

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Pancakes at the Rectory

On “Shrove” Monday (yes Monday!), the Rectory was filled with activity and good appetites. A wonderful way to meet and chat together and enjoy pancakes – there was a great production line going, from mixing batter to cooking, serving and, … Continue reading

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A thank you from Reader Vikki

THANK YOU!!!! I wanted to say a huge thank you to all who have supported me through my Reader training – I have been overwhelmed by the kind words of encouragement and people’s prayers and appreciated seeing so many of … Continue reading

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Vikki Day’s Reader Licensing

On 15th September, in Worcester Cathedral, Vikki Day was licensed as a Reader to Stourport Deanery. There was a celebration afterwards at Church House in Areley Kings where Rev Ted presented her with a Home Communion Kit in a bright … Continue reading

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