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Author Archives: ChrisMelling
May’s Draw (the second draw in the series) May’s prize draw of the Tote was decided when Rev’d Julia Curtis rolled the dice on 1st May to select the set of random numbers and the starting point. As a result, … Continue reading
April’s Draw (the first draw in the new series) April’s prize draw of the Tote was decided when Rev’d Julia Curtis rolled the dice on 1st May to select the set of random numbers and the starting point. As a … Continue reading
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Continuing the series on 4Rivers Churches… A personal casual survey suggests that of the four rivers, the least well-known is the River Rea. For a start people seem unsure as to pronunciation: is it the River ‘Ree’, or ‘Ray’ or … Continue reading
There’s a challenge in writing parish magazine articles which have to be prepared a month in advance! What might be happening then? In these strange days it is even harder to know what to write. I don’t think any of … Continue reading
Continuing the series on 4Rivers Churches… The horror show that is the war in Ukraine has chewed up European shape and sensibilities, and I cannot help but feel uncomfortable about continuing the series about the four rivers, but there is … Continue reading
March’s Draw (the final draw in this series) March’s prize draw of the Tote was decided when Rev’d Julia Curtis rolled the dice on 1st March to select the set of random numbers and the starting point. As a result, … Continue reading
What will Easter bring for the people of Ukraine? I write these words at the beginning of Lent, and the situation is so fast-moving that whatever I write will soon be out-of-date. But we already know that for hundreds of … Continue reading
It was all something of a guided accident really – the origins of the name ‘4Rivers Churches’ and this month’s journey involves the naming process. I recall vividly and fondly arriving at the Rectory in Great Witley on the night … Continue reading
Some time ago the idea was muted that I would write a series of articles about the name, ‘4Rivers Churches’ and about the four actual rivers that the title refers to. In doing so, we could then reflect about our … Continue reading
The children of Lindridge Primary School enjoyed a surprise visitor on the last afternoon of the term, when Father Christmas arrived on the school playground in his red tractor. They were absolutely thrilled. The children of Lindridge have been amazing … Continue reading
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
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.
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
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
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
A short article on the history and closing of Pensax Thrift Shop has been added to the History pages. You can find it here.
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
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
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