Services in February

2nd February 2020

10.00 am

Benefice service in the Church

 

9th February 2020

10.00 am

Morning service at the Station House

 

23rd February 2020

9.30 am

Holy Communion at the Church

 

Every Friday during February

4.00 pm

Friday Prayers

 Check out all events at the Church on our calendar 

Heritage Archives

The theme for the display in the Church this month is:

Life of J G Sheppard

Our Diocese

Want to know more about what is happening across the Diocese? Click on the image below'

 

 The latest new archives 

 

Clergy letter 

Scans of Lucas book

February Parish Magazine

History of our buildings

WWI Red Cross workers page updated

 

 

Tower Graffiti

 

The bells in the Church tower were restored in 2010 and it was felt important to undertake a survey of the graffiti that was in the tower before the work was done. Not to have done so would have meant that much of the graffiti could have been destroyed or at least covered from view with the installation of the new bell frame. Consequently, Peter and June Carter surveyed the tower in 2009 and produced a comprehensive report that can be viewed here.

Tower Graffiti - Jim Mollisons 1932 aeroplane.jpg

Most of the graffiti is relatively modern, dating from the 1920s to 1950s, but the earliest claims to be from 2nd June 1646 (Joseph Bell) and two others from the 18th century ("F Jacobs 1766 bellringer" and possibly "G Flower 1793"). Whether the authenticity of the dates will ever be proved is doubtful!