Newsletter 17th April 2022


As is customary the Church Flag will be flown from Easter Sunday to Easter I inclusive. However, this year HM The Queen’s 96th birthday occurs during that period, so on Thursday 21st April we will change the Church Flag for the Union Flag. St George’s Day also occurs next week, but we usually fly the Church Flag for that day, so it will be flying for two purposes on Saturday.

Charity Quiz Night

The charity committee are holding another of their highly entertaining quizzes on Saturday 23rd April at 7pm in the church hall. This time the quiz is in aid of Maya Parish Uganda who are still in need of funds for the school building.

Tickets are £12.50 for adults & £5 for under 12s and include a meal of cottage pie (vegetarian option available) & peas followed by dessert. Please bring your own drinks. Teams of 6 (8 max), but you do not need to be in a team to come as these can be organised on the night.

Tickets available after church or contact Deb Watts to reserve your tickets on 07804095921 or Debwatts1

We hope you can join us!

Date for your diaries

Calling all Garden lovers – come and enjoy the GMCIBlooms 5th Open Garden Weekend with family and friends. Gardens, The Church, Community Nursery, Teas – much to see. June 11 & 12 – Further details to follow. JCT

2021 Financial Statements

The financial statements for 2021 are on the noticeboard near the font as required in preparation for the Annual Parish Meeting.

Colin Thirlwall. Hon Treasurer

Electoral Roll

In order to be able to vote at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (which this year will be held on Sunday 1st May), you need to be on the Church Electoral Roll. If you are member of the congregation and are not on the electoral roll, please complete an electoral roll form and return it to me as the Electoral Roll Officer.

Copies of the form are on the table by the south door; the form is also on the church website. Look under Church Electoral Roll Applications – there is a copy of the entire leaflet and also a separate copy of just the application form. You can download the form and scan and email the signed form back to me at the email address below if you prefer. Please remember that each person needs to complete their own form – and please check that it has been signed and dated before submission. Thank you. Kate Robinson (455421) or

Election of Churchwardens and Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM)

The Election of Churchwardens and APCM will be held on Sunday, 1st May 2022, starting at 11.15am. The meeting includes the election of 2 Churchwardens, 1 member of the PCC and 1 Representative(s) to Deanery Synod, who automatically become members of the PCC.

Nomination forms for churchwardens and PCC members are available from Kate Robinson (PCC Secretary) –

If you would like to be nominated, please complete a form and return it by Friday, 15th April 2022.

Regulations on eligibility to be a churchwarden or a member of the PCC are on the back of the appropriate nomination forms.

Anybody registered on the local government electoral roll is entitled to vote for the election of the churchwardens, but only persons whose names are entered upon the Church Electoral Roll are entitled to vote at the APCM.

If you are member of the congregation, but are not on the electoral roll, please complete an electoral roll form and return it to me as I also act as the Electoral Roll Officer.

A copy of the Church Electoral Roll Form is on the church website. You can download the form and scan and email the signed form back to me at the email address below if you prefer.

Members of the congregation wishing to raise any item under Any Other Business are asked to give notice of the item to me, via email ( by Friday, 15th April 2022, please. Thank you. Kate Robinson


Sunday 17th April – Easter Day

06:00​Sunrise Worship (Castle Hill or ConeygearPark)

08:00​Holy Communion

08:00​Holy Communion (St Mary Magdalene, Hilton)

09:30​Sung Eucharist

18:30​Evening Prayer

Monday 18th April

18:30​Compline [Monday- Saturday inclusive at same time] (Zoom)

19:30​PCC Meeting (Church Hall)

Tuesday 19th April

10:30​Tuesday Treat (Baptist Church)

Wednesday 20th April

14:30​Holy Communion (Zoom)

Thursday 21st April

09:45​Holy Communion

19:00​Town Council Meeting (Queen Elizabeth School)

Friday 22nd April

19:30​Choir Practice (Church Hall)

Saturday 23rd April

18:30​Compline [Monday- Saturday inclusive at same time] (Zoom)

19:00​Museum Talks (Queen Elizabeth School)

19:30​Quiz Night for Maya Parish, Uganda (Church Hall)

Sunday 24th April

08:00​Holy Communion

09:30​Sung Eucharist

11:15​Coffee, Cake & Church (Village Hall, Hilton)