Thank you to: All advertisers for
their advertising support in our village magazine which enables each house in
the village to have a free copy of Rostrum.
When contacting advertisers please tell them that you saw their advert
in Rostrum. Tony Gosby for his
delightful cover sketches
All distributors for their
help in delivering Rostrum promptly round the village.
Christine, Trudy and Ted
Village Car Park
Parish Council Meeting followed by planning
Coffee, Craft & Chat outing to
Craft & Chat
Soup Lent Lunches
on the Medway talk (Hist Soc)
Parish Council Meeting followed by planning committee
VILLAGE FETE 3 JUNE 2018 REGRETFULLY CANCELLED
Since the last appeal for volunteers to join the
organising committee more existing members have had to withdraw their support
for a variety of reasons. Thank you to
the 2 people who did express an interest in helping. It is therefore with great regret that the
decision has been taken to cancel this year’s village fete. We hope to hold one in 2019 provided we have
the volunteers. The Parish Council, who
were also unable to assist, wish to express their thanks to those who have
worked so hard in organising and running what has been a very well organised
and successful day which was greatly enjoyed by everyone whether they were
residents or visitors. John Ibbs (Vice Chair Fete Committee)
VILLAGE PEOPLE Please let us have your news and tributes by 17
February for our March magazine. Entries
Congratulations to Rostrum’s Trudy Bailey who
celebrates a milestone birthday on 28
New Arrival Congratulations to
Mike and Sue Barlow on the
arrival of their first grandchild Max
Michael who weighed in at 8lb 4oz on 31 December in Margate
Hospital. Congratulations too to parents
Fran and Tom Humphreys
It is with great sadness that we report the death
on 18 January of David of Bijou Nurseries.
Rostrum extends its condolences to Rosemary, Louise, Jo and their
A great big thank you for all the messages,
prayers, presents and cards sent to us for our 70th wedding anniversary and for
Ted’s birthday. Ted & Doreen Vincent
Friends It’s said “If you want a good job
done, do it yourself” and that is precisely what a band of “oldies” who call
themselves “The Friends of Wateringbury” have done. Mike Williams has gathered volunteers to
spruce up our village, which has been looking very shabby over recent years. They first undertook to clean the many signs
around the village and more recently they have cleared up the heavy build up of
leaf fall down Bow Road. I am
particularly grateful for this as I use a walking stick and have stepped on
unseen twigs underneath the leaves causing me to stumble. I want to take this opportunity to say thank
you for your efforts keeping our village looking clean.
“The Friends of Wateringbury”. Patricia
A Groan! If you were
travelling up or down Red Hill one Sunday afternoon in January you might have
seen two people litter picking. Every
time we walk up or down the road we comment on the amount of litter which
spoils our village. The views across the
valley are delightful but the litter is not! Those who passed us on foot congratulated us
and one couple promised to finish the job as we only managed to get halfway
having filled the two bin liners we took with us! We collected mainly drinks cans and fast food
containers with sweet wrappers next on the list. We even collected glass milk
bottles. Where does it all come from? A Villager
VILLAGE PEOPLE - MICHAEL
It gives me much sadness to announce that my
partner Michael Cayzer, a resident of Wateringbury for many years, passed away
on 19 December 2017. I, together with
other members of Michael's family, would like to thank everyone for their kind
support and messages of condolence following Michael's passing. It has been a
great source of comfort to us all and we sincerely thank you. In sadness
Michael Cayzer A Tribute
January meeting of the Parish Council was unusually sombre, for Michael Cayzer
was absent for the first time in over 25 years.
many years the Cayzer family owned the garage on Bow Road. Michael was renowned for his habit of serving
fuel with his burning cigarette held behind his back as a “safety precaution”.
Michael will be best remembered for his commitment to enhancing the village.
there was an unexpected shortfall of £200,000 funding for the new Village Hall,
the alternatives were a much delayed project or a smaller building. Michael persuaded the Parish Council to cover
this funding gap so the project could proceed as planned.
initial plans for Phoenix Park included provision for areas of open public
space. Michael negotiated with T&MBC
and the developers for these open spaces to be consolidated into a four acre
site, entrusted to the Council - resulting in doubling the size of our Playing
Fields at no cost to the parish.
Michael led objections to proposals to build additional facilities on Drayhorse
Meadow, the owners sold the land to a gypsy family. They hoped to take up residence there under
the special rights for travellers. The
Supreme Court ruled against them and required they vacate the site. Michael saw this as an opportunity for the
Council to buy the 6½ acres of Drayhorse Meadow thus safeguarding it from
village owes much to Michael. Richard Tripp
VILLAGE POST OFFICE REFURBISHMENT
Please note our
Post Office will be closed from 25
January and will reopen on 9 February.
During this time customers can use Teston PO in Teston Village Stores on
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am-4pm.
FOOTPATHS GROUP Next Walks4 February Meet
village hall 2pm for local walk
4 March Meet
village hall 2pm for local walk to the woods for early spring flowers
First may I wish
all a Happy, Healthy, Safe and Peaceful 2018.
Our December walk took us along Old Road, passing Wistaria Cottage then
across Danns Lane to Kings Hill following the edge of the golf course and
passing the WW2 gun-port, crossing Canon Lane, to join the path to Gransden.
Boxing Day walk, which I normally do alone, was a success, despite rain
forecasted we were blessed with excellent walking weather, along the river to
Yalding to join the Greensand Way, observing the deer near Moat Wood, to East
Peckham old Church after a stop for lunch. We returned via Park Road, Pizien
Well and Old Road.
New Year’s Day
was a tad wet, I was surprised to see so many harden walkers out. Due to the conditions underfoot, we walked
out to Rock Farm, Gibbs Hill and Pizien Well and returned along Old Road
avoiding a lot of muddy paths. KFR 01622 813763
BABY AND TODDLER GROUP
After a very
busy December which included lots of Christmas craft, we ended the term with
our Christmas party. We now look forward
to another enjoyable and active year. This
term our craft sessions will be winter themed.
every Wednesday and Friday 10am to 12noon at Wateringbury Village Hall. There are lots of toys to play with, we also
have craft and singing sessions. If you
would like to see what we do why not come along. The cost is £2 for the first child and £1 for
any others. The price includes tea and
coffee for adults, with snacks and drinks for the children. For more information please contact Linda on
WATCH Club 4pm-6pm in Village
The club is for young people aged 10-18. Its next meeting is on
Sunday 25 February for Mardi Gras, Pancakes and Games.
CE PRIMARY SCHOOL
We are delighted
that Ofsted inspectors have judged our school to be Good in all areas following
a two-day inspection before Christmas.
Inspectors said: “Leaders, staff and governors share the vision,
ambition and determination to provide the best possible learning experience for
pupils. As a result, the quality of
teaching and learning, pupils’ outcomes and behaviour are now good. Pupils have positive attitudes to learning. They enjoy all they do, work hard and want to
Our Early Years
provision for the youngest pupils in our school also received praise with
inspectors saying: “Children are happy, settle well into the routines of the
day and develop their confidence and independence. They share and cooperate, and play and learn
In addition, the report
commended our above average Year 1 phonics screening results and Year 6
reading, writing and mathematics standards as well as our whole school focus on
outdoor learning opportunities and healthy lifestyles.
We are delighted
that the report recognises our vision, ambitions and aspirations for the school
and the combined efforts of everyone involved with the school – staff,
governors, children, parents, volunteers and our wider community – to improve
outcomes for our pupils and give them a breadth of experiences. Nothing is more
important. As Headteacher, I’d also like
to thank everyone for all the messages of congratulation and support we’ve
received since Ofsted published their report. Thank you for continuing to support
Wateringbury School in so many different and valuable ways. It truly takes a village to raise a child. Chasey Crawford Usher – Headteacher www.wateringbury.kent.sch.uk
COUNCIL MEETING NOTES Mr Stephen Tickner was co-opted on to
the Parish Council.
It was announced that Mr Michael Cayzer, former Chairman and
member of the Council for over 25 years had died in December. It was agreed that donations of £50 each
should be sent to the RAF Association and Diabetic Association in his memory.
The recently refurbished Village War Memorial has been given
Grade II Approved, Listed Buildings Special Architectural Interest status. The Council will now be responsible for its
Councillor, Matthew Balfour, advised that the proposed budget should be
published soon. Council tax is likely to
be increased, primarily to support the work of Social Services. The Wateringbury crossroads project will
still go ahead although no specific timetable has been decided. Utilities in the crossroads area are being
investigated. Cllr Balfour reported that
he ceased to be a member of the cabinet as of the day prior to the meeting but
he welcomes the opportunity to spend more time on local matters.
Due to substantial cuts in funding,
changes are foreseen to the way the public bus service is run. The possibility of using Social Services/
Health Service/ Age UK and voluntary drivers using an integrated and
computerised system have been considered.
Borough Council, Simon Jessel
advised that T&M's budget would be published in approximately 4 weeks'
time. Changes have been made to the
structure of the planning areas in an attempt to reduce costs. The future usage of the Gibson Buildings is
being considered with the possibility of them being used as a magistrates
court, or maybe selling them off, or renting them. Cllr Jessel advised that he will be stepping
down in the April/May 2019 election.
taken from the Kent Police website for the area in
October 2017 showed 5 violent crimes, 2 burglaries and 1 public behaviour
crime. From the e-Watch website reports
were made about damage to several vehicles and licence plate thefts in Bow Road
and Phoenix Drive during mid December.
The Council is finding lack of detail provided in the reports
frustrating and will investigate if freedom of information is preventing this
from being known.
Sign near the school Only one
quotation for the repair of the sign had
been received despite numerous invitations.
Newly appointed CllrStephen
Tickner advised that he would be able to provide names of contacts who could be
approached for other quotes.
Tugendhat MP is asking for support for the funding of a slip road off
the M25 at Sevenoaks (Jct 5).
December the Highways Speedwatchteam
carried out 7 sessions over a period of 7 hours. During this time there were 142 observations
of speeding vehicles. The observations
also highlighted 2 vehicles being driven without Road Tax and/or MOT. During the whole 2017 calendar year, the
group carried out 135 sessions over a period of 178.4 hours and in this time
there were 4110 observations of speeding vehicles. Councillors discussed their frustration at
their inability to take further action on motorists who repeatedly break the
speed limit. A request will be made to
the police to install a camera at the crossroads traffic lights to capture
images of vehicles that jump red lights.
The traffic light on the Bow Road/Village Hall corner had been knocked
down over the Christmas period.
A report of fly-tipping in Pizien Well was made. Fines of £400 can be imposed upon offenders.
Warden is no longer resident in the parish.
An up to date report is to be sought.
water leaks on Waterside Mews/Bow Road are creating a mess to road and
the public session it was reported that a gate had been erected along the
track to Drayhorse Meadow which was causing an obstruction in an area
previously used for passing vehicles.
the Planning Meeting the following applications were considered: No
objection to Single Storey porch and rear extension, alterations to windows and
internal layout replacement roof and install cladding at 4 Upper Mill and Extension to double
Garage at 1 Broomscroft Cottages 189
Canon Lane. Details of conditions 12
(acoustic protection) and 15 (external lighting) Abbeyfield Greensted 16 The
Orpines - comment lighting nearest to number 51a The Orpines needs to be shielded
to avoid light problems for the resident.
Next meeting The public are very welcome to attend the
next meeting of the Parish Council at 7.30pm
in the village hall on Tuesday. 6
DECEMBER PARISH COUNCIL NOTES
of Vice Chairman Michael Wells was
unanimously elected to the post.
Report Details of reports
taken from the Kent Police website for September 2017 recorded a total of 9
crimes: 1 burglary in or near Cobbs
Close, 2 violent crimes in or near Redhouse Gardens and Bow Terrace, 1 criminal
damage arson and 1 public order on or near Leney Road, 1 criminal damage arson,
1 theft, 1 public order on or near Shell service station and 1 anti social
behaviour on or near Waterside Mews.
Councillors expressed their dissatisfaction at the lack of detail
Meadow repairs will be made
to the chestnut fencing.
Association of Local Councils Councillor Wells had
attended the 70th Annual General Meeting and outlined the
Parishes Flood Group Councillor
Frances Fielding had attended the launch of the Medway Flood Partnership’s
Flood Action Plan. Since January all
agencies, national and local, had been working together to reduce flood risk
within the Medway catchment which covers the land drained by the rivers Medway,
Teise, Beult, Bourne and Eden. Over
9,000 properties are at risk of flooding, thankfully Wateringbury has only
The Action Plan contains a combination of
capital investment and maintenance projects, natural flood management
techniques and community resilience measures.
The largest of the capital investment projects is the enlargement of the
Leigh storage barrier using traditional engineering methods. Smaller measures involve maintaining sluices
and ditches, weed cutting, clearing debris etc.
Natural Flood Management includes techniques to slow the flow of the
water and reduce the impact of flooding using tree planting, re-meandering
rivers and creating wetland areas where water can be held temporarily. Community resilience promotes actions to reduce the impact of
flooding and help for communities to function during a flood. One specific action is to allow road closures
in Yalding and Collier Street to prevent flooding of properties from bow waves
created by vehicles. The action plan
sets out what the different agencies will do in the next 5 years. The partnership will continue to monitor,
review and develop the plan over the next 25 years.
car park Conflicting information had been received
from representatives of T & M council who own the car park. The chairman is to seek written clarification
hopefully before the January meeting when options can be considered.
to Play equipment following an
inspection report councillors voted unanimously to effect the repairs
Watch two new volunteers had offered their
help. In October 284 vehicles had been
observed speeding through the village in the 11 one-hour sessions the teams had
been operational. Councillor Wells
reported that interactive village speed signs with cameras to record vehicles
are on trial with Kent Police.
Planning The Council had no objections to the
application for a single storey extension at 1 Home Farm Cottages, Red Hill.
Discussion Time The demolition of
Greensted and the problems this was causing to the owners of one property in
particular were reported by its owner.
He said a temporary entrance to the site was to be created on the
Tonbridge Road. Building work will
continue for at least one year and will include the removal of the bank (about
24ft in depth) and pile driving for the foundations.
Thanks a resident thanked councillors for their
work for the village during the year.
The chairman thanked his colleagues and the public for their support in
2017 and wished all present a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Dover shelled by German submarine.
21: British forces take Jericho
25: introduction of compulsory food rationing
The Western front was relatively quiet in
February 1918 and the village again suffered no deaths on this or any of the
other more active war fronts.
The parish magazine of February 1918 was
largely dedicated to the issue of divorce. Colonel Warde, the Conservative Member of
Parliament for the Medway Towns, and Greville Livett, the Wateringbury vicar,
were both exercised by the prospect that parliament might relax the current
divorce laws. It was proposed that
separation for 3 years should become grounds for divorce. Colonel Warde lived in Barham Court, Teston,
which during WWI was used as a hospital for wounded servicemen and he was closely
connected with Wateringbury. The
Wateringbury branch of the Mothers’ Union meeting at the end of January had
unanimously condemned the new divorce proposals. The vicar was proposing a petition to
Divorce was an expensive business at the
time, although since 1857 an individual act of Parliament was not required, and
the only grounds for divorce were adultery. The very high cost involved, rather than the
absence of adultery, resulted in very few divorces actually taking place. The law was not symmetrical, women having to
prove aggravating circumstances as well as the husband’s adultery.
Wateringbury had experienced a high profile
divorce case in 1892 when Hanbury, one of the owners of the Kent Brewery in
Wateringbury, was successfully divorced by his wife. Hanbury’s rather odd and unsuccessful defence had been that he was temporarily
insane due to the effect of alcohol!
Divorce Law seems an odd issue to pursue during a war and no change to
the law was actually made until many years later (1937).
The Kent Messenger’s reporting of a fatal
accident on Canon Farm in February provides some insight into life during the
war. Canon Farm was growing vegetables
for a government contract. This involved
the preparation and drying the vegetables indoors where a machine was used. The belt of the engine broke and hit 50 year
old farm labourer, Herbert Chapman from
Barming, on the side of his head. Herbert
at 50 was too old for military service.
He was taken to the West Kent Hospital, Maidstone where he died a few
Despite the slaughter a few
miles away across the English Channel, which was shortly to resume, the inquest
was very thorough. The family were
represented by Brachers (still a well-known Maidstone firm of solicitors). As it was a government contract there was a
Treasury solicitor present. The District
Factory Inspector and a civil engineer working for the Ministry of Food also
attended. The house doctor at the
hospital, Dr. Zachariab, also gave
evidence. The machine had already been improved to avoid another problem.
Terry Bird -
details at (https://www.sites.google.com/site/wateringburylocalhistory/).
WORKSHOPS IN WEST MALLING.
and embroiderer Angela Collins will be providing some exciting workshops in
2018 at The Clout Institute, West Malling. At just £25 per day including refreshments
they provide excellent value for money plus all sales profits will be donated
to the Dogs Trust and Alzheimer’s Society.
These workshops are suitable for anyone interested in embroidery, mixed
media and paper craft. Call 07766 117779
or email email@example.com
for all the dates and more information.
The next workshop are on 17
February, 17 March and 21 April.
TESTON AND WATERINGBURY PRE-SCHOOL
theme for term 3 is ‘Our World’ thinking of holiday destinations, modes of
transport and the importance of looking after our world. With spring approaching we will be keen to
keep an eye on our garden to see which birds and animals the children can see,
and also which insects come and stay at our bug hotel!
you may be aware it is the Chinese New Year on Monday 5 February (year of the
dog) and to celebrate this, the children will be making Chinese lanterns and
learning to write their name in Chinese.
During this term our older children have been continuing with their
phonics groups that we started in September, and our parents have the
opportunity to come in and discuss their children’s progress throughout the
term. Tina Driver
WATERINGBURY WOMEN’S INSTITUTE
meeting on 8 February, starting at 2pm in the village hall, Brian
Laverick-Smith is coming along to tell us about his experiences whilst piloting
Hovercrafts, in his talk “Bother on the Hover”.
The competition for February is ‘something in a bottle’. Visitors are very welcome, why not come along
and join us for the afternoon.
our speaker was Ian Porter who returned to tell us about the ‘Real Downton
Abbey’ – what domestic service was really like.
Ian revealed several secrets about ‘life below stairs’, and explained
the many differences experienced by people in service and the life portrayed in
Downton Abbey. Contact between servants
and employers were very limited, with screens etc. supplied for servants to
retire behind should they accidently meet a member of the ‘family’. A very different life to the one we know
A Happy New
Year and welcome back to all our members and visitors.
meeting on Wednesday 21 February will be a talk by Mr. James Preston - Aviation
on the Medway when he will speak about Kent's long association with
Our talk on
17 January was Going, Going, Gone a light hearted look at the day to day
activities of a Medway based auction house, given to us by Mr Cyril Baldwin who
entertained us with amusing stories of his life as an auctioneer. Mr. Baldwin kindly stepped in at the last
minute due to our booked speaker being unwell.
Do come along to the Church and enjoy
SIMPLY SOUP LUNCHES IN LENT on 3 WEDNESDAYS 21 February, 7 and 21 March From 12.15 to 1.30pmThere is no charge - donations are invited for a different charity each week
LENT DISCUSSION GROUPS
During 5 weeks
in Lent there will be the opportunity to meet in the church vestry to discuss a
different topic each week. There will be
two sessions each week on Monday evenings 7.45-9pm and Wednesday lunch times
1-2pm. So go along to whichever session
suits you in the week. The first meetings are Monday 19 and Wednesday 21 February and continue until Monday 19
and Wednesday 21 March.
CHURCH THANKS Big Christmas Card
A very big thank you to everyone who signed
the Big Christmas Card and made a donation to The Mother and Child Appeal which
is part of the Send a Cow organisation.
As a result of everyone's generosity we have been able to send £332.50
to the office in Bath. In
addition, HM Government will double the amount given so that the charity will
have available the sum of £665 to
carry out the admirable work it does in six African countries. Thank you again for your support. Jane
12th Night Quiz
The winner was Syd Thompsett, with 49 out of
a possible 50 correct answers. Our
Congratulations to Syd, and to the runner up Gill Smith - who is a member of
Wateringbury History Society. There
were 6 people with a score of 49 so we
put the names into a hat, the others were: Mrs P. Cogdell, David Gill,
Jeff Hann, Debbie and Allan McAllister.
Very well done to all of those, and we are sorry we can only award two
prizes. The amount raised for church
funds was just over £180. The answers are on the church website. Jan & Mike
LOST PROPERTYA variety of items have been left in the Church over the past few
months. Please look and see if anything
you are missing is there. Any items
unclaimed by end of February will be re-homed.
February Messy Church in Wateringbury
Every Monday – 2-3pm – Scout & Guide HQ, Glebe Meadow – Toddler
Every Thursday - 9am in East Malling Church – Holy Communion
Pilsdon Community, 27 Water Lane, West Malling – Rev Viv Ashworth invites you to the Barn Chapel to
join members of the community for a
Communion Service every Wednesday at noon and 6pm on Sundays
For Baptisms, Weddings, Funerals and other arrangements please
Vicar Rev Nick Williams on 01732 843282 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For all other enquiries, please contact the Administrator on
01622 815218 or
Services in the Benefice Saturday
3 February 3-5pm – Messy Church in Wateringbury Ash
Wednesday Services - 14 February10am -
Wateringbury6.30pm - East
OUR JOYS AND SORROWS - FROM THE PARISH REGISTERS Baptisms -
We welcomed into the family of the Church:
Ann Boswell (26 November)
May Vera Tate (10 December)
We extend our deepest
sympathy to the loved ones of:
Willson (Funeral on 12 December)
of Ashes on 3 November) Carol
Alexandra Merry (Burial of Ashes on 19 December)
Messy Church has arrived in Wateringbury!
Our next sessions will be on
SATURDAYS 3 FEBRUARY and 3 MARCH in our church and is for families with young
children up to about 8 years of age. Come
along with your children, bring gran and grandad! We intend to meet once a month on the first Saturday in the month from 3pm to 5pm. Each
session will be light touch Christian teaching with lots of messy and not so
messy activities. There will be a chance
to join in action songs, paint, make things, role play and more. We will finish with tea. (There is always food involved at Messy
Church!) If you would like more
information please e-mail me on email@example.com or phone 01622
COFFEEBREAK – Wednesdays 7 and 21 February - 10.30-12.30
our meeting on 7 February an excursion to Hempsted Valley is planned. If you would like to come please let Pauline
know and she will let you know the
arrangements and arrange transport. On
21 February we are ‘back to normal’ in church.
Further details from Pauline
FAIR TRADE FORTNIGHT 26 February – 11 March
Do try and buy at least one product during
Fair Trade Fortnight. When you do you
will not only enjoy a first-class product you will be helping the producers who
are guaranteed fair prices for their products.
Producers work in groups and are paid an additional small premium which
must be used for a project to benefit the whole community, ie the local school
or medical facility. The decision on
where to spend the premium rests with the local community.
Cool meets in the vestry during the 10am
Church Services on the first and fourth Sundays in each month. It is for children and young people. Children aged 4 and under are asked to take
an adult along with them.
Division (age 11+) meets on
the second Sunday of the month at 10am in the Vestry for late breakfast, prayer
PRIESTLY PONDERINGS Rev Nick Williams
Vicarage, 2 The Grange,
Brothers and sisters in Christ
I trust you all had a
restful and enjoyable Christmas and New Year celebration and managed amongst
the busyness to find some time for yourselves.
2018 is now upon us and in
the Church has got off to a busy and hopeful start.
As you may recall last year I asked about what
you felt the Church should be doing to provide something for the many people
who don’t necessarily feel that the normal round of Church services is
something they want to engage with. I can’t say that the suggestions were
overwhelming but those conversations I did have with people highlighted that
for some the services were too formal and staid whilst others felt that more
needed to be provided for our youngest people and their families, especially
when those families were unfamiliar or indeed uncomfortable with formal
therefore saw the launch of what we hope will be two regular services.
On 6 January between 3pm and
5pm (and on the first Saturday of every month at those times) the benefice
‘Messy Church’ launched at Wateringbury Church for children from all the
Churches in the Benefice. There was a really encouraging start with lots of
families attending. I know some of you will be unfamiliar with
Messy Church so here’s a summary of some of the things it involves:
Church is a form of church for children and adults that involves creativity,
celebration and hospitality.
primarily for people who don't already belong to another form of church.
typically includes a welcome, a long creative time to explore the biblical
theme through getting messy; a short celebration time involving story, prayer,
song, games and similar; and a meal together at tables. All elements are for
people of all ages, adults and children.
a church for people at all stages of their faith journey and of any age
if you think this is something you might want to be involved in then please go
along in February and join in.
The second service
(SOS) at East Malling, again for the whole
benefice, was on the 21 January at 7pm
so it will have taken place by the time you read this but they will be taking
place regularly. This service promises a time of modern worship, prayer and
reflection and is intended for those who like less formal worship although
everyone is welcome.
So as you can see a busy time lies
ahead of us and I hope to see you at one of the services on offer across the
three Churches. Rev Nick Williams