Following the success of the joint Spring lunch in May, it was decided to join up once again. There was an excellent choice of casseroles and delicious puds followed by cheese, biscuits and coffee. There was a raffle and produce stall and everyone went home feeling very satisfied!
The earth has yielded its produce; God, our God, blesses us.
With grateful thanks to the very talented ladies who arranged the beautiful harvest flowers.
On Sunday 14th July All Saints’ Church was treated to a fabulous concert by the Boys’ Choir of Monaco Cathedral. This really was very special and we were so fortunate that the boys were able to fit us in to their busy UK schedule. The choir of 27 boys, under the expert guidance of Pierre Debat, performed a wide repertoire including pieces by Brahms, Saint-Saens and Couperin. Towards the end, the audience was encouraged to join in with Parry’s Jersusalem and finally the concert finished with the well known ‘Do-Re-Mi’ from The Sound of Music. The choir were then heading towards Aberdeen via Leeds. Bravo Boys! A brilliant evening and many thanks to Janet Redler Travel for allowing the choir to visit Shropshire!
A very civilised afternoon tea was held on a Saturday afternoon in May!
A very successful Spring lunch was held at Weston Lullingfields Village Hall. This was a joint function organised by Weston and Baschurch but welcomed members from all 3 churches and members of the local community.
A group of creative children joined in with some Ready, Steady, Stick activities on the theme of light. Mini lighthouses were produced along with decorating firework lollipop biscuits. Some children helped to carve out pumpkins, decorate jars and then light them with battery power tea lights as well as threading bracelets with luminous glow in the dark beads.
As you can see from the photos below I think that everyone had fun - they definitely all made a mess!
On Saturday 29th September Shrewsbury Concert Band came to All Saints’. A member of the audience described it as ‘a delightful evening’ and it seems that everyone enjoyed themselves. The band played a wide range of music to cater for everyone’s taste - young and old! I would like to thank them for performing free of charge and I know that members travelled from as far as Shifnal and Market Drayton. Including the raffle a sum of £717 was raised. We are grateful to everyone who supported this event.
All Saints’ Baschurch beautifully decorated for the recent harvest celebrations! Thank you to the talented group who put this all together!
Members of All Saints' Choir decided to take part in the Shropshire Historic Churches Ride & Stride on bikes. The Trust had donated generously to the recent tower restoration. A total of 20 miles was covered and churches visited were Baschurch, Little Ness, Ruyton XI Towns, Great Ness, Shrawardine & Montford. Many thanks to all those who sponsored us. A fun day was had by all, helped by the delicious refreshments that were provided by the various churches!
On Sunday 1st July members of the Benefice of Baschurch and Weston Lullingfields with Hordley welcomed the Bishop of Shrewsbury Mark Rylands to All Saints' Baschurch.
It was an exciting morning for all, as our much loved and hard working curate Deborah Coatsworth was to be licensed as Associate Minister. Over the past five years Deb has worked so hard to reach her goal - she was working full time as a midwife at the start of her training as well as being a wife and mother. To add to this she also steered us all through the interregnum before Linda was appointed. We were all thrilled to share this special service with Deb and her family and amongst the gifts she was given were a beautiful stole and a delicious birthday cake masterminded by Mary Cox and her daughter Emily. At the end of the service a presentation was made to Bishop Mark who is leaving his Shrewsbury post to return to parish ministry in Devon and Linda wished him well and thanked him for the support he has given our parishes during his time as Bishop of Shrewsbury.
The half termly session of Ready Steady Stick took place at half term. A happy gang came along and decorated flame biscuits, made windmills and kites, glitterized candles and lots more!
During the February half term there was another session of 'Ready, Steady, Stick', where 23 children took part in various craft activities following the theme of journeys.