13th January 2022

Dear Friends

The New Year is always a traditional time for taking stock and reviewing the situation, to quote a famous song. 

On Sunday we continue with our Sunday concert series. Craig White (piano) and Craig McLaren (clarinet) will be playing pieces of Poulenc and Debussy please join us at 3pm. You can see further details of this concert in this e-bulletin.

On Sunday 30 January we will be focusing on our parish finances. Its been a tough couple of years and to be honest we are struggling a bit. As our treasurer Clive pointed out at this weeks PCC meeting it isn’t an expenditure problem, our expenditure has reduced, by far our largest commitment is the payment of £85,500 to the diocese of London, it is an income problem, as a few members have moved away so our regular income has reduced. It would be wonderful if you could make Sunday 30th January a priority to hear our plans for the future.

Talking of future plans we are hoping to begin a men’s group meeting initially for a quiz night at one of our local watering holes. More information and dates to follow.

We are also thinking about a ladies lunch and cinema club, again more information be provided in the next few weeks.

Finally, we have decided to install a defibrillator on the outside wall of St Denys. We have created a Justgiving page, in order  to attract funding from the local authority we need indications of local support. Please read Heather’s piece below.  

God Bless

Simon