ACORNS April 2017 PDF format
ACORNS April 2017 MS WORD format
Church News: April 2017
Church e-mail list: If you are not on this list and
would like to be added please give Mike your e-mail address and then you will
receive church and benefice news electronically.
Acrise Remembered: This portrait of an East Kent
village by local residents was produced by Stephen Scoffam in 2016 and is
available in the church or from Sue or Mike Prebble for £3.
Brief Report: Elham Valley Group Ministry
Prayer and Fellowship Week. Sunday 12th March until Sunday 19th
event was a great success and, as people came to know each other, gained
momentum as the week progressed. We
thank Jane and Peter for planning the week and those responsible for organising
the worship and providing the delicious refreshments at the different
churches. A chat, with chips, at the
Jackdaw after the Denton service was much enjoyed, as was the lunch at the
traditional country pub, the Cat and Custard Pot, after worship at
Week gave us an opportunity to visit other churches in the two benefices, some
of which we may not have been in before; it enabled us to experience a variety
of styles of worship some very different to what we are used to; we learnt and
understood more about the circumstances and activities of the different church
communities and above all we made new friends.
While the Group Ministry is in its infancy many of those involved in the
week felt that the foundations for cooperation in ministry and mission had been
laid. It was not the sort of event to
give one spiritual indigestion, though with all the food and drink physical
indigestion was a risk; it was spiritually uplifting and an enjoyable
Tuesday 21st March: PCC
Annual General Meeting in the church at 7.00pm
the evening with a service of Compline in memory of John Coleman, giving thanks
for all that he and Janet did for us.
officers elected for 2017/18:
Simon Smith and Martin Bradley
members of the PCC were thanked for their hard work throughout 2016/17; a busy
year with many changes but also a successful year. We thank Chris Gannon for his valuable
contribution as Church Warden over the past four years and are delighted that he
will continue to be a member of the PCC and our church community.
Important Dates for 2017
Saturday 29th April: Shepway Singers in church
starting at 7.00pm.
Sunday 21st May: Rogation Sunday - Beating the
Bounds starting at10.00am (after the 8.45am service). We will be walking the northern part of the
End of May/Beginning of June: Cream Tea Afternoon. Date to be confirmed.
Sunday 2nd July: Patronal Breakfast after the
9.30am Holy Communion.
Saturday 5th and
Sunday 6th August: Acrise Flower Festival. We would welcome any help with jam making for
the produce stall or sewing/knitting for the fancy goods stall. Nearer the time we will be asking for help
with other aspects of the Flower Festival so that we can ensure that this popular
community event continues. Any offers of help or enquiries please ring Sue or
Mike on 01303844640 or e-mail mike.prebble@btinternet or email@example.com.
Bettine Young (Betty) 09/03/24 –
of you know Betty’s funeral was held at St Martin’s Acrise on Thursday 23rd
March. Betty first came to a service in
the church in 1940 when it was full of soldiers on their way to France and she
used to tell us that she often wondered what became of them. She has been closely associated with St
Martin’s since then, being Church Warden for 30 years and, with her husband,
Eric, established the annual Flower Festival, among many activities. She was well known in the area and belonged
to many organisations. We give thanks
for her long and fulfilled life. Sue
will be writing a tribute to Betty in a future Church News and we plan to have
a display to celebrate her life at this year’s Flower Festival.
Can we particularly
remember in our prayers: Betty Young, recently deceased, June Bayley and
family, June Moore, Ken Percival.