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Click below for the Servers' Rota


ELHAM CHURCH SERVERS ROTA 2017

Team A

Team B

Team C

  • Jane    Bennett
  • Benjamin Sharp
  • Vacant
  • Vacant
  • Vacant

 

  •   Pat Webb
  • Margaret Keeble
  • Benjamin Sharp
  • Vacant
  • Vacant

Gerhard Blümmer

Jane Blümmer

Charles Blümmer

Sophie Blümmer

Sebastian Blümmer

 

TEAM DATES

January

February

March

April

1     A

5     C

5    A

2    B

8     B

12   A

12  B

9    C

15   C

19   B

19  C

16  A

22   A

26   C

26  A

23  B

29   B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May

June

July

August

7    C

4    A

2    B

6    C

14  A

11  B

9    C

13  A

21  B

18  C

16  A

20  B

28  C

25  A

23  B

27  C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September

October

November

December

3     A

1     B

5     C

3     A

10   B

8     C

12   A

10   B

17   C

15   A

19   B

17   C

24   A

22   B

26   C

24   A

 

 

 

31   B




 
Easter Paschal ceremonies

Please note: For special services some servers may need to be changed at short notice

    

SERVERS REPORT in 2016

The last year has seen some changes regarding the servers and in particular the early retirement of David Whitethread due to health issues.  David had been the chief server for many years and was intending to retire anyway at the end of 2015 after much sterling work in particular with young people and recruiting new adults.  In the absence of any volunteers, Reg Hoare agreed to come out of retirement as the Acting Chief Server until further notice.  He also continues in his role as the sole Elham Church representative on the local Chapter of the Guild of Servants of the Sanctuary.

The teams have been reduced from four to three due to the lack of numbers available to serve.  Team A has lost Lindsay Andrews for the time being but continues to enjoy the loyal attendance of Jane Bennett and young Benjamin Sharp who also appears (Sunday School allowing) in Team B.  Team A has been fortunate enough to recruit Carolyn Ernest-Jones.  Team B is also regularly served by Pat Webb and Margaret Keeble but there are two vacancies for any aspiring servers that may be out there.  Team C is of course the Blümmer family who turn out regularly every three weeks having travelled from Chilham.  Long may they continue to support us.

Of course, the early 8 o’clock service only requires one server and this is carried out on a separate rota of availability by David Whitethread (not completely retired), John Greg from Barham (a loyal and regular attendee) and Reg Hoare.  Richard Winfield stands by in an emergency but is not part of the rota. 

It only remains to say that the servers are working happily and enthusiastically with our new Priest and are quickly adapting to the subtle changes which are both inevitable and always good to avoid getting too set in their ways.

Reginald Hoare    Acting Chief Server     15th March 2016