Greetings dear friends on this chilly November afternoon
And so, we enter November a month redolent with Remembrance. All the Empty Chair names and those named on All Souls’ Day have now been gently laid on the altar.
The Valley is fortunate in having Acts of Remembrance in each village. Each act of remembrance will include the two-minute silence at 11am.
- Saturday 13th November 10.45 at East Garston War Memorial
- Sunday 14th November 10.45 at St Michael & All Angels War Memorial & Churchyard
- Sunday 14th November 10.40 at St James War Memorial
- In addition, there will be a 9 am service of Holy Communion at All Saints East Garston to which all are welcome. We are very blessed and exceedingly fortunate to be able to hold these. Thank you to all those who step up to the plate and make it possible for these Acts of Remembrance to take place.
Tomorrow morning at 9 am sees the War Memorial railings in Lambourn being strewn with poppies! Do come along and join in – you’d be very welcome! And if you’d like to find out more about remembrance activities in East Garston contact churchwarden Paul Tame, or in Eastbury contact their representative Fiona Drake.
This Sunday, the third before Advent (yikes – it is coming up quickly!) services are on the attached Pews News sheet along with the readings and prayers.
And finally, thanks to all those who helped in ay way to make All Saints’ Benefice Sunday in East Garston so very special – despite the ‘not a tornado’ conditions and fallen trees!
Our visiting preacher, Janet Proudman from Christchurch Cathedral wrote ‘ … Thank you for a simply wonderful time … it was a huge privilege to enjoy your generous hospitality, fellowship and to be with you in some of your work in the community … ‘
And of course, many thanks to the travelling minstrels Olivia, Pia and Lise (along with their chauffeurs!) who enriched the services at both All Saints and All Souls.
With prayerful best wishes