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Over the past year we have been very busy creating new kneelers for the altar rails in St. Mary’s Church. On Sunday 26th November during the 11am service the four new kneelers for the altar rails will be installed.
The idea for the new kneelers came from discussion at the P.C.C., initially for one in memory of the late Mary Tustin. Like Topsy the idea grew to include new kneelers for the altar rail as well as the side chapel.
The foam cushions were purchased from Lebus, the designs on the canvas created by Bev Bunting – niece of the late Churchwarden Derek Bunting.
In August 2016 the make and sale group embarked on stitching the designs. Thankfully some of our group are expert stitchers and the rest of us willing followers. We endeavoured to meet weekly at each other’s homes to stitch – and bitch when the going got tough – and eat cake for encouragement! By July 2017 the last stitch was in place, the next step was to cover the foam and stitch a suitable backing in place, after seeking advice from Scunthorpe Embroiderers’ Guild we decided this was not such a daunting task as we had thought. Finally in August we had four completed kneelers.
Looking back, the task was at times daunting, arduous, frustrating but most of all great fun to get together and stitch, and we are proud to have produced a lasting legacy for all to see and use.
We would just like to finish with a comment made in the group for you all to ponder:
'If anyone spots a mistake in our work whilst kneeling at the altar, they aren't concentrating on their prayers!'
Wrawby St Mary’s PTFA needs the support of the local community to win funding from the Aviva Community Fund 2017. The PTFA is relying on votes to increase their chances of winning up to £25,000 to enable them to create a Reflection Garden and Forest School Area to be used by the pupils of the school and local community groups. Only projects with the most votes will become finalists, so additional support is vital.
The PTFA committee says “Our PTFA exists to provide closer links between home and school and it is an excellent way to bring staff, parents, family, friends and the local community together socially in support of the school, working towards a common goal.”
To get behind Wrawby St Mary’s PTFA and help make a difference in your local community, visit aviva.co.uk/ community-fund and submit your vote before 21st November 2017. For more information on the PTFA and this project, visit Wrawby St Mary’s PTFA Aviva Community Fund Application Facebook page.
Please spread the word through family, friends and work colleagues and get voting! Thank you for your support.
Soup lunches at the Village Hall will resume on Tuesday November 7th at 12.30 and for the following five Tuesdays.
Come along and join us and enjoy home-made soup, bread & cheese and home-made fruit loaf all for £2.50!
These lunches are open to everyone, so don't be shy give it a try!