The Wardens


From the Wardens Window


On Thursday 7th June Garnet and I, along with Dorothy, Corinne and Charles, travelled to St Mary’s, Winterborne Whitechurch for the Archdeacon’s visitation and commissioning of church wardens.

On arrival we were given a large white envelope containing some bedtime reading to bring us up to date with church matters, revised new faculty rules, reminders of Health & Safety guidance, Risk Management, Data Protection Regulations and of course Safeguarding.

The registrar  gave a description of the role of a churchwarden and the emphasis  that we must learn to delegate and seek assistance for the many tasks we would face.

Let us remember the young people of our parish at this time, as many of them would have been taking their SATS, GCSE, A Levels along with doing work experience and their Duke of Edinburgh awards. We wish Stephen Booth well on completing his Bronze DofE this month.

As we approach the summer holidays let us pray that all young people from this parish and all over the country are  kept safe. In the light of all the news regarding gangs and knife crime, we learnt this week of yet another member of our church St Pauls, Tottenham,  has lost her grandson to a knife attack.

We have repeatedly heard that this problem needs to be tackled, I fear that we are in danger of sounding like the “resounding gongs and clashing cymbals” to which St Paul refers to in his letter to the Corinthians (i-13) in other words, all talk and no action.


You cannot expect to stay on the right path if you are walking with the wrong people.

Have a joyous summer

Derek Lewis








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