The Wardens


From the Wardens Window

                    May God’s grace fill your heart and your home with blessings this Easter

He is risen! He is risen indeed!


It seems a long time since I wrote my last wardens window. Corinne and I had a fantastic experience touring both islands of New Zealand and finishing up in Singapore. When we returned we heard of the sad loss of Joy Taylor and at her funeral learnt much about her life, what a formidable lady.

The APCM was on 7th April where we heard that Garnet was standing down as church warden. I tried as much arm twisting as I could to get him to stay but to no avail. I was re-elected along with Jenny Lewis to be your church wardens for the next year. Welcome Jenny, I look forward to working with you, I did enjoy working and learning with Garnet, his wealth of knowledge knows no bounds and I am sure he will get fed up with me still asking questions!

As you know, my pet project is the church grounds at St Mark’s. I hope you all agree that the changes to the car park are for the better, the clearing on the left hand side and the removal and pruning of all the surrounding trees have given us more parking spaces.

I shall still be seeking volunteers to help tidy around the sides and rear of the building once the weather is better.

Well we have celebrated Easter in our usual efficient way thanks to Charles and Sheila. We started with Palm Sunday with Breakfast @ Nine, then the procession around the church, then head first into Holy Week and at last arrived at Easter Morning. May I wish you all a blessed Easter from myself and Corinne.

Our next event is Christian Aid Week, please support the Christian Aid lunch that Chris and Sarah work so hard to provide and helps with the giving of much needed funds for Christian Aid. Events like , Peartree Fellowship, Parish Lunches, the Oasis Community Café, and Breakfast @ Nine,  are all provided by volunteers to increase our fellowship and hands of friendship to others in our community and help to spread the Christian ethos of love.

The next Wardens Window will be the first from Jenny Lewis and I look forward to reading what she has to say.

And so finally, I would just like to say once again a special THANK YOU to Garnet and Dorothy for all their hard work over the many years and hope they can come to St Mark’s and just sit and enjoy the service without the many duties involved.


Doing your best is more important than being the best,

but remember

Trust is not something you win,

it’s something you build.


Derek Lewis






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