Open Garden Teas
Sunday 22nd April was the first sunny day for a long while and resulted in a good number of visitors to the Blockley gardens on show. Consequently the demand for tea and cake was great resulting in nearly £500 being taken. Accolades flowed as to the quality of the home made cakes on offer. A great big thank you to all who baked, served and washed up - an excellent team effort.
Proceeds after deduction of the NGS percentage are being shared between the church and the Blockley Co-operative Association.
Daily Mail Online news report of 11 March 2018 that “Sick thugs in graveyard
rampage, smash graves of Polish soldiers and airmen who battled Hitler” in
Blockley Cemetery is not true.
large branch from a Scots Pine came down on the graves in recent bad weather
and caused the damage to the stone crosses which mark the Polish graves.
Blockley Parish Council has already removed the branch and is actively
exploring how to appropriately repair the grave markers.
fake news has upset both local residents and those whose loved ones are buried
in the Polish area of Blockley Cemetery. The police are involved, and we
are waiting for the Daily Mail to remove the article and publish an apology.
Junior Church and more.....
Our church in Blockley is growing, and with growth comes opportunity and challenge.As a result a Junior Church is to be introduced on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month.
The new Second Sunday@Six , is a service for those looking for something different. Candles reflection , prayer and music, and a quiet space to meet with God. Do join us.
Please help us to support the valuable work this local organisation does to end homelessness. Click this link to find out more about their work.
Children and Youth Worker
The Vale and Cotswold Edge Team Ministry are delighted to announce that Amy Todd has been appointed as the Children and Youth Worker for our Team. She took up her duties in January, and is initially working part-time. Over time she will run Christian clubs in all our schools and be part of our church and village communities. We warmly welcome her and her family to this new role.
The Home Group
For more information please contact Ginny Williams-Ellis (01386 700883) or Marie Hildreth (01386 700472).
The latest series of Father Brown has just come to screen. Whilst out of necessity the BBC had to find new locations for some of these episodes, Blockley church is still featured. So too is actor Lucy Dale - for many years a resident in the village .
The BBC are filming a further series starting in Blockley church in May.
There is to be a Deanery Confirmation Service at Blockley at 6pm on Sunday, 10th June.
Confirmation classes will be held on Sunday evenings, 6th, 13th, 20th,and 27th May in the Church Room. All are welcome, even if tyou aren't sure you want to make any commitment to faith by the end of the meetings! Speak to Dane for further details.