A new PCC has been elected; take a look at 'Who we are' on this web site to see the new members of the Parochial Church Council
As part of the 'Open Gardens Day' we will be selling plants at St Ippolyts Parish Hall to raise money for St Ippolyts Church. If you are dividing plants or planting seeds this spring we would be delighted if you could keep some for us to sell on our stall.
We are also considering selling secondhand garden / flower books. If you have any that you wish to dispose of please place them in a collecting box which will be at the back of the Church. Thank you
After 9 years as Churchwarden Roger has decided to let others take over the important role as Churchwarden in our Church. At the Annual Parochial Church Meeting today (26th April 2015) Revd Ann paid tribute to the work that Roger has carried out for St Ippolyts Church not only as Churchwarden but all the additional duties he has taken under his wing. Roger has been a common sight in his boiler suit climbing up a ladder to replace light bulbs, clean gutters and carry out regular inspections of the church fabric. Roger has always been on hand to supply warming mead after Christmas Carol services, breakfast after Ascension Day services, Bar-B-Que s at various times throughout the year, a careful hand to ensure our clock is working properly etc, etc, the list of jobs is endless.
Of course Roger is not leaving us, he is carrying on into his 26th year on the PCC, Yes 26 years! Will he ever retire?
Michael Hooper who carries on as Churchwareden together with Jane Veasey posed the question that whilst Roger had been magnificent in all the roles he had carried out, had he kept the congregation and Vicar under control, a very important role of any Churchwarden?
Roger was presented with a Arthur Sibun painting of our church as a gift from the congregation showing the appreciation all had for his sterling work.
Yes a big thank you to Roger!!
Support Jars of Change this Lent and turn your small change into safe water.
Our Lent Appeal this year in our Benefice of St Ippolyts with Great and Little Wymondley will be for the charity Water Aid. See www.wateraid.org/uk/lent for more details and to watch a video about their work and Lent Appeal.
Water Aid asks us - could you go without safe water for 40 days? No one should have to go without safe clean water. This year will you donate the money you save by giving something up for Lent to help bring safe, clean water to communities around the world?
Try swapping tea, coffee or soft drinks or beer for the clean tap water we have in the UK. Collect the money you save in a jar and bring it on Sunday 19th to St Ippolyts Church or Sunday 12th to Great Wymondley church, both services will be at 9.30am, You could have a different jar for each member of the family and see who raises the most!