Revd Ann on holiday until 9th June, if you need a priest whilst she is away contact one of the churchwardens.
Kestrels are again nesting in our church tower and they have three young with two more eggs stiil to hatch. Together with Great Tits, Goldcrests, Blackbirds, Dunnocks and Robins all nesting within the confines of the churchyard we are having a great bird breeding season! Watch out for more news.
Once again an area near the South Porch will be left unmown from May until September to encourage wildflowers to develop and hopefully attract more butterflies to our churchyard. In addition another area at the South Easatern end of the churchyard will remain untouched with the same aim.
Look out for Speckled Wood butterflies in the churchyard they are becoming increasingly common.
By the way Great Tits, Robins, Blackbirds and Goldcrests are all nesting in our churchyard this year.
Hosted by Bob and Frani Williams 'The Friends of St Ippolyts Church' held a splendid money raising afternoon tea party at Maydencroft Manor on Wednesday 13th May. What with a wonderful selection of cakes, perfect weather, stalls selling greeting cards anda tour of the Manor everybody had a most enjoyable time. A big thank you to Bob and Frani for opening up their house and gardens to everyone.