Notes from Withyham with Blackham Church Parochial Church Council Meeting
At the Annual Parochial Church Meeting on Monday 29th April, Richard Carden retired as a Churchwarden after six years; his successor, joining Antony Cumberland, is Richard Halcrow.
Ali Hunnam takes over as PCC Secretary in place of Gilly Halcrow and Miriam Boobier succeeds Donald Yonge as Parish Safeguarding Officer.
In addition to the above, who are all now on the Parochial Church Council, the following also continue as members of the PCC:
Ex-Officio: James Campbell (Rector), Elizabeth Parish (Reader) and Janice Yonge (Deanery Synod).
Elected: Anne Barker (Treasurer), Robert Clark, Janet Funnell, Paul Radford, Sue Schooling, Meg Stafford, Neil Watson, Nick Wells and Piers Wilson.
Sun. 30th June - 11.00am: Holy Communion, Blackham
Sat. 6th July - 2.00pm: Church Fete, Buckhurst Park Cricket Ground
Sun. 21st July - 11.00am: Pet Service, outside the Rectory, Withyham
A Pet Service will be held again outside The Rectory, Withyham on Sunday 21st July at 11.00am.
Animals of all shapes and sizes are welcome.
Please ensure that your pet remains secure during the service by bringing them in a suitable cage, on a lead etc; Last year we had lots of dogs: one of them took an overactive interest in a visiting racing pigeon and had to be taken to one side.
If your pet would rather stay at home, is ill or even has died recently, why not bring a photograph along?
On 5th May, the baptism took place at St. Michaelís Church, Withyham of
Ella Tracy Tue BLAKE, daughter of Philip and Oriel.
On 24th May, the wedding took place at St. Michaelís Church, Withyham
between Christopher James TOLHURST and Cara Bevin EVANS.
On 26th May, the wedding took place at St. Michaelís Church, Withyham
between Alexander Thomas PADLEY and Lara Louise PEDDER.
On 1st June, the wedding took place at St. Michaelís Church, Withyham
between John Patrick David BURNS and Helen Laura WIGHAM.
On 8th June, the wedding took place at St. Michaelís Church, Withyham
between Stephen James SHARP and Kate Francesca BROMLEY.
On 21st June, the wedding took place at St. Michaelís Church, Withyham
between Samuel Mark FARROW and Esther Jade TIDY.
On 22nd June, the wedding took place at t. Michaelís Church, Withyham
between Jacob (ĎJakeí) John McCONVILLE and Rachel Lee CECIL GURNEY.
On 7th June, the funeral took place at St. Michaelís Church, Withyham
of Elizabeth Rosemary ĎPenelopeí CARDEN, aged 76. Her ashes were interred in the Churchyard on 10th June.
On 21st June, the service of thanksgiving took place at St. Michaelís Church, Withyham for Sheila Elizabeth WATERS, aged 88.