Please see articles below about what's happening in and around our churches
News from the Parishes
New at Poulton Church
Poulton Holiday Club for primary school aged children - Summer 2023
We are planning a Summer Holiday Club for children during the first or second week in August. Plans are at a very early stage - if you have any ideas or suggestions, please do let us know! Thank you.
The new loo and kitchenette are now completed and the woodwork looks very fine indeed. Thank you to builders - Dawson and Marsh; and to those who sponsored this project. The work has been beautifully done and the facilities were well used on Easter Day!
News at Ampney Crucis Church
Take a Pew!
We now have permission to make permanent the arrangements at the back of Ampney Crucis Church - where we have removed six bench pews so we can have a more flexible space in which to have Baptisms with the congregation around the Font; are able to serve refreshments and have circulation space. We can now sell the six bench pews, which have been in storage for the last five years. Two are already sold. If you are interested in buying a pine bench pew, do let the Rector know.
Preaching Cross and Ancient Tombs - Repairs
The ancient tombs and preaching cross in the churchyard are now in need of conservation works. We have a Conservation Report on these monuments and are seeking grant funding for the works. We have obtained Scheduled Monument Consent from Heritage England for works to the ancient Preaching Cross; and are now seeking a Faculty from the Diocese of Gloucester. Public Notices are in the porch and on the church door. We hope works will start in September 2023. A copy of the Conservation Report can be found (click on red 'here') here:
News at St Mary's Church, Driffield
Two stained-glass windows on the south side of the nave are buckling and need to be repaired. We have obtained a 'Conservation Report' on the windows and are in the process of seeking grants and other funds to cover the costs. We have now obtained a Faculty for the work. We hope to undertake the works this summer.
Many thanks for those involved in providing two new purple curtains for the tower area at the east end of the church - they look wonderful and enhance the beauty of the building. They have arrived in good time for our first wedding in over 12 years in May! Thank you.