Please see articles below about what's happening in and around our churches
News from the Parishes
News at Ampney Crucis Church
In 2023, we are seeking to make permanent the arrangements at the back of Ampney Crucis Church - where we have temporarily 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. By keeping the other six bench pews and using some light weight moveable chairs, we are not losing any seating capacity when we need it for large congregations. We propose to sell the six bench pews, which have been in storage for the last five years. Public Notices have been put up at Ampney Crucis Church; and if anyone wants to formally object to the proposals, they may do so by writing to: The Diocesan Registrar, Narrow Quay House, Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA by 5th February 2023.
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. A copy of the Conservation Report is on display in the church. We now need permission from the Diocese for a 'Faculty' (ie ecclesiastical planning permission). Public Notices have been put up at Driffield Church; and if anyone wants to formally object to the proposals, they may do so by writing to: The Diocesan Registrar, Narrow Quay House, Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA by 22nd February 2023.
Poulton Holiday Club for children - Summer 2023
We are thinking about having a Summer Holiday Club for children during a week in August. Plans are at a very early stage - if you have any ideas or suggestions, please do let us know! Thank you.