Dear all,

First of all thank you one and all for the Lambourne Flower Festival. It involves an incredible amount of work behind the scenes and for many months to make it all happen. It also relies on people turning up on the day and enjoying themselves. Many people came in spite of the weather and there were many appreciative comments especially in coming to a live event after so much restriction. The final figure for the weekend is still being calculated and will be published next month, but in the meantime may we thank Abridge Florists, Lynda Beckford, Joan Goffin, Rosie Phillips, Joanne David and Margaret Evans, Lisa Stewart, Jo. Drew, Anne Banks, Wendy Moroney, Kim Lidlow, Lynda Barr, Zoe McGrath, Lyanne Clark, Wendy Chambers and Barbara Rix for their donations of skill and flowers. I write before the Stapleford Abbotts Festival.


However, we have enjoyed the first of what we hope will be regular visits to Lambourne Centre with a service and activities in the woods. Our Church around a camp fire will be on October 17th at 4.00pm. Watch this space.


We also have Tea at the Vicarage on Tuesday 10th August at 2.00pm and all are welcome to 1 The Poplars


From the registers. The wedding of Darren Cox and Catharine Stone was celebrated on Saturday 17th July at Lambourne Church and a very happy occasion it was. The Baptism of Sonny Lewis happened at Stapleford Abbotts on 31st July.


As we establish some sort of regular Sunday worship we are trying to enhance what we do and one way is by building up the choirs at both Anglican churches. At Stapleford Abbotts the choir is established but would welcome others. At Lambourne we are just beginning to see some interest. Would you like to either of them?





1, The Poplars, Abridge, RM4 1BB