We are very pleased that the knitting group from Helsby High School will be involved in decorating the church garden for the craft fair in November and have been practising by making items for their school garden!
If you would be willing to donate a ball (or part ball) of wool of any colour for the girls to use in the project could you please place it in the box to be provided in the hall.
We will need lots of flowers to make a really colourful display and it would be good to have as many people as possible involved. You can use any size needles you want as it will be good to have different size flowers. You can use any colour wool - the flowers can be all one colour or a mixture of different colours. If you wish you can use buttons to make the centre of the flowers. Please leave a long yarn tail so that we can use this to attach the flowers together.
On Friday June 21st Rev Denise was spotted in her front drive looking muddy and wet. What was she up to? Well, she was cleaning her drive in preparation for the Afternoon Tea and Garden Trail. She raced off to mow the grass just in time just in time for four gazebos to be erected on her lawns.
Saturday morning saw a steady stream of chairs, tables; scones and cakes arrive at the Manse. The forecast was poor and the sky was cloudy. Would all this preparation be in vain?
Happily, as you can see from the photos, the sun shone, the scones and strawberries were eaten and the garden trail was walked by many people of all ages. Some of the clues had us puzzled but Kathleen and Anne had produced an excellent trail and the gardens were lovely.
We visited the garden of a couple of alpine enthusiasts, enjoyed a peaceful oasis along the main road and I’m still wondering how many eggs a certain hen had laid in another garden! Congratulations to Pam for solving most clues.
Many thanks to everyone involved in making this such a successful event.
To view a picture of each garden plus the clue for that garden, you can view a PowerPoint document here kindly put together by Patricia Barnard, one of the Church Stewards:
Thanks to all who came along to support Ladies Group Summer Fair. A grand total of £800 was raised at this event, all of which will be sent to charity.
Ten people joined me as we explored being Amazed by God, and pondered on how that would make an impact in our lives as we considered in response how amazing we each are to God.
Pippa and Gary Jacobson kindly offered their home for the day, plus the beautiful grounds.
It is hoped to hold Quiet days regularly in the future. If anyone would be interested in joining us in the future, please get in touch with Rev'd. Denise.
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