Licensing Ceremony at St Swithin's for in-coming
Revd David Bevington and Revd Clive
Leach were formally licensed to conduct services at St Swithin's
during an afternoon Evensong service held at the church. Since the
retirement of Revd Andy Yorke last year, Revd Bevington and Revd Leach
have conducted services at St Swithin's in a caretaker role. Read on
for full story
Fermer receives award for 25 years dedicated work at St Swithin's
Reproduced by kind courtesy of the
IOW County Press
Averil Fermer is pictured receiving her
award from Diane Andrews and High Sheriff Nick Hayward. Averil has
lovingly tended St Swithin's churchyard for 25 years and encouraged
some unusual flowering species.
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the full story and photos
Churches Together West Wight
supports a youth worker, Emily Fallick, who is involved with the
Churches Together West Wight Youth Project. Emily is doing a good job
in contacting the younger population and bringing them together in a
Letter has been produced by Emily for February 2014, outlining
current activities and achievements for the CTWW Youth Project. Do
take a few minutes to read this informative broadsheet which
illustrates with words and photos the excellent work that's being
performed by Emily and her Youth Project colleagues.
to read the February 2014 Newsletter.
New Events in Thorley
If you have an event
in Thorley that you would like me to mention in future months, please
let me know by 12th of the preceding month –
email@example.com – and I shall be delighted to try to help.
Please peruse our
latest Events list.
Mrs Tattlemouse Reports
Ornithologists and anyone who
is a devotee of our feathered friends will delight at Mrs T's
observations of birdlife in and around Thorley and its wooded
A Christmas Celebration
On December 17th, an informal gathering is being organised at
St Swithin's. This will include input from folk groups who will
present poetry readings and story telling. And there will singing with
a Christmas theme and no doubt some liquid refreshment.
The church will be decorated for Christmas in time for this
event, and on Thursday 19th December at 6 pm we will hold our annual
Christmas Carol Service with minced pies and mulled wine to follow -
The new facilities at St Swithin's incorporated within the
beautifully re-structured Vestry were officially declared open on
Sunday 10th November. They comprise a well equipped kitchenette, a
toilet with full disabled capability, and an office area.
These new facilities will make a profound improvement to the
functional usability of St Swithin's and open up many opportunities
for popularising the church and building up congregation numbers.