Bring your friends to look at the displays, to enjoy lunches, coffee and tea in the Café, to listen to the musical performances from the band (Saturday lunchtime), the choir (Saturday evening) and the barrel organ (Monday lunchtime) and to pack the church to the doors for our services (including Choral Evensong on Friday, Saturday AND Sunday at 6pm). We’ve got two special guest preachers: Fr Tom Lilley on Ascension Day at 7.30pm, and Bishop David Gillett on the Festival Sunday at 10am. We’d love to see as many people as possible…
…and we need YOUR HELP with particular areas:
We’ll need stewards in the church for the four days of the Festival in three sessions: 9.30am to 12 noon, 12 noon to 2.30pm, 2.30 to 5pm. Each session needs three stewards. Identification sashes will be available. Please tell Fr Martin or Margaret Smith if you are willing, or sign the list at the back of the church.
2. THE FESTIVAL CAFÉ
The Café is under the management of Pat Buttolph, but she is not an octopus and cannot do it on her own. Again there’ll be a rota system for three sessions a day: 10am to 12 noon, 12 noon to 2.30pm, 2.30 to 5pm. Help will be needed preparing food and drink, serving and washing up. We’ll also need help serving drinks after the evening services on Thursday and Sunday and at the concert on Saturday night. Ring the Church Office (454977) if you can help.
We cannot have too much publicity. There are posters and flyers available at the back of the church – take as many as you can and get them displayed wherever you can.
4. SMILE FOR THE CAMERA!
For one of the displays we need photos of as many members of the Church Family as possible. Please drop a photo of yourself (postcard-sized) into the Office if you possibly can… and if we don’t get enough we’ll be going round with the camera on a Sunday morning!
5. ALL THINGS FLORAL
We’d welcome lots of good quality greenery from your gardens. Bring it to church on the Wednesday or Thursday. We’d also appreciate the loan of old baby baths or large bins (clean, labelled) for soaking oasis. If you’re free on Wednesday/Thursday, come to church and we’ll find a job for you decorating and getting the Festival ready! You don’t need to know anything about flowers!
6. CAKES PRESERVE US
Home-baking sells like, well, hot cakes. To keep the Café supplied we’ll need large and small cakes – bring them any time from Thursday onwards. Or could you make some jam for the preserves stall? If you’d prefer to make marmalade, tins of MaMade are available near the church door for you to take away and make up: if you like, add (e.g.) some lemon zest or peel or some Scotch to give it a little twist. Homemade preserves are always popular so we’d like lots!
Thank you all for your help and support: let’s all pull together for a really excellent weekend