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We celebrated the long service Norman has given St Margaret's, and indeed the whole Benefice, on Sunday 25th April at the APCM, as he retired as Churchwarden after 30 years. 

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  • Norman & Sandy, marking the occasion with fabulous cake from Teresa
    Norman & Sandy, marking the occasion with fabulous cake from Teresa
  • Presentation from Rev'd Kaz...
    Presentation from Rev'd Kaz...
  • ...and from Barbara
    ...and from Barbara
  • A card from the congrgation...
    A card from the congrgation...
  • ...and from the children
    ...and from the children
  • There they are
    There they are
  • So many lovely, heartfelt messages
    So many lovely, heartfelt messages
  • A real collaborative effort
    A real collaborative effort
  • Terrific poem from Lorna Biggs...
    Terrific poem from Lorna Biggs...
  • ...and prayers written by the children
    ...and prayers written by the children
  • We got as many as we could into the church
    We got as many as we could into the church
  • Yes, it really was as cold as it looks
    Yes, it really was as cold as it looks
  • Your new (shivering) Churchwarden
    Your new (shivering) Churchwarden
  • We all shared in cupcakes in the churchyard
    We all shared in cupcakes in the churchyard
  • So nice to see everyone
    So nice to see everyone
  • Social distancing means you need a wide camera lens!
    Social distancing means you need a wide camera lens!
  • The Laughing LeRossignols!
    The Laughing LeRossignols!
  • Rev'd Kaz, happy to make it through her first APCM with us!
    Rev'd Kaz, happy to make it through her first APCM with us!

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  • Setting up Boots on the Ground, to commemorate the
  • The children set about the task with great concent
  • Finishing touches.
  • Job well done!
  • It turned out to be a moving memorial that resonat

Sunday 29th September 2019 saw the end of another era in the long history of worship in St Margaret's Benefice, and St Margaret's Church in particular.  Our wonderful Reverend Diane Fawcett took her final service before walking down the aisle to start the next chapter of her life on her retirement adventure.  We will dearly miss her presence, but, as has happened numerous times since the Normans first built our magnificent village church, we will welcome a new incumbent in due course and continue the tradition of vibrant Christian worship and outreach in our community.

The pitcures below were taken at the final service and at the reception held in St Margaret's Village Hall.  What a motley bunch we are!  So many people wanted to express their gratitude for Diane's time with us at the end of the service.  The lovely pictures in the Children's Corner just emphasise what an important part of our church community the young people are.  There was such a lovely mix of all ages at the reception, demonstrating how important Diane has been to the whole demographic of our community - from the freshest newborn to our most senior of citizens, and we all enjoyed the chance to chat and reminisce a little over some delicious nibbles provided by Sandy & Co (and Terry was always lurking with the bubbly on hand!)  It was a fitting send off for a very special lady.