Easter Hope Apple

Derek writes: On Good Friday 20 of us gathered at Sharpthorne Hall to mark this special day when we remember the death of Jesus on the cross. We made Easter Hope Apples a Good Friday equivalent of the Christingle, a familiar symbol of our Christmas celebrations. The Apple tells us a story. The Apple is … [Read more…]

Flowers for Easter

Derek writes: My Mum, Bless Her, loved flower arranging in all shapes & sizes, from pedestals, trays & vases in Church, to wedding bouquets, posies & button holes. She was adept at making the most of all sorts of materials, foliage, flowers & seed heads. My mum died recently and of course it has got … [Read more…]

CWP and Posies

Derek writes: A double header today. We had a practice run for the posie making for Mothering Sunday. 2.0 p.m. at St. Margaret’s Church on Saturday 18th March @ 2.0 p.m. please do come along to help. This week’s Working Party consisted of 7 of us, clearing round one of the Yew trees, splitting snowdrops … [Read more…]

Pancake party

Derek writes: Pancake day is always a good excuse for a party and that’s what we did at the Sharpthorne Hall on Tuesday Evening. 46 of us, equal numbers of Adults and Children made Easter related crafts, tossed pancakes, played “ Happy Family pan cakes”, “Musical Pancakes “ & a rendition of The Hokey Cokey. … [Read more…]

Winter sun

Derek writes: Seven of us enjoyed working in the North East corner of the Churchyard on a bright sunny Monday afternoon.We raked & bagged up leaves, pruned shrubs, cleared away unwanted ivy and scrubbed head stones & memorials.A good job done, thank you. If you’d like to join the Churchyard Working Party, and help keep … [Read more…]