We have a couple of events this month.
We held our coffee morning in the Parish Rooms on Saturday 16th February. Thank you to everyone who came and made it such a good morning. Julian Smith did us proud with an excellent local history display. I certainly found out a few things about Tollerton’s past. Thank you to everyone who made cakes, helped on the morning or who supported us. These events are always a great opportunity to catch up with friends.
On Tuesday 19th we held our ‘Knitathon’ in the Church Centre. Again the refreshments were excellent and we also had a great social time put to good use as we knitted tiny jumpers for ‘Fish and Chip’ babies. In Nigeria newborns leave hospital wrapped in newspaper as the parents are too poor to provide clothes for them.
On 1st March we are holding the annual Women’s World Day of Prayer at 7pm at St Peter’s. The service rotates round three local church each year; St Mary’s, Plumtree, the Methodists and us. It is our turn this year. Christian women all round the world use the same service and so it is a day of prayer. Refreshments will be served after the service.
For a few months I have been writing about the bulging wall in the churchyard as you approach the church. I regret the saga is not over yet, but we expect the work to start any day soon. The wall adjoining Tollerton Lane further along has been rebuilt and repaired and very nice it looks.
We are very sad to be saying goodbye to our two Readers, Jean and John Brown. Their daughter, Katherine, lives in Doncaster and they have decided to move nearer her to see more of their granddaughter. They have been members of the church at Tollerton for many years. John trained as a Reader first and Jean followed in his footsteps when she retired a few years ago. They have taken many services, covered for the rector during two interregnums, (periods when we were without a vicar) visited the sick and bereaved and contributed very fully to church life in all its many and varied aspects. We will greatly miss them but wish them great happiness in their new life.