Essex CO7 6DE
Tel: 01206 322136
EASTER REMEMBRANCE LILIES
If you would like to buy some lilies in memory of someone, to be arranged in church for Easter Sunday, please send your order to the vicarage.
Simply place the cost of the lilies (£2.50 each) in an envelope with your name and telephone number on the front.
The final date for ordering is MON 21ST MARCH 2016.
If you have any queries, please contact Helen Sims (01206 321286).
Sally Gotelee writes:
I am deeply grateful for the very generous gift on my retirement from the organisation of flowers in Dedham Church. It has been a pleasure and privilege to do this for more than twenty years. I have been splendidly supported and hope Helen will enjoy it as much as I have.
FLOWER CO-ORDINATOR REQUIRED
Sally Gotelee writes:
When the Christmas decorations are put away at the beginning of January, I shall retire from co-ordinating the flower arranging at Dedham Church.
I have thoroughly enjoyed the time over twenty years, but it is time for a younger volunteer to come forward with energy and new ideas.
The flower arrangers and helpers could not be more generous and supportive - they are great to work with.
Following Wendy Sarton taking over from Barbara Ward organising the wedding flowers, we now need a new co-ordinator to replace me and support Wendy.
Please contact either Sally Gotelee on 322652 or the office on 322136 if you are interested.
Lilies in Memory
Sally Gotelee writes
Thank you to everyone who gave lilies last year in memory of a relative or friend.
Anyone who would like to give some this year, please send your order to Sally Gotelee, Whalleys, Dedham Road, Stratford CO7 6AL.
The lilies will be £2 each, the same as last year, and the final date for ordering is Monday, 30th March
The Churchwardens write
On 29 January, the PCC met with Colchester’s Bishop Roger, Archdeacon Annette and our Rural Dean, Guy Thorburn, at Dedham School.
Following this, the PCC held a meeting in the Vicarage on 3rd February when the Parish Profile in its final form was considered and unanimously approved. This has now been sent to the Dedham Ecclesiastical Trust (technically the patron of the living on this occasion). It has also been sent to the Bishop, Archdeacon and Rural Dean, requesting advice on the next move as the PCC wish to work together with the authorities for the appointment of a strong leadership in the form of a new vicar.
We will do out best to keep you all informed of any progress.