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Farewell Gift & Leaving Party for our Vicar
Be Burleigh writes
As you are all aware, our Vicar and Lecturer, Gerard Moate, will be leaving Dedham in January. As a Deputy Churchwarden I am organising a collection for his leaving present.
Cash, or cheques payable to Dedham Parish Church Fees a/c, should be placed in a sealed envelope and clearly marked ‘Vicar’s Farewell’ and may be given to me in person or left for my attention at the Parish Office in the Vicarage. I do hope that you will give generously to mark his twenty years in the village.
Thank you in advance for your gift.
We shall also be having a leaving party for Gerard in the Assembly Rooms on Sunday 18 January after his final service here. The 10.30 a.m. service will end at about 11.45 a.m.
All are welcome but please could many of you bring a plate of either savoury or sweet finger food, enough for about four people. You might combine with friends and make a larger plate. This should be left in the Assembly Rooms between 9 and 10 a.m. on the morning. A list will be on the board outside the choir vestry for your names and what you will be bringing.
If you don’t want to (or cannot) do this then a donation towards the drinks will be equally acceptable. This can be given to David Jewell, to David Druitt, or to me.
Thank you again.
At the last meeting of the Parochial Church Council Ruth Higginson kindly agreed to be the PCC Secretary, a role that has been vacant for some time. It will her responsibility to prepare the Council's agenda and to ensure that decisions made by the Council are carried out.
Welcome to the new Parish Secretary, Claire Arculus, who who will take over many of the duties that used to be done by Betty Cox.
Claire, who has worked in Human Resources departments, lives in Langham. To begin with she will be in the Parish Office on Tuesday and Thursday mornings between 9.30 and 11.30 a.m.
If and when this changes then it will be shown on the first page of the Parish Magazine.
MAGAZINE EDITOR REQUIRED
As this magazine was being prepared Katie Courts has given notice that, as a new mother, it be it will be the last edition for which she can be Editor.
Thank you, Katie for all the issues that you have prepared over the past year or so.
Is there someone in the Church or in the wider community, who who would be willing to take on this task?
Please get in touch with the Parish Office to find out more about what is involved.
Sunday 5 October will be the Harvest Festival Family Service - and this will be followed by a 'Bring and Share' lunch in Church.