St. Nicholas' Church, East Grafton
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|17th March 2013||11am||Parish Communion|
|24th March 2013||11am||Palm Sunday|
|31st March 2013||11am||Easter Service and Holy Communion|
|7th April 2013||11am||Holy Communion|
|14th April 2013||6pm||Evensong (please note different time)|
|21st April 2013||11am||Holy Communion|
|28th April 2013||11am||Family Service|
Stir Up Sunday at Saint Nicholas.
Rev. Michael McHugh at Stir-up Sunday.
After the success of last year, we again celebrated the making of Christmas puddings on 'Stir up Sunday' the last Sunday of November. Rev. Michael Mchugh took a very entertaining family service in the Coronation Hall, where with the help of Sue Brady, the pudding was stirred (East to West) by all.
The service was followed by a successful gift fair and cafe where a spot of shopping, the delicious beef baps and soup were enjoyed by many.
Over £700 was raised for St. Nicholas Church which is fantastic.
Jubilee Service at Saint Nicholas.
On Sunday 3rd June, at a special service of hymns, prayers and readings, 112 people celebrated The Queen's Diamond Jubilee in St. Nicholas' Church. The five villages which comprise the parish - East Grafton, West Grafton, Wilton, Wexcombe and Marten - were all represented and the congregation, led by Chris Stock from Chute, sang the patriotic hymns with great enthusiasm - enthusiasm very much inspired by the splendid solo singing of Nick Evans. Many people expressed the wish that this sort of service should become an annual event. A crab-apple tree was planted in the churchyard after the service by children of the parish - of whom there seemed to be dozens in church - and then the whole congregation moved down the Green to the Coronation Hall where champagne and 'nibbles' were enjoyed by all, the champagne generously donated by Bill Clemence and Ronnie Pearson. After a short speech in which he remembered his role as a young lieutenant at the coronation in 1953, Mike Walsh gave the Loyal Toast which was followed by three cheers for Her Majesty. It was a day which we will remember with gladness for a long time.
Martin Butt, Church Warden
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