The Saxtead Church Champagne Cleaning and Decorating Party was great fun and wonderfully supported by 16 kind people; 60 hassocks were washed, dried and put back under the lovely pews, now sweetly smelling of beeswax. Amanda tied pretty posies made with yellow ears of corn to the pew ends and the quantity of gourds, marrows, pumpkins, tomatoes, apples and whole branches of an ancient tiny pear variety, truly made the church a celebration of the harvest! The arch into the church was adorned with Virginia Creeper and the magnificent flower arrangements welcomed 22 people to our Revetts Sausage bap breakfast before the service, including little Elijah Speight, who was very helpful collecting service sheets and entertaining the dogs in the pew behind. It was a treat to sing hymns again, and so comforting to have both the bread and the wine for the first time since Lockdown.
Our Saxtead Ladies Coffee Morning was very well attended - 11 ladies met in the Old Mill House pub including Barbara Dring who founded the event so many years ago. Val handed out the decorations for the Saxtead tree in the Framlingham St Michael’s Christmas Tree Exhibition, (opens Saturday 4th December at 10am with a coffee morning and stalls, and singing from The Pop Chorus), and we discussed
the Christmas Fayre, to be held in The Threshing Barn, Green Farm on Sunday, 5th December in aid of Saxtead Church and Cancer Research. We also discussed events planned next year for The Queen’s Jubilee Celebrations - unanimous support was given for planting a tree for The Queen’s Canopy on the 3rd June, a tea party (hats will be worn) on Saturday 4th June, and a Jubilee Service on Sunday 5th.
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