Harvest Services, 4th October

Dear Friends,

It was wonderful to be able to celebrate the wonders of God’s Creation, and his bounty to each one of us, in our two Harvest Festival services this last Sunday, in St. Mary, Orston in the morning, and St. John of Beverley, Whatton, in the afternoon. Both churches looked splendid – thank you so much to all who decorated them so beautifully, and also to Sarah and Deborah on the organ in the respective services, and the choirs for enabling us to participate in sung worship, even in these strange times.

Beautiful dahlias and other blooms by the pulpit, St. Mary’s Orston

The pulpit of St. John of Beverley, Whatton, gets in on the act too!

We also received some wonderful donations of non-perishable goods for Newark Women’s Aid and The Friary in West Bridgford, which have already been very gratefully received by the two charities. Remembering those less fortunate than ourselves not only in the local area, but also internationally, we also collected well in excess of £200 for the Christian charities, Tearfund and Christian Aid. Thank you all for your generous giving to those who lack so many things we take for granted.

Here’s the Harvest Order of Service:

and my sermon:


News of all our services during the rest of October and November are on our Cranmer Group homepage. Especially in the light of the worsening Coronavirus situation in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, and the need to keep one another safe by following hygiene and social distancing measures in our services, we’re continuing to ask you, if you plan to attend, please would you book your place for the service, in advance. Please contact Jade Blaylock, our Administrator, at thecranmergroup@gmail.com or 07526 603766, to reserve your place. Once again, this will help us to fit more people into the service; help us look after you better; and hopefully avoid us having to turn anyone away. This particularly applies to the Remembrance Sunday service in Whatton on November 8th, which we are sure will be very well-attended. Thank you all once again for your help with this.

With my very best wishes to you all, stay safe, and God bless,

Rev. Tim Chambers

The Cranmer Group
NEW E-mail: vicar@cranmergroup.org.uk   

NEW Tel: 01949 850523
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