Friends of St. Botolph's

Friends of St Botolph's Parish Room

We are a friendly little group who meet on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month,

in the Parish Room, 1:30 to 3:00pm.

We have a lunch club on the fourth Thursday of the month

at 12 noon, tickets £3.

All welcome.

Just wanting to say how sorry we were that we were unable to have our VE Day afternoon tea, dedication of the war memorial benches and our entertainment with refreshments.

It is still on the agenda and tickets will be on sale when we have a date also when it is safe for everyone.  The hard work making the poppies and arranging the day will not be wasted .

It will be a lovely day and we'll meet again some sunny day.

So until then keep safe and take care

 


 

Queens Platinum Jubilee Celebration

As part of the celebrations for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee the Friends Of St Botolph’s decided to raise money to refurbish the two lamps either side of the church path. 

 

The lamps situated above the church path of St Botolph’s Church were donated in memory of Fred & Elizabeth Fox.  Elizabeth attended Church services and also Mothers Union regularly. When Elizabeth went to evening service she mentioned how dark it was and needed more lighting.  It was Fred & Elizabeth’s wish to get lamps so when they died, the lamps were donated.  The family organised this in memory of Fred & Elizabeth Fox, The Reverend A.E.Beaumont  was vicar at the time and he dedicated the lamps March 8th 1957.

 

There have been 6 generations of the couples family attended & still attending St Botolph’s Church.  Members of the family have always played active parts in the church by attending, supporting & helping with the upkeep.  We still have 3 generations attend our church currently, Dianne Wrigley with the late Derek Wrigley in the choir for 30yrs and Dianne a guide leader for more than 40yrs.  Dianne is the couple’s Granddaughter .  Then we have John Wrigley his wife Louise and 2 children Benjamin & Joseph .  John has been a Server, Acolyte & Crucifer for over 30yrs.  David lives in Bath with his wife and daughter, Jessica.  When David visits  he plays the organ for our service on occasion.  John & David are the sons of Dianne and the late Derek

 

The Lamps, now refurbished will be dedicated during The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee afternoon tea on 26 May.