Ladies Friendship Circle
Our speaker on March 22nd was Pat Wadd. Pat told us about her work with rescuing hedgehogs. Some came because they were injured, others because they were too small to survive the winter. Winter was her busiest time as she could have as many as one hundred to look after.
Pat told us some amusing stories of telephone calls she has from people wanting her to collect hedgehogs that were in trouble.
Pat brought a hedgehog to show us and also several items for sale to raise money for their keep.
On Monday 10th May our meeting was called Taste and Try organised by Janet Burgin.
Four very different drinks to try then two different starters, one with salmon, the other with tuna. The main course was Coronation Chicken with couscous full of many sorts of vegetables.
The desserts were Banoffee Pie and Frangipane with apple and blueberries.
We finished with biscuits and sweets.
Everything was homemade and absolutely delicious. For those interested the recipes were available! A thoroughly enjoyable evening!
Two Rivers Mission Partnership
Saturday (11th May) saw the commissioning of the new Two Rivers Mission Partnership by Bishop Tim, see picture above. Around two hundred people gathered from across the new partnership for the inauguration in Birstall Parish Church, which was preceded by people walking in pilgrimage from each of the ten member churches. These churches are a combination of the Fosse Team (Syston, Barkby, Thurmaston, East Goscote, Queniborough, Thrussington, Rearsby and Ratcliffe on the Wreake) and Birstall and Wanlip. The name reflects the geographical location across the valleys of the rivers Soar and Wreake, a theme picked up both in the service and the new partnerships vision to “flood the communities we serve with the Good News of Jesus Christ.”
On Sunday 30th June our new curate Jackie Bullen will be ordained Deacon at Leicester Cathedral at 10.30am. We look forward to meeting her and welcoming her to Syston.
An American ordinand will be with the Fosse Team from late May until the middle of August. He will be ordained deacon in New York on 15th May and is coming to us as he completes the course that he is undertaking at the New York Seminary.