News from Pyrton – Jan 2015
Happy New Year to you all. Christmas was an enjoyable and sociable time in Pyrton and the mild weather encouraged good turnouts at all the events. Over 300 people attended the church services with the Children’s candlelit service once more proving to be a great success. Adults and children alike enjoyed singing carols at the Carol Service and in the Village Hall with the Watlington Band. For the second year local families decorated mini Christmas trees in each of the windows and with candlelight produced an atmospheric back drop for the services. Thanks go to everyone who helped to make these events so special.
We are now looking forward to the Annual Village dinner on January 30th – an evening when we can enjoy each other’s company and excellent food.
As plans are being made, 2015 looks like it will be another busy year with all of our favourite events. Preparations for the Fete on May 16th have begun – please come along to the planning meeting on February 10th to share ideas. We are hoping that this will be the most successful fete ever and thank Tim and Steph Anders for kindly offering us their garden as this year’s venue.
On March 13th the Village Hall is holding its annual Race Night. Please support us by buying horses and coming along on the evening. It is always great fun.
March 22nd is Daffodil Sunday and we hope that the wild daffodils will be in full bloom in the churchyard on that day. There will be a Benefice service at 10am followed by refreshments. Afternoon teas will be on sale in the Village Hall as usual from 2.30 – 4.30pm.
As always help is needed to keep our churchyard in good order and preserve it as a wildlife sanctuary. There will be a working party morning on Saturday March 7th to remove the weeds and brambles before they start to grow again. Please come along for even an hour to give us a hand. The more the merrier!!
With the help of our church architect, John Radice, exciting plans to refurbish the back of the church have been drawn up and submitted to the Diocesan Advisory Committee for approval, so that we can begin to raise the funds needed for this final project, estimated at £120K. If we are successful, we intend to instal a toilet, refurbish the kitchen and upgrade the heating and lighting – all changes that will make the church a more comfortable and useable space, fit for the 21st Century.
Once again I should like to thank you for all your help and support in 2014 and hope it will continue in 2015.