Tours on Saturdays
During the summer there has been a tour of the church at 2.00 pm on the first Saturday of each month
for which we have charge £5 per head and provided tea/coffee. There has been a smattering of visitors each time including
one time the local MP who was kind enough to include it on Twitter. As the church is cold in the winter months, the last of
these tours will be in October and we will then evaluate whether to do it again next summer. The plus is that it enables people
just to turn up rather than book ahead. If you have any feedback or questions, do email us via Pippa on email@example.com
For Harvest we love the church to be full of the smell of fruit and flowers,
but we also know the difficulty of disposing of them afterwards. Please could you bring us something fresh from your garden
or farm either on the day itself or the day before, and then remove them (give them away/swap them) after church.
Churchyard Working Party
Weather permitting - If you can give us
an hour or so on Saturday 13th October, any time during the morning, we would love to see you with clippers, loppers, edgers
etc. The churchyard is fairly tidy, but October is a good time to pull down ivy from the trees, root up any unwanted sycamore
trees that have planted themselves in graves and cut back hanging branches. Bring a barrow or tarpaulin as well if you can.
Last year we tried holding the Memorial
Service separately from the morning worship and it seemed to work well enough to repeat. Please let us have names of your
beloved dead whom you would like remembered and they will be read out on the day and a candle lit in their memory.
The Festival started with a traditional
Evensong for the whole Benefice with a well-rehearsed choir and a visiting preacher, Canon Stewart Jones. The following day,
Bank Holiday, was not particularly warm, but everyone worked immensely hard and the net proceeds were £1712 for which
we are very grateful. Thank you to everyone who came and everyone who helped.
There is a Remembrance book in Tong Church.
If anyone would like to have the name of a departed loved one, who had a connection with Tong, entered into the book please
contact Anne Sadler on 01902 374438.