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We were very busy at Holy Cross during the week leading up to Easter. 

We held a Holy Communion service in church for the Benefice on Tuesday in Holy Week. 

On Maundy Thursday we had our usual Agape Supper, when we met together to remember the Last Supper Jesus took with his disciples. 

On Good Friday morning we had an all-age craft morning.  This was very enjoyable as we made Easter hats and chickens; made bead crosses and painted colourful glass crosses and planted an Easter garden and several other things as well.  Later, the children hunted for Easter eggs around the Rectory Room. 

In the afternoon, we progressed round the church for a service to represent the journey Jesus made to his Crucifixion.

The church had a good congregation on Easter Sunday morning to celebrate the Easter message of the risen Christ.  This was a very happy service with the music group and Sunday school children attending.  The flowers made the church look beautiful after the sombre season of Lent.  The service was followed by refreshments and another Easter egg search for the children!  Thanks to all who made this a very special time for us.

Annual General Meeting of Holy Cross PCC

on April 12th

We were very pleased to welcome Rev, Chris Andrew to his first PCC meeting at Holy Cross.

There were reports from the Treasurer, who presented the accounts, Secretary, Junior Church, Deanery Synod reps, Wardens, Tower Captain, Parish Safeguarding Links and the Lay Chair.

The following appointments were made:-

Churchwardens – Margaret Hawkins and Christine Clarke

Assistant Wardens – Clive Lawton and Michael Lawton

Secretary – Shirley Carlin

Treasurer – John Culverhouse

Treasurer’s Assistant – Norma Heaver

Lay Vice Chair – John Culverhouse

Parish Safeguarding Coordinator (Child Protection) – Rosemary Taylor

Parish Safeguarding Coordinator (Vulnerable Adults) – Christine Clarke

Electoral Roll Officer – Shirley Carlin

PCC members – John Culverhouse, Eileen Wildsmith, Clive Lawton, Shirley Carlin,  Emmy Greaves, Michael Lawton, Carol Higgon.

Deanery Synod – Christine Clarke, Rosemary Taylor

Health and Safety Officer – Clive Lawton

Sidesmen – John Culverhouse, Kieran McCullough, Mike Lawton, Junior Church

Assistant Sidesman – Thomas Cashin

Auditor – Malcolm Clarke

Sacristans – Christine Clarke, Margaret Hawkins

Standing Committee – Margaret Hawkins, Christine Clarke, Clive Lawton, Shirley Carlin (Secretary),  John Culverhouse, Eileen Wildsmith.

Gift Aid Officer – Rosemary Taylor

Royal Wedding Soup and Social.

Wednesday, May 23rd  

12.30 – 3.00pm in the Rectory Room

Homemade soup, Cob and butter, pudding, tea/coffee

All welcome                      £4.50

Come along and toast the happy couple

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