All Saints Church – article in May 2018 Village Views
The cold weather on Palm Sunday and the muddy path did not deter us from our procession of witness from All Saints along the Lambourn Valley Way (the old railway track) to St James, Eastbury. This followed a Service of the Word in church during which members of the congregation read a narrative version of the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark. When we arrived at St James Church we were greeted with welcome refreshments and a chance to recover before celebrating Holy Communion.
Regrettably it was a very select group of people that attended the Holy Communion service on Wednesday evening in Holy Week. However, the numbers attending our Family Communion service on Easter Day made up for that poor attendance and it was great to see so many families. The church was decorated with spring flowers thanks to the hard work of a few ladies and the service started with the blessing of the Easter Garden which had been constructed in the churchyard.
Just in case you had forgotten, in the afternoon of the Early May Bank Holiday, Monday 7th May, there will be a Bluebell Walk at Fairchilds Farm, Goodings Lane, East Garston to raise money mainly for the Thames Valley Air Ambulance with a smaller proportion going to the East Garston Amenities Fund. The church will also be raising money for church funds by providing tea and cakes so please come and enjoy a stroll in the country in the bluebell season and support all of these worthy causes. Donations of cakes will be very welcome.
Also so please make a note of Saturday 16th June for this year’s Safari Supper. If you would like to volunteer to act as one of the hosts please contact Karen Sperrey on 01488 648365 or 07860 693309.