It’s a Wonderful World
Salisbury Plain Benefice’s art display, September 2014
Last month saw a gathering of local artistic talent exhibited in St Mary’s. It is quite stunning how skilled and diverse people are. Exhibits varied from drawing and painting to sculpture and an amazing patchwork quilt. We also had some excellent entries from our local children. All in all the church was filled with colour and cake! You can’t have a church and not cake, can you?
We hope to host more cultural events in St Mary’s in Shrewton. Remember, each of our churches is an integral part of village life, not simply a place of worship. It’s everybody’s church whether you’re religious or not.
So, stay tuned for more culture next year, including, I hope, Shrewton’s 1st year in the Wylye Valley and Plain Arts art trails.
Exhibition taking shape
Some of the exhibits
‘My godfather, Steve’
Artist with her rainbow
Some contributions from Appleford School
Contributors ranging for 4 to 80 years
Cakes for the visitors
Relaxing in the Children’s Corner
And our youngest visitor…
Parking in the Cathedral Close
Before the formation of the Salisbury Plain Benefice the Orcheston PCC raised a complaint with the Dean and Chapter of Salisbury Cathedral that one of our parishioners, who was attending a service in the Cathedral, had been charged £6 to park in one of the disabled bays. We have correspondence dating back to November 2012.
I am pleased to report that following yet another chase I have had a telephone conversation with the Floor Manager, Mark Bonner, that parking, whether disabled or otherwise, is FREE for anyone attending a service in the Cathedral. I am assured that the parking attendants have been reminded that this is the case. Should any of you experience similar difficulties in the future Mr Bonner has asked that you contact him direct and refer the attendant to my conversation with Mr Bonner.
A small but encouraging success for the tenacity of the Secretary of the former Orcheston PCC.
Finally, I am pleased to report that the ORCHESTON HARVEST LUNCH yesterday went well, with 24 guests who contributed generously to the raffle and to the success of the event.William Ashton lead the Grace before lunch and thanks are due to all the helpers and those who contributed salads, puddings etc.
Paul Taylor, Churchwarden, St Mary’s Orcheston.
this is just a quick message to let you know/remind you that there will be a lunch in support of South Sudan this coming week (8th October), at the Methodist Hall in Shrewton at 12.15pm. Please do come if you are free; and tell your friends and neighbours who may not use the internet!