Our Choir Mistress Carolyn Andrew has retired after more than 60 years service in
the Church Choir.
Carolyn a former winner of the soprano class in the Buxton music festival has been
our Choir Mistress for many years and has decided to hang up her batton.
She was presented with a picture of the Church and a gift voucher at the morning
Lunch n Natter
On the 13th May we held one of our regular Lunch n Natters.
These provide an opportunity for people to meet old and new friends for lunch. Transport
is provided if required.
St. Thomas’ Day Cream Tea
To celebrate our patron saint’s day the MU organised a cream tea in the Church Hall.
The Flower Guild produced their usual beautiful arrangements to decorate the Church
for our Harvest Festival.
Their work through out the year is much appreciated.
The Harvest Supper was very well attended and enjoyed by all.
The Weston Community Choir provided the entertainment.
Last Sunday we held the traditional Plough Sunday service at St Thomas’, Henbury.
This is a service that has taken place here for decades – very probably every year
since the church was built in 1845. Plough Sunday is a traditional English celebration
of the beginning of the agricultural year, which can be traced back at least as far
as the 15th century. The service is held during the season of Epiphany between 7
and 13 January. A plough is usually brought into the church and prayers are said
over it. At St Thomas’, the work of local sheep farmers is also recognised through
the blessing of a lamb. Work in the fields would not begin until the day after Plough
Sunday. Although farming has changed dramatically since St Thomas’ Church was built,
Plough Sunday is still seen as a way of celebrating farming and the work of farmers.