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 Harvest Supper was very well attended and enjoyed by all.
The Weston Community Choir provided the entertainment.
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.
The Plough and new born Lamb
Our Harvest Festival was very well attended with a large group of enthusiastic children
and their parents.
There were the usual harvest hymns and also several tunes that the children had learned
As you can see these were sung with great gusto by the children led by the Rev. Norma
After the service refreshments were served in the Church Hall.