The Boningale Bugle june 2019

(St. Chad’s, Boningale)

Church Wardens:

Pauline Hill 01902 372758                                                       

email: hollybon1@tiscali.co.uk

Trevor Elton 01902 789561                                        

Paper Copies of this newsletter are available from St. Chad’s. If you have any news you want to share or know of anyone who would be interested in receiving a copy of The Boningale Bugle please contact Pauline Hill.

Highlights from the Churchwardens’ report on Annual Parochial Church Meeting 3rd April 2019

During 2018 it was good to see the church growing with new members. Our electoral roll now stands at 34 and Sunday attendance has increased to 16.

It was especially encouraging to see so many local people (85) coming to St Chad’s during the 100th Anniversary of the end of WW1 commemorations.


By the end of 2018 St. Chad’s had hosted three weddings, one wedding blessing and two baptisms. Six burials took place during the year.

 

Building & Maintenance of the Church and Church Yard, School House & Parish Room

 

Vestry  Improvements

The renovation of the vestry interior was carried out by a small team led by Nick Hill.

 

Electrics and Electrical Survey

In accordance with the quinquennial report 2015, a new electrical survey report was carried out by a qualified electrician. Remedial works were undertaken and a new fuse box was installed.

 

Churchyard Improvements

The finishing touches were completed to the remaining graves which had deteriorated. The maintenance of the churchyard is now being carried out by new contractors, Riverwood to a good standard.  The costs have however increased, but they have been partially covered by a grant of £300 from Boningale Parish Council for which we are very grateful.

 

Window Repairs

We now have permission to carry out exterior window repairs to the sandstone mullions; much of which is on the south aisle . This will be completed during August/September.

 

 Hearing Loop

A  hearing loop system has now been installed, which means that anyone with a hearing problem can now tune in their hearing aid to hear clearly what is being said in church.

 

Mission & Pastoral Care

In 2018, the PCC agreed to adopt “The Good Shepherd Ministry”  based at Darlington Street Methodist Church, Wolverhampton  as our charity for the next three years. 

We have continued to support the sick and bereaved within our community with phone calls and visits. 


Mrs Evelyn Harper has become part of the United Benefice Pastoral Care Team and is available to coordinate any pastoral care needs within Boningale.


Jess & Evelyn Harper continued with a programme of Quiet Days during 2018. Feedback continues to be very positive as is word of mouth advertising. There have been nine bookings for  Quiet Days and PCC Away Days for 2019. This ministry continues to flourish and we thank Jess & Evelyn for their commitment.

 

Other News:

 Annual Dinner & Quiz at The Horns

Our annual dinner & quiz on Wednesday 8th May was a great success with 44 people attending. Thanks go to Natalie & Matt at The Horns for a super meal and to my better half, Nick Hill for the Quiz. Well Done to Denise & Chris Cherrington and Frank & Sue Aston, this year’s winners!

Quiz


JUNE–SEPTEMBER SUNDAY SERVICES (AT 11.15A.M. UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED):

2nd June

Holy Communion (Revd MaryThomas)

9th June

Family Praise

(Worship Team)

 

16th June

Holy Communion at

St. Mary’s - 10.30a.m.

(Faith Breakfast at 9.30a.m.)

23rd  June

Morning Praise

(Bill Sharples)

30th June

5th Sunday U.B. Eucharist

Service at St. Chad’s

 

7th July

Holy Communion

(Revd MaryThomas)

14th July

Family Praise

(Worship Team)

 

21st July

Holy Communion at

St. Mary’s - 10.30a.m.

(Faith Breakfast at 9.30a.m.)

28th  July

Morning Praise

 

(Bill Sharples/Jess Harper)

 

4th August

Holy Communion

 

 

11th August

Family Praise

(Worship Team)

 

18th August

Holy Communion  at

St. Mary’s - 10.30a.m.

(Faith Breakfast at 9.30a.m.)

 

25th August

Morning Praise

(Bill Sharples/Jess Harper)

 

1st September

Holy Communion (Revd MaryThomas)

8th September

Family Praise

(Worship Team)

 

15th September

Holy Communion at

St. Mary’s - 10.30a.m.

(Faith Breakfast at 9.30a.m.)

22nd September

Morning Praise

(Bill Sharples)

29th September

5th Sunday U.B. Eucharist

Service at St. Cuthbert’s


 

Harvest Festival 2019

This year our Harvest Praise Service will take place on Friday 4th October starting at 6.30 p.m. It will be followed by a Harvest Supper in the School Room.

 

There will be a Harvest Communion Service on Sunday 6th October at 11.15 a.m.

We are always looking for volunteers at St. Chad’s. We have a small congregation and sometimes it’s difficult to find enough people to carry out the jobs we have to get done. You don’t need to come to church every week, but we definitely could do with your help.

Here is a list of some of the skills we are looking for:

Gardening & Maintenance –We are hoping to form a small team of helpers who could meet on a monthly basis to keep the churchyard tidy, carry out small maintenance tasks and improve the grounds.

Flower Arranging – would you enjoy being a member of our flower arranging team?

Cleaning – St. Chad’s needs to be cleaned before each Sunday Service. Could you spare  an hour to clean the church about every 6 weeks?


Serving Tea & Coffee after Sunday Services – this is a great way to get to know

people. You would need to lay out the table in the school room beforehand and

serve the refreshments after the service (about 12.15)

 

Secretarial Skills – we are looking for someone with computer skills who would be prepared to act as minute secretary for our PCC meetings. These take place about four times per year.

Readers – Do you enjoy reading from the Bible?  If so would you like

to go onto our readers rota?


Welcome Stewards – Do you like meeting people/ Are you good at making people feel welcome? If so, would you like to meet and greet at Sunday services?

Musicians – Can you play an instrument ? Could you play the organ occasionally at church or join our Christmas Choir?

 If you think you would be able to use your skills and talents in any way to help us at St. Chad’s, please get in touch with one of the Church Wardens. 

 

THANK YOU