with crossing the road
Please have a word with one
of the churchwardens if you think you could help with this on occasions.
We a re looking to
appoint some more sidemen (persons). An
important aspect of this role is to look after our visitors and make them feel
welcome. Please would you give it
some thought and prayer. The more we
have the easier it is for those who are already appointed.
Why not talk to a Church Warden or the Chaplain about it ??????
Talking doesn’t commit you.
Local Authorisation for
Eucharist Ministers (Chalice Assistants)
2017, the Bishop made authorisation of Eucharist Ministers a matter for the
incumbent, in consultation with the PCC.
Once the PCC has agreed the incumbent’s nomination of new Eucharistic
Ministers then the parish priest can proceed to authorise them.
have 3 Eucharist Ministers (Roger Smith, Margaret Bryer and Annie Burge) that
have been authorised by the Bishop. Peter
Williams who was part of the group has now moved away.
I asked the PCC to consider the appointment of Alison Hunka as a
replacement for Peter and they agreed unanimously.
In order to
have Alison available as soon as possible I will be commissioning her during the
service of Holy Communion on 4th February and
presenting her with her Certificate of Appointment.
I had hoped that I could have included all our Eucharist Ministers at the
same time but it was not possible.
Open Day 2018
Saturday 10th March. This is an opportunity to clean/polish anything
between the church gate and the east Window that doesn’t move. There
will be a notice in the porch asking for volunteers. Please join in this
activity which is so vital in presenting a well loved church to all comers, old
and new . This is also your chance to chat informally with your fellow
worshipers over refreshments.
Saint Giles’ singers
Recently services have been enhanced by a small but
enthusiastic group of singers ably led by a a very experience director, Alison
welcome new members to join with us. Could
this be YOU.
It would be
greatly appreciated if you could read music and sing in tune!
You do not
need to be a regular member of the congregation but it is hoped that you would
(usually at Alison’s home) and sing in as many services as possible .
you are reading this and it appeals to you please get in touch.
Everybody, Anybody, Somebody,
Nobody and Somebody
Let me tell you the story of four young lads by
the name of Tom, Dick, Harry and Joe.
Their full names in fact were as such;
Tom Somebody, Dick Everybody, Harry Anybody, and Joe
Together they were the best of friends,
But I must confess when it came to a task they weren't
You see whenever they were given a job, they all began
to fight. Because this is how
it always went;
Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it,
And Anyone could have done it
But in the end Nobody always ended up with the task.
When Nobody did it,
Somebody was angry because it was Everybody's job.
But Everybody thought that Somebody would do it
Now Nobody realized that Nobody would do it.
So consequently Everybody blamed Somebody
When Nobody did what Anybody could have done
In the first place.
Now don't start arguing yet because I have
another story of these friends to tell;
Now as you may have guessed these four were fun,
active, busy people but what they accomplished was a shame and Everyone
You see Everybody had a good idea, but Everybody
thought Somebody would follow it through,
However Somebody thought Anybody would work on
And Anybody thought Everybody should do it.
So Nobody ended up working on it...AGAIN!
Now one day a contest was announced, all the boys were
sent to enter.
Now Everybody thought Anybody could win the prize.
Anybody thought Somebody would win.
And Somebody thought Everybody would get a prize.
Nobody was the smartest of the four.
And Nobody was very faithful.
Nobody worked very hard.
Thus Nobody won the prize!
Now I have one more tale to tell you of another friend of
the four this is a sad, sad tale of the death of a man called Someone Else;
You see all the boys work at a firm and at this
firm worked Someone Else.
Now the four were greatly saddened to learn of the
death of one of the most valuable member
- Someone Else.
Someone's passing created a vacancy that will be
difficult to fill. He had been around for years and for everyone of those years,
Someone did far more that a normal person's share of work.
Whenever Anybody mentioned leadership,
Somebody always looked to this wonderful
person for inspiration and results;
"Someone Else can do that job!"
When there was a job to do, a need to be filled or a place
of leadership, one name was always given....
Everyone knew Someone else was the largest giver
of time and money.
Whenever there was a financial need, Everybody, Anybody
and Somebody always assumed that Someone Else would make up the
Now Someone Else is gone.
And the boys all wonder what they will do,
No longer can they utter the words; "Let Someone
Else do it"
If it is going to be done, one of them will have
to do it....And I guess most of the time it will be Nobody.
Thank God it is not like that at Little Malvern Priory!
to help at Lyttelton Well
The Well Counselling Service
The Well Counselling Service
Counseling Service is in need of more reception cover owing to the increasing
number of Clients attending for Counselling.
you spare 2-3 hours a week or fortnightly to join this important and much valued
team. There is a particular need for cover on a Tuesday lunchtime and
fortnightly on a Friday morning.
If you are interested in helping in this way, please look on the
Counselling Website www.thewellcounselling.co.uk
under volunteering or contact 01684 563456
Community Action Malvern & District
The Car Service
Provides individual transport for
healthcare journeys such as doctor’s surgeries, hospitals, dentists,
opticians, chiropodists, using volunteers driving their own cars, to people over
65 or registered disabled, or who have no access to other forms of transport,
living in or around Malvern.
provides a door-to-door minibus service to local shopping areas such as
Worcester, Pershore, Tewkesbury and Ledbury, and also occasional special
outings, to the same clientele group. If
required, friendly volunteers will help with escorting and carrying shopping,
and even pushing a wheelchair. Clients
can take their own chairs on to the wheelchair accessible minibuses or they can
use one of CA’s own wheelchairs.
do not hesitate to ask for assistance by contacting the office at 28-30 Belle
Vue Terrace in the centre of Great Malvern on 01684 892381
For more information on Community Action, its operation, and its
services, please see www.communityaction.org.uk or contact the office on 01684 892381.
THE LYTTELTON WELL CAFÉ, CHURCH STREET
required throughout the week
Monday to Friday 9.30 – 12 or 12 – 2.30 or 2.30 – 5.15
Volunteers can offer a regular weekly shift or fill slots
that are available.
For further details please contact Catherine/Becky/Gemma on
01684 573702 during office hours – or pop in to see them.
Lyttelton Well Coffee House
The hub of the Coffee House is our Catering Manager, Dave.
Everything revolves around him and without him nothing revolves. We have three
part-time cooks, one working every afternoon and the other two sharing the
morning shifts between them. From Monday to Friday volunteers cover all the
washing up duties, food preparation and waiting & waitressing. Working with
a three-shift system this amounts to a lot of volunteers needed to keep it all
The shifts are of approximately 2½ hours each in the morning,
at lunchtime and in the afternoon. If
you have any spare time and would like to be part of a very happy, cheerful and
successful team and would like to see Dave with a smile as wide as the Bristol
Channel, call him and say, “I think I might like to do some voluntary work”.
We would be delighted to give you a taster session if you would like to
see whether this is something that you would like to do. Phone Dave on 01684
573702 and he will talk you through the rest.
Lyttelton Well Volunteer Appeal
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