A big vote of thanks from us all to Monica for her generous contribution towards the cost of the paella. It was extremely tasty, and very popular. We wish the Authentic Paella Company all success in their new venture.
Thursday, 29 July 2010
Wednesday, 28 July 2010
And the cake is cut. It is difficult to believe that this is the end of Fr Jamie's seven years with us. We have all appreciated the spiritual guidance and the support he has given us. He has been able to relate so well to everyone in the parish, especially to the young and the elderly. With his good humour and his easy manner he has helped to unite the Parish, and he has ensured that both Lymington and Brockenhurst parishioners were able to receive the Sacraments regularly. We shall miss him very much. Here is Ros's tribute:
Of our dear Parish Priest, we hear
MUST YOU GO?
Of our dear Parish Priest, we hear
We are to be deprived,
Despite your seven years, it seems
You’ve only just arrived.
We’ve only just got used to you,
Oh, this is such a blow,
We’re on our knees and begging here,
Dear Jamie, must you go?
If we had our way, you’d stop here,
Without you we can’t cope,
We’ll protest to the Bishop and
The Cardinal, the Pope,
We’ll blockade the Cathedral,
Take the Vatican by storm,
What, move you on without our say!
Well, I call that bad form!
What do you know of your new place?
Is there a golf course there?
And if so, is it good enough?
Without one you’d go spare.
And has it got a football team.....
Hey, I’ve got an idea,
We’ll come with you to Abingdon,
And they can come down here.
If you stay, here we’ll buy you
The best golf clubs, solid gold,
A super silver hipflask, full,
In case the game gets cold.
We’ll throw in a new sports car,
And we’ll keep you in cigars,
We are not going to let you leave,
Because, you see, you’re ours!
Joking apart, we’re gutted,
And we don’t want you to go;
To put it bluntly, you’re the best,
And we’ll all miss you so.
I suppose we’d be in trouble
If we kept you here by force,
So we’ll pretend you’re coming back,
That you’re just on a course.
by Ros Brundrett
Wednesday, 21 July 2010
The star of last Sunday's baptism ceremony was Abigail Patricia Myers, shown here with proud parents Claire and William. We welcome her into our parish family, and wish her every blessing in the future.
New Forest Pastoral Area website, second from the right in the photo) failed to prevent a Methodist massacre at Saturday's Inter-Church Quiz, hosted by the URC. Yet we did not allow defeat to depress us, as you can see from this picture of our teams.
Photo by Frances
Thursday, 15 July 2010
It’s a good few years since Paddy last mounted the scaffolding. Then it was his hard work which saved the disintegrating interior brickwork of our Church from crumbling into piles of red dust. Now his legs are not as good as they used to be, but his mind is as sharp as ever. God bless, you, Paddy, for the many hours you put in to help us to keep our Church.
The biscuits were rather neglected when Clare, Ellen, Nora, Freda, Joan and Patricia came along to the coffee morning yesterday, but a remarkable level of interest was shown in the delicious homebaked cup cakes.
Meanwhile serious discussion was taking place on the table occupied by Tom, Peter, Fr Jamie, Lesley, John Stephenson and John Collins. At least, that’s what appears to be happening!
Our hostess, Tina, had produced the cakes, kept our coffee cups so well filled and made us all feel so much at home that we were reluctant to leave.
Tina's husband Adrian, snapped here as he was talking with Cathy, looks as though he is expecting to do the washing up later.
photos by Frances
Each week the money collected at the weekend Masses is counted by two parishioners working together, according to a select roster. This week it was the turn of Pat, shown here checking the envelopes, and Mary, who is totting up the coins. Their task is easier this year because of the number of people who now pay by standing order.
Saturday, 10 July 2010
Thursday, 8 July 2010
photo by Cathy
It happened to be June's birthday, so Margaret wasn't the only person wishing her well that day.
photos by Barbara
Thursday, 1 July 2010
Liz and Peter Tunney taking the money at the entrance - at least Peter has found some shade from the sun.
Nekita Young and her boys are trying their hand at Plate Decorating with Lyndsey Farwell giving some helpful advice.
Lisa Thurston with Teacher Linda Rodway manning the fresh produce stall - Luke Thurston hiding behind Mrs Rodway.
Our Irish Dance troupe being put through their paces by Dance Teacher Bernie Orr.