The long and hot summer has turned into a wonderful autumn. The leaves display beautiful colours, red, yellow and brown, and sunny and warm days are followed by cooler nights. As I write this, it is still dry and the pots on the patio need watering – but we brace ourselves as rain and storms have been forecast. We’ve had our Harvest Festival services and in both our churches we have received many Harvest gifts which this year again go to Storehouse, the food bank in Bury St Edmunds. A big ‘Thank You’ to members of our congregations, to our primary schools and the Great Barton Beavers for supporting our Harvest appeal.
November’s meeting was full of Christmas cheer as members made decorations for the upcoming Christmas Tree Festival
Bishop Martin - will be at Holy Innocents' on Sunday, 16 December at 10.30am for a Confirmation Service. If you would like to be confirmed please get in touch with Rev’d Manette. Confirmation classes begin in the Autumn.
The moment I wake up
Before I put on my makeup
I say a little prayer for you
While combing my hair, now
And wondering what dress to wear, now I say a little prayer for you
Forever, forever, you'll stay in my heart (For God loves you )...
One of the memorial tablets in the church. up on the wall in the chapel wing. was erected as much for the father as the son in whose name it was erected. The tablet states it was in memory of John Phillips, but goes on to say he was the son of ‘John Phillips of Pall Mall, for upwards of half a century surgeon to the Royal Household’. The John who died and is buried in the churchyard also had a son John who went on to live at The Lodge and farmed Lodge Farm – what is now the stud – rented from the Bunburys. He died in 1890 and is also buried here.