2021 July to December in the churches
We are supposed to have a road map out of Covid, but that has been delayed. We started the second half of the year with 10 am services in each church plus an 11.30 Zoom service, which we put on youtube later in the day. (These services are all archived on the "Worshoip" page in the "Archive" section of this website). We re-started Wednesday morning Communion services in St Edmund's at the end of June, and Evensongs at the beginning of July (these alternate - one week at St Edmund's, the next at St Matthew's). We continue to collect for the Food Bank every month - here Julie and Dave take July's car-load to the Hope Centre. Peter produces a weekly video for Walter Evans School, and works with Anna to ensure the Allestree schools have some material. Broadway Baptist Church ran a Take-away Curry evening to support the churches in Nagpur, and served over 100 meals. At St Matthew's we said farewell to Margaret - one of those who had catered for every church event for many years. We ensured the flowers were beautiful for her.
On Wednesday 7 July we married Warren and Hazel at St Edmund's, on Saturday 10 July Graham and Hannah, and on Sunday 11 June we blessed the marriage of Mark and Camille (they had been married in Hong Kong earlier in the year).
Bianca came to be baptised on Sunday 18 July, here with parents Adam and Katrina, big brother Luca, and the Godparents. It was a very hot day! The Edmund Roses in the Vicarage garden are beautiful again this year.