What's happening at St Thomas
ARRANGEMENTS FOR GG7 21ST NOVEMBER
Thank you, Margaret, for offering hospitality. How to find her is described below. Nita will lead on the next tranche of the Beatitudes. 11.00 am as usual.
You will see that Margaret has also said she will provide a hot dish. hopefully with something in it. You are invited to bring something to go with it – salad maybe or cheese or dessert or whatever you like. Maybe speak to her about it so as to avoid too much of the same thing? Also tell her whether or no so she knows how many to cater for.
Then there’s our day at Foxhill on the Dec 10th. Now we’re away, of you would still like to come book with them directly. 01928 733 777. More the merrier.
We mentioned previously that our scheduled December meeting is 18th December and wondered if we might use the date for an informal social event. Is anyone interested?
If anyone sees Joy and Denise who haven’t got emails please can you remind them of all this.
See you when we come back.
Beryl and Robin
WEDNESDAY MORNING COMMUNION & 'Drop-in'
Wednesday's Holy Communion begins at 9.30am. The service is followed by tea/coffee and a chat.
On Friday 1 April there was a short ceremony in front of St Thomas' Church, when the Mayor of Neston, Cllr Mike Shipman, and Lesley Irvin, Deputy Church Warden, unveiled a commemorative plaque which tells the story of Parkgate's well-loved ‘fishermen's church'.
The ceremony was attended by members from St Thomas' congregation and the Parkgate Society. Martin Barker (Parkgate Ward Councillor), David Carter (Neston Town Councillor) and Cheshire West and Chester Officers also attended. Following the unveiling ceremony everyone retired to the warmth of St Thomas' for tea and coffee and the chance to have a look at the photograph exhibition mounted by the Parkgate Society.
For some time the Parkgate Society have been promoting a Parkgate Heritage Trail to enhance the image of the village, and the St Thomas' plaque is one of seven that have been commissioned by the Society in collaboration with Cheshire West and Chester Council, and with the support of Neston Town Council, to commemorate the various aspects of Parkgate’s historic past.
The other premises to receive plaques at this stage are:
Dover Cottage - for its connection with Emma, Lady Hamilton;
Mostyn House - for its connection with Grenfell of Labrador;
Balcony House - for its connection with the Georgian love for sea bathing;
Seven Steps - for its connection with Parkgate's shipping era;
The Old Watch House - for its connection with smuggling during that period;
and (jointly) Pengwern and Sawyer’s Cottage - for their connection with Parkgate's sea-faring days, the latter also being one of Parkgate’s long lost public houses.
Details of the Parkgate Heritage Trail are given in the Society’s publication of the same name, which is available from Mozkitos and Nicholl's Ice Cream Shop, Parkgate, and from the Society.
Please visit the Society’s website: www.parkgatesociety.co.uk.
Deputy Church Warden Lesley Irvin
and Cllr Mike Shipman, Town Mayor
unveil the plaque at St Thomas’
Church in Parkgate.