30th May 2021

Hello Everyone

What a beautiful sunny bank holiday weekend it is this weekend which is such a welcome change after all that rain! It has been great to spend some time in the garden again without needing waders and waterproofs.. but how the grass and the plants have grown!

Nigel has just returned from leading a joyful wedding at Harlington Church and how good it is to now being able to share these special occasions.  

This week at Harlington we look forward to next weekend with a mixture of sadness and of joy.  On Friday the funeral will take place for dear Pearl Everett, legendary organist at Harlington for so many years (and before that at Woburn church). She has been a longstanding member of St Mary's church and of the community of Harlington and will be very sadly missed.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to Marcel and Daniel and family as they grieve. There will be limited available spaces in church on Friday, (social distance rules apply) but you will be most welcome to come to pay your respects if there is a place available. If you would like to reserve a place in church, please contact Tricia Murphy to register your interest.  Sadly, it is not possible for people to gather in the churchyard on the day, but you are welcome to gather on Bury Orchard to pay your respects, should you wish to.

As we prepare for Pearl's funeral, it would be very helpful please if you have any special memories of Pearl or of her time in Harlington, if you could please drop me a line or give us a call to share them. Thank you! 

On Saturday, there will be another special wedding to celebrate.  Then later in the day, the church Nature Watch begins at 3pm.  This promises to be a fascinating opportunity to become absorbed in the wonders of God's creation as Spring and new life emerges. There will be plenty of activities.

Tomorrow's church services within the Quintet are:

Harlington Holy Communion at 9.30am

Chalgrave Holy Communion at 9.30am

Toddington Holy Communion at 11am

Westoning Holy Communion at 11am

6pm The Upper Room online service will focus on 'Inspirational Christians' with songs, Bible Reading and prayers. Zoom 

Services and events this week:

Monday 31st May - no Morning Prayer (Bank Holiday)

Tuesday 1st June - Morning Prayer by Zoom 9.30am 

Wednesday 2nd June - 10am Morning Worship at church (Holy Communion)

Friday 4th June - 12 noon Pearl's funeral

Saturday 5th June: 12 noon wedding

Saturday 5th June 3-6pm Nature Watch weekend begins.

Sunday Services: 6th June

Harlington 8am BCP Holy Communion and 9.30am Holy Communion

Chalgrave 9.30am Morning Worship

Toddington 11am Morning Worship

Westoning 11am Holy Communion

Tingrith 9.30am Holy Communion

6pm The Upper Room online service 

Please see the attached poster with information about the Nature Watch special event and this week's reading sheet.

With all good wishes

Linda and Nigel