Today we celebrated Harvest, followed by the opening by Archdeacon Chris Hare of our beautiful new garden.
The sun came out at just the right moment to illuminate children playing on the lawn and older people appreciating the benches, while autumn flowers bloomed bravely in the borders.
The Archdeacon cut the ribbon and prayed a prayer of dedication, a short peal of bells sounded from the tower and the Mothers’ Union served a delicious cream tea. Children from Grove School sang harvest songs in the Trinity Centre, and around 300 people from church and community mingled and rejoiced and chatted.
Our thanks were warmly expressed to the many people who have dreamed and planned and laboured to produce this place of peace and beauty for all to enjoy.