Correspondent: Daphne Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
We had about 3 feet of water in the church a couple of weeks ago, and there may well be another flood soon.
As I write the water is still rising in Hereford. On the plus side, at last
the restoration of the chancel roof is coming to an end and I hope you will all agree that it looks extremely smart. Inside, the ceiling is being plastered but the contractor will leave painting it until the spring to allow the plaster to fully dry. We will be so glad to get ourchancel back after 2 years, although because of the flood and consequent delays, the service of thanksgiving at the end of November had to be cancelled.
I very much hope many of you will be able to come to our annual candlelit carol service on Sunday 22nd December at 4pm. We will, as usual, be serving mulled wine and mince pies after the service. It is the perfect way to get in the mood for Christmas.
Great news! It was lovely to welcome the other parishes to the Mothering Sunday service at Dixton. It is with great pleasure that we can announce that we will soon have our chancel back! After nearly a year
it seems that the decision to reroof the chancel with slate has been approved. Our argument that the stone was too heavy at 2 tons per sq metre and that the much lighter slate would ensure that no further action would be needed for some considerable time finally made sense to the powers-that-be. We await with trepidation any survey of the main roof.