St Mary Magdalene Update February 2012
Where to find us on the internet!
We’re on Facebook - search “Friends of St Mary Magdalene. Join our page, leave a note, read the comments, add your photos.
Let’s share our beautiful church online.
Don’t forget to tell your friends in far flung places that they can also catch up with us on the Trimdon Times.
Getting to know you
This is an opportunity to get to know each other a little more, so we’ll be asking lots of different people to contribute to this section.
How long have worshipped here?
5 1/2 years
Do you have a role at church?
DCC Member, Pastoral Team Member, occasional reader of the lesson
What do you enjoy about St Mary Magdalene’s?
The congregation and atmosphere.
What would you change or improve if you could?
I would have liked to have begun worshipping here ten years earlier.
What is your favourite hymn?
Breathe on me breath of God
Be still and know that I am God
Any anecdotes about St Mary Magdalene’s?
Did you read the one about ‘For Whom the Bell Tolled’ in the October issue? Well, I have a confession …….!!
Kneelers for All
In 1988, after several members of the congregation complained about the hard floor and uncomfortable kneelers, the Craft & Chat group and people from church and the local community enthusiastically set about embroidering kneelers in a wide variety of designs and colours, each chosen and paid for individually and with special dedications. (These can be found on the underside of each kneeler.)
46 kneelers were commissioned to begin with, but as interest grew, 120 were eventually created. Kneelers designed for and used in the long gone choir stalls are now stored behind the back pew. Two wedding kneelers and a baptismal kneeler were also embroidered and the Mother’s Union bought and worked the three specially commissioned long kneelers in current use at the altar rail.
100 Club January’s winner is Adam Luke - £30.50.