In the interest of Health and Safety, in view of continued warnings of more snow and/or freezing rain and icy conditions, we have decided to cancel all events planned for Sunday
A number of us attended the Annual Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service, which took place at the front of the Frome Memorial Theatre.
A former Rook Lane Sunday School Teacher, 97 year old Mr Ron Stone, recited the Kohima Epitaph and laid a Wreath on behalf of the Burma Veterans. He served in WW2 in Burma with the Royal Marines.
Jim laid a wreath on behalf of the Royal Army Pay Corps.
Some also attended the Service of Remembrance held in St John’s Church that evening.
Our Harvest Service on Sunday last was led by Rev John Nockels who spoke about the true meaning of Harvest and all that it entails. Not only giving thanks to God our Creator and Sustainer, but in our gratitude helping one another, especially the Widows, the Foreigners and the Orphans.
Most of the gifts were donated to FairFrome for the Food Bank and were gratefully accepted by their Treasurer, Mrs Linda Wynne, who spoke briefly on the work of the Food Bank. Fresh produce was distributed to elderly friends and the beautiful flowers kindly provided by Welshmill Allotment holders were distributed to Mrs Wynne, ladies at the Blue House and ladies of the Church.
The offertory, for the Rook Lane Sick Man’s Friend Society was over £55
28 of us went to Trudoxhill for an 11 o’clock Service, including Adrian from Bristol, together with visitors from Warwick and Salisbury, and “old scholars”, family and friends. The Text for the day was taken from Leviticus “The fire must be kept burning on the altar and never allowed to go out”.
A very enjoyable Church Lunch followed, at the White Hart across the road.
As there will be no outing on 17th July it is suggested that we join with Horningsham in celebrating their 450th Anniversary.
We are unable to access the Blue House for our normal monthly Service on this date due to the road closures for the Frome Half Marathon.
As there will be so many members away or on other activities the proposed outing to Weymouth on 17th July has been cancelled.
Plans are being made for a Church Lunch on Sunday 31st July after Morning Service.
Details to follow.
May 15th Sunday School Anniversary – Speaker Mr Ron Stone
June 19th Fathers’ Day Service in Blue House – Preacher Mr J.S. Rendall
November 20th – Blue House Service – Preacher Adrian Wyatt
On Sunday 29th May, as we were unable to use the Cricket Club, we held a joint service at the Trudoxhill Chapel. 9 of us (including a visitor from Warwick!) travelled over for the Service.
It is hoped to repeat this in the near future