Church Screen Competition Winners

Using the suspense formula adopted by reality television, the powers within have kept the results of the Penrhos church screen competition under wraps for months. The results can finally be revealed.

And the adult winner is… dramatic pause … Andrea for her design inspired by the door to the church tower. A worthy winner and her design will now go forward to be incorporated in the final drawings. There may need to be changes to the design as it will need to go through architects, structural engineers, the diocesan committee, the PCC and a faculty must be obtained. The end result may look rather different to Andrea’s excellent design…

The second winner (for the children’s category) – or should we say winners? – are the sibling team, Albie and Iggy Howe. A book token has been provided to enable the boys to buy some entertaining reading matter. It does not have to be church related.

Well done winners and thank you to all those who submitted entries. It is great that so many took an interest and wanted to be involved in the restoration and evolution of our church in Penrhos. As is apparent from the above, there are many hurdles to overcome before we can build the screen, but with the support of the community it will happen.

Caught on camera

This sneaky fox was caught on a wildlife camera trap set up by Vicki in her orchard. She’s pretty sure the fox had a pheasant not someone’s chicken!

Glazed Screen Competition Entries

In November we invited you to submit designs for a screen that will be constructed in the church between the chancel and the nave.

Entries are now in and can be seen below…

Penrhos BBQ success

Despite the dreary weather on Sunday, the Penrhos BBQ was a great success. We had over 100 visitors, great food and drink, brilliant entertainment and lots of fun activities for kids.

A huge thank you to Craig and Charles for all of their hard work and providing the amazing venue, without which a BBQ on a rainy day would have been a very different proposition!

Thanks also to Jo Stephenson for her great performance and to Emma, Melissa, Clare, Teresa, Kevin, Gregory and everyone else who helped!

Naming ceremony for Monty and Hattie

On 25th June Heidi led a wonderful naming ceremony for Monty and Hattie Manchand.

It was a great fun ceremony with children in fancy dress, bubbles blowing in the churchyard and an eclectic selection of musical instruments to help lift the rafters during the songs! Emma and Kevin Manchand are extremely grateful to Heidi for leading this non traditional event and it was wonderful to have the church filled with such colour and noise.

A great time was had by all followed by tea at Woodlands Barns afterwards with scrummy sausage rolls and pasties courtesy of The Parsons Nose.

Thanks also to Charlie and Craig for the use of their wonderful party barns.