Monks Eleigh with Chelsworth and Brent Eleigh with Milden and Kettlebaston

St Marys, Brent Eleigh

Rev. Mike Birt, 01359 240611; mikebirt856@btinternt.com

Church Wardens- Michael and Vivian Warner 01787 247615; michael.warner13@btinternet.com

Very good news! In late March we learned of the (interim appointment of Rev. Mile Birt, as our new 'Priest-in Charge', or Rector; Mike has been a Curate at Woolpit, and previously served with the Metropolitan Police in a civilian role, based in Essex. Mike and his wife Sue moved into The Rectory in Monks Eleigh in September, and there is due to be an official Licensing Service for the permanent role on 20th October. Mike has proved most enthusiastic and keen to get to know parishioners across the Benefice, through 'Zoom' Coffee Mornings, services, Quizzes, and other initiatives, and more latterly with'real' services in the churches. We wish Mike and Sue well, and thank them for their efforts and support over past months.

More good news! Firstly the Tower Roof was repaired in April and is now 'leak proof'. at much less cost than advised; secondly, we have finally received the official go-ahead from the Diocese (known as the Faculty), for the relighting scheme, after much work on the documentation during lockdown- a positive outcome! We would like to thank volunteers who happily helped to keep the Churchyard in good order over the past months. Our Church is presently open every Sunday from 2-4pm for visits, do come.

If you were collecting 'Jars of Change' towards our target to fund a clean water point in an African village - or wish to give a donation - please contact Michael or Vivian Warner on 247615. From the jars so far produced, we were able to send an interim cheque of £50 to Water Aid. We believe there may be more jars out there somewhere!

 'Roundabout' will recommence in October.

Michael & Vivian- Churchwardens,   October 2020

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