May we all wish everyone a happy, prosperous and spiritual new year.
Unfortunately, we start a new year with some sad news. Mary Andrews and Elsie Barry have passed away. They will be greatly missed and at out rededication service last night prayers were for them and all our love was sent.
Mary Andrews funeral service will be held on the Wednesday 16th of January at 10am at the Aldershot crematorium and all are welcome back to Chawton village hall at 12.30.
We will keep you informed as we have more information.
This coming Sunday the 16th will be our very popular carol service which includes our very short pantomime. Maybe a visit from someone who is around at this time of year?
Please also join us afterward for tea,coffee and mulled wine.
The Divine Service is the last one of the year on the 23rd December. There no healing on either of these last two services of the year.
The Church will then close on the 30th and re-open on the 6th of January with the rededication service.
We had a great coffee morning on Saturday and we have 7 new people come to our church for readings and healing. Lovely comments from them thanking the church.
It was a very relaxing morning and I have been asked already if we do this again and we definitely will do many more.
This meeting was held in 21st and was well attended. All of those named on the ballot paper were elected. The minutes will be available in due course.
A committee meeting was held on the 17/10/2018 which went very well indeed. An extraordinary general meeting has been booked in for 7pm on the 21/11/18 at Chawton Village hall.
Nerina our membership secretary will be handing out voting papers to all members. These must be given back to Nerina by the 18/11/2018 to be counted.
At this meeting the results from voting of the church posts and committee members will be shown. Look forward to seeing as many of our congregation as possible at this meeting. Rob Harvey
The free will offerings at Betty’s Memorial Service came to an amazing £185!
A cheque for this amount has already been sent to them. May I thank all those who gave so generously.
My dear Friends,
Once again I find it imperative to write to you all to say a VERY BIG thank you on behalf of Nancy and myself, for such a wonderful and powerful Memorial Service for Betty. Just where to start is going to be a dilemma, although so saying, it has to begin with Rob.
Rob orchestrated the eventful evening as well as conducting such a special time to celebrate Betty’s long association both with Spiritualism and in particular our ‘Little Church’.
All the beautiful hymns were amongst the favourite ones that Betty would often sing or hum around the house and were also a testament to Betty’s unassailable Christian faith and belief.
Les bravely opened the affirmation of the love that surrounded Betty, whilst Alan spoke of her commitment to truth and honesty of purpose. Mary, Judith and Barbara gave beautiful readings that, in many ways, epitomised Betty’s love of poetry and literature. Steve demonstrated the depth to which Betty had schooled within her circle and brought out abilities that were not obvious before. Steve’s opening prayer and Lynne’s closing prayer were both inspirational and beautiful.
I know that Betty was looking down on us and enjoyed every minute of the tributes and especially the laughter, although she would be saying ‘who the dickens are they talking about’. “I only carried out that which God inspired me to do and any one could have sat in my shoes and done the same”.
The evening ended with tea, coffee and some beautiful cakes that were enjoyed by all of those that attended. Thank you to everyone that provided the food and not to forget the very beautiful flowers that Betty would have loved.
Mine, and Nancy’s love, goes to you all with grateful thanks for a very lovely and memorable evening.
May each of you receive God’s richest blessing.