Jeffrey Bridges writes with disturbing news from St Mary Magdalene: Sad to report that Whatlington church suffered a mindless attack of vandalism early last week. A BB gun was fired at the newly glazed porch doors damaging 4 panes of glass. The insurance will of course cover the repairs, but the church will have a £250 excess to pay, monies which could have been more effectively used on something constructive. The police have been very supportive and are following up some possible leads. Needless to say we are very sad that this should have happened and that such a lack of respect should be shown for a church.

On a more positive note as we look forward to Easter we have a service of hymns and readings for Good Friday at 6pm and on Easter Sunday our 09.30 service. As always, everyone is very welcome.

On Saturday 26th April between 10am and 12 noon we have a Coffee & Cake morning in Whatlington church to raise money for St. Michael’s Hospice.

Happier news from The Royal Oak, with plenty of entertainments for the Easter holidays and into May. Maria writes: There will be an EASTER EGG HUNT and PIŇATA Fun Morning at 11am on Easter Sunday for children. We have 3 Gorgeous large Specialty Thornton Chocolate Easter Eggs for the winning team as a final grand prize.

The ELVIS tribute act is on Friday the 9th of May at 8pm.

And we are also going to be showing live the Eurovision Song Contest, on the 6th (first semi-final), 8th (second semi-final) and 10th of May (final). Eurovision fans can take part in a Eurovision Sweepstake with a prize of a free Meal for 4, for the winning team.

Patricia Begg

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