27 Mar 2020 • Bowbrook News
NEWS SINCE MID FEBRUARY
Thank you to everyone from all over the Bowbrook group, who pulled together to create BOB’S CELEBRATION OF LIFE in Hanbury during February.The willingness of so many to
contribute is a reflection of the regard felt for Bob and his family, a family which has served our group of churches with love and loyalty.
One hundred and eighty people gathered to remember, sing and pray, bringing flowers and food to this very special service.Thanks also to everyone who helped with logistics, parking and seating.
All music included in the service was recordings of Bob playing in Hanbury.This had been discreetly secured in recent years by son John, because Bob was very much against the idea; we are so glad to have had this small reminder. A selection of Bob’s favourite music was also played before and after the service, creating nostalgia for all.
Organ music was Elgar’s Nimrod and Bach’s Eight short preludes, a favourite so frequently played at the end of services.Hymns were, Lord of all hopefulness, Abide with me and The day thou gavest Lord has ended.It was also a great pleasure to meet Bob’s sisters who had always called him Rob!
Sylvia and John have endlessly passed on their thanks to so many and continue to do so; everyone agreed that the service was uplifting and fascinating, feeling sure that Bob would forgive all for doing much more than he would have wished!Bob’s retiring collectionamounted to over one thousand pounds in support of Cancer Research UK.
Thank you to Sylvia and Bob for coming along to the Sunday service which followed.They remain bruised by the sudden decline in Bob’s health when treatment seemed to be going so well.We remember them in our daily prayers and we pray that they will feel the comfort ofGod’s love and also ours, during the coming months.
Thanks to all who came along to PANCAKES WITH THE PADRES AT JINNEY RING. The pancakes, coffee and company were ’spot on’ and £25 was raised for Droitwich foodbank. Thanks to all at Jinney Ring for their generosity and hospitality.
FLOWER GUILD AGM AND COFFEE MORNING raised £40.00 for ‘Guild’ funds. Thanks to all who donate their time, talent and flowers to decorate our Parish church throughout the year and to Jenny for planning the get together.
The weather was fine for JANET’S WALK which drew friends and family together to remember a much loved and appreciated member of our church, who enjoyed sport and the outdoors (as well as being very clever and supremely organised.)Janet’s family writes:
‘Huge thanks to all for making the walk on Saturday such a success.The refreshments were very much appreciated by the hungry walkers. Special thanks to makers of 'super soup' and bread rolls! Donations amounted to £190.00.
People are asking if this could become an annual event? We think that depends on the willingness of our generous supporters.
Many thanks and best wishes,
David and family
APRIL- What’s on?
CHURCH CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
LENT PRAYERS AND LENT SESSIONS - CANCELLED
EASTER EMEORIAL LILIES – CANCELLED
PRAYER REQUESTS may be left online and will be passed on to associate priest, Reverend Rita Holden and the Bowbrook Prayer Chain.
David Morris officiated
Warmly welcomed into the Church family. It was a great pleasure to have Jessica’s parents and families in church once again.They will be remembered in our prayers.