It has been a busy few days. Vicky and I have just arrived back in London, having driven through strong winds that tossed the car to and fro as we navigated the M25 and joined the M40/Westway into Shepherd’s Bush.
On Thursday morning, after the 9.15 Holy Communion, the rest of the morning was spent at Cheddington Combined School, looking around with head teacher Mr Dylan Jones and visiting a number of classes. I was asked by two of the teachers to take their classes for a session, and we have already also planned a Christmas Assembly for early December.
The number of services and events meant some office work on Thursday and Friday. Vicky came up to Cheddington by train on Friday evening, and we enjoyed a huge fish platter at the Grove Lock. They were having an American themed week, with portion sizes to match.
On Saturday morning, there was the Book Browse at the Methodist Hall. Sunday however was the busiest day, starting with a well attended Remembrance Service at Mentmore where special invitations had gone out and the church was quite full. Two new names had been added to the War Memorial from WW2 and we had managed to track down members of one family who travelled from Herefordshire to be at the service.
Just after lunch, I took a Memorial Service at Cheddington for someone with close associations with the village, but who had lived in the US for many years and sadly died recently.
Later the same afternoon, we had a meeting in the Rectory for those attending the Parish Weekend in 2009.