Latest News from Flitton

It was lovely to see so many of you during Holy Week. We had 3 services - Palm Sunday, an Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday -  and we had 150 people at the services. The church looked beautiful filled with flowers and the windows were decorated by the children of Greenfield School. April has been really busy but for May, we are back to our normal pattern of services. June, on the other hand, is another busy month with changes to our services so please make a note of them.
We have a new Churchwarden!  Many of you will already know Jo Holt, who sings with the choir, is on the 'Friends' committee and gets involved in all sorts of community events.  She will be sharing the job of churchwarden with Margaret this year - her first project is going to be commissioning the installation of a roof alarm (to stop the lead being stolen).  Our grateful thanks go to Jo for taking this on.  We also have another new PCC member, Matt Butler, who we are delighted to welcome.
Our thanks go to Louise Platt who has stood down from the PCC - we will miss you, Louise, and much appreciate your work liaising with the school and particularly organising the Leavers' service each July.
On a sadder note, as many of you know, Rev Dave has decided to retire this summer. We will miss him and Kath, and hope that they enjoy their retirement. They have brought big changes to the benefice in a short time which we hope to build on in the future. We will keep everyone informed about things but meanwhile we carry on as normal until the end of the summer. We know that you will all continue to support us and help wherever you can. We are lucky that we have our curate, Rev Ian, for over a year which is a huge help to the benefice.
Please be vigilant when you are passing by the church. There has been a spate of lead removals from churches in Bedfordshire, even in broad daylight. The company doing the repair work is Corinthian Stone and occasionally Simon Kinns goes onto our roof for checking the gutters etc but if you see anything suspicious, please let us know. 
As ever, we are busy at Flitton church. We would love to see you at any service or event.
 Prayer List  If you would like to be mentioned in our regular prayers at church services either for yourself or someone you know, please contact Margaret or Jo, our churchwardens.