Yesterday afternoon the parish braved the changeable weather to have a strawberry tea after Sunday Benediction. Unfortunately no sooner had everyone sat down in the garden than there was an intense downpour and we had to transfer to the parish hall. The rain only lasted about five minutes and then the sun came out again. Here are some pictures of the tea party. This gallant band raised £100 for the icon fund we have at the minute. The total stands at about £900 at the minute and the total we need to reach is £2000.
This weekend I was happy to receive from Sr Petra Clare a copy of a previous icon she has produced which will be the model for the icons we hope to have placed behind the altar. The plan is to have the first and last mysteries of the Rosary. I had thought to have the Annunciation on one side of the tabernacle and the Coronation of the Virgin on the other but when Sister came to see the church and noticed the pattern of the glass in the wooden shutters she came up with the idea of having the Annunciation at the bottom and the Coronation above this with the figures repeating the shape of the coloured glass panels in the wood.
This is the picture Sister sent which will be the basis for what we hope to have.