Parish News


We had a magnificent response to our Christmas Appeal. Donations have continued to arrive in the New Year and the total donations received amounted to £7,935. The majority of donations were gift aided, which means with tax refunded, the gross receipts will fall just short of £10,000.

A very special thank you to all those who donated to the appeal. Your generosity is so appreciated during the difficult times experienced by so many over the past year.

With very best wishes.

Reverend Peter Ennion - Priest-in-Charge

Len Griffin - Treasurer


In the light of the present lockdown, the high incidence of COVID 19 locally and the uncertainty regarding changes in restrictions post-December 2nd, it is with reluctance and after consultation with Rev Peter that I have decided to cancel publication of the December/ January double issue Parish News.

It is my hope to recommence issues in February 2021. The copy and distribution dates for this will be January 23rd and 30th respectively.

We do need sponorship for all months apart from September next year and I hope that you will consider supporting the Parish News with offers of contributions in the future.

Christine Richards - Parish News Editor


Sadly, on Thursday 29th October 2020, Graham Brown passed away aged 85 years, after a short illness.

For a number of years, Graham was the principal organist at St Bertoline’s, supporting the choir and congregation at Sunday Services, plus regularly playing for weddings, funerals, and on special occasions. Although he retired about nine years ago, he joined the weekly organists’ rota, and his performances at the summer organ concerts, where he entertained with his usual combination of sensitivity, brilliance, and panache, were well received.

A regular member of the Church Walking Group, he also enjoyed a pint with his friends at the White Lion.

He will be sorely missed, and our condolences go out to his family.

His funeral took place on 12th November 2020. Donations can be made here to the brain tumour charity:

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