Farewell to Valerie as churchwarden

At the annual church meeting on April 20, Valerie stood down after nine long years as churchwarden. Her farewell is set out elegantly in her last report as a churchwarden which is on file on the “annual church meeting” page of this website for downloading – please read the last page of that report in particular.

Valerie was surprised to receive an elegant wine glass engraved with St Goorge’s shield and a very realistic dragon and her name and office and years in office. That just had to be accompanied by a good bottle of read wine – and by two hand blown glasses more suitable for sharing the wine with Bohdan, her husband, than a single engraved glass!

Wedding Blessing in the snow

Bob Short is joining us for our March service and, the day before, ┬áhas agreed to officiate at a wedding blessing to be held in the snow above Soldeu. The happy couple are coming out with their party especially for the snowy ceremony and have invited Bob and his wife to dinner at their hotel and to stay overnight before the ceremony – on condition that there is a rehearsal in the snow of course!

The day of the wedding the sun shone and everything went well – for our first (and to date – as of early 2015) only wedding blessing in the snow.