Thursday, June 30, 2016

Strawberry Tea 2016

We had a great Strawberry Tea to conclude our Patronal Festival weekend. A bumper crowd of people from the church and community came along, and the weather was kind to us. Many thanks to Stonepitts Farm for the strawberries, and to all who baked cakes and made sandwiches, served and washed up. It was especially good to see Barbara and Dave Martin, who were celebrating their 40th Wedding Anniversary.










Some pictures from our Pilgrimage to Rochester

Last Saturday a group of about 10 members of the congregation walked all (or some) of the way from Seal to Rochester. It was a great walk, wonderfully organised by Stephen Bloxham, to whom, many thanks. There are already plans afoot (!) for another walk next year.... Watch this space!
Setting off from Seal




Wrotham Church



Mud!

Oops!














Upper Halling

A welcome break for lunch and loos at Cuxton Churcn - many thanks for the hospitality!

Stephen came prepared for everything! Must have been a boy scout!



Making friends...

Temple Manor - an unexpected historic building in the middle of an industrial estate on the edge of Strood.

Our pilgrims carried chalk with them to mark anything that impressed them on their journey. This was the sign outside Temple Manor - a building where Knights Templar once lived. 



There were  narrow pathways, full of stinging nettles and brambles as well as sunlit poppy fields!


Dark clouds loomed before a sudden downpour.

The bridge leading into Rochester









Journey's end. We then enjoyed a beautiful Evensong. We were welcomed specially at the beginning.