Broad Street

All Saints', Wrington 
Christ Church Open Day Exhibition
Saturday, 13th September, 2008

The whole weekend started as a memorial event to Marjorie Glynn who was largely responsible for motivating the donation and working of new kneelers. Her ‘year’s mind’ falls on 17th, and so we planned a celebration which, like Topsy, grew into the wonderful event in which so many in Redhill became involved. As well as the kneelers, Phillip Glynn put on an art exhibition; nearly all the paintings were for sale and we were delighted to have two paintings donated by the celebrated Ruth Baker-Walton – a Redhill Resident – whose contributions were sold by silent auction. To our delight Noriko Shorney was able to play two half-hour organ recitals, accompanied by husband Neil and on each occasion about forty people heard this very talented organ scholar.

The Church looked resplendent! Not only kneelers and paintings but floribunda in profusion – ably co-ordinated by Nancy Broad and achieved by a wonderful band for floral artists. All in all there was a lot to see in the Church and it was a treat to welcome many old friends from across the benefice.

A huge amount of hard work went into producing a Ploughman’s Lunch in the village hall and Hilary Vowles was responsible for making this such a massive success! She and her team worked ceaselessly and over ninety lunches were sold! Marion Grimes and Pat Wells were so overwhelmed with the amount of gifts for the Raffle – they needed another table! Their efforts raised just under £200 which was another huge plus.

All in all it was a wonderful weekend, rounded off by our traditional Harvest Festival evensong when we welcomed others from across the benefice. The ‘Open Day/Weekend’ brought many people together in an enthusiastic determination to make the event a great success and we all feel very blessed by everyone’s staggering generosity but in the end our blessings came from Our Lord who also gave us a SUNNY day ……. The first for a very long time!