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Gloria Ford


Shadwell Village Hall: there were only 26 people at the village hall quiz on Friday night entirely due to the heavy snow which fell all day. Neil Borrowdale had set the questions but was unable to attend so Victor and Jenny Benson read them out and tried to keep everyone in order. Debbie’s team were the winning team, the losing team usually do the questions for the next quiz now, however they had done them this time, so Robert Dyson volunteered to compile the next quiz. This will be the on the last Friday in May.

St Paul’s Shadwell: Rev Nigel Beer led the service on Palm Sunday; Nigel will be leaving after Easter to work in his new parish in Carlisle. There is to be a service on Easter Sunday evening at 6.30pm to say farewell to Nigel and his family. This service will be held at St Paul’s and will also be attended by members of the three other churches in the Moor Allerton and Shadwell Team. The weather on Palm Sunday was too cold and there was too much snow to have the usual procession from the village hall to the church. It was also too cold for the donkey! Apparently donkeys do feel the cold. After the service it was the church annual meeting. Nigel thanked Chris Lane, the retiring churchwarden, for all her hard work and she was presented with a bouquet and a gift voucher. Sandra Parker was also presented with flowers and wine as a thank you from the congregation for all her hard work throughout the year. Malcolm Graham was elected as churchwarden. In the absence of a second warden nine members of the congregation have volunteered to open the church each Sunday and assist Malcolm. Nigel thanked everyone for attending the meeting and said he would miss everyone at St Pauls.

Marie Curè Coffee Morning: this event had had to be cancelled because of the snow. Chris Graham has the coffee morning to help support her London Marathon attempt. So she is now looking for sponsors to help her raise the necessary money for the Marie Curè cancer care charity.