A Letter From Tim Liddell, Churchwarden, All Saints’
Last time I wrote this letter was in the Spring and by the time this is published it will be the start of Autumn. So I thought it might be interesting to look back at what happened in the Village at this time of year, from some of the first parish magazines published. It seems that it is when Whitwell has the most to offer, a combination of wonderful countryside at its Autumnal best and also events being held that allowed everyone to enjoy being part of a community. A few of the earlier magazines described some interesting events – the Sue Ryder Home provided holidays for Concentration camp survivors; the village had an ox roast at a parish party and there was organised trout fishing.
It is great to see how many people involved in these events and provided articles for the magazine are still in the village. If anyone is interested in seeing any of the old magazines, then please let me know.
As we look forward to our Autumn, one of our first Autumnal events is the St Pauls Walden Bury run, raising money for a fantastic charity based in the village, Autism angels. Then there will be a harvest lunch at the church on Sept 15th, an informal and friendly lunch, when we set-up the tables and share a lunch after our harvest service. Obviously, it would have been one of the most significant celebrations of the year for a rural community, I think we’ll just have to accept that the start of Strictly provides stiff competition, but please do join us.
At our harvest this year we will be celebrating that Revd Canon Stephen Fielding and his wife Angela will be joining us this Autumn, with his licencing on 28th October.
All the best,