Rodmell’s Associate Vicar, The Rev. Marcus Brown, tells us
“We are following instructions from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York and there will be no public services in our benefice for the foreseeable future. This is, of course, from our point of view very sad but the churches will stay open for private prayer.
If anyone wants specific prayer or a supporting word from either Geoff or me, we would always be prepared to help in anyway we can”.
Further information about our services and much more can be found in our monthly Parish Magazine – copies are available in all four churches in our Benefice.
For details of the Parochial Church Council, click here
The Church continues to be a quiet and safe haven for villagers and visitors seeking peace in the middle of a hectic life and a sanctuary in which to think and pray. It would not be such an attraction without the myriad of faithful supporters who clean the building and fill it with the most stunning flower arrangements.
Together with the rewards there are always problems with looking after an old building. We have had an oil spill, and the lintel to our side door is not as sound as it should be, so we will be looking at fund-raising opportunities in the village to help with the remedial work in putting these issues to rights. We are grateful to Maureen Ford and Jenny Brown for raising over £2,700 for the church through ‘Open Gardens’. We now have to plan for St Peter’s entire heating system to be replaced.
The support we have been offered in getting our bells back to a position where all six of them can be pealed, whereas at the moment only three can be chimed, continues apace. Conservation and structural engineers have surveyed the church tower and one bell hanger has looked at our bells with a view to repairing and rehanging them.