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Brooke News

Brooke News – November 2017

A day of mixed weather conditions saw a good number of ‘Riders and Striders’ reach our little village of Brooke while our own intrepid cyclist Joan visited twelve churches on her journey; she sends thanks to her generous sponsors for helping her to raise an impressive total of £425. The Harvest Festival at St Peter was celebrated at evensong on 17th September…

Brooke News – October 2017

The latest St Peter’s PCC meeting was held at Abbey Barn, Brooke on Monday 14th August, courtesy of Gill and Terry Greer, and was attended for the first time by new curate Iain Osborne who opened and closed the meeting with a prayer. Hopefully our discussions etc have not put him off and he will join us many more times in the…

Brooke News – September 2017

It was a cold, damp and dismal day in the middle of summer when we celebrated St Peter’s Day, 29th June, at Brooke with a communion service at 7:00pm followed by local strawberries and cream and a little drop of bubbly, which cheered us all up no end. The church was resplendent with flowers on every window sill and the service was…

Brooke News – July 2017

On Saturday 3rd June the Rev Brian Nicholls took the service for the interment of the ashes of the late Ken Grimmer. June also saw the death of Iris Davies nee Seal of Hillside Cottage, Brooke; Iris and her parents before her had lived at Brooke for many years though after the death of her husband Dennis several years ago Iris had…

Brooke News – June 2017

It seems a long time since our Easter services of Morning Prayer on Good Friday and Communion on Easter Sunday and then two weeks of no services at all at Brooke but all is back to normal now and our usual pattern of services. On a sunny, warm, May morning a happy band of cleaners descended on St Peter for an annual…

Brooke News – May 2017

Our latest APCC meeting took place at Rose Cottage on the evening of Wednesday 5th April, thanks to Lee who chaired the meeting and Sheila who provided the venue, coffee and biscuits. Annual reports were read and discussed, committee members were happy to be re-elected and grateful thanks were expressed to the auditor, to all who continue to do all manner of…

Brooke News – April 2017

Lee recently chaired St Peter’s latest PCC meeting which took place at Abbey Barn, Brooke on Weds 22nd Feb. He explained how the parish share will be worked out and suggested that we should attend the next Bishop’s Road Show on 29th April, having previously submitted questions voicing any concerns we may have on it. The rest of the items on the…

Brooke News – March 2017

At this time of year nothing too exciting is happening in Brooke, church life goes on as normal with our usual pattern of services, though a slightly different evensong took place on Sunday 5th February. Unfortunately due to illness Connie was unavailable to play the organ for the service but the ever resourceful Harold brought along his ghetto blaster with a pre-recorded…

Brooke News – February 2017

Once again St Peter was aglow with twinkling candles and fairy lights for our popular and well attended Candlelit Carol Service on 18th December 2016. The Rev Canon Lee Francis-Dehqani led the service of seven carols and readings which were read by Edward Baines, William Bell, Mary Brooks, Robert Eayres, Terry Greer, Margaret Lamb and Sue Tyers. Connie Beadman played the organ,…

Brooke News – January 2017

Yet again we are indebted to Sheila and Derek Harrington for welcoming everyone into their house for Brooke’s annual Christmas Coffee Morning on 8th December. Although it was an unseasonably warm December day it was still good to sit by their log fire with coffee, delicious mince pies and chatter to friends for an hour or so and with the possibility of…

Brooke News – December 2016

Earlier this summer the burial of Mrs Cox, a resident of Brooke some years ago, took place in St Peter’s churchyard; it was her wish to be buried back at Brooke and where her son and family now live. A thank you to Bill and Margaret Lamb who hosted our last PCC meeting on Wednesday 18th October 2016 when only six members…

Brooke News – November 2016

The family of Peter Jones attended St Peter on 6th August for the interment of his ashes; Peter was born at Brooke where his parents were farmers for many years as he himself was too. On 23rd August Mary showed a party from Launde Abbey around St Peter who were studying church architecture. A happy and joyful Harvest Festival service took place…

Brooke News – September 2016

Joan Killingback sends her thanks to everyone who made a contribution to the village collection for Christian Aid Week at the end of May, £136.12 was the total collected. A rare beautiful day on 25th June saw Rev Julie perform the marriage ceremony at St Peter of doctors Kate Elizabeth Eayrs, daughter of Robert and Maggie Eayrs of Priory Farm, Brooke and…

Memorial Service for Ken Grimmer

27th June 1947 – 2nd July 2016 The 18th of July 2016 was a beautiful summer’s day. St Peter, Brooke was packed with people celebrating Ken’s life. The service was conducted by The Reverend Brian Nicholls. Connie Beadman played the organ for well loved hymns which were sung with great spirit. Brian reminded us that, in former years, he and Ken both…