23 - Our Spring working party day was well supported, with 12 members
and friends getting stuck into various jobs both inside and (despite
sub-zero temperatures) outside of the church premises. |
largest single task was to be the complete repainting of the main hall,
and excellent progress was made, with thorough preparation completed,
and the first coat of paint applied to two of the four walls, and the two doors.
made an impressive mess demolishing some damp affected
plaster-board under the front windows, Keith is seen here demonstrating
his technique by demolishing a cup of tea.
|March 1 - Meanwhile, five ladies from Pett will be "waddling" over
to Fairlight to take part in the service at St. Peter's Church to mark
the Women's World Day of Prayer.
|March 1 - Pett Waddlers is the new parent and toddler group, which
is opening on Friday March 1st at Pett Chapel. Open to all
parents/grandparents/carers and children aged from 0 to school age, we
will meet at 1-30pm – 3pm, so that anybody with school age children can
then go and pick them up.
There will be toys for the children, a cuppa for the adults, drinks and
fruit or bikkies for the children, craft, music, stories and more!
For more information contact Wendy on 812297 or Philippa on 422874 or
just come along.
|February 9 - Members of Pett Chapel
an "Awayday" together ... a time to consider aspects of our work and
worship. We were reminded by Ian that "a small church is not a failed
large church", and that the value of our offering in terms of worship
and service is in no way diminished as a consequence of our relatively
Indeed, there can be advantages to being small in
terms of the quality of fellowship and opportunities for individuals to
use and develop their individual gifts.
discussions resulted in
a number of ideas which might be incorporated into our church life over
the coming months, so stay tuned ... or better still, come along to see
Our Awayday took place at the historic Methodist
Chapel in Winchelsea, which has a wonderfully peaceful atmosphere, and
a nice pub around the corner where we enjoyed a hearty lunch.
30 - Our first ecumenical bible study of the year took place at the
home of John and Ray Taylor. We were pleased to be joined by the new
Rector and his wife who, unfortunately, didn't get the message about
not parking in the back garden, and got well and truly stuck in the bog
which currently masquerades as John and Ray's back lawn.
with the help of a few willing volunteers, and a rousing chorus of
"From sinking sands, He lifted me!" (actually, I just made that bit up,
but it would have been a good idea) we were able to extract the vehicle
from its sticky predicament, and the study session proceeded with a
room full of shoeless participants, whilst muddy boots stood in orderly
ranks by the kitchen door.