Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the link or see below for zoom details. Hosanna!
Good Friday 2nd April: Stations of the Cross & Prayer
Follow the stations of the cross trail from The Chapel on Wharf Road to St Mary’s Church on Vale Road. Arrive at St Mary’s for a socially distanced opportunity for private prayer and reflection in church. (Open 10am onwards)
Easter Sunday 4th April: Zoom Service 10am
Email email@example.com for the Zoom link or to book your seat in Church (spaces are limited) We look forward to celebrating the risen Christ!
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who took part in the Sheep Trail! We had a lovely time and we hope you did too. 💕🐑 The trail is now closed, but let us know which was your favourite sheep, we have a little prize for them! 🙂 text 07730609446
Can you find all these sheep? Why not see if you can find them all this half term? We have also hidden 17 sheep in the Parishioner Magazine, you can pick up a paper copy of it at St Mary’s.
Boaz & Ruth – You will find us in Alder Close, Avondale
Lamby – looking out from a window upstairs, Vale Croft, Lysons Avenue, by Ash Vale train station roundabout.
Shawn Minerva gilderoy – 362 Vale Road
Joshua (blue) Alex (red) Lulu (cuddly sheep) – Coverack, Horseshoe Lane GU12 5LL
Shaun – White Lodge, Wentworth crescent. (Private road part. The big old White House as you turn in)
Woody – You’ll find me if you walk along the canal towpath between The Swan and The Admiral, and look across the canal!
Cedric, Cecil & Cyril – 203 Vale Road (Cyril said it was too cold outside so he’s peering out the window). They told us an amazing story, apparently their distant relatives were there with the Shepherds and saw the Angels on THE Christmas Day! Wow!
St Mary’s Flock – St Mary’s Church
Fluff – 14 Wood Street
Herbie (the herbivore! 😁) – 24 Wood Street
Flower and Petal, And one printed picture quoting Psalm 29 – 56 Waverley Drive
Cuddle and Trouble – 52 Firacre Road, Ash Vale
Cedric – 155 Vale Road
Daisy, Minty, Minnie, Herdy 1,2&3 – 91 Vale Road (2 sheep on flower border right of drive. Daisy and Minty. One on Gate post. Minnie.3 in windows. Herdy1, 2 and 3)
Baaaaaa-bara – Ash Hill Road (Near the Phyllis Tuckwell Shop)
Stump House Sheep rocks in the covid snake: Rocky, Stella, Fluff and Lammy
Baaaa-tholowmew – Ash Hill Road (near the Kia garage)
Mike’s Flock – Cobo, Beetons Avenue
Bob the sheep – Murrell Road
2 sheep – Longacre
Shaun & Dawn (beautifully made by the Chapel Craft group) – 1 Grove Villas, Grove Road, GU12 5BD #ChapelCraft (Wednesdays 8pm)
Timmy – Wharf Rd (look up, I’m above Bet Fred!)
Chapel Flock – The Chapel, Wharf Road
Bah – 11 Foxhurst Rd (aptly named by L aged 2 😍)
Valentine – Collins Gardens, Ash
Ramsey, Eugenie and Lambert!- 14 College Road, Ash
Shadow – 2 Potters Crescent GU12 6AY
Zara & Sam Sheep, South Lane, Ash
lots of sheep – 35 Wyke Avenue (2 crafted ones and some cuddly ones!)
Upcycled Sheep – 16 Lincoln close Ash Vale
Mr and Mrs Ramsbottom, Woodland and Yardley- White Lane, Ash Green (go past Hazel Road to find the Ramsbottom flock)
Susie and Geoffrey – Yankari, Hazel Road, Ash Green
Keep them coming – If you’ve got a sheep on display, send us it’s name and location and we will add them to the trail. 07730 609446. The more the merrier, we have all half term to enjoy the hunt for the lost sheep!
Share your photos online with the hashtag #AshValeSheepTrail and tell us who’s your favourite, or why not comment here?
By Carla Morson, Ash, Ash Vale & Ash Green Coronavirus Support Group
I’m going to start by thanking all of our volunteers, whether they are part of the Food Parcels Team or not, as all have done so much to help our community over the past 10 months. Without everyone we would have been lost and unable to do much of what we have.
Sundays 10am –Join St Mary’s for our weekly Church Service. All are welcome. During lockdown we will be on Zoom only, and once the doors open again we will be both in zoom and in person. Contact us to go on the weekly email list for links and news. Parishoffice@ash-vale.org.uk Wednesday night Evensong is back too, contact the office for the latest timings.
New Year, new you! New Year’s resolutions. New “normal”. New cases. New vaccine. New variant. New rules. New lockdown. Do you ever wish things would stop being quite so new? 2020 was a whole new experience for everyone – not just in Ash Vale, not just in the UK, but on the whole planet. But what about you? Do you feel renewed? Or just wrung out? The “new” has become “old” and we would all like to move on, but times remain uncertain and precarious.
By Judith Vella & Alex Sanderson (2 of the Amaha We Uganda Trustees)
A Bountiful Harvest: Part of Amaha We Uganda’s ‘No Money No Food’ campaign involved providing seed for planting in August, thus providing crops of beans for food in the next season. Without this help, families were facing a crisis, because during the early Covid lockdown all they had to eat was their seed grain, they had nothing left to plant. We are delighted to report that the harvest was blessed, providing an enormous crop in November. All the women’s groups who had received seed for planting have given some seed back after harvesting. This seed will be redistributed to more groups in March 2021 for the next season’s planting. In this way we hope they can make this a sustainable means of growing food. In total 977kg of beans were paid forward for replanting. An amazing feat.