Baptism of Albie Cillian Booth
Great Grandson of Frank Williams and son of Frank's grandaughter, Holly, will take place at 12.00noon on Saturday 11th January 2020 at St.Clements, Ashampstead. All are welcome.
Rev. Will and Roz Watts will be moving away when Will retires, soon after 30th September.
Would you like to contribute to a farewell gift for them?
Will is a keen birdwatcher and we are planning to make a contribution to a splendid pair of new binoculars for him and, for Roz, a special piece of artwork …
All three churches in the benefice are clubbing together for this, so if you would like to make a donation, please drop either a cheque or cash in to Caroline Butler, Well House Cottage, Ashampstead.
Cheques should be made payable to Ashampstead PCC.
Thank you so much – they both will be very much missed!
Caroline Butler and Sally Hardaker: Churchwardens St Clements
From the Churchwardens
As you know Will Watts is retiring on 30th September from stipendiary ministry in the Benefice. We are all very sorry to see him and Roz leave us – they have contributed so much during their time with us and we wish them every happiness in the future. We do hope you will come to their leaving service in St Stephens on Sunday 29th September at 3pm. After the service we will be gathering in the Church Hall for refreshments and to wish them well.
Due to uncertainties of contracts over their new house Will and Roz will be staying in the Vicarage for a period to be determined.
The Churchwardens take responsibility for the Benefice after 30th September. So for any queries or pastoral matters please refer to us or to our Curate, Revd Katy Weston. The process of finding a successor for Will can begin after 30th September, however, in the meanwhile services in all our Churches are to continue as advertised with very few alterations.
Basildon: Jo Eley & Nick Schlee
Ashampstead: Caroline Butler & Sally Hardaker
Aldworth: Maurice Allen & Lily Rennie