Archive for December, 2012

December 30, 2012

Church Pop In Coffee Shop

For those of you who are local and do your shopping at Asda Bilton you may be aware of their community giving initiative where you are given green tokens at the till to place in one of three charity boxes near the exit. We are pleased to let you know that in January and February 2013 the St Andrew coffee shop will be one of the three chosen charity/community projects. When you receive your green tokens as you go through the till area we would be most grateful if you could please pop them in the box which is marked for us (St Andrew Pop In Coffee Shop, Paull). At the end of the two months the one with the most green tokens in gets £200 and the runners up get £50 each. We greatly appreciate your help and thank you for supporting St Andrew Church and offer a huge thank you to those who nominated us.

December 1, 2012

Consecreation of New Village Cememtery

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On Wednesday 5th December 2012 the Bishop of Hull, the Rt Revd Richard Frith, visitited St Andrew’s Church Paull in order to consecrate the new Paull Cemetry owned and run by the Parish Council. Approximately 40 people from Paull Village and surrounding communities, led by the Bishop, formed a silent procession around the edges of the burial area to be to be consecrated. This marked the boundaries of the cemetery to be consecrated for Christian burials. The remaining unconsecrated part of the cemetery is reserved for burials for those of other faiths or of no faith.

Following the marking of the consecrated ground the Bishop carried out the Consecration Service itself which included a proclamation that permission for consecration had been granted by the Archbishop of York. The ceremony was completed with proclamations from local Reverend Kathy Lawrie and representative of the Paull Parish Council, clerk Dianne Davies.

The Bishop, visitors and parishioners then retired to St Andrew Church to sign the official register of consecration, and enjoyed a marvelous buffet which had been prepared by the church volunteers.