An April Diary - Easter 2014

Easter weekend proper, joint church vigil at Chelmorton on Easter Saturday evening, then a dry Easter Sunday morning as Main Street, Chelmorton was overrun with youngsters heading for the village family service under the golden weather vane of St Johns church. The Bells rang out, the peels in perfect harmony as the church filled up for the first of the month family service. The short family service was a story of Easter as a lyrical ballad. David Race and Lucinda Marsden took the adult duty to begin the Ballard before children took over on the family service readings. Violin and organs,  blessing of Easter, youngest youngsters on collection duty and vicar John Fountain had eggs for the adults. Church warden Irene Ottey had been busy on the youth front. The Children of Chelmorton were treated to an Easter Egg Hunt in the church yard, small chocolate eggs were all about the place as the children searched between the walls, trees and long grass to uncover the eggs and take the story of Easter home down Main Street.

April 17 A full programme of Easter, Chelmorton folk made the run to Biggin for the Thursday Maundy foot washing service at Biggin but a last minute problem stopped proceedings, not deterred, sunshine rose for Good Friday that may have been the hottest Easter Friday in many a year.

April 15th Annual report of the church presented to the PCC on the evening April 15 as Easter heat wave fought against the rain.