Wednesday, June 1, 2011


May began with a visit to Firth Park Methodist Church on sunday 8th May. This was a flower festival to celebrate their centenary. Jonathan's family were originally from Firth Park and he had provided some of the materials for the historic display.

Monday 9th was the mens' breakfast and Jonathan had to cook breakfast because Dave was in London for the day with work.

Tuesday 10th, Susannah had to be at chapel to allow the piano tuner in.

Wednesday 18th, Susannah was off with the alterations sub committee to look at kitchen equipment. Later that day she was at the Ladies meeting, and finally represented the church at a meeting of the friends of the Mayfield Environmental Education Centre.

After Church on 22nd May, Jonathan stayed behind in order to try to complete the mowing of the grass, started previously.

Tuesday 22nd May was a Tuesday, but we were shopping for the supper club. On Wednesday Nathan, Susannah and Jonathan made several visits to chapel to transport the shopping. After work, Susannah and Jonathan were cooking, preparing and setting the tables ready for Thursday.

Friday 27th, we both went down after work to clean and tidy after the meal.

The bank holiday weekend was spent printing leaflets, newsletters, posters and letters ready for the next few months.

April and Easter 2011

Susannah went to lead the morning service at our Denby Dale church on April 3rd for Mothering Sunday. This meant catching the first train and being met at the station at the time when the service was due to start.
On Friday 8th April Susannah travelled to Bradford to meet the pastor's wife at one of our churches there. There was some discussion about possibilities for mission, both in this country and elsewhere. Following the visit Jonathan collected a selection of the materials which have been used at Mayfield in recent years, and posted them for the people at Bradford to look at.
9th and 10th April saw the centenary of our Owlerton church and Susannah visited the exhibition on Saturday. She was preaching on Sunday so Jonathan visited the evening service and looked at the exhibition then.
Susannah preached at Mayfield at 10-30a.m. and Grimesthorpe at 6-15p.m. on April 10th.
Saturday 16th saw Susannah visiting Coal Aston for the A.G.M. of the Women of Action.
21st April saw Jonathan mowing the grass round the bog garden in order to allow the plants to flourish. Susannah got the chapel ready for the Friday evening service.
Susannah led the circuit service at St. Mary's Wesleyan Reform Church at 8-00a.m. After the service, Jonathan went to the bakery to collect the hot cross buns ordered for the weekend events.
After the Easter weekend, Jonathan had to start sorting out the church deeds ready for the land registry and the appointment of new trustees. As part of the process, he photographed the documents to provide a permanent record.
Wednesday April 27th saw both Susannah and Jonathan shopping for the supper club.