October 2021

Dear Friends,

Goodness me, we’re well into Autumn now. Sunny days as I write, but cooler weather awaits us, I’m sure. Best to dress up warm when you come to the Fellowship, as some windows will be open.

What joy to be meeting together again. David Pickering led our opening service on 14 September with affirmation of the value of fellowship: sharing, supping and caring are at the heart of who we are. Thank you David. We were proud to welcome you and introduce you to our group.

Entertainment was the order of the day on 21st, when Penny and Stephen Davies, accompanied admirably by Marion, Kieran and Heather Moore, brought us a musical extravaganza. Everyone left the meeting with a smile and a metaphorical spring in their step. Thank you all.

As I write, I’m looking forward to Miss Chris Davis bringing us stories of ‘Surprising Southwark’ on 28th September. I wonder what she has up her sleeve this time!

October is upon us and we begin the month with a chance to share. Please come on the 5th with something that’s special to you beginning with the letter ‘H’. If you feel a bit brave you can tell us about it. Not much courage needed, we won’t bite: we save our teeth for the biscuits after!

We’re all set for some rip-roaring tales of humour and possible intrigue from that excellent lady speaker Barbara Stevens, on the 12th. This time she will regale us with the ‘Trials and Tribulations of a Public Speaker’.

There will be no meeting on the 26th as it is half term.

We round off October on a trip to ‘Japan in Spring’: our host, the lovely Sue Henning.

So much to do and so little time. Do join us if you can. At £3 including a cup of tea, a biscuit and excellent company, it’s a real bargain, and it’s sure to lift your spirits. Looking forward to seeing you there.

p.s. On 2 November, Marilyn and Paul Boggust will bring us news of ‘Hospices of Hope’.

Sue Thomas