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Churches Together in Marlow

The annual Shrove Tuesday celebration took place at Marlow Methodist Church, when some 40 volunteers from all the churches helped to make this a most enjoyable occasion. From the proceeds, £500 has gone towards this year’s ‘Love Marlow’ festival.

On a chilly Good Friday morning, 100 people gathered in Higginson Park for a time of prayer and praise led by John Rumble, with an address given by Revd David Downing. The assembly was followed by a Walk of Witness up the High Street, marshalled by members of the Rotary Club of Marlow. During the procession, leaflets were given to bystanders inviting them to join the Easter celebrations at our local churches. Walkers were welcomed with much appreciated warm drinks on reaching the Methodist Church.

The body of the church and the balcony were full of worshippers for a service conducted by Revd Graham Watts, with a music group led by Ceri Francis. Children did the readings and the prayers, and an excellent interactive talk given by Jonny Ruffell engaged all ages. The church was bedecked in streams of red and black, with one half of the congregation ‘in the red’ and the other half ‘in the black’. During the service, everyone was stamped ‘paid in full’.

Christian Aid Week ran from 14th-20th May, when house-to-house collectors and sponsored walkers pounded the streets and the countryside, funds raised in aid of refugees. Following closely will be ‘Love Marlow’ running from 2nd – 17th June, and Lighthouse Marlow from 31st July – 4th August.

Everyone is invited to the commissioning service for Lighthouse to be held in the main tent on the playing field at Holy Trinity School on 30th July at 6.45 pm.

Tony Threlfall

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