The Guild’s activities were, unsurprisingly, affected by Covid restrictions and so only 2 Committee meetings were possible in this period and no AGM was held in either 2020 or 2021.
However, it has been possible to hold a few services including a summer Ecumenical Service as well as a number of fundraising events. These included a Coffee morning in September 2021, two Craft Fairs, a series of Repair Cafés, two Live at St Lawrence’s music events and, of course, the Summer Teas in St Lawrence’s during summer 2021.
In terms of planned works, proposals to revamp the kitchen/toilet are being taken forward for Diocesan approval with the aim of then getting this work underway as soon as possible.
Looking forward, for 2022 we are planning for a return to our regular schedule of annual services (both the summer and Carol Ecumenical Services) and fundraisers. These include starting to run the tours of St Lawrence’s again and hosting further craft fairs, coffee mornings, Repair Cafes and other events.
Helen Moulsley and Laura Zajdlic