Friday, July 12, 2024

Social & Communications

2022 saw a return to a full calendar with a considerable number of events reinstated and new items added to our repertoire. The regular events included our ever popular Fairtrade Coffee Morning (March), Easter Egg Hunt (April), Wine Tasting (May), MacMillan Coffee Morning (September) Bonfire Night (November), our Christmas Fayre (November), and a Christmas concert by the Warrington Male Voice Choir in our church (December).

Throughout the year the Book Group met monthly and returned to meeting in person in the community area at the rear of the church.

Our newer events included a Car Boot (May), BBQ at the Parish Hall to mark Felicity’s leaving (July), Laskey Farm Cream Tea (August), and a Quiz Night (October). These were added to further by the development of a monthly Village Market at the Parish Hall. The Markets have proved to have a wide appeal and attract many who don’t traditionally attend Parish events. They have also wonderfully brought us a new member to the SCAG. Diane is full of ideas and we all feel energised by her enthusiasm and can do attitude. All the events continue to generate much needed and appreciated funds, both for the church and for the designated charities we choose to support.

The Parish News continued to be a source of communication and company within the village; it is edited by a member of SCAG and is distributed ten months of the year free to every house in Thelwall. This publication is very much appreciated in particular by members of our community who do not ‘do digital’, ensuring they remain informed, invited and included in all that we do. Significantly it provides a vehicle for communicating the legacy work from the National Lottery Heritage Fund with excellent articles about the history of the village and its people.

This year has also seen a concerted effort to maintain an up to date digital presence including our website and social media platforms. We are pleased to see this developing and have many ideas to build on the solid foundation that we have now established.

The weekly pew sheet has been reinstated providing a much appreciated ‘at a glance’ summary of services, events and activities for the congregation.

The year has seen two stalwarts of SCAG retire and we would like to thank Martha and Freda for all their hard work and enthusiasm over the years, they were both very much appreciated and we wish them well and a well earned rest!

Finally a big thank you to everyone who has supported any of our events in any way at all, organising, advertising, attending, participating whatever role you played we are extremely grateful for your support and look forward to seeing you at our events over the next twelve months.