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May 2022

EASTER AT ST OLAF’S –With four services in the eight days starting with Palm Sunday and culminating on Easter Day, St Olaf’s has been busy. It was good to record over 1000 visitors in the same period who came to see Jenny Hawke’s 14 Stations of the Cross on display in the church. Consequently, it has been decided to continue the exhibition – entitled ONE FRIDAY – till the end of April.

ONE FRIDAY was commissioned by Durham Cathedral – they have the original paintings – St Olaf’s just the prints! But these have proved startling and thought inspiring for many as each is displayed with its gospel text and Jenny Hawke’s thoughts behind the creation of each.

Palm Sunday saw the aisle strewn with palm crosses in an imaginative service devised and led by Rosalind. Followed on Tuesday with Words & Music for Holy Week, and on Good Friday by a poignant Hour at the Cross – using some material written by Stephen Cottrell – starting in the church at 2pm and ending around the large cross in the churchyard at 3pm, both led by Carolyn.

On Easter Day we welcomed Rev Jim Marshall who led our Festival Communion, and it was great to see such a large and mostly young congregation – and two dogs!  Our thanks to St Mary’s for the daffodils!

YEWS –LDNP planning have approved St Olaf’s application for the ground level felling of five of the ‘stump yews’ and replace them with four new saplings. This is the second of four phases to improve and conserve the quality of the churchyard’s historic yews. The removal will take place in the summer, the new planting in November, late autumn being the ideal time to plant yews.

RESTORATION of ST OLAF’s – Wasdale Head PCMC at their 6th April meeting approved the commissioning of the various professional surveys, studies and reports required by the architect to finalise restoration plans. The PCMC meets in the Inn at 5.30pm, and the meetings are followed by supper.

MAY SERVICES – Sunday 8th May – Morning Praise, Sunday 22nd May – Morning Worship, both at 11am.  Do join us if you can!

Hugh Foulerton

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