HCMC Information sheet – 5th July 2020
Good news! Guidance streaming in - watch the ministers reel! Absorbing implications for services now up to 30 people gathering is permissible. The service that is now possible will not be as you remember, they are to be short as possible, no singing and no delay talking going in or out. Socially distanced worshippers will loiter around churchyard perimeters! But that’s for the future, for now we are taking people’s concerns over isolating very seriously. So no services presently.
Some of you may have participated in the recent "Answers on a Post-card" exercise. Postcard images were used to prompt groups of us to make responses about the current state and expected future of the Church and similar topics. At the recent Deanery Synod we received feedback about our outputs, summarised aptly as Four "Mirrors" to show us what we said. These reflections are summarised in the document you can see here:
Special News - list of graves and memorials at St Nectan's Church, Stoke
Joy Cooper had the idea that a register of graves and memorials in the Church would be a valuable document and she was joined in this endeavour by Kay Greenish, one of the Churchwardens. They compiled a list of the names and dates in the churchyard and inside the Church itself, and they recently updated it. It comprises getting-on for 2000 items in an Excel spreadsheet available under the button below.
The columns in the sheet show:
A number which can be used to find the item
Month and date of death
Year of death
Age at death
Where they lived
Of course, not all of the information is available and some has been lost to time. The earliest grave with an identifiable date is that of Charles Carter who died in 1738 at the age of 64, but there are undoubtedly earlier examples if they could be read. The most recent are those for 2019, and Kay will continue the update process as time permits.
If you click on the button you will be shown the Spreadsheet immediately if you use the Chrome Browser with the Office Online extension. Otherwise the Spreadsheet will be downloaded to your machine, where it can be viewed using Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets.
If you find the list particularly valuable or interesting please consider making a donation to church funds. BACS donations should be sent to:
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