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special events 2016

Access for all

Today was a day for us to celebrate as we welcomed The Ven. Peter Robinson Archdeacon of Lindisfarne this morning to our 9:30 service. This was a service of dedication for our new accessable entrance into the church.

As you can see by the pictures we now have a lovely new entrance, which means the church is now accessable for everyone who wishes to visit us.

A big' THANK YOU' must go to all those who helped make this new access for all possible.

the church with the trees

The church before the work began.

door with steps

Any wheelchair user was unable to access the church without assistance, which was not always available during the day. So despite the sign at the door, the church was NOT open to them!

creating the sloping path

Work begins!
building the new steps
The foundations for the new steps.
the old boot scraper
The old boot scrapers were carefully preserved.

laying down the new stones for the steps

Laying the new stone steps.
the stone slabs for the path

the new naming board among the cobbles

the new naming board among the cobles

the new steps

bob and keith on the top step

wheelchairs users can now easily access the church
Now everyone has access to our church.
the whole church can now be seen without being blocked by the trees
It was decided that the old trees should be removed as well, thus opening up the whole architecture of the church, and allowing the light to stream through the stained glass windows.
dedicating the new access
The Ven. Peter Robinson Archdeacon of Lindisfarne at our 9:30 service. This was a service of dedication for our new accessable entrance into the church.

everyone gathers on the top step and path

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Spring Fayre

We were very fortunate to have Jonny Bird, from Sea and Soil. offer to do a cooking demonstration at our Sring Fayre.

A bid 'THANKS' must go to Jonny and his wife, Julie, for making our fayer the success it was.

Sea and soil jonny bird

Sea and Soil Jonny's restaurant

jonny preparing for the cooking demonstration

Jonny preparing for the cooking demonstration

jonny cutting the fish

jonny cooking

jonny during the cookery demonstration

scarves

Scarves for sale

scarves

tombola

Tombola

cake stall

fairy cakes

Mmmmm!

brandy snaps

Double Mmmmm!

books, cd's and dvd's

threebies stall

threebies stall

hamper

jewelry

jewelry

raffle

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Dianeand Keith's Farewell

Diane has been our vicar for nearly eight years. We had a lovely get together to thank both Diane and Keith for all that they have done. They are now moving back to Yorkshire for Diane to contiue her ministry in another parish. We wish them all the best for the future.

diane greeting people

diane saying goodbye at the end of the service

diane getting a hug goodbye

filling the glasses  ready for the toast

the yummy spread

yummy home made food

diane and keith unwrapping the gifts

a lovely picture of coquet island

a picture, home communion set and a cinema voucher

the hall was full of people coming to say godbye

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Diane's service of installation in Boroughbridge

Some of us from St Cuthbert's and Coquet Churches together went to Rev Diane's service of installation in Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire.

Diane will have five churches to look after, they are in Aldborough Boroughbridge Dunsforth Minskip and Roecliffe.

We wish Diane well in her new parishes.

A big thanks must go to the members of her new parishes for making us feel so welcome.

St John's the lovely little church of Minskip.

St John's the lovely little church of Minskip.

Inside St John's through the window

Inside St John's through the window.

The Vicarage in Boroughbridge, this is right next door to the church, the house is modern only the walls are old

The Vicarage in Boroughbridge, this is right next door to the church, the house is modern only the walls are old.

St Jame's Church, Boroughbridge

St Jame's Church, Boroughbridge.

St Jame's Church, Boroughbridge

St Andrew’s Church, this is an architectural gem grade I listed and situated off the village green in Aldborough. The Village is just half a mile from Boroughbridge, and lies almost entirely within the walls of the former Roman town of Isurium

St Andrew's Church, this is an architectural gem grade I listed and situated off the village green in Aldborough. The Village is just half a mile from Boroughbridge, and lies almost entirely within the walls of the former Roman town of Isurium.

Afternoon tea at St Andrew’s Church

Afternoon tea at St Andrew's Church.

 St Andrew’s Church

Main window in St Andrew’s Church

Diane at St Andrew’s Church

Gathering at the door for a chat

Margaret and david leaving

Sitting out in the sun in the old graveyard

Sitting out in the sun in the old graveyard.

St Jame's Church, at the start of Diane's installation service. They are lucky to have 6 bells with a group of campanologists who could ring them.

St Jame's Church, at the start of Diane's installation service. They are lucky to have 6 bells with a group of campanologists who could ring them.

The main east window

a pretty side window

The choir getting ready

The choir getting ready.

An amazing spread of food

An amazing spread of food.

The church was very full of people

Some gifts, poems and pictures for Diane and Keith

Some gifts, poems and pictures for Diane and Keith.

a poem

a poem

the amble crew

beautiful flowers on the font

Diane sayin goddbye in her new church

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Bishop Christine and Coquet Venture

Bishop Christine visited Amble today as part of her tour of the Alnwick Deanery. Whilst here she was taken to see Amble Coastal Rowing Club's new skiff 'Coquet Venture'.

Rob Angus, spokesman for the Club, was delighted to show the Bishop the new skiff. Pews, which were removed from the rear of St Cuthbert's Parish Church and that had formed part of the lives of Amble folk since the church was built in 1870, now have a new lease of life, as the thwarts (seats) and oars.

Rob said that this wood had made the skiff heavier than the previous skiff built, but then it is a skiff full of history.

Amble Coastal Rowing Club is a friendly community club and their aim is to build their own St Ayles skiffs, and then use them as a basis for coastal rowing activities. Anyone is welcome to join the club. People of any age, gender or fitness level, absolutely no experience necessary.

bishop christine with the boat spirit of adventure
Bishop Christine with Rob and John at Amble Coastal Rowing Club

The new skiff, 'Coquet Venture' outside the clubs work shop
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Café Church at the Harbour Village

This month for Café Church we went to the Harbour Village. We would have been outside but we ended up in the Sea Food Center because it was raining!

The History behind 'Mauretania Day'

On Wednesday 6th July 1935, on her final voyage, RMS Mauretania sailed past Amble on her way to the docks at Rosyth to be broken up.

At 10:25am, the clerk to Amble Urban Council sent the captain of the Mauretania a message of greeting:

"Amble to Mauretania. Greetings from Amble, last port in England, to still the finest ship on the seas".

Back came the reply:
"Mauretaina to Urban Council, Amble, to the last and kindliest port in England, greetings and thanks. Mauretania."

Decades of retelling this story means 'kindliest' has now turned into 'friendliest'.

We had café church in the sea food center

penny giving out the cake

Yummy home made cake.

prayers in a bottle

the tide ebbs and flows life is the same it has it's ups and downs. where do you look for stability in a changing world?

linda has made a fridge magnet

Linda with her fridge magnet.

the picture of the ship Mauretania as a fridge magnet

singing the grace at the end of café church

singing the grace at the end of café church we all hold hands

We always end singing the grace holding hands.

 

We would like to give a BIG thank you to Martin for the coffee from 'Mocha Mondo'

moco mondo coffee
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