2nd Tilehurst Brownies celebrate milestones
On Wednesday 18th September 2019 Brown Owl (Valerie Roberts) held a celebration of the 2nd Tilehurst Brownies' life at our church. Records show that 2nd Tilehurst Brownies was registered 75 years ago in September 1944. However, evidence has since been uncovered that they were in operation in the 1930s.
The evening was very interesting and fun as we learned all about Brownies and life during WW2. The Brownies even had to dash for shelter under tables at the sound of the air raid siren.
The evening was a double celebration as Valerie celebrated 25 years as Brown Owl. We give thanks for such a dedicated person who not only cares for and educates the children but helps us by rolling up her sleeves to help when we have a Church working party. We ended the evening with a lovely slice of Val's celebration cake.
The Turn Tilehurst Red for Remembrance Sunday project in 2018 was started by Kate Taylor from an idea that came to her in our church Hall.
Here are some photos of our contributions to that project.
There are more photos and up-to-date information on the project's Facebook page.
HARVEST FESTIVAL 2019
On 29th September we celebrated the wonder of the earth's annual harvest and thanked God for all his blessings.
The church was filled with flowers, fruits and vegetables of many colours.
The Scouting groups which meet at our church each week contributed to the service and with other members of the congregation displayed their Harvest gifts, which were then passed CIRDIC, the drop-in centre on Berkely Avenue.
This year the Turn Tilehurst Red project had the theme of the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The idea this year was to use footprints and poppies to symbolise people who didn’t return from war. The footprint is a vivid symbol.
Next time you walk or drive through Tilehurst look out for the footprints.
Thank you Valerie for creating these beautiful displays in our church for our Remembrance day service on Sunday 10th November 2019.