Last month we were all saddened at the news of John Cole’s death and our thoughts are with Diane, Jeremy, Matthew, Sarah and all the family. A very moving tribute to John was given by his family at the funeral and reminded us all of what a kind, caring and gentle person he was. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. In the same week, Helen, Davril’s daughter, and Roger were married and made a delightful couple. Visitors came from far and wide, even as far as New Zealand, to share in the happy event. At the beginning of May, of course, the Hermitage Ensemble gave a wonderful collection of unaccompanied songs, both in Russian and in English, and their four powerful voices sounded more like a choir of 12.
At the end of June we have another concert planned, and will welcome Christchurch Priory Choir on Sunday, 30 June at 6pm. Please note the earlier time and encourage friends to support the evening. We wait with anticipation to hear more about the film Inspector Jury, which has been produced in various locations across the Purbeck area, but it may only be shown in Germany. Hopefully the shotgun scene didn’t disturb the village too much, or the runaway car! Our thanks to those who supported the Open afternoon when bell ringers from across southern England, successfully attempted a three-hour peal of 10 bells. Also thanks to Roderick, Felicity and Mike for making the event possible. As I write, Belinda Bell and family will be busy preparing for the Strawberry tea event, thank you for your lovely hospitality at Scoles Manor.
Our next PCC meeting will be held on Monday, 17 June and I’m sure Peter Buckle and Sue Ireland will be very happy to receive any offers of help towards this year’s fete which will take place on Saturday, 17 August. Please let them know if you can participate or contribute in any way. As they say, many hands make light work, so let’s all do our part and make it a special community TEAM event. Together Everyone Achieves More.
Judy Forgan, PCC Secretary