Goadby Marwood – “A Grand Day Out!”

Our links with the Ironstone Villages (north of Melton Mowbray) were strengthened on Sunday 14th June 2009, when we were treated to a wonderful afternoon visit to the village and church of Goadby Marwood.

After our own Parish Eucharist, we had lunch together, followed by the washing up.

Photo: Jemima helps with the washing up

Jemima helps with the washing up

The coach arrived from Melton Mowbray, provided by our generous hosts. When we arrived in the beautiful village (built of local orange ironstone) there was a choice of activities.

Photo: Flower arranging in the church

Flower arranging in the church

Photo: Janet and Rose outside a farm

Janet and Rose outside a farm

The homemade lemonade at the Manor House was popular, courtesy of Neil and Chris.

Photo: In Neil and Chris' garden

In Neil and Chris’ garden

Photo: Dee relaxes in the hammock ...

Dee relaxes in the hammock …

Photo: ... but David falls out of it!

… but David falls out of it!

Our hosts entertained us to a wonderful tea, with local pork pie, sandwiches and cakes …

Photo: Tea in the village Hall

Tea in the village Hall

After tea, it was a short walk back to the church.

Photo: Walking along the leafy lane to the church

Walking along the leafy lane to the church

The “Songs of Praise” service was led by our Reader Roz Burch, who described life at St Peter’s. Then Rebecca got up to play her Ghanaian xylophone, and was joined by Basiki, who picked up the rhythm at once, even though he comes from the Congo many hundreds of miles away.

Photo: Rebecca and Basiki on percussion

Rebecca and Basiki on percussion

In the coach on the way home, everyone said it’s been one of our best ever days out. Our warmest thanks to the church people of Goadby Marwood, and their vicar Beverley Stark.

This entry is dated Thursday, June 18th, 2009 at 11.29am and is filed under News.

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