Wraysbury and Horton’s churches need more bellringers to keep those Sunday morning chimes coming.
The new Vicar of Horton and Wraysbury has taken up residence, with a steer from his predecessor to follow a biblically based ministry amid signs of that the Christian faith is beginning to “fight back”.
The CCA has announced last Sunday’s Summer Fair raised £500 for the new Colnbrook Youth Club. Brian Linton paid tribute to “the dedication of a small number of volunteers” and thanked residents for making the event so successful.
St Thomas’ Quiet Garden was re-opened by the Mayor of Slough, Cllr Balvinder Bains, on Saturday following a major programme of work funded by Grundons. The ribbon cutting ceremony was followed by the dedication of an oak tree in memory of Margaret Linton, who passed away last year.
Plans for a mosque and Islamic community centre on the site of the former Langley Village Club were approved last week by Slough Borough Council after a strong opposition from residents who insisted it was about safety rather than race or religion.
Plans to turn Langley Village Club community centre into an “Islamic education centre and place of worship” have been scrapped after an application was withdrawn at the last minute. 250 residents signed a petition apparently against “parking and traffic problems” according to local councillor Robert Plimmer.
Planning officers have recommended Slough Borough Council’s planning committee refuse an application relating to Langley Village Club, which used to be popular with residents for the entertainment that it put on. An application will be discussed for a change of use from a licensed members social club into an Islamic community and teaching centre.
The funeral of popular local figure Margaret Linton took place on Friday at St Thomas’ Church. The ceremony, designed by Margaret, included some of her favourite songs together with the reading of poems especially written for the service by family and friends.
St Mary’s Church, Datchet, sister church of our own St Thomas’ Church, is preparing to raise the roof with a musical marathon as its three-year, £300,000 fundraising campaign draws to a close. Parishioners will take on a 31-hour sing-a-thon challenge, performing all the hymns and music in The New English Hymnal.