Friday, June 29, 2012

I'm working even if the computer isn't

Friday 29th June 2012
    I have discovered that if I try to publish a photograph here, then the whole draft will suddenly be deleted.  Instead of wasting time creating bloggish masterpieces, I'm getting on with my main work and will try to sort out the computer problems before returning to the blogosphere in a blaze of glory.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Deanery Pilgrimage to Canterbury

Sunday 10th June 2012

    I'm still having computer problems, which is very frustrating because I cannot publish all the wonderful pictures of local Jubilee celebrations. this space!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The final Jubilee celebrations

Tuesday 5th June 2012
Children's games at Byrness
[There will be more Jubilee pictures from all parishes later in the week.]

The National Anthem only once today

Monday 4th June 2012
Jubilee flowers in St Peter's Falstone

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Jubilee services and parties

Sunday 3rd June 2012
St Cuthbert's Corsenside
was the location for the Service of Thanksgiving and Hope
where parishioners came together from all over the parish
(East Woodburn, Ridsdale and West Woodburn)
and, despite the strong,cool wind, stayed for the great picnic afterwards.
[For pictures see Events page]

Saturday, June 2, 2012

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee weekend

Saturday 2nd June 2012

A wedding "hoy oot"
 With the minister of the Methodist United Reformed Church and the priest of the Roman Catholic Church, I took part in a joint opening of the Bellingham Street Party.  [For pictures, see Events page.] 
     After a welcome, a verse of the National Anthem, the Jubliee prayer, a joke, grace and some home-cooked food, I made my way to Thorneyburn for the wedding.  Afterwards the churchyard gates were tied shut in accordance with local custom, preventing the couple from leaving without a "hoy oot" (a throwing out) of coins for the children who would then undo the gates. [More pictures on Events page]