Summer Fair Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th July
The summer fair was held 15-16 July. On Saturday ploughman’s lunches were served in the village hall and a dog show was held in the churchyard. On both days there were a variety of stalls in the churchyard and refreshments were served in the church.
Plant Sale Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May
St Thomas annual plant sale was held on 20-21st May. As usual there was a good range of plants including bedding plants, perennials, biennials, shrubs, vegetable plants, hanging baskets and tubs. Refreshments and light lunches were available Saturday and the usual choice of cakes and savouries were available during teas on Sunday.
Joint Service at St Lawrence Church, Ninefields to say farewell to Revd Kelvin Woolmer, Sunday 5th February 2017
St Lawrence and St Thomas’ Churches said goodbye to Kelvin and Jean Woolmer at a joint praise and worship service held at St Lawrence Church. At the end of the service we were entertained by a group from St Thomas’ singing a version of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Policeman’s Song with the words rewritten to tell of the major events at the church during the last 4 years.
This was followed by a shared lunch with items bought by members of both congregations, when we were able to say our individual goodbyes.
Entertained by the wonderful DeMerc Choir.
On the 18th June 2016 we welcomed the tremendously talented DeMerc Choir to St Thomas’s again This is the third year they have held concerts at St Thomas and they just get better. A standing ovation from the audience showed their appreciation of an excellent evening and we look forward to their return next year
A visit from Bishop Peter.
Sunday 8th February 2016 we welcomed Bishop Peter to St Thomas and St Lawrence and he said “the church has a lovely relaxed atmosphere and people smiled a lot”
Good Friday March of Witness. Waltham Abbey Churches joined together to walk from Ninefields to Waltham Abbey Town Centre, taking in the Church of England sites, Baptist, free Evangelicals and the Salvation Army centre. Well done everyone. We finished at the Abbey Parish rooms with ladies from the Friday Lunch club making tea and coffee and buttering hot cross buns for everyone, all donated by the Co-Op shop and funeral offices of Abbey, Gratefully received and much appreciated.
On the 14th May the ladies of St Thomas and St Lawrence became Ladies that Lunch and meet up at the Plough in Stewardstone for a very enjoyable lunch. It was such a massive success that we are planning two more later in the year.
On Saturday 28th May The Good Intent hosted “Be a Star for a night” in aid of St Thomas Church. As you can see from the photos some entered into the spirit of the event with some enthusiasm. It was a fun evening hosted by DJ and Kareoke master Les and enabled by the management of the Good Intent who also managed to dress up to join in the fun.
We thank them very much for their hospitality and support and much community spirit was evident. Look out for similar events you know you want to be there!