The recent concern about the state of repair of the gable crosses at Oxon church has resulted in some dramatic and detailed photos being taken by Simon Knight, son of David & Annette, congregation members and stalwart supporters of the church.

As you can see from one of the shots, Simon used a drone fitted with a camera. I’m surprised at the quality of the images, they provide not only an entertaining view of the church, as never seen before, but also evidence that the crosses aren’t as fragile as first suspected.

Thanks to Simon and his Dad David for taking and allowing us to use the photos, I think you’ll agree they’re fascinating.

Following the PCC meeting on the 12th September 2013, members of the Committee undertook a short fire training familiarisation session, led by Mike Tasker. Following a discussion on the benefits and perils of the different types of extinguisher, all members were able to practice their skills and become familiar with the equipment, as you can see from the photos below.

Sounds serious doesn’t it? Nothing could be further from the truth, there was much hilarity , especially when the vicar was let loose.

 

Some of you may have missed the recent Council display, held in the church Hall. Full details are still available on the Shropshire Council Newsroom website. simply put Oxon-Link road in the search box. For a really quick peek at page 4 of their explanatory document, which shows a picture of the proposed road

The fund to purchase the new organ was very generously donated by Gilbert and Priscilla Roscoe, from the estate of Gilbert’s late brother Glyn. The organ was selected by John Bowen, our musical director, accompanied by the Rev David. It arrived on Monday 6th March 2017, as planned, and took just 2 days to dismantle the old organ and build its replacement.

Oxon church members had their gifts personally delivered to remote villages in West Africa, through local charity Transform Burkina.

On a recent visit to the charity’s projects in Burkina Faso, Kevin Lawrence, the charity’s Executive Officer and member of the 11am congregation, filled his luggage with gifts of baby clothes, toys and school supplies, passing them on to communities where they would be hugely valued.

The baby clothes and toys went to a medical clinic in a poor area of the capital, Ouagadougou, where they will made up into ‘packs’ for expectant mothers; whilst the school supplies went to Soulyale, a remote rural primary school in the north west of the country.

Kevin is pictured handing the baby clothes over to members of staff at the medical centre and the school supplies to the local chairman of Parent Teacher Association.

For more information about the work of Transform Burkina, visit www.transformburkina.org.uk