Monthly Archives: May 2017
Sunday 22nd May saw the observance of Rogation Sunday at Whitewell, at which the entire congregation went outside while Veronica blessed the crops in the fields adjoining the churchyard.
Rogation is traditionally observed in the days just before Ascension day and of course is very important in a rural community like ours. The Christian major rogation replaced a pagan Roman procession known as Robigalia, at which a dog was sacrificed to propitiate Robigus, the deity of agricultural disease. The practitioners observing Robigalia asked Robigus for protection of their crops from wheat rust.
A common feature of Rogation days in former times was the ceremony of beating the bounds, in which a procession of parishioners, led by the minister and churchwardens, would proceed around the boundary of their parish and pray for its protection in the forthcoming year. Now there’s a thought for another year ….
The recent Whitewell Quiz and Curry night raised £453.00. Subject to final approval by the Parish Rooms Committee, £100 of this total amount will be donated to the Whitchurch Food Bank.
Just to let you know….
There will be a wedding at Marbury on Saturday, 17th June. The church bells will be rung to celebrate this occasion.
There is also be visiting ringers with a competition starting about 4.00 p.m., so you will hear the church bells rung for most of the afternoon – something to hear with joy!
Good to see Iscoyd Park second on an impressive top ten, but better still to see St Mary’s Whitewell get a plug!
Contributed by Philip Godsal 17/5/17
Congratulations to all the worthy winners in the Whitewell 100 Club draw which finished on 12th May
Here are the full results
Results St Mary’s Whitewell – Parish Rooms 100 Club Members Draw
Draw date Ticket Winner Amount
43 James Osmond £15.00
58 James Huxley £10.00
94 Charlotte Robinson £5.00
17 Marcus Walker £15.00
30 Sue Mottershead £10.00
20 The Millington Family £5.00
40 Colin Walker £15.00
93 Jayne Mullock £10.00
15 Mark Holt £5.00
1 Peggy Beddows £15.00
54 Diana Yearsley £10.00
82 Josie Millington £5.00
21 Julie Wright £50.00
12th May 15 Mark Holt £25.00
10 Michelle Jones £10.00