Of the current voluntary groups the Chancel Guild, which cleans and cares for the Chapel, chancel and sanctuary, is probably the one most steeped in tradition. One of the congregation recalls her mother being a member in the thirties but it probably dates from much earlier. To be invited to be a member of the 20-strong group was viewed as a considerable privilege, and no-one joined without being recommended for that invitation. Nowadays, volunteers – male and female – are welcomed with open arms albeit socially distanced!
Cleaning methods have also changed a little, and every month you will hear the vacuum cleaner doing its rounds and see microfibre dusters buffing polished surfaces. However, just as in the early days, only beeswax is allowed on the wood – woe betide anyone who infiltrates a can of spray polish!
We are looking for people who may be prepared to come and help with regular Big Cleans of the Church especially in this time of Coronavirus Concerns along with the need to keep the Chapel, Chancel and sanctuary areas in tip top condition, including the brasses.
Please offer your help as we have had some of our lovely people step down from this role, for various reasons, and we need to keep our church looking clean and tidy.
Contact our Churchwardens Hazel (483 0408) and Andrew (440 4679) if you can assist.