It’s good that we are slowly getting back to something like normal although the current “it’s up to you” strategy of our leaders seems to be their usual cop out. Surely the wearing on masks on public transport should have been retained in England as it has been in the other UK nations. I just hope that the huge number of “super spreader” events planned for bank holiday weekend doesn’t push us back into lockdown.
It’s particularly pleasing that we are able to go ahead with the events that are planned to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Langrish Church. Full details of all the events are contained in this edition of The Squeaker. Ticket sales are going well so if you haven’t got yours yet, make haste!
Clearly the big village happening is the departure of the Rev’d Jane which she signalled in the last edition of The Squeaker. The fulsome tributes to her in the following pages show how much she will be missed. We wish her the very best of success and happiness in her new appointment to the school of Christ’s Hospital, Horsham – and in the years ahead.
We are delighted to welcome the Rev’d Philippa Good to the parish as our Interim Minister. Philippa was licensed at a service at All Saints, East Meon led by Acting Archdeacon Will Hughes on Sunday 29th August.
Finally, thanks as always to all the contributors to this edition, particularly to Jan for the lovely drawing on our frontispiece. Jan has also written an informative piece about dahlias which you can find below.
Ian Wesley August 2021