December was a busy month starting with our traditional service of Lessons and Carols—thank you to everyone who decorated the Church, took part in the service and helped with refreshments afterwards. It is always a very special service for Croxton.
The next week we all enjoyed a fun evening with our local singers Discord who sang a variety of Christmas music. The Church was full to capacity and afterwards everyone enjoyed a party with wine and canapés. The evening raised £958 for the East Anglia Air Ambulance. On Christmas Eve we had our usual Christmas communion service at 10.00pm.
Thank you letters are always written after Christmas and the Church is no exception! Thanks must go to so many people in Croxton parish who have kept the Church on track over the year. There is a large team of people who are always willing to give their time and skill to help. Thanks must also go to the people who faithfully contribute to the financial side of the Church. We are all very fortunate to live in such a wonderful community
Good news on the renovated War Memorial! It will be returned to the Church by February 7th! The grant has not only made this work possible but has also enabled the parish to have a hard-backed book published which will be about Croxton during WW1. Thanks must go to Rollmark Printers of Thetford who are producing this at a very generous price and also to John Goucher who has collected most of the information. Part of the grant must also be used for a display board for any future historical information.
At the beginning of March the Church will once again be open all day on Saturdays until the winter – a chance for everyone to pop into the Church and see the renovated Memorial.
Recently we have been having a problem with dogs fouling in the Churchyard. This whole area is consecrated ground and on a more practicable side, at weddings, baptisms, and funerals people congregate outside the Church on the grass – the smell of dog poo on shoes in the Church would ruin a service!! Dog bags can be deposited in the green bin located nearby on the footpath