For anyone wishing to view the details of Inkpen's graveyards, including burial details, grave stone inscriptions and the location of the graves, please click here. Inkpen Burial, Marriage, Baptism and Birth records covering the period 1607 to 1837 can be found on the Inkpen history website, here.
October sees the retirement of Revd. Tim Wood who came to us
three years ago as his final post in which he shared the duties of
priesthood in the Benefice. There was then no expectation at all
that he would end up with total responsibility for running it, but
that's how it turned out. He accepted this most arduous
responsibility for the pastoral care and all that goes with it
together with the stresses of emerging organizational change
within the Benefice with a total commitment that has earned the
admiration of many.
But he has done more than that. His transparent care and natural affection for others and his faith which clearly but undemandingly shone through were both an inspiration and comfort to many. And as his churchwarden I can vouch for the fact that his attention to detail was unrivalled - there were no crises!
So we can give thanks to Tim for his short but significant ministry and trust that he and his wife Jane can enjoy the less stressful retirement they most richly deserve. His final service is the Benefice Service in Enborne Church at 10.30 on Sunday 17th of this month. Needless to say, all are very welcome.
Moving on you will see from the fact that a Gift Envelope is enclosed in the Bulletin that October is also the month when we make our Appeal to the Village for financial support for the Church, the upkeep of the Churchyards or the Bulletin the final cost of which the Church shares with the Parish Council. So if you would like to donate please use the envelope which is enclosed and either wait for its collection during the first two weeks of October if it is marked in that way or send it to me at Laburnum Cottage, Heads Lane, Inkpen Common, Hungerford, RG17 9QS. And if it's a cheque, make it out to 'Inkpen PCC'.
Very many thanks for this. Principally because of the Pandemic our current account for last year showed a deficit which I guess will be repeated this year. But the church is your church and it is now open once again for you seven days a week from 9.30am to 4pm: the services for October at Inkpen and Combe are given below. So please use it as you feel so moved.
Gerald Atkinson. Churchwarden.
Sunday 3rd: Traditional Holy Communion at 8.30am
Sunday 10th: Parish Communion at 9.45am
Sunday 17th: No Service at Inkpen but Benefice Service at Enborne at 10.30am
Sunday 24th: A Morning Service at 9.45am
Sunday 31st: Parish Communion at 9.45am
Sunday 24th Parish Communion at 11.15am Other Services in the Benefice are on the Website which is www.walburybeaconbenefice.org.uk
Our Lady of Lourdes, Priory Road, Hungerford RG17 0AF Parish
Priest - Fr Zbigniew Budyn 01635 40332
Sunday Mass - every Sunday at 9.00am
Weekday Mass - every Wednesday at 10.00am
For further information contact Paul Burrough 01488 668882 Mobile 07836 292976 Email email@example.com
The images of St. Michael's past and present are shown here