Burrington School                                  www.burrington.eschools.co.uk                 Mrs Sarah Josky  
Holy Trinity Church             www.burrington-pc.org.uk/holytrinity-church/         John Dixon, Churchwarden Our Lent services were rather dislocated due to snow in March! The first Sunday was to have been the United Benefice Service with the new Archdeacon Adrian Youings. Sadly there was a lot of snow in Burrington square, and so we had to change to Wrington at the last minute. The service went very well and we are most grateful to Wrington for getting everything going so efficiently with very little notice. It was good to meet our new Archdeacon after our exchange of views re the new Vicar. A fortnight later snow came again and we had to cancel Victor Barley taking the family communion, and this was the day my granddaughter was due to read the lesson. I blame global warming! Apart from the snow, church activities have continued as usual. At our PCC meeting we had welcome confirmation that the quinquennial inspection of the church had revealed no major problems requiring urgent attention. Stephen Edwards will be organising a contract to undertake some of the works identified in due course. On Trinity Sunday, May 27th there will be a special service at 6.30pm to welcome David Gent our new Vicar to Holy Trinity. The service will take the form of Sung Evensong, led by the Trinity Singers. We hope as many of you will be able to attend to formally welcome David to Burrington. We hope you all have had a happy Easter..
It has been a very busy month at Burrington Primary School… Sports Relief gave us all the opportunity to become more active for this worthy cause. We all dressed in our sporty gear ready for various energetic pursuits which included a special whole school Zumba lesson led by former parent, Claire Hooper, enjoyed by staff and children alike. We were rather exhausted at the end of it but we all agreed it had been such fun. At lunch time we took part in a ‘walk’ a mile activity on the Dring. Collectively, we are trying to walk the distance between Burrington and Buckingham Palace over the next few months and Sports Relief day seemed a good day to begin this challenge! Thank you to everyone who contributed so generously to the fundraising. Our Easter service was led by Maple Class who gave a wonderful dramatic retelling of the Easter story from the excitement of Palm Sunday to the disbelief of Thomas following Jesus’s resurrection. The PTA had organised an egg hunt and Easter competition which were completed with great delight! On the final morning of the term we enjoyed a quiet and reflective Agape service where we listened to beautiful music and shared hot cross buns as we considered the many different emotions of the Easter story the importance of hope. The last service of the term was held in the church and celebrated the many achievements of pupils from across the school, from the endeavour trophy to reading certificates, the music award to excellence in maths trophy; over twenty special achievements were recognised. Well done to everyone who received an award. What a group of talented children there is at Burrington Primary! Over the holidays we have been very busy in Reception Cherry Tree and Nursery Cherry Buds class, restructuring the classroom and organising resources. The children have also been enjoying our delightful new Early Years equipment for outdoor play. Come and visit us and see our lovely classroom in action. Visits are always welcome! We are planning a special Teddy Bears’ Picnic event on Wednesday 20th June from 11am -12.30pm for children aged 2-3 and their special teddies (children are asked to bring a grown up too) at the Cherry Bud Nursery at Burrington Prima-ry School. The event is free of charge and open to all children (not just children in Burrington). There are limited places so please contact the school on 01761 462662 if your child would like to join us for this special event and we will send you an invitation. We look forward to seeing you and your teddy bears! Please contact Mrs.Mrs. Sharon Morris on 01761 462662 or email <office@burringtonprimary.co.uk> for further information.
The Altar Guild is planning to hold a Silent Auction of Promises on Friday, 16th November in aid of Church funds. Previous similar events have been very enjoyable and financially successful but much depends on the range and numbers of ‘Promises’ put forward. In the past we have auctioned everything from offers of baking, gardening, baby sitting, dinner parties, golf days, pleasure flights in small aircraft to cottage holidays in Cornwall. If you feel you can offer a ‘Promise’ we would love to hear from you – please contact Mo Taylor (01761 462274) or Heather Lee (01761 462243). Tickets (to include supper and a glass of wine) will be on sale nearer the date @ £15.00, available from Heather, Mo or anyone on the Altar Guild.