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Location: Staithes Road PRESTON HU12 8TD (Not for Post)

Very best wishes to everyone in the South Holderness circuit from all of us at Preston. Our friendship and fellowship continues to flourish and grow even stronger through our Sunday worship and regular meetings. We have much to be thankful for – not least of which is our excellent relationship with the congregation of the parish church. We are happy to support each other and hold joint services on the second Sunday of each month.

Since the last issue of ‘In His Spirit’ we have held several successful fundraising events. In May we had our annual mini-market, with a cake stall, tombola, ‘collectibles’ stall and plants. We are most grateful to Shepherds Nursery for their generous gifts of plants each year, some of which are still blooming profusely in my garden! They have supported us for many years now and very much deserve a public thank you

Friendship circle decided to hold an afternoon tea in July rather than their usual coffee morning in March. It proved to be a wise decision and was much enjoyed by all those who attended. Hopefully it will become another annual favourite!

The Community Hall Film Committee arranged an evening and film clips of Hull and villages to the east from the East riding archive, with the proceeds to be divided between ourselves and the Parish Church. It was extremely popular and most interesting with the audience recognising people and places from at least 50 years ago. There were scarcely any empty seats; a great tribute to the organisers!

More recently we have had our usual harvest celebrations with a delightful floral display about Sandhill Nursery. Our worship was led by John Crawford, himself a native of Preston, who spoke movingly with both wit and wisdom.

An event was an organ concert given by Mr Graham Smales. He played a wide variety of popular and classical tunes and gave our organ a true work out. He has always said that he is impressed by this instrument and it was delightful to hear and feel the church’s most beautiful music.

Now on a more personal level we must congratulate Mrs Doreen Bray on celebrating her 90th birthday. She has been a member of Preston chapel all her life and still attends and helps out on a regular basis. Congratulations also to Joan and Phil Agnew who celebrated their diamond wedding in August. Joan is a valuable  in her role as treasurer.

As always remember with love and prayers those who are unable to attend worship due to illness or other commitments and send our sympathy to those who have suffered bereavements.