The ‘double edition’ for July and August in 2011 introduced a new format. By using a commercial printer, we were able to print photographs much more clearly, and the new front page showed a picture of the Holy Trinity porch rather than the previous line drawing of the church.
Revd Barbara Jones was our NSM Curate, and wrote the ‘Ministry Team Message’ for the magazine, explaining the relevance of the season of Trinity which, she said, “focuses us on growth in the Holy Spirit.” Ruth’s news from St Mark’s included thanks o everyone who supported the barbecue and raised over £500 towards the cost of repairs to the windows at St Mark’s. Maree Aldren’s ‘Saint of the Month’ was St James The Greater, whose feast day is 25th July, and is the patron saint of Spain. The Levens Choir concert was on July 5th. Betty Cottam reported on a Trefoil Guild meeting where the speaker was Ronald Hoggarth, who spoke of Morecambe as ‘Bradford by the Sea’, reminding members of the importance of the coming of the railways from Yorkshire to Morecambe during the 19th Century. Betty also provided a copy of the obituary from ‘The Times’ for Professor Noreen Murray CBE, who moved to Bolton-le-Sands in 1940, as her father became the Headmaster of the Primary School. Professor Murray made significant contributions to the development of a vaccine against hepatitis B, the first genetically engineered vaccine approved for human use. The Mothers’ Union article, from Pam Bentley, reported on the MU Deanery Festival at which Revd Gerwyn was commissioned as Deanery Chaplain, and noted that 4 Coffee Mornings had been arranged during July and August at The Community Centre. Holy Trinity Church had been deep cleaned in preparation for the new carpets, and volunteers who helped were thanked. Revd Yolande Burns wrote about a pilgrimage to Iona in the Christ Church pages, which also advertised a forthcoming concert by the St Laurence Singers. The Holy Trinity Coffee Moring in the Community Centre raised £234 for church funds. Marian Davies reported on the various activities of the WI, which included an ‘entertaining and informative’ talk from Revd Gerwyn about the poems of R. S. Thomas. There was also an article about Miss Sue Rothwell, a teacher at Bolton-le-Sands school, who had been working in Uganda as a volunteer, and was now leaving to take up a post at the Heritage International Christian School in Kampala. A ‘Community’ page gave us ‘two things you may not know about Carnforth’ (The Weekly Market and The Local Information Centre), an update from the 2nd Bolton-le-Sands Scout Group, and the ‘Ladies of Note’ and ‘Knit ad Natter’ groups gave information about their next meetings. The theme for the First Friday Service was ‘Listening to Children’s Voices’.
The Parish Registers recorded the Baptisms of Luke William Mason and Jessica Ann Tyson, and the wedding of Claire Perkins and Simon Bowen. There had been no funerals in June.