It was the weekend of St Valentine’s Day… Our St Chrysostom’s Evensong Choir had just sung 6.30pm Sunday Evensong. It was a lovely act of worship full of the musical expertise and enthusiasm of the young people of the choir.
James and Allanah have recently started worshipping at St Chrysostom’s, encouraged by our welcome and inclusive nature.
They came along to Sunday Evensong and something must have been in the air … because afterwards sitting on the bench outside James asked Allanah to marry him – and she accepted! How lovely! They plan to be married in church in a few months time.
The bench, given in memory of Dick and Gill Hatch, has proved a great asset to church. Passers by like to rest there for a while, last year Fr Chris used the bench offering ‘Ashes to Go’ on Ash Wednesday last year and now James and Allanah have added a new use for it! Dick and Gill would be delighted.
We give James and Allanah our sincere congratulations and assure them of our encouragement and prayers.