Cotterstock 2012

On November 30th 2012 – the Bishop of Peterborough officiated at our St. Andrew’s Day Service and blessed the new floodlights. It was very special for St Andrew's to welcome our Bishop.  A ‘One Night Only Choir’ was created, conducted by Gill Potts for the visit of Bishop Donald and to mark this special day.


Robin Horsell, our Church Warden, who spearheaded the floodlight project officially turned on the lights at the St Andrew’s Day Service, he looks delighted that at last the project had come to fruition.

July 2012 – Reverend Brian Rogers, our church wardens Robin Horsell and Simon Drewett and Rob Sadler our electrician positioned the new floodlights to decide on their exact location.  It does look as if they are waiting for some kind of divine intervention!

June 2012 saw our “70s Style Fete” to raise money for St Andrew's and Cotterstock Village Hall – a lot of fun was had by all as can be seen in the following photographs.

 



In April 2012 we organised  "Tea at the Ritz, Cotterstock Style". This event was organised because of the generosity of Ann and James Simpson who donated the use of their marquee and garden. The Sunday was a typical summer's day with unremitting pouring rain and blustery winds, so setting up for the event was quite challenging, but once inside the marquee with the industrial heater blowing and volunteers aplenty it was indeed transformed into Cotterstock's version of The Ritz.

By the time the first customers arrived both the maitre d', Adrian Eldridge and the champagne sommelier, Viscount Addison were in position in full regalia to provide a hearty welcome.  With the pianist Nathan Binmore playing and our waiters and waitresses serving delicious sandwiches, scones and cakes (all made by villagers) no one worried about the weather.  Alongside all this, in our Church there was an organ recital, stunning floral displays and tours with the Reverends David Bond and Brian Rogers. The day ended with Evensong with Reverend Brian Rogers where his appropriately chosen theme was "community".  We raised £1424 for St Andrew's and are very grateful to everyone that helped to stage this event and to everyone who came and supported it - it really was Cotterstock at its best.


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