I’ve spent a very happy hour browsing through our church’s magazines which run from 1922, when our church was still at the planning and fund-raising stage, up to 1967. They can be found on the Totley History Group’s website (click on Documents/Parish magazines/All Saints Totley). The Totley Church of England Mission had ‘broken away’ from Christ Church, Dore and was raising money to establish its own parish, with a church. The magazines give a fascinating insight into church and village life at the time, especially in those early days when the church committee organised the majority of all the social events that happened in Totley, mainly to raise funds for the building and furnishing of the new church. Concerts, whist drives, dances, coffee mornings, jumble sales, lectures, were organised, most of which took place in the church school hall (as did church services at that time).
‘In July 1922, Totley New Church and Parish.-There is every hope and reason to believe that in November the new parish of Totley will be constituted by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. It will be carved out of the parishes of Dore and St. John's, Abbeydale. The sum of £1,200, which represents the local effort, has been sent to the Commissioners towards the Totley Incumbent Endowment Fund.’
Attached is a poem based on Psalm 23 which we thought you might enjoy as well as this week’s dingbats quiz ( a rather difficult one we think, all the answers have a gardening connection) and the answers to last week’s quiz too.
Don’t forget to join us for virtual worship on Sunday from 10am. There are resources available specially for children too at https://www.allsaintstotley.church/.
Have a good week. Stay safe and take care.
Angela and Liz