Garden Clean Up - Sat 18 August 10-12
All our welcome to join us for some light weeding and pruning....and of course a cup of tea and a great chat;)
Saturday 18th August from 10:00 to 12:00.
Recent changes to our garden facing the front of the Church
Anyone coming through the gates of the church cannot help but notice how well the new grass on the right hand side is growing. It was with regret that the long bed Mary Downes had designed and planted over 30 years ago had to be abandoned. It could not be maintained last year while the roof work was being carried out and had completely overgrown as a result. The decision was made to grass it in as it would have been be too much work for the small group of gardeners to clear and maintain. Earlier in the summer, before the work began preparing the ground for the grass seed, some of the smaller plants in the bed were dug up and are being 'minded' and will be replanted in the autumn. Congratulations to the 'watering group' who kept the seed well watered until the hosepipe ban was introduced. The lovely grass we see now is as a result of a lot of work.
Elsewhere in the grounds work parties meet regularly and continue to maintain the garden. The most recent was in the middle of August when the group worked hard weeding, dead heading and clearing around the tablets. Please remember that cut flowers only should be placed on the tablets. We'll meet again sometime in September or October to prepare the garden for winter.
These work parties take place about five times a year and only last for a couple of hours on a Saturday morning with a break at half-time for a cuppa and chat. We'd always welcome new faces and stress that no gardening experience is necessary. So why not come along to the next one and see how you get on?
40 Years of Service
On June 24th our Rector, Kevin Brew celebrated the 40th anniversary of his ordination. Congratulations from all in our Parish to Kevin and Rachel on this wonderful achievement.
Some pictures from our Parish Fete
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St. Mary's Parish Howth
Howth, Dublin 13
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