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Kingsland News


November 2015 Dear Parishioners, To those who received a letter from the church last month, thank you to those who reviewed their giving to the church. Thank you to all who give so generously and in many different ways – yes in terms of money, yes in terms of time and skill, yes in terms of participating in the cycle of fundraising, yes in helping others and making this community strong in care, yes in giving to those across the world who are in need of love, shelter and peace. Thank you for your deep commitment. We have had a good harvest rejoicing this year and hearts were lifted in unison to give thanks to the God who gives us everything and gives us the freedom to use, abuse or ignore, the gift and the giver. Praise the Lord and let everything that has breath Praise his holy name – says the psalmist and so do we when we sing and say the psalms. We are looking at the work of the psalmist in our Matins services over the next months. The psalmist is the most honest of all the writers in the Bible and expresses the heights and depths of life in ecstasy and in deep despair. November is the month of peace, or remembering past hurts and loved-

ones departed. Blessed are the peacemakers says Jesus in the “sermon on the mount”. Yes but how do you make peace. I was privileged to go with my husband, Nick, to the place where his grandad was held prisoner of war in Nagasaki in Japan. The prison camp is now a school and there are no outward signs of anything untoward happening there - in fact it is a place of learning and hope. But the memories of past hurts hang in the memories of those who know, or by extension by those related. It was the right time to make peace it seemed to me. I can’t say much more than that – there was emotion and ceremony as memorial stones were unveiled to the memory of those who lost their lives whilst in the camp. There was a piecing together of the jigsaw of reality as a 91 year old Dutch man Mr Klein joined us on the playground of the school and showed us where the British prisoners had stood, and where the Dutch, American and Australians had lined up. He was just 17 at the time and was the only one still alive who had been in the camp with the relatives we had gathered together to remember. There was the son of the first commandant, a man who had been kindly and Christian and had


been validated as that by the war crimes trials after the war. He hadn’t been allowed to stay very long as commandant and had only been in his 20s himself and in charge of 1200 prisoners. As the stories were told we realised that barriers were being broken down and connections made where before there had been deep chasms. Remembering is difficult but necessary at the right time and in the right place. Come to the events that are being held in our community this month to do that – on Sunday 1st November at 3.30pm in church to remember loved one who have died, on Sunday 8th November at 10.55am as we gather together as a community in church to remember those who died in wars and to commit to work for maintaining the peace we enjoy in this county, on Tuesday 10th at 7pm Lucton School are performing Words and Music for Remembrance and on Wednesday 11th at 6.30pm Kingsland School and friends are marking ‘a time for peace’ with stunning music and space for thought. In these places we can find light and hope for ourselves and for our memories. Find the right space and time that you can do that. One of the things that came out of the coffee morning that I shared with my churchwardens and those who honoured us with their presence, was that we are better together. There was an idea that we should bring all parts of the community together for a Village Event when we all participate and all organise – are you game? Not solely for money – but for gathering. Any ideas? Julie

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Light up a Life Events this winter for St Michael's Hospice ‘Light up a Life’ is a very special event full of warmth and love. This year, St Michael’s Hospice is joining with 26 local venues enabling families and friends to come together to remember and celebrate the lives of their loved ones. ‘Light up a Life’ events take place across the world during November and December every year. A light is dedicated to a loved one: it could be in memoriam, to celebrate the gift of friendship or mark a special occasion. The lights lit are also beacons for everything that St Michael’s Hospice stands for: giving care to local people with life-limiting illnesses and supporting their families and friends in Herefordshire and the surrounding counties. We would like to invite you to dedicate a light and attend one of our special services or events. Through your dedication, you will not only be illuminating the life of your loved one, but will be helping to provide invaluable support to local people who need the specialist care that St Michael’s offers. This year, we hope our ‘Light up a Life’ services will raise enough money to pay for two Staff Nurses to care for patients at St Michael’s Hospice in 2016. For more information, please call the Family Support Team on 01432 851000. Nearby events with times are given below: Sunday 22nd November - 6.30pm St. Peter's Church, Weobley Wednesday 25th November - 5.30pm High Town, Hereford Wednesday 2nd December - 5.30pm Old Market, Hereford Sunday 6th December - 6.00pm St. Michael and All Angels Church, Brimfield Sunday 6th December - 5.00pm Green Lane Methodist Church, Leominster Friday 11th December - 7.30pm St. Michael and All Angels Church, Kingsland Sunday 13th December - 5.30pm Hereford Cathedral Sunday 13th December - 5.00pm St. Mary's Church, Kington Monday 14th December - 6.00pm St Michael's Hospice


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Nature Notes (13/10/15) Leaves changing colour, some already falling, Swallows gone with no farewell, darker mornings, stubble being ploughed and replanted, the roar of potato tractors nearly over, and Harvest Festivals in full swing! No need to look at the calendar! The amazing weather continues, but will nature surprise us in due course? The river is very low but the grass still grows. Cattle are being housed by degrees for feeding, Geese are fattening. Port, nut and cheese evening to organise – a tough time ahead! R.W.H. Sapphire Animal Trust, Kingsland We run a small rescue trust in the village next to Kingsland Auctions. Is there any kind person or persons who would be willing to give some time to help us garden, tidy up, help with weeding or dog walking? Please ring: Saffi 01568708537, Vicky 01568708279, Vicky Sowerbutts



Royal British Legion Branch Meetings Although several members were absent through illness on 5th October, we nevertheless raised £79 for the Welfare Fund. The next meeting will be on 2nd November at the usual place and time. Poppy Appeal 2015 House to house collecting will start on 24th October. Please give generously to the Jan Nichols’ team. A Garden of Remembrance, listing the names of all those killed during the First World War, is being opened in Hereford Cathedral on 5th November until 15th November. Remembrance Sunday 8th November. The Service at Kingsland Church will follow the well-established routine. Any member or supporter wishing to join the pre-service parade should assemble outside the churchyard before 10.30am. Mr Davis has kindly volunteered to read the lesson. Memorial Benches The two garden benches which we installed near the War Memorial in 2007 were getting badly weathered. Mr and Mrs Davis have kindly undertaken a restoration job to keep the benches going for a few more years. Gordon Browne (Chairman)



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Two Grandfathers Marry Grandchildren Jack Tavernor asked his grandfather to officiate at his wedding on August 15th in St Mary’s church at Bettws-y-Crwyn, in South Shropshire. His grandfather was non-other than William Tavernor, 98-year old retired priest of our village. His fiancée, Rebecca Floate, also has a retired priest grandfather, and he was asked to participate, too. The combined age of the priests was 188 and they have a total of 124 year of ordained ministry behind them. William had been vicar of St Mary’s in 1845 and was able to use his original prayer book which had remained in the church. The bride said that being married by ‘two granddads’ was a wonderful moment and made their wedding day ‘unbelievably special.’ The Rev. Herbert Floate, 89, was ordained in Mauritius and spent much of his ministry overseas.

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Mortimer Medical Practice.

News from Your Patients Participation Group

Missed Appointments (MAs) Good news, folks, for those of us using the Mortimer Practice! Not only did the number of MAs fall during August but, even better, the proportion of MAs fell compared to the month before. Month July August

Number of MA 212 167

Total Appointments 2407 2162

% MA 8.81 7.72

Recent research has shown that the typical cost of each MA to the NHS is about £23 per appointment. This means the loss to the Practice has been about. £4,900 in July, falling to £3,800 in August. Let’s all do our best to ensure the trend continues when people return to their very busy lives after the holiday period. Aneurysms . Are you a man aged over 65? If so, then you can have a simple screening test. Most men have never heard of aneurysms and there are usually no symptoms. But thousands of older men die each year after an aneurysm bursts. For more information visit ‘aaa.screening.nhs uk’ or talk to your GP. Please remember your PPG is happy to find out the answers to any queries you may have; these are of course dealt with on your behalf anonymously. Your local representative is, as follows: Val Ainsworth @ val’ (Kingsland).



Kingsland W I At the October meeting our speaker, David Barrie from Nature's Own, stressed the importance of good nutrition in maintaining health. His company sell vitamin supplements sourced from natural wholefoods, which are more readily absorbed than synthetic products. He started his career as a professional wine taster but after he became interested in nutrition sold his wine cellar to invest in the company based at Hanley Swan near Malvern where he worked without pay at first. Mr Barrie stated that herbicides and pesticides had so depleted the soil that our food is now less nutritious than it was and that we need supplements to get our vitamins and minerals. He went over the history of the discovery of vitamins and gave us suggestions of remedies for various conditions. A very enjoyable and interesting talk! Our next meeting on the 11th of November is our AGM and the talk will be on ‘The History of Ice Cream’ by ‘Just Rachel.’ Pat Hughes


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Big Ben’s Rugby Day The Golden Orioles v Whitchurch Invitational Friends of Luston resident Ben Winson are having a charity rugby day at Luctonians on Saturday 14th November from 1pm. Ben has cancer and wanted to do something positive to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, an amazing charity who are giving a great deal of practical help to Ben and his family. Ben, his wife Claire and their two year old daughter moved to Luston in August 2014 but have many links to the local area. Ben and Claire were married at St Michael’s Church in Kingsland, where they lived at the time and Ben has worked as an Estate Agent for Strutt and Parker in Ludlow for several years. Ben was diagnosed with cancer late last year.

Come along for the sporting spectacle and to support a great cause. There will be a silent auction and a raffle with prizes including a week’s holiday in a newly opened local holiday cottage and a day’s shooting in Wiltshire. For further information about the day, please look for our Event page on Facebook: 427485523


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Save this Date! th Saturday, 27 February, 2016. Sweep away the Winter Blues at the

Kingsland Variety Show in the Coronation Hall. Bring all the Family for a night of entertainment by local performers. Comedy Music Magic More Details Next Month Parish Church of St Michael and All Angels, Kingsland

Make sure you and your children don’t miss our next

Family Service Sunday, Nov. 1st, 9.30 am.

A 40 minute service led by Mrs Jayne Wheatley & Matthew Theme: Joseph & His Coat of Many Colours


Church Services in the Benefice for November Sunday 1st November (All Saints) 9.30 am Family Service 9.30 am Morning Prayer 11.00 am Holy Communion 11.00 am Coffee, Croissants, Papers & Prayers 3.30 pm Benefice All Saints Service 6.00 Evening Prayer (benefice) Sunday 8thpm November (Remembrance) 10.45 am Service of Remembrance 10.55 am Service of Remembrance Wednesday 11th November (Remembrance Day) 10.55 am Service of Remembrance 6.30 pm ‘A time for peace’ with Kingsland School Sunday 15th November (2nd Sunday before Advent) 8.00 am Said Holy Communion (BCP) 9.30 am Holy Eucharist (CW) 11.00 am Family Communion (CW) 3.30 pm Evensong nd 6.00 Benefice Evening Prayer Sunday 22pm November (Christ the King) 9.30 am Holy Eucharist (CW) 11.00 am Choral Mattins (BCP) 3.30 pm Sung Eucharist (BCP) Sunday 29th November (Advent Sunday) 6.30 pm Benefice Advent Carol Service

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and at 10.00 am each Thursday at Kingsland unless otherwise stated: Said Holy Eucharist BCP Services at the Methodist Churches this month, all at 11 am. November: 1st 8th 15th 22nd 29

Mr A. Priestly Mr L. Taylor Mr M. Owens Mr. S. Dalton Rev D. Evans

Kingsland United Service, Shobdon Parish Church Kingsland Shobdon Advent Special Kingsland

Annual Sale of Fairly Traded Third World Goods Items made in small village industries for Traidcraft Kingsland Methodist Church Friday, November 6th, 10.30am -3.30pm Christmas Cards & Gifts, Toys, Jewellery, Foods and Much More.

Come and look, and find your Christmas gifts

Coffee and Biscuits served


The Parish Diary 2015 November 2nd RBL Social Evening Corners 7.45 pm 6th SMAAAK Event “Bond” Luctonians Sports Club 7.30 pm th 6 Sale of Traidcraft Goods Methodist Church 10.30 am – 3.30 pm 8th Remembrance Service Kingsland Church 10.50 am th 10 Words and Music for Remembrance, Lucton School Kingsland Church 7.00 pm 11th W. I. ‘History of Ice Cream’ Just Rachel Desserts Coronation Hall 7.30 pm 15th Lunch in church (2 courses £10) Kingsland Church around 12.15pm 21st Church Christmas Fayre Kingsland Church from 10.00am th 27 SMAAAK event ‘The Light’ Art Exhibition Kingsland Church tba 28th Methodist Christmas Tree Festival Methodist Church tba th 29 Benefice Service for Advent Kingsland Church 6.30 pm December 2nd Bowls Club Christmas Bingo 7th RBL Social Evening th 11 Hospice ‘Light up a Life Service’ 16th RBL Christmas Lunch 19th KMGT Carols on the Green 20th Church Carol Service

Bowls Club 7.30 pm Corners 7.45 pm Kingsland Church 7.30 pm Corners 12.00 for 12.30 pm Millennium Green 4.00 pm Kingsland Church 3.30 pm 2016

February 27th Variety Show

Coronation Hall


(Editor’s note: Events for this item need to be submitted by 15th of preceding month with clear instructions on the entry – place, time, date & title are essential information. Where more than one month’s notice is given, items will automatically be repeated unless contrary instructions are received.)

Luctonians Rugby Club 1st XV Home Fixtures for the rest of the year November: 14th 28th December: 12th

Preston Grasshoppers South Leicester Otley

Kick-off Kick-off

Parish Church of St Michael & All Angels, Kingsland Special Events in November:

Sunday 1st

Sunday 8th Tuesday 10th

Benefice All Saints Service Remembrance Service at 10.55 am ‘Words and Music for Remembrance’ Lucton School

7.00 pm

Wednesday11th ‘A time for Peace’ Kingsland School 6.30 pm Sunday 15th Lunch in Church after Service 12 15pm Sunday 29th

Benefice Advent Carol Service 6.30 pm

2.15pm 2.15pm



Kingsland Neighbourhood Plan News October has been a busy month for us as we finalise the Neighbourhood Plan so that it can go to the Parish Council for approval at their meeting on October 20th. Following this we are finalising all the documents that need to go to Herefordshire Council so that it can start our Regulation 16 consultation which is the final 6 week public consultation. This will be your last opportunity to make comments. This final consultation is run via Herefordshire Council's website and they deal with all responses. We will put notices up in the village and a link on the KingslandLife website Neighbourhood Plan page when the consultation starts. th

Meanwhile, on October 16 Herefordshire Council is aiming to adopt its Core Strategy for development in the county. From that point on this will govern all planning applications. However, as soon as the final Reg 16 consultation starts our Neighbourhood Plan will also have influence on any planning applications that are made, hence our hard work to submit everything to Herefordshire Council as soon as possible. The final step after the Reg 16 consultation is examination by an independent examiner; then there is the parish referendum where hopefully you will vote to adopt it. It is very important for our parish that we have a Neighbourhood Plan because without it we come under Herefordshire Council's new 'Rural Area Plan' which effectively means that we as a parish will have no influence on where housing

development is allowed or on what type or size it is. Without a Neighbourhood Plan all the views you've given in the Parish Plan survey and Neighbourhood Plan consultations will not be taken into account when deciding on planning applications. Because of the urgency to submit everything to Herefordshire Council, Steering Group meetings may be held at short notice but details will all be posted on the Kingslandlife website, on the village noticeboard and in the Post Office. The website page will also be updated with all the latest news. If you have any questions feel free to mail us on or call our Secretary, Patricia Pothecary, on 01568 708597. Many thanks! KNDP Steering Group


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Kingsland Bowling Club –autumn draws on Our final outdoor events were great fun; we travelled to St Dunstan’s in Worcester in the sunshine on 19th September and enjoyed the game, the green and the tea. Next day, our ultimate competition the Sunset Shield was played, with quite a few new members valiantly taking part. We have been so pleased to include them- the club has had a real buzz to it as old and new members interacted this year. As a small but fairly powerful bowler, I am always urged to perform ‘just a nice draw’ – in other words, not to whack the jack. Honestly, folks, I try to be gentle! - but we have now started indoor club league games at Leominster Sports Centre on Monday nights - the green is faster and it’s even more difficult to control the weight. (It will of course do everyone a power of good to play indoors and meet experienced and sociable fellow-bowlers.) However, other draws are on the horizon – a small raffle at each of our Friday Quiz Nights. On 27th November, things get hot! - we have a special Curry Night (£4 for members & guests). Looking forward to December, on the 2nd there’s our Bingo Night at Kingsland Coronation Hall. Our Annual Presentation Dinner was at the Leominster Golf Club on 9th October. Just over 60 members attended, including High Table guests Bowls Herefordshire Ladies’ President Ciss Jones and Men’s Junior Vice-President Alex Lowe and partners. A splendid evening - dinner portions were ample, conversation was animated, and we had the pleasure of listening to lovely Leominster singer Keri Hoffman. Some of us even managed to get up and dance! The engraved glass trophies were specially attractive this year, thanks to Peter

Brigden, our indefatigable Competition Secretary. Our grateful thanks also to Carol Brigden who has given us so many excellent entertainments and given so much to our funding efforts as our Social Secretary. Our 2015/16 committee will be elected/confirmed on 28th October at our AGM - if you want to know more about us, please feel free to contact: Robert Parker-Morgan 01568 709331 Susanna Checketts 01568 770546





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Weobley Local History Society Fenny Smith's talk at the Society's November meeting on the 25th at Hopelands, Weobley's Village Hall, starts with a manuscript of 1548 which was discovered only a few years ago. She calls it Haugh Wood Encounters. It describes coppicing as a very "green" form of woodland management. Ancient customary rights of grazing and wood collection, coppice, fenced-off areas for regeneration, pollarding, timber, hunting, cultivation and even drainage were all activities to be found in woods and forests. Members and guests are most welcome. Haugh Woods above Mordiford and Holme Lacy are, according to legend, the home of the Mordiford wyvern. The name Haugh, which is pronounced "Hoff" is derived from the name of a Saxon owner, indicating that this is the site of an ancient wood. Haugh Woods, at nearly 850 acres, is nationally important for butterflies and moths, with over 600 species recorded within it. This makes the wood one of the top 10 woods in the country and is designated as a SSSI due to the presence of these invertebrates. This year’s Christmas Lunch will take place on Wednesday 13th January at The Kings House, Pembridge. We decided to postpone it until January so we have something to look forward to after the December surfeit of Turkey and Christmas Pudding! The cost will be £19.50 per head to include a choice of menu for two courses and coffee to follow. The Kings House in Pembridge is a very warm and welcoming venue with excellent food so we shall hope to see lots of members there. Further details to come and in the meantime, save the date in your diaries Julie Peacock

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Sales of Cards and Stationery Dry Cleaning and Laundry Shoe Repairs



Luctonians Sports Club Another 1st XV substantial defeat and talk of going down a league, but a lot of matches ahead. Think positive! To witness the attendance at the club on October 11th was quite amazing. All lunch tables were full, the ground was in prime condition, and the weather conditions were perfect. The 2nd and 3rd XV’s were also at home, and both won close games which the respective referees enjoyed controlling. A number of old friends appeared as did some new faces. World Cup Rugby continues, but the host nation is like a dog with its tail between its legs. Relatives from down under are very happy. It’s only a game!! R.W.H. Dance Class A new class in Leominster gives us all a chance to dance in the elegant setting of the Lion Ballroom. Professional dancer, choreographer and teacher, Deborah Greenfield starts with thirty minutes of Pilates, working on strength and flexibility. The next hour and a half adds some ballet training. I am usually a runner, myself, but as I have fond memories of childhood dance lessons I’ve been having a go. The exercises are smooth, graceful and a great workout, whatever level you choose to work at. It is excellent exercise for the brain as well and that, I find, quickly makes a busy day at work seem a million miles away. As I triumphantly managed a wobbly arabesque underneath the glittering chandeliers, anything seemed possible! Contact: Deborah Greenfield [] Mike Nelson




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Quality without compromise Weobley Theatre Goers The next show we are going to is on Wednesday 11th November, to see Les Ballets Trockaderos. We shall leave Bell Square, Weobley at 10.00am to see the 2.00pm performance at the Birmingham Hippodrome. As I have had a cancellation for Mack and Mabel on Thursday 3rd December, I have two spare tickets. If you would like to go, the tickets are £58 each. We shall be leaving Weobley at 11.15 to see the 2.30 performance at Cardiff Millennium theatre, returning to Weobley around 7.30pm. If you would like to contribute to a seat for the Malvern Theatre, there is still time. I will keep the option open until the end of the year. And thank you to all of those who have already helped towards sponsoring a seat.

Also: Knitting Weobley





Are you interested in learning more about knitting or crochet? If so, why not come along to an easy-going afternoon once a week from Tuesday 3rd November, 2.00 – 4.00pm? I am happy to teach complete beginners or to help on more difficult techniques, such as lengthening or shortening a garment, picking up stitches, adding in colour etc. The charge is £20 for 7 weeks, the money going to the West Midlands Air Ambulance. Tea and coffee included! If you are interested in knitting or the theatre, please email me at ( or ring me on 01544 318513, Kate Best



Postcards From Life Art Exhibition and Auction Postcards from Life is an exhibition and secret auction of postcard-sized original artwork by nationally acclaimed and talented local artists. Postcards are signed only on the back, if at all, so you won’t know the identity of the artist until you have made your purchase. With over 220 works of art from over 180 artists, there is a unique piece for everyone to choose from. You can buy art for an affordable price, and in doing so, help St Michael’s Hospice provide the local community with the best possible end-of-life care. All the Postcards from Life will be on display at Hellens Manor in Much Marcle from Friday 20th November to Sunday 22nd November 2015. You will also be able to bid for the artwork on Brightwells’ online auction site.

Becky’s Bakes Why not let me help if you’re short of time, or simply baking isn’t your thing? I can help by:  Supplying home-made cakes, tray bakes of all varieties, scones and desserts. Quiches, ready-made meals and soups, too!

 As Christmas is just around the

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 Undertaking small catering jobs on request.

Please call me on 01568 708120.

Christmas Fayre in Church As last year a group of enthusiastic ladies from the village is organising a Christmas Fayre in Church to be held on November 21st The proceeds will be for the church, but large donations will also be given to Kingsland School, and the Kingsland Branch of the Royal British Legion. This will be an excellent opportunity to buy food items and presents well before Christmas, and to take part in a prize draw with a first prize of £100. The Fayre will be open from 10 am to 4 pm. The event then continues at 7.30pm with a lighthearted concert by Ludlow Male Voice Choir under their well-qualified and experienced conductor, Margaret Davies. Please see the poster on the back page of the Kingsland News for more details.

David Noon (Ed.)


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Annual Christmas Bingo Wednesday December 2nd, 2015

Eyes Down 7.30 pm A pastor I know has a standard liturgy

for funerals. To personalize each service, he uses the Find and Replace command on his computer to replace the name of the deceased from the previous funeral with the new name. The next morning, the funeral was going smoothly until the Apostle's Creed. "Jesus Christ," the congregation read from the program, "born of the Virgin Ada.."

Visiting his grandparents, a small boy opened the big family Bible. He was fascinated as he fingered through the old pages. Suddenly, something fell out. He picked it up and found that it was an old leaf that had been pressed flat between the pages. "Mama, look what I found," he called out. "What have you got there, dear?" his mother asked." With astonishment in his voice, the boy answered, "I think it's Adam's underwear!"


Kingsland News November 2015  

The Community newsletter for the parish of Kingsland, Herefordshire, UK. More info on our beautiful parish at

Kingsland News November 2015  

The Community newsletter for the parish of Kingsland, Herefordshire, UK. More info on our beautiful parish at