Saturday, 3 March 2018
Witney, Charlbury and Burford Friends at Charney Manor 25.2.18
On Sunday 25 February, more than 30 Friends from Witney, Burford, and Charlbury LMs met to spend an afternoon together at Charney Manor. The event was made possible by a legacy to Witney LM from our Friend Sue Bowers, who with her husband John did so much to revitalise Witney Meeting and were well known to Charlbury and Burford Friends. Sue always wanted to ensure that members of a meeting got to know one another in informal as well as formal ways, and Witney Friends decided that creating an opportunity for old and new f/Friends to be together would have been greatly to Sue's liking.
We enjoyed a very light programme of activities which included music-making led by Lesley Morris and Roger Cullen, poetry reading (old and new favourites) led by Sharon Watson, and a chance to sit, talk, walk and relax in the spring sunshine. We spent half an hour in worship before our evening meal and farewells, and sent a card of appreciation to John Bowers in Letcombe Regis, as well as remembering other Friends unable to be present. Thanks to all who came and made it such a special occasion.