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Community… means time together

Community… means time together19 folk from the Bournville and Northfield Community Group recently escaped Birmingham to the refreshing world of South Derbyshire staying at Ashbourne Hall in Ashbourne. The self catering accommodation was spacious and warm with a large conservatory dining area, and outdoor Hot tub! Food, wine and fun were the order of the weekend. The ladies organised the meals to perfection, and the men proved that they could effortlessly rustle up a cooked breakfast for all. Stephen Lane was head chef for a sumptuous Sunday Thanksgiving turkey lunch, and everyone helped in washing up.

Malcolm Lonsdale led a fabulous ‘riverside’ walk along Dovedale returning after a pub lunch, just as the low winter sun set. Others sampled Chatsworth House or unique country shopping in Ashbourne. Fiona Sewell showed us all how to take scrabble and Bananagram scoring to new levels! John Pitcher and Gary Sewell led our time of Sunday worship with an inspiring talk on our conversations with God, with others and with ourselves.

We all got to know each other and the children better during the weekend, and enjoyed relaxing and spending time away together. There is already interest in a repeat weekend.’

Not in a community group yet? Sounds like a good New Year’s Resolution…