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Emma Bowyer

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    Hi Everyone.


    This is an update and a chance to hopefully answer any questions regarding the Christmas Angels project.

     So far we have sent out 350 tags with a further 100 being sent this week! That is amazing and thank you to everyone who has got involved in this project. If anyone needs labels please let me know as soon as possible, so we can get these sent to you in good time (Please email neilhepp@gmail.com or call 07971983909.)

    Elmsett Church have joined with their local Anglican Church and have produced around 100 angels so far .They are holding an "Angelic Cafe Worship" together on 8th December where their angels will be dedicated before they are distributed. It's great to see wonderful Ecumenical work such as this taking place.

    At the Christmas Contemporary Carol service at Trinity on 8th December we will be dedicating any angels that come along and there will also be a display being set up in the Church. 

    The Facebook page is up and running - it is called Christmas Angels Suffolk. There are a few pictures on there and over the next few weeks it would be great if we could upload as many pictures as possible. Either you can post to the page yourself or email any pictures you have and any messages you would like posted. We would love some pictures of people actually making angles is you have them.

     The main thing we would like to see is pictures of angels left for people to collect / find / discover. Please use your imagination and put them anywhere you think people could find them and enjoy this very simple, gift of love. 

     Once again thank you to everyone for embracing this project and we know its early but have A Good and Blessed Christmas.

    God bless

    Neil and Elizabeth.

Derek Grimshaw

Circuit Superintendant

Derek was born in the village of Calverley, West Yorkshire. The village lies mid-way between Leeds and Bradford and both his parents worked in the mill in the village. The family attended the local Methodist Church with both mum and dad holding office in the Church.

After leaving school Derek worked most of his life in warehouse and transport management while having an active involvement in the local Church.

In 1985 Karen and Derek were married and both attended St Andrews Methodist Church in Undercliffe, an area of Bradford.

Their eldest daughter Laura was born in 1987, but sadly died when she was sixteen hours old.

They subsequently had two more girls, Amy and Emma

They lived in Undercliffe, with their two daughters, until Derek became a Circuit Minister in 2005 when they moved to Hethersett, a village south west of Norwich.

He served as minister in the Norwich Circuit, with pastoral oversight of five Churches spread across a wide area of South Norfolk.

In 2013 Derek, Karen and Emma (Their youngest daughter) moved to Ipswich where Derek took up the role of Superintendent to the Ipswich Circuit with pastoral oversight of Museum Street and Bramford Methodist Churches.

Both daughters are now married and living in East Anglia and they have one grandson Alexander, who is four.

As from September 2017 he has added Bramford Road and Elmsett to his role.