Keith MacLeod (Reader)

Keith will be trying to fulfil some of Nigel's duties until a replacement minister is found.
He has kindly provided a little background.
Keith was born in 1937 and lived in India until moving to Nottingham at age 5. During his early years he also lived in Bedford and London. Keith served in the Seaforth Highlanders from 1956 to 1959, in Scotland, Gibraltar (including Suez) and Germany. In 1959 he went to Hull University to read History and then became a Tax Inspector from 1962 to 1974 (including 3 year sabbatical to read Economics at Liverpool

University). Expanding his career still wider, he was employed as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen in London from 1974 to 1977 (including a evening course at Birkbeck College to read for MSc in Econometrics & Mathematical Economics). After this, he had 10 years with Schlumberger, based in London, then Paris and finally Tokyo. He moved to Norfolk in 1986, to live and to work as a self-employed Accountant. 
On the personal side, he was married to Jill in 1963 - 3 super children: Carole is married to Gary (who is currently in Iraq as a TA nurse) and with granddaughter Catherine (nearly 2) - live in Nottingham; Alan living

and working in IT in Boston, USA, with American partner Rebecca; Heather hydrologist, with partner Bruce - live in Shrewsbury.
Keith was divorced in 1977 and married Jenny in 1978. They have three lovely children: Christopher, Civil Servant living with partner Tracey in Littleport; Louise, Air Stewardess with EasyJet, living in Bristol; Michelle ('Mimi') in her first year at University in Sheffield. 
He says his total extended family is very close - all six children get on and regard themselves as full siblings.
Keith found Jesus, in 1981, when living in Paris and was licensed as a Reader in Ely Diocese in 2001.

St. Andrew's Church

Wanted: Volunteers for annual Church Spring Clean. May 6th-10th.

Please come and help!

A plan will be left inside the church for you to sign when your job is completed - every little helps.
Contact B. Akers, xxxxxx
or J. Luckman, xxxxxx.
Also, a "Very Big Thankyou" to all the ladies and gentlemen who help clean the church week by week. We urgently need more willing helpers - just 2hrs every 6-8 weeks.
We have many visitors from home and abroad so please help us to keep it looking nice, for the village and to glorify God.

Betty Akers

Sunday School - All Welcome
There is a Sunday School during the main Sunday services at St. Andrew's Church, Northwold (except for Sunday's with All Age Worship). This is open to any school age child living in the villages of Northwold, Wretton, Stoke Ferry, Whittington and Brookville. If you are not able to stay with your child please drop them off by 10.50 and collect them by 12.15.

Coffee Morning
15th May at St Andrew's
There will be a Coffee Morning from 10.30am at St Andrew's on 15th May.

FETE - Saturday 17th May
All Saints, Wretton with Stoke Ferry
Tombola, Raffle prizes and offers of help gratefully received. Contact Mrs. P. Willis (Trish) on 07816 xxxxxx or drop off prizes etc. with Bob at Ferry Stores, Lynn Road, Stoke Ferry.

There will be plenty of stalls and fun

to be had. Please support your local Church by coming to the Fete, which will on the Playing Field by the Church all day.

Table Top Sale, etc
31st May in Christ Church

A Table Top Sale, Bring-and-Buy, Raffle, refreshments, etc in aid of the Christ Churchy, Whittington Restoration Fund will be held from 9.30am at Christ Church on 31st May. To hire a table (5) please call xxxxxx or xxxxxx

Recycling for Charity
Please save your used household batteries (AAA, AA etc.), stamps and printer ink cartridges to support Hearing Dogs for the Deaf and Dr. Barnado's. Collection bags for these can be found in the porches of All Saints', Wretton with Stoke Ferry; Christ Church, Whittington and St. Andrew's, Northwold.

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