You may have noticed that some hoarding has gone up on the path leading to the church; this is because a potential risk of falling tiles has been identified. We are doing our best to get the defects put right as soon as possible, but it takes time to get the necessary permission from the diocese and to arrange a contract. The volunteer church officers are doing an excellent job. Our first concern is to keep everyone safe, hence the hoarding which has kindly been loaned to us by a local builder until we can find something more attractive and appropriate. We aim to have a better solution before any of the scheduled weddings.
One of our church bells (the tenor bell) has suffered a crack which will take some months to repair. The church clock strikes this bell to make its chime and the strike has had to be disconnected. Click on Trouble in the Bell Tower for the magazine article about this and to hear how you could help us meet the cost of repair, click on Please help us repair the bell More detail on the bells at http://www.overwallopparishcouncil.org.uk/bell-ringers.html
The Wallops Village Shop and Post Office is asking for support from all those who see it as playing a vital role in our community. Read the article in the parish magazine Save the shop and see our useful links page https://www.stpetersoverwallop.co.uk/useful-links
The Team Rector, the Revd Canon Peter Gilks, has announced that he is to retire in the summer. June 30th will be his last Sunday at St Peter’s (9.30am) and his final service in the team will be on July 14th at St Michael’s West Andover.