Churches thank women who took on extra work to help run parish

Four women who helped run All Saints Melbourn and Holy Trinity, Meldreth were presented with bouquets by the congregation

Four women who helped run All Saints Melbourn and Holy Trinity, Meldreth were presented with bouquets by the congregation - Credit: Ian Henderson

Parishioners from the church of All Saints, Melbourn, and Holy Trinity, Meldreth, thanked the women who have kept the parish going while the incumbent is on maternity leave.

Mary Price was thanked for her work at All Saints Melbourn and Holy Trinity, Meldreth

Mary Price was thanked for her work at All Saints Melbourn and Holy Trinity, Meldreth - Credit: Ian Henderson

Both congregations gathered on Sunday, November 28 to thank Mary Price and Pat Smith, presenting them with a bouquet of flowers each as a sign of their appreciation.

Pat Smith was thanked for her work at All Saints Melbourn and Holy Trinity, Meldreth

Pat Smith was thanked for her work at All Saints Melbourn and Holy Trinity, Meldreth - Credit: Ian Henderson

Peter Chilvers and George Howard, from the church committee, said: "Mary and Pat were both given donations from the money, which was raised from people in both villages.

"Our small committee also decided to include Caroline Brownlie and Mary Bailey, who have also taken on extra work.

Caroline Brownlie was thanked for her work at All Saints Melbourn and Holy Trinity, Meldreth

Caroline Brownlie was thanked for her work at All Saints Melbourn and Holy Trinity, Meldreth - Credit: Ian Henderson

"We realise that there will be others who have stepped up to help and we are sorry that we could not include anyone."

Caroline and Mary were also presented with flowers.

Mary Bailey was thanked for her work at All Saints Melbourn and Holy Trinity, Meldreth

Mary Bailey was thanked for her work at All Saints Melbourn and Holy Trinity, Meldreth - Credit: Ian Henderson

For more information on both churches go to https://allsaintsmelbournholytrinitymeldreth.co.uk/