To Merryworth Town…

Welcome to the ministry, musings and mishaps from the parish of St M’s in the town of Merryworth.

Although St M’s is home to a gaggle of unique mice, a brood of chickens and two felines – I’m usually the one attending to most of the work including the designing, creating, researching, blogging and the cleaning up!

However, I remain hopeful that I will get to enjoy the occasional ‘hot’ cup of tea every now and then…

P.S. I will let you into a little secret – our friend God is known as ‘Mr Madrigal’ here at St M’s…

Welcome!

The News from the Pews!

Today is St Valentine’s Day and with love in the morning air for the parishioners from Merryworth Town – everything is blooming lovely inside our ‘Leaf & Maple Flower Shop’ as Norma scurries among the flowers…

Welcome to the ministry, musings and mishaps from the parish of St M’s in the town of Merryworth…

LOVE IS IN THE AIR?

The Mouse Town Lady…

Heigh Ho! Heigh Ho! It’s Off to Patreon We Go…

As my ideas for St M’s have grown, so have the properties and with another church, a village shop and a manse in varying stages of the embryonic design process; I have been happily dreaming up so many new festivals, feast days, fundraising ideas and fun for St M’s that unless I can find a way to live for another 250 years – most are unlikely to be realised!

Remember how I told you about the magazine that changed my life? Well, some years later I was offered a monthly ‘Tee Time’ column and for one glorious year I got to share the triumphs and tears of my 12th scale musings and I was paid for it too!

But why am I now on Patreon?

Come On In and Smell the Roses…

As Sunday January 22 was Homeless Sunday here in the UK and having given up the word ‘procrastination’ as my only New Years’ Resolution – I was determined to throw open the doors to St M’s Parish Church and having gone to the trouble of creating a feast of tasty goulash in polymer clay for the less fortunate of the parish – I was also determined to put those church mice to work that day.

I should add that several of the mice decided not to put in an appearance that day as I could offer nothing stronger than a mug of tea and those who did finally brave the cold to serve up the hot lunch I had prepared and raised awareness and support for those who have no home they can call their own – well, they did me proud!

However, as the Mice of the St M’s Flower Guild were also nowhere to be seen and with neither the time nor the inclination to teach the basics of floral design to those mice I could see who were scurrying around; I decided to take myself off to find a quiet corner in the midst of all of this frantic activity and arrange the church flowers myself…

With THOSE Mice Away, Tee WILL Play… Some More!

Fortunately, the vision for St M’s Parish Hall has been realised and this old and quaint parish hall has been created as a place for celebration and busy social interaction for besides the Christmas Coffee Morning to raise funds for Shelter- a UK charity offering assistance for those threatened with the loss of the very roof over their head and a Big Brekkie during Christian Aid Week.

We’ve also made  ‘Pancake Promises’ for Lent…

And we’ve offered a plate (or several!) of delicious cake during the ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ for Macmillan Cancer Support…

Arranging the Church Flowers…

As Sunday January 22 was Homeless Sunday here in the UK and having given up the word ‘procrastination’ as my only New Years’ Resolution – I was determined to throw open the doors to St M’s Parish Church and having gone to the trouble of creating a feast of tasty goulash in polymer clay for the less fortunate of the parish – I was also determined to put those church mice to work that day.

However, as the Mice of the St M’s Flower Guild were also nowhere to be seen and with neither the time nor the inclination to teach the basics of floral design to those mice I could see who were scurrying around; I decided to take myself off to find a quiet corner in the midst of all of this frantic activity and arrange the church flowers myself…

COME ON IN AND SMELL THE ROSES…

From the Parish Records…

“I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go to the Lord’s house.’ And now we are here”

AND yes, we are indeed in the Lord’s house or the home of Mr Madrigal as he is known here in St M’s.

And as today is Homeless Sunday – THOSE mice have arrived at St Margaret’s Parish Church to welcome everyone with bowls of tasty goulash and to raise awareness and support for those who have no home they can call their own.

From the Parish Records:  Let’s Go to Mr Madrigal’s House!