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Happy Birthday Sainsbury’s and Thank You… 

As part of their 150th Birthday Celebrations, Sainsbury’s stores have offered 150 hours of service to their communities. The Church At Perton has been a very grateful recipient of some of those hours. We’ve welcomed members of staff from the local store as they’ve helped us with our project to improve our courtyard.

Did you know the Church has a lovely courtyard? It’s to the left of the building - opposite the Wrottesley Arms! Next time you’re passing, do have a look! The Sainsbury’s staff have helped us cut back very overgrown plants; clean and oil all the benches - twice!; paint the coloured railings at the back and the handrails; and replanted 2 large and 4 smaller planters, including providing compost and plants. Phew!

It was great for Sainsbury’s staff to work with folks from the church - including Jo, who wears both hats! - to transform this great space. Our plan is, whenever possible and depending on the weather, to have the courtyard open when the building is, providing a space for all. 

We’d love to see people enjoying this peaceful sun-trap: a chance to take 5; chat with a friend; eat your sandwiches. Life is often so very busy, and it’s important for our spiritual and holistic wellbeing to pause… to take a deep breath of fresh air. We hope everyone will feel welcome to enjoy this space. 

We’re so very grateful to Sainsbury’s; and the project continues, so keep an eye out for future courtyard developments!

Rev'd Julia

October 2019

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