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Slitting Mill Village Day 2009

The village of Slitting Mill gave a warm welcome to all who braved the changeable weather to visit the village for this the nineteenth Annual Open Day.

The church of St. John the Baptist was beautifully and imaginatively decorated to depict the theme "Praise Him in Earth and Sky and Sea"

Visitors had to dodge between the showers in order to visit all the NINE gardens which were opened this year, but everyone who came enjoyed the experience and £1,950.00 was raised for the church funds.

"Praise Him in Earth and Sky and Sea"

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PORCH
A contemporary arrangement

Porch

CHILDRENS CORNER BEHIND DOOR
Old photographs from Stonehouse School now demolished

 

FIREPLACE - HEAVEN AND EARTH
'In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth'. Genesis 1.1

Fireplace

OLD ORGAN - SEA AND FISH
'They that go down to the sea in ships, these see the works of the Lord and His wonders in the deep'. Psalm 107

Old organ

ADJACENT VESTRY DOOR - SUNRISE
'He makes the sun shine on the evil and on the good'. St. Matthew 5.45

Sunrise

WINDOW - BREAD
'Man cannot live by bread alone, but needs every word that God speaks'. St. Matthew 4.4

Bread and Water

WINDOW - WATER

'To anyone who is thirsty, I will give the right to drink from the spring of the water of life'. Revelation of St. John

WINDOW - SPRING

'And in the green under wood and cover, blossom by blossom the Spring begins'. Swinburne

Spring and Summer

WINDOW - SUMMER

'Summer is icumen in, loud sing the Cuckoo, groweth seed and bloweth mead and springeth the wood new'. 13th Century

BEAM - NIGHT AND DAY

'Now the day is over, night is drawing Nigh. Shadows of the evening, steal across the sky.'' Baring-Gould

STANDING - INDUSTRY
'Man is a tool-using animal. Without tools he is nothing. With tools he is all.' Carlyle

Industry

LEFT OF ALTAR - MOON AND STARS
'The heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament shows His handiwork.' Psalms

Moon and Stars
RIGHT OF ALTAR - TREES
'I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree. Poems are made by fools like me. But only God can make a tree.'  Kilmer
Trees
STANDING - PRINTING
Johann Gutenberg printed the first Bible using movable type in 1440. Caxton printed the English Bible in 1476.
Printing
WINDOW - AUTUMN
'Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, conspiring with Him how to load and bless with fruit the vines which round the thatch-eaves run.'  Keats
Autumn and Winter
WINDOW - WINTER
'In the bleak midwinter, frosty winds made moan. Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone. Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow, in the bleak midwinter, long ago.'  Chrstina Rossetti
WINDOW - GOD'S KINGDOM
'The kingdom of God is like a mustard seed. It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it grows up it becomes a tree.'  St. Matthew 13:31
God's Kingdom and New Life
WINDOW - NEW LIFE
'Behold I make all things new.'  Revelations

 

FLOWER ARRANGER'S PRAYER
May God grant that our hearts, our eyes and our hands may receive His inspiration enabling us to glorify His house with the beauty of the leaves and blossoms which He has created.