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  • Welcome Chris & Barbara
    Published: Tuesday 17 June 2014 09:23:AM
    Author: Linda Dutton pcc@stmaryswhitegate.org
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    On Saturday 14th June 2014 around 50 parishioners gathered to welcome Chris & Barbara to St Mary’s.
    The social committee had organised a ‘Bring & Share’ traditional ploughman’s lunch, which was enjoyed by all.
    Not only did the sun come out for the event, but we were also given a surprise visit by ‘The Bishop’ (John Bishop that is) and a film crew. Whilst everyone sat in the sunshine enjoying good company and wine, we had to pretend not to notice that a drone with camera attached was flying over us whilst John Bishop rode his cycle up and down the road for several ‘takes’. John had cycled across Australia some 22 years ago and had recently retraced the journey for a travelogue ‘John Bishop’s Australia’ which is to be televised by the BBC over three one hour episodes later in the summer. The part filmed in Whitegate was supposedly John on his way home cycling through a quintessential English village.
    Thanks to the social committee for an excellent day and to everyone for turning up.

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