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Above and below: Full steam ahead for Len Hunter with the model he made of the Mallard 60022 steam locomotive.

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Food for thought...

Apple crumble, sweetcorn pancakes, blackberry and apple crumble, scones, chocolate brownies, Welsh cakes, tea loaf, a gingerbread model of the holder of the world speed record for steam locomotives, the Mallard 60022, and a stress toy similar to Play-Doh....

Just some of the things which were brought into St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, on Saturday (March 16th) at a special “Give Because You Can” morning.

“Give Because You Can” services have been held recently in our Churches to learn more about the generosity of God in our lives and the lives of our Churches in the past, and to reflect on how we can be generous as God’s church family in the present and future. At these services members were given 4oz of plain flour and challenged to make something with it to bring along on Saturday.

Team Rector, the Revd Kevin Ashby, and Andrew Nutter stressed on Saturday the need to encourage people to think about their giving to our churches, both in terms of their money and time. They stressed that people are needed to give generously if both our church families and buildings are to survive in the present and thrive into the future.

*The Mallard 60022 is the holder of the world speed record for steam locomotives at 126 mph (203 km/h). The record was achieved on 3 July, 1938 on the slight downward grade of Stoke Bank south of Grantham on the East Coast Main Line, and the highest speed was recorded between Little Bytham and Essendine.


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Above and below: Some of the other items which were made with the flour.

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Above and below: Pictures taken during the special “Give Because You Can” morning in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray.

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Phil Balding, 16/03/2019

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