This year, the World Day of Prayer (previously Women’s Day of Prayer) for Severnside, was held in St Mary’s, Almondsbury, on Friday 6th March.

It was in support of Zimbabwe and was led by Jo Baxter. Around 35 people attended, one third from Olveston, and Dennis Jones provided the musical accompaniment.

St Mary’s has just gone through a major re-ordering and now sports two timber clad pods at the rear, one being a disabled toilet, the other a kitchen. In addition the floor has been made flat (skeletons were discovered!) and a glass screen provided over the West door. It all looks extremely smart.