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A night on the tiles – and Living Water – update

Yes, nine intrepid adventurers  slept in Great paxton Church last night  and  survived – and we have pictures of the bat poo on churchwarden Val’s pillow to  prove we were not alone!

Im a bit weary now as lying on a small inflatable mattress in the main aisle looking up at the roof with strange humanoid noises all around isnt too condusive  to a   good nights sleep – but it was an experience as they say.

Here are some pictures from the long night on the tiles….

sleeping nine at gp

Eight brave souls lined up for their good (?) nights sleep

left to right: Val S, Val M, Dan, Mike, Suzanne, Lorna, Bob and Fiona… but where is The Vicar??

now we are nine…..sleeping ten june 05 09

Meanwhile, Val Manning is pitching her tent in the chancel:val m and tent croppedAnd is looking very happy with her De luxe arrnagements…

And we had Men At Work  inflating our airbeds…bob in the dark

Before sleep, a chance to call on local people with buckets to plead for funds for our new toilet etc

buckets at the old rectory

And then the bats get to work – near to Val S’s bed!

val and her pillow no 2 – how brave is that?

Dawn eventually came ( not sure about the sleep! )-and there a welcome breakfast of baps, eggs and bacon – thanks Sue!

early morning breakfast

And its time to go home… although many of us will be back there later for the LIVING WATER FESTIVAL.

Folk were very kind to us when we went collecting for funds in our pyjamas – and a BIG THANKYOU to the sleepers … time – a sponsored week-end in church???

Evening Update: great to  have a steady stream of people into church today – lovely friendly atmosphere and lots to learn about water. Here are some happy church folk taking time out from their ” duties”

folk at gp church june 6th 09

And  here are Gill and Ann – just two of the ladies who have created Living Water:

gill walker and Ann nicolson jone 6th 09

And coming next… Trinity Sunday

AND its not too late to enter the June 4th Competition – scroll down to see the challenge – closing date Sunday June 7th at 1pm.

June 6, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Hi Mum, Lovely pictures! Its a very nice blog.
    And its great to see all the fun stuff you and your mates have been up to. Hope you had a great time & slept well.
    Lottie sends her love.
    Your homeboy!

    Comment by Mike & Lottie | June 6, 2009 | Reply

  2. Yo Mike and Lottie – yes, after a good nights sleep it all feels much better! Reminded me a lot fo the sleep-over we did at Sheepy Church – mad!

    Comment by paxtonvic | June 7, 2009 | Reply

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