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Death of Pat Clark

It is with sadness that I pass to you the news that Pat Clark, from Swindon, a retired Guider, died yesterday 3rd April. She had been weak for sometime but only admitted to hospital at the end of March.
The Fellowship will remember her from some of the early URCGSF camps when she camped with Gillian Bobbett who were both involved with the Guide Company (Guides from which came to the camp) at Swindon attached to the URC, presumably the URC that Gillian was minister at? 
Our thoughts and prayers go to her family, including her Niece who some of us also know, Nicole Fletcher.
The news came to me via Brenda Mandeville, who heard from David Bywater.


Since posting the above, Nicole Fletcher has emailed Lewis with the following information:

I think you are probably aware that my Auntie Pat Clark passed away
earlier this month.  She introduced me to the URCGSF with Gillian of course.

Her funeral is next Wednesday at 11.00 at Kingsdown Crematorium in
Swindon.  Of course at the moment attendance is by invite only.

I think Julian would appreciate any sympathy cards people would like to
send.  His address is 52 Kent Road, Swindon.

Donations for Kidney Research UK can be sent to Hilliers Funeral
Directors, 170 Victoria Road, Swindon, SN1 3DF or directly to Kidney
Research UK.

I am not sure if there will be a memorial service at a later date but we
are planning a small memorial at Woodlarks Campsite in Surrey during the
Pathfinders Camp next summer.

Please can you pass on to anyone that may remember her?

Time for Thought - A Review

‘Time for Thought’ is the new resource created by URCGSF, and companion to ‘Time for Prayer’.  This pocket-sized booklet offers 24 themed reflection and prayer ideas for use with Guides and Scouts, children and young people.  It will be invaluable to leaders who want to offer a spiritual dimension to their groups and activities.  It is designed to link with themes and experiences that will be part of their normal programme, and will enable them to deepen their engagement and offer a faith perspective.  We have been delighted to be able to give a copy to every URC church with links to Guiding or Scouting, and hope this will enable many more people to connect with the URCGSF.  

Sam Richards

 Head of Children’s and Youth Work

United Reformed Church

86 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9RT

020 7916 8637