Owl Seeks New Home!



Everyone who has been to St Mary’s recently cannot fail to have noticed the handsome owl perched on a tree stump by the choir stalls. 

It has been tremendously popular with the children who come to our Storytelling Service. Made by our local and internationally famous chainsaw carver, Tim Burgess, it is his contribution to our fundraising for the new toilets.


Although Tim has produced some large and spectacular carvings (see his website www.thetimburgess.typepad.com), owls in     various forms and sizes are his speciality. Our owl is going to be auctioned by sealed bids which will be opened at the end of March.


Tim would normally expect to receive around £200 for a sculpture of this size, so we are setting that as the base line for bids. If you would like to offer our owl a new home, please send your bids to the Vicarage by the end of March.


In the meantime, the owl is doing an excellent job by assisting our church cat, Mr Tiggs, in scaring the mice.