January - February 1961
Alter Flowers. Mrs R Richardson, Mrs Powell, Mrs E Beardsley, Mrs G Durow, Mrs G Pearson
April - May 1961
The Rector G C C Spencer writes about the church starting negotiations with the National Coal Board (NCB) and the church authorities to settle the claim for damages due to mining subsidence. The present wooden building being on loan from the NCB
May - June 1961
Sunday School Festival - Sunday June 4th
June - July 1961
July - August 1961
Mapperley C of E review - there had been approximately 35 children on the roll evenly divided between juniors and infants.
August - September 1961
October - November 1961
Mr and Mrs Hooper resigned from their position of church cleaners from the end of September. Mr and Mrs Peacock are taking over.
The Church And Subsidence:
November - December 1961
January February 1962
February - March 1962
Statement of Accounts for 1961 shows income £308 1s 11d Expenses £267 12s 1d
Negotiations are nearly complete concerning the amount of compensation to be paid by the NCB. Plans for rebuilding, or providing a new church, are under consideration.
March - April 1962
The Church Council for 1962 consists of Mrs G Durow, Mrs A Redgate, Mrs H Wood, Mrs G Simpson, Mrs C R Martin, Mrs A Martin, Mrs E Hobson, Mrs F Marsden, Mr R Marsden, Mr R Marsden, Mr G Durow, Mr G Pearson and Mr B Skinner.
April - May 1962
May - June 1962
Dr Meade retires after 16 years and moves to Torquay
The Parochial Church Council has accepted an offer for compensation for mining subsidence.
September - October 1962
The vicar says that the churchyard will have a ground plan drawn up by a surveyor setting out the graves spaces for future years. The spaces will be numbered and match the numbers in the burial register.
November - December 1962
Mr D (Desmond?) Burton leaves as organist at Mapperley. Rev Spencer writes “organists are not sent with the dew, nor do Vicars have a secret store upon which to draw” He appeals for everyone to make enquiries for a successor.
December 1962 - January 1963
January - February 1963
February - March 1963
Plan of Graveyard
March - April 1963
April - May 1963
Negotiations for the new church are almost complete. The architect has made a model for clearer understanding of the project. The model will be on view in the temporary church on Easter Day.
Thanks to Mr G Bevan
May - June 1963
A welcome was made to the Rev W Vaughan that he represents the “Return of the Native”, but we can almost say it. We are very glad to see him among us in the village again and would like him to know that he will be welcome as long as he cares to stay. He must have been particularly happy ont the 26th May, when he officiated at the Baptism at Mapperley of his grandson.
July - August 1963
August - September 1963
The vicar writes of his concerns about the church finances and asks for people to “get an idea” and make suggestions
September - October 1963
Church reconstruction - We have heard from the architects that work is proceeding towards the building of the new church, and it is hoped to aim at a start on construction by next spring. Let us hope we meet with no more delays and frustrations!
October - November 1963
November - December 1963
It has been decided at a Parochial Church Council to use the money raised by Mrs Richardson for the purpose of organ copies of the hymn book and the psalter.
Notes extracted from old copies of the West Hallam and Mapperley Church and Community magazines.
Elaine Sarson 2014