Our thoughts and sympathies go out to the Hurd family after the sad news that Stephen Hurd passed away last week. Stephen was a village and church stalwart and will be missed by his Minal friends and neighbours in Church Lane and particularly by the St John the Baptist's congregation. Stephen Hurd, and his recently deceased wife Pepita, were great supporters of the church and Stephen took personal responsibility to open and close its portals promptly every day and kept a watchful eye on this Minal valued heritage. He also contributed to the written history of the church which appears elsewhere on this site. His gentle demeanour and humour is a loss to Minal.