Churchyard Tidy

Every autumn (usually the wettest, soggiest Sunday of the year) villagers come together to tidy the churchyard. Paths are swept, weeds are weeded and moss is scraped and poked into submission. It all happens in a couple of hours between 10:30 and 12:30. The more people that come, the easier the jobs are to complete. It’s great fun and not very hard work at all.

Best of all, after the tools are put away, everyone is invited back for a little light lunch and cheer. If you’d like to help, come along to the church around 10:30 after morning service.

One job that isn’t on the list this year is the churchyard wall. Anyone who has passed that way recently cannot have failed to notice how much neater it is looking. Gone are the weeds choking the gaps between the stones – as are the piles of rotting leaves collecting at the bottom. This was no mean feat. The wall in question runs from the gate next to the school all the way down the length of Church Street – almost to the first house. No wonder the task took several days to complete.

The person we have to thank for this, is of course, Alan Powell. When it comes to doing jobs for the village, Alan is usually one of the very first people in the queue. When it comes to recognition, however, he’s usually no-where to be seen. And so it might have been again in the case of the wall had I not been contacted by someone from the village who insisted Alan should be mentioned in dispatches for all his hard work. Quite right too. Alan was assisted over several days by Jeff Hunter, Ian Curtis, Phil Green and Bryan Tourle – all keen to do their bit for the village.

Next weekend, you can do your bit too. Sunday 15th October at 10:30. Everyone welcome.


Midsummer Masquerade Ball

Full amount due Next week!

Just a quick reminder to say that the full amount for your tickets if due by 01/06/2017 (Thursday!). Lots of you have made deposits but now we need you to get us the rest of your ticket money before this coming thursday.

Tickets – £25 per person (including welcome drink, food and live music)

There are still some tickets available but hurry because we are filling up fast!

It's sure to be a magical evening!

For any problems or more information contact Helen – or Sarah –

Masquerade Ball – 24th June 2017

Now advertising outside of the village

We are about to start advertising the ball outside of the village, so if you would like to secure you tickets we need your deposits ASAP.

Tickets are £25 – this includes – welcome drink, canapes,  2 course meal and a live band.

There will also be a photographer, raffle and cash bar on the night.

Tables of 8-10 available.

Deposits are £10 per ticket and the full amount is due by 01/06/2017.

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Farewell to Helen

Special Thanks to a Longstanding Shop Volunteer

The shop was sad to say goodbye to  one of it's longstanding volunteers Mrs Helen Mynors who has been with the shop for nearly nine years covering a four hour shift every Monday.

Liz Knivett very kindly hosted an afternoon Tea party in her conservatory to which current volunteers were invited to say goodbye.

There was an array of wonderful Quiches and Cakes baked specially for the occasion by said volunteers.

Helen was presented with a bouquet on behalf of the shop committee and a collection from her friends bought a generous amount of John Lewis vouchers.