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THE CHURCH MAGAZINE

March 2014

Rev’d Mike Hayes All Saints’ Church, Wouldham View the Church Magazine online: www.burhamvillage.org & www.wouldhampc.kentparishes.gov.uk 1


THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND PARISH OF BURHAM & WOULDHAM

All Saints Church, Wouldham Rev’d Mike Hayes Usual working days are Thursdays, Fridays & Sundays.

Tel: 07964 697556 E-mail: mikejhayes@hotmail.co.uk Church Wardens

Mrs Gwen Worcester. Mrs Marie Rayner.

Tel. 01634 672060 Tel. 01634 681873

Baptisms

Mrs Gwen Worcester.

Tel. 01634 672060

Weddings

Mrs Catherine Gore.

Tel. 01634 404742

Churchyard Enquiries (Monuments, Burials & Interment of Ashes)

Mrs Nicky Grimes.

Tel. 01634 864319

Prayer requests

Mr Rod Murr.

Tel: 01634 868075

Church Flowers

Mrs Catherine Gore.

Tel. 01634 404742

Church Treasurer

Mrs Marie Rayner.

Tel. 01634 681873

Church Secretary

Mrs Nicky Grimes.

Tel. 01634 864319

Church Magazine Editor

Mrs Mary Davis.

Tel. 01634 869650

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Dear Friends, It’s good to sit down and write something upbeat here but I have to admit to feeling a certain amount of gloom mid February. We have all suffered from the lashing rain, gales and dark days but of course our hearts must really go out to all the people—householders, businesses and farmers all over the country who have been so badly flooded and storm damaged. Even when the floods have abated there will be months and months of clearing up and great costs will be felt into the future. As well as all this, when the daylight hours are short and dark it can make us feel generally gloomy and if one isn’t feeling well also, your mood can tip into very real depression....... so.... it is all the more important to find things to do that lift the spirit. There should be a big sign up at the Doctors’ Surgery that says: “LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE” and I happen to know that laughing really does cause natural endorphins to be released in the body which help to give that ‘feel good’ feeling. This month’s laughter is being prescribed at the Music Hall (Page 2). All you have to do is get your prescription (tickets) and sit back and enjoy the fun. The treatment is guaranteed to work and make us feel greatly cheered. I guess also that there will be a bit of laughing going on at the ‘Thursday Club’ and ‘60+ Club’ (page 9) and I see that there are many other events to get people together. Rumour has it that the men have quite a bit of fun at the Men’s Supper! (page 4) Also there’s a new Film Club running at the Methodist Hall, Burham and this month they’re showing ‘The Best Ever Marigold Hotel’ starring Maggie Smith and Judy Dench which is great fun. (page 5) There’re many other local events—something for everyone I would say. Of course one of the nicest things to do on gloomy, wet days is to get stuck into a good book. The mobile library comes through the villages each week (page 17) and I happened to notice that March 9th is WORLD BOOK DAY. There’s some colouring to do on page 15 to draw attention to that and I found the great website to explore and be inspired. At the end of the month, 30th March, is Mothering Sunday (page 3) when we can make a special day to say thank you to our Mothers and for everything they do/have done for us. We can be sure by then that Spring will have sprung and we will have the lovely sight of yellow daffodils blooming which are always associated with Mothering Sunday. I’m feeling better already!

Best wishes. 1

Mary Davis, Editor


back again ....

BURHAM MUSIC HALL Burham Village Hall 7.30pm for 8.00pm March 21st 22nd 28th 29th Admission including supper: £10 Tickets are available from Frosts’ Service Station & Em Simmons, 157 Rochester Road.

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MARCH Church of England Services All Saint’s Church, Wouldham

Sunday,

2nd March. Next before Lent

10.30am,

All Age Holy Communion,

All Saints, Wouldham

Wednesday, 5th March. Ash Wednesday 7.30pm

Holy Communion

All Saints, Wouldham

Sunday,

9th March. Lent 1

10.30am,

Holy Communion

Sunday,

16th March. Lent 2

9.00am 10.30am

Said Holy Communion Messy Church

Thursday,

20th March

11.00am

Holy Communion

Sunday,

23rd March, Lent 3

10.30am,

Holy Communion

Sunday,

30th March, Mothering Sunday

10.30am

Holy Communion

All Saints, Wouldham All Saints, Wouldham Burham Community Centre Winchester House All Saints, Wouldham All Saints, Wouldham

Pancake Fun & Quiz

COME FOR COFFEE

March 1st, 6-30pm

to All Saints Church, Wouldham FRIDAY, 28th MARCH 10.30-11.30am

All Saints Church Wouldham 3


THE PEW CUSHION PROJECT AT ALL SAINTS CHURCH This project is proceeding well and anyone interested in joining the needle workers will be very welcome. We are working tapestry cushions for the pews in memory of loved ones. The finished cushion will carry a permanent label with the name of the donor and/or to whom it is dedicated together with the name of the person who has worked the cushion. Contributors will be contacted when their cushion is ready and informed at which Service it will be dedicated. Each cushion costs £170. Contributions over £30 are gratefully received. Can you help by making a donation to the scheme? Thank you. Complete below and send to : Mrs H Lloyd, 40 Downsview, Burham. ME1 3RR Cheques payable please to ‘Burham & Wouldham PCC Account’ Thank you. I wish to donate £ ...............................to the PEW CUSHION PROJECT My name & address ..................................................................................... ...................................................................... Contact tel. no. .................... .

In Memory of ..............................................................................................

I also wish my name to be recorded on the back of the cushion.... Yes/No

MEN’S SUPPER EVENING 7.30pm, Tuesday, 4th March Medway Inn Function Room, Wouldham A warm welcome is extended to every gentleman who enjoys an evening of good company and lively conversation on a diversity of topics. The evening begins with a simple two course meal at a cost of £4-00. Supper is served at 7.30pm and drinks are available at the bar. Speaker: Alan Moss. Historic Rochester To assist with catering quantities, please let Dennis Worcester know that you are coming – 01634 672060. 4


THE CHURCH IN BURHAM (Methodist), Church St. Minister:- Rev Tony Graff. Tel: 01732 871436 Stewards:- Eileen Smith, 01634 867022 & Joyce Brown 01634 864413 Trevor Smith 01634 867022. & Rod Murr 01634 868075 Requests for Baptisms, Weddings or Funerals to: Rev Tony Graff or Stewards.

SERVICES FOR MARCH

Sunday March 2nd 10.30am

Holy Communion led by Rev. Peter Daone

Sunday March 9th 10.30am Sunday March 16th 6.0pm

Morning Worship led by Jane Braud Evening Worship led by Rev. Marie-Ann Kent Morning Worship led Local Team Mothering Sunday Service led by Rev. Tony Graff

Sunday March 23rd 10.30am Sunday March 30th 10.30am

On March 16th, we are welcoming back to our Evening Service, Rev. MarieAnn Kent who was our Methodist Minister about 10 years ago. Many will remember her with fondness and we hope that as many people as possible will join us on this occasion. There will be a Special Mothering Sunday Service on March 30th, which will be led by our current Minister Rev. Tony Graff and again we welcome families to join us. AFTERNOON TEA continues each Tuesday in the Church Hall from 3.0.pm till 4.30pm. All are welcome to join us for a chat over a cup of tea and homemade cake. There is also a Fun Quiz to add to the enjoyment!! COUNTRY LUNCH will be held on Thursday March 13th at 1.0pm. Do join us for a hearty meal of homemade soup, crusty bread and cheese, fruit crumble and ice cream followed by tea or coffee, all for £2.50. Everyone is welcome. BOOK EXCHANGE will take place again on Saturday March 1st from 10.30am till 12.0 in the Church Hall. Why not come and see our selection of books, while enjoying a cup of coffee or tea and homemade cake. We ask for a donation of £1 and you may also buy books for 50p each. FILM CLUB This will take place on Wednesday 5th March at 7.30pm. We will be showing the film:- The Best Ever Marigold Hotel starring Maggie Smith and Judy Dench. Everyone one is welcome to join us, when you can enjoy an excellent classic film and then relax afterwards with tea or coffee and biscuits. We ask for a donation of £1 which will be donated to the month’s chosen charity. THIS MONTH’S CHARITY This month we will be supporting one of the charities involved in helping refugees from Syria. Last month’s chosen charity was the PDSA but the total to be donated is yet to be calculated. Please see the separate notice about the Women’s World Day of Prayer on March 7th. 5


BURHAM CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL The School has recently benefitted from a generous legacy left to us by Miss Gwendoline Hassell. Miss Hassell was the first Headteacher of Burham Infants’ School which is now the Community Centre. Before then there had been two separate schools in the village for boys and girls aged between 5 and 11. She remained as Headteacher for ten years and continued to have connections in Burham, particularly through her close friendship with Miss Steeds who also taught in Burham and was very well known for her charity work. With the approval of her family, her legacy has enabled us to refurbish the School Hall. We have now had the lovely wooden floor stripped down and re-polished and also purchased new curtains. Those who have had the opportunity to go into the School Hall recently will see how splendid it now looks. All the children, staff, governors and parents wish to thank Miss Hassell’s family.

A Day of Prayer for Africa

Saturday, March 8th, 10 am – 4 .00pm

St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Aylesford Light lunch at the church between 1 and 2 pm Hear from organisations and individuals directly involved in Africa. Church website: www.aylesford-church.org.uk More details from Iris Neel 01622 710634 claireandiris@btinternet.com Do you have any family members involved in the 1st World War? The Friends of St Mary's Church, Burham. (Down by the River) would like to hear your stories on August 2nd & 3rd we are putting on a display of Burham people's involvement in WW1 as part of the commemorations of WW1and would like to hear from anyone with relatives involved. Call Rosie 01634 672346 or email Sheila Dane at sheila@dane-online.org We will also be putting an a Craft Fair on June 21st and 22nd, and would love to have some local crafts. If you would be interested in having a stall contact Sheila on the email above. Don't forget you can also reach us through our facebook page. 6


WOULDHAM PARISH COUNCIL NEWS Budget Setting – The Parish Council has worked hard to make savings where it can in these austere times over the last year. The budget for the coming year was set last month and the Parish Council are pleased to confirm that a small 1.549% increase has been made to the Wouldham precept for 2014/15. Defibrillator Update – The cabinet is on order and will be installed soon allowing 24 hour access to this vital piece of equipment. The Parish Council are still looking to run training session for those interested. Please contact the Clerk for further information. Housing Needs Survey Results – Thank you to all residents who took part in this survey. The results have finally been collated and the Parish Council is looking into the analysis of the results. By the time you read this, the results should be available on Wouldham Parish Council’s website for residents to view. Part Night Streetlighting – KCC have now put part night street lighting into operation between the hours of midnight and 5.30am throughout Tonbridge and Malling Borough. For further information on this please visit www.kent.gov.uk/ streetlights. If you see any streetlight problems that need reporting, please contact the Clerk with location details, nearest property name/number and, if possible, the number on the column. Considerate Parking Please! - The Parish Council has been informed that parking during school drop off and pick up times is causing a problem with some people parking inconsiderately in Oldfield Drive on the first bend on the left hand side just after the first set of traffic calming. We would respectfully ask anyone who parks here to please ensure that when parking their car that they are not causing a hazard or being a danger to other people driving in or out of Oldfield Drive. Parking on this bend effectively creates a single traffic lane on a blind bend. Activities for the Community – There are several regular clubs at the Village Hall now with Zumba on Monday and Thursday evenings, the Youth Club on Tuesday evening and late Friday afternoon and Brownies and Guides on Wednesday evening. Also we have the ‘Over 60’s’ club on Tuesday afternoon in its new location at the Waterman Arms Please see the Parish Council website for further details on all these activities. The next Parish Council meeting is being moved from its normal first Tuesday in the month to Tuesday 11th March in Wouldham Village Hall, starting at 7.30pm and everyone is welcome to attend. Contact details: Parish Clerk: Sarah Egglesden, Tel: 01732 870862. Email: wouldham.pc@hotmail.co.uk Website: www.wouldhampc.kentparishes.gov.uk Community Warden, John Newton: 07813 712081, Police non emergency – 101 Wouldham Village Hall Hire – Contact the Parish Clerk. Hiring the hall starts from £8.50 per hour for private hire. 7


BURHAM PARISH COUNCIL NEWS The refurbishment of the scout hut has now been completed by a local builder. This makes the Parish Council and the Clerk more accessible to residents. Visitors are more than welcome. The Parish Council telephone number has changed to 01634 685936 (although at the time of writing, this new number is still subject to change). Burham now has a new PCSO, Jo-Anne Tiller, who can be contacted on 101. Our previous PCSO, Roxane Negus is now a Police Constable. Don’t forget to utilize all the recycling banks at the recycling area. Card/ paper, all coloured glass and plastics are all recyclable. Due to the very wet weather recently, pot holes are becoming more and more apparent. If you spot one, just give me a call and I will register it with Kent Highway Services. Funeral flowers: Whilst the Parish Council is more than happy for funeral flowers/wreaths to be laid around the war memorial, they respectfully request that they are removed after one week. On some occasions, flowers have been left for weeks on end and obviously after this amount of time, dead flowers and wreaths make the area look particularly un-kept and unsightly. War Memorial Gardens: This project is still going ahead. We now have a design plan and will be obtaining quotes over the next few months. The war memorial itself will not be touched in any way, just the surrounding area/gardens. Due to planned raids by others, the clothes recycling bank has now been removed and will not be replaced. Please do not leave clothes around the vicinity, they will not be collected, please make other arrangements. An updated “Welcome” booklet has been produced and is available to purchase from myself at a cost of £2.00 per copy. New residents to the village should receive a copy free of charge. If you have any items that you would like the Parish Council to discuss, just give me a call on my new number 01634 685936 (at the time of writing this new telephone number was still subject to change), e-mail me on pam@burhampc.co.uk or come along to the monthly meetings, normally held the last Monday of the month. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday 31 March 2014, 7.30pm SCOUT HUT, ROCHESTER ROAD, BURHAM Pam Saunders - Clerk 8


MARCH MEETINGS Tuesday 4th March

7.30pm

Wouldham Parish Council Meeting

Tuesday 18th March

7.30pm

Thursdays: 6, 13, 20 & 27 March.

10.30 12 noon

Thursday Community Club & Hi Kent Hearing Aid Clinic here on 13th March (2nd Thursday)

7.30pm

Burham Parish Council Meeting

Monday: 24th March

WI Meeting Jane Ramsey: Without Reserve. Competition: yellow

Wouldham Village Hall Burham Village Hall Old School Community Centre, Burham

Burham Scout Hut

ARE YOU OVER 60? COME AND JOIN OUR “60+CLUB” TUESDAY AFTERNOONS, 2.00—4.00PM NEW VENUE ......... .........at the Waterman’s Arms, 151 High St., Wouldham. Enjoy a social afternoon meeting old friends and making new.

WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER The Methodist Church, Burham, Church St. 7.30pm, Friday March 7th The Women’s World Day of Prayer is held on the first Friday of March each year in Churches throughout the world. Each year a different country prepares suggestions for the service which provides the focus of the prayers. This year churches in Egypt have had this responsibility and therefore our service will have an Egyptian theme. We do hope this will be well attended by woman throughout the Parish and we look forward to welcoming you there. 9


PARISH NEWS Halls for Hire

Funerals. Rest in Peace Julia Crowther who was a former resident of Burham died in January and her funeral was held in Langton Maltravers, Dorset.

Choir Practice

Burham Methodist Church Hall – 01634 867022 Burham Old School Community Centre – 01634 863322 Burham Village Hall – 01634 867669

During winter months, adult choir practices are held at 40 Downs View, Burham on Thursday evenings: 7.30pm—9pm. Junior practices are held at the school after school hours. New junior and senior members are most welcome.

Wouldham Village Hall – Tel: 01732 870862 SATURDAY WASTE COLLECTION

Prescriptions If you are unable to collect your prescriptions and live in the Parish of Burham & Wouldham, the Church offers a collection service. Contact: Heather Lloyd: Tel. 863345 Volunteers collecting these prescriptions need a minimum of 24 hours notice. A new website has been launched detailing: The History of Wouldham Village Can you help with memories, photos or anything? www.wouldhamvillage.com 10

Wouldham - 1st March Village Car Park, Knowle Rd, 8.0am – 9.0am. Burham – 8th March Village Hall Car Park, 8.0am – 9.0am Eccles – 1st & 15th March Bull Lane lay-by, 8.0am – 9.0am All sites on the Saturday Service are having the trial extended for WEEE collecting ieWaste,Electical,Electronic,Equipment & scrap metal items at the same time that Veolia's vehicles are on site. Do not leave waste unattended at the collection sites or in advance of the waste vehicles arriving.


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www.phoenixsurgery-burham.nhs.uk ARRIVA 155 EVENING BUS Arriva advise that the current, special rate, evening 155 bus, return fare will be retained until the end of March. This applies to the Monday to Saturday buses from Maidstone to Chatham at 1930, 2120 and 2310 hours, from Chatham to Maidstone at 1835, 2025 and 2215 hours and from Chatham to Borstal at 2300 hours. www.arrivabus.co.uk

CHARITY JUMBLE SALE In aid of Phab Kids! Charity no. 283931

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK 11th -17th May

Saturday, March 1st BURHAM VILLAGE HALL 2.00pm

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO HELP COLLECT DONATIONS IN BURHAM & WOULDHAM

Please come and support us Jumble needed call Sam on 07515 111239 for collections

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Wouldham All Saints Church of England Primary School We are at the end of a very busy term and looking forward to the better weather, with all the opportunities to enjoy in lighter evenings. We have been on lots of trips to parks, swimming, colleges and theatre visits with many more trips planned including visiting local castles and even more sporting activities. The school is always busy with the children enjoying an extended curriculum with clubs during lunchtimes and after school. The children learn football, gymnastics, athletics, chess, puppets, sewing, netball and many more. The school has recently set up an after school learning club which supports the work undertaken in class with lots of reading, writing and maths in a fun and exciting way. The children made seven bird boxes which were put up around the school grounds during half term! As the school is a Church of England School, there is a good deal of emphasis on Christian values, such as caring, patience and kindness. These are reflected around the school in displays through the fruits of the spirit, and also by the children when they lead worship weekly. Our Wouldham Worship Warriors organise collective worship (assemblies) once a week. This involves quite a lot of creative thinking, and drama, prayers, games and quizzes are all included. We are always looking for opportunities to involve the local community in the life of the school, and would love to hear from anyone who has a talent they would like to share such as art, gardening, sewing and sports. As the weather hopefully will be improving, our Badger class are enjoying their weekly visits to Shorne Wood as part of Forest School. They have made dinosaurs out of sticks and created lots of interesting dens! The school continues to visit Strood library twice a week, and the children have been asking to buy books to share as a class after borrowing books from the library. The children have definitely caught the reading bug! All the infants enjoyed a dinosaur adventure to Crystal Palace Park to see the Victorian dinosaurs. The juniors have been learning about weather, in it’s many and varied forms from rain to sunshine. Some lucky children from each of the junior classes were chosen to visit BBC South East weather and perform in front of camera, and report on the weather forecast using the same screen that we all see on the TV. The children had a wonderful time and came back fired up to share their experiences with the rest of the school. What other excitement will March bring? We’ll let you know next month! 13


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Jane Higgins - Children’s Centre Manager Kelly Bailey Lawrence - Community

Involvement Worker Please pop in or call us on Shelly Thomson - Early Years Practitioner

01634 686472.

Sarah Beautridge - Receptionist

Visit www.kentchildrenscentres.org.uk for the latest updates. Tuesday—am Mini Mayhem 9:30-10:45 am Burham Children's Centre. For babies aged 0-12 months who love to sing and dance. Fun and learning through music and nursery rhymes. This is a free session. Booking required. Call the Children's Centre to book Music Mayhem 10:30-11:15 am Burham Children's Centre. For children aged 0-5 years who love to sing and dance. This is a free session. Booking required. Call the Children's Centre to book! Tuesday—pm Well Baby Clinic 1:00-3:00 pm Burham Children's Centre. Come and have your baby weighed and speak with a member of the Health Visiting team. Clinic is held every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. No need to book. A soft play area is available Baby Time.1.00—2.30pm, For parents with babies 0-12 months. Soft play area available. Free with no need to book and runs alongside Baby Clinic. Wednesday am Stay & Play. Eccles, St Marks C of E Primary School.(Term time only) A play group for children aged 0-5years with many different toys and activities available throughout the session. Free with no need to book. Thursday pm Well Baby Clinic Aylesford Community Hall 1:00 - 3:00pm Come and have your baby weighed and speak with a member of the Health Visiting team. Clinic is held every 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month. No need to book. A soft play area is available. Friday pm- Mini Mayhem at Aylesford Community Hall. 1.15-2.00pm For babies aged 0 - 12 months who love to sing and dance. Fun and learning through music and nursery rhymes. This is a free session. Booking required. Call the Children's Centre to book! 16


CHILDREN’S GROUPS Burham Pre-School. Burham Village Hall. 'Outstanding' Ofsted inspection - March 2011. We welcome children aged 2 -5yrs. Sessions: Mon - Fri am 9.15 - 11.45. Mon - Fri Lunch Club 11.45 - 12.20 Mon - Fri* pm 12.20 - 2.50. *Fri pm is for rising 5's only. Optional ‘early bird’ drop off at 9am. Come along and visit to see if we are right for you! Visit our website: burhampreschool@weebly.com Supervisor - Tracey Beechey 01634 685239 Email: Burham.pre-school@hotmail.com

Jelly Beans Pre-School, Wouldham Village Hall. Our Ofsted inspection found Jellybeans provision to be ‘good’ Sessions run Monday to Friday 9.15am – 11.45am, and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, 12.25pm – 2.55pm. For all children aged from 2yr. We also now run a lunch club, Tuesdays to Thursdays, 11.45am – 12.25pm, Feel free to visit at any time, no appointment is necessary. For any further information, please contact Mrs Donna Cook, Supervisor, on 07581 661525 (out of session time) or 07855 041496 (during session time) MOBILE LIBRARY VAN The Mobile Library visits Burham & Wouldham every week on a Tuesday at: Wouldham, School Lane— 1.15- 2.15pm Wouldham, Post Office2.20- 2.40pm Wouldham, Ravensknowle- 2.45– 3.00pm Burham, Village Hall 3.05– 4.05pm Selection of books – fiction & non-fiction. Large print books. Children’s books. DVDs. Orders can be taken. Use it or loose it!! 17


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THE MAGAZINE FOR THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND PARISH OF BURHAM & WOULDHAM The Magazine is a free publication and delivered to each house (approx.1150) in Burham & Wouldham villages every month except in January and August. It can also be viewed on-line: www.burhamvillage.org & www.wouldhampc.kentparishes.gov.uk The deadline for copy is always on the 10th day of the previous month but please contact the Editor earlier to reserve the space and agree the content. Please email (by preference) items in a text or picture file and only send in PDF if the item is the exact agreed size. Payment for adverts should be made by the deadline in cash or by cheque. Cheques are payable to: ‘Burham & Wouldham PCC Acc.’ and sent to: Magazine Editor: Mary Davis. 132 Rochester Rd, Burham. ME1 3SH. Tel. 01634 869650. E-mail: zero.mexdavis247@btinternet.com Our advert sizes & current rates: Size 1. - 6cm x 6cm. 1/6th of A5 page.

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The Magazine of the Burham & Wouldham Parish Church Editor: Mary Davis, 132 Rochester Rd, Burham. ME1 3SH. Tel. 01634 869650. e-mail: zero.mexdavis247@btinternet.com Please send items for inclusion by the 10th of the preceding month. Please note; there are combined July/August & December/January editions. A Note From The Editor We hope you enjoy reading this Magazine. We welcome your news items and articles. However, we reserve the right to edit or not to publish. The publication of any advertisement does not carry the22 Church’s endorsement.


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