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Kingsland News January 2015

Dear Parishioners, As we roll over into the New Year, there are still six days of Christmas left as officially Christmas ends on January 6th with the feast of Epiphany. So I hope there is still room in your heart to extend good wishes to those you haven’t yet seen and to celebrate together the gift of light and love given by God as he reached down from heaven to give us his Son. Thank you to all those who helped make Christmas so special this year….to the team who put together the “Festival of Christmas” at the end of November for your inspiration and hard work thank you – to Ann Roberts, Pam Bufton, Heather

Pickering, Sally Wall and Jos Whitbread. What wonderful decoration of the church and delights of gifts and entertainment for us and warming soup and mulled wine to give us sustenance at this cold time of year. Thank you to Mr Frank Rowland for bringing down the fairground organ and to Mrs Daniel for bringing the school children to play and to Philippa Alexander for singing Christmas carols and songs. Thank you, too, to the local organisations and businesses who sponsored the event or gave a raffle prize. Everyone who came said they thoroughly enjoyed themselves and £2000 was raised with almost £800


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going off to British Heart Foundation from this grand amount. It was lovely to see many of you at the Christmas services and a big thank you goes to Vicky and her family at the Bell House for the gift of the crib set given in memory of her father who was a vicar. It was blessed on Christmas Eve at the Crib Service and we are blessed by its presence in church. Thank you to David and the choir for their dedication and music which inspires our worship week in and week out, but especially when the Christmas Carols get into full flow and the descants are added. I hope you enjoyed singing your favourite carols as we gave thanks for the birth of Jesus. So now it remains to wish you a very Happy New Year – may 2015 be full of abundant life and I look forward to sharing it with you. Julie

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Oil Boiler, AGA and Rayburn For service and repair call:

Bill Moss Oil Boiler Services of Leominster, your local OFTEC registered oil engineer. Replacement Oil Storage tanks supplied and fitted. Tel: 01584 711372 (Mob: 07711899062)

R W MANN & SON Funeral Directors 51 West Street, Leominster Private Chapel of Rest 24 hour service Pre-paid funeral plans arranged

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Kingsland W I We enjoyed our December meeting when Rosemary Evans demonstrated making canapĂŠs and nibbles for Christmas. She showed us how to make farmhouse pate, bacon and leek tartlets and cheese and bacon savouries. All agreed they tasted very good indeed. More food the next evening as we went to the Kings House at Pembridge for our Christmas dinner. Once again a jolly evening with very good food! Contact details for the new officials are: President: Mrs J. Davies 708275 Secretary: Mrs R. Evans 708257 On Jan 14th 2015 Mr Ben Cooper from the Leominster Antiques Centre will be with us and will value items brought in. If you wish to take part please bring in an antique item. There will be a charge of ÂŁ3.00 per visitor. Pat Hughes



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Nature Notes 15/12/14 Three unusual incidents during the last month! A Bees Nest in a local cottage chimney was seen to be very active on November 25th – a warm sunny day. Two swans were witnessed colliding in mid-air whilst flying in opposite directions some 30 feet above an open field. These came to ground and then proceeded to fight. Was this the Swan equivalent of road rage? Number 3 was the discovery of a Grey Squirrel present in an upstairs bedroom, having gained entrance to the house somehow. A concerted effort bolted the animal to the master bedroom, where the door was shut, the window opened, and the squirrel duly vanished. On moving a chest the animal shot out of the bottom drawer and under the double bed (with a three inch clearance!) A tail observed near the centre of the bed, a ceremonial sword thrust at the target, a mis-moved bed, and the rodent decided to dash to the window, dive onto the lawn and run up its own tree. Amazing creatures, whose powers of survival amaze many of us! Odd slight frost, leaves virtually all down, flush of water in the river, grass still growing, shortest day fast approaching – it will soon be 2015! R.W.H. (01544 388210)

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Carols on the Green ‘Thank you’, everyone who came out to sing carols last Friday (Dec. 12th ). We have sung in worse weather but despite the evening being dry our numbers were down! However a hearty twenty or so of us sang, with Rev Read giving us the key. We ate a bountiful number of mince pies and drank all the mulled wine. ‘Thank you’, too, to everyone who provided these treats. We do miss the brass band that first inspired us to hold this event and if anyone has any ideas for musical accompaniment next year please do get in touch. Likewise if a different time and day of the week would be more acceptable we are willing to change. Despite all this and the poor quality, low cost, and therefore low heat, charcoal that I had found, we did sing happily and John and Joe collected £31.08 for St Michael's Hospice Jackie Markham (Tel: 708281)

Bed and Breakfast With heated indoor pool available for guest use.

1 Family Room en-suite 2 Double Rooms

Mrs Heather Pickering Gable Croft, North Road Kingsland Leominster Herefordshire HR6 9RZ Telephone: 01568 708009 (Mobile) 07790770340


St Michael’s Hospice ‘Big Tea’ Help us make a big difference by hosting a small fundraising tea party this summer! At St Michael’s Hospice, ‘The Big Tea’ is all about sharing time with friends over a cup of tea and a slice of cake. Holding a ‘Big Tea’ party is a delicious way to raise funds for the Hospice and a perfect excuse to pop the kettle on and indulge in your favourite tea party treats. Holding a ‘Big Tea’ couldn’t be easier: pick a date this summer, then think about the type of event you’d like to have, where you want to hold your party, and invite your friends, family or colleagues. Last year, your ‘Big Tea’ parties raised over £13,000, which helped St Michael’s Hospice provide services free of charge to local families at a time they need it the most. It doesn’t

matter how big your party is, or whether you raise £20 or £200, every penny really does count and you will be making a real difference. For your free ‘Big Tea’ pack, which is full of ideas to make your ‘Big Tea’ party a success, contact the Fundraising Team on 01432 851000, or visit the ‘Big Tea’ page on our website at:



Timberworld Products Manufacturers of quality timber buildings. Stables/Field Shelters Garages/Carports Sheds/Workshops Summerhouses etc. Also retailing timber and ironmongery at competitive prices. Broomy Hill Yard, Kingsland, HR6 9QZ 01568 708549


Weobley Theatre Goers We shall be going to see Peter Pan Goes Wrong on Wed. 21st January leaving Weobley at 12.30pm for the 2.30pm performance, returning to Weobley around 6.15pm. And if you haven’t yet booked for Anton and Erin in That’s Entertainment and would like to go, there may be cancellation seats. We are going to see this performance at Bristol Hippodrome on Sunday 29th March leaving Weobley at 11.30am for the 3.00pm performance and returning to Weobley around 7.30pm. Cost: £56. Happy New Year! Kate Best (01544 318513) or

O. Mabbort Blacksmith TRADITIONAL BLACKSMITH Gates, railings, window casements, hand rails, hinges and latches … Contact Owen: Call - 01568708134 or 07971979223 Email - or visit … The Dales, Shirlheath, Kingsland




Kingsland Flower Show This is a reminder that the Annual General Meeting of the Kingsland Flower Show will be held at the Village Post Office room at 7.00pm on Tuesday 27 January 2015. New and active members are constantly being sought, so if you think you fit the bill, please come along to the AGM. Kingsland Flower Show Committee K.M.G.T. Working Parties A reminder that working parties on the Millennium Green, in the New Year, at 10 a.m. weather permitting, are planned for: Saturday, January 10th (hedge trimming) Saturday, February 28th (fruit tree pruning). All help is welcomed. Please bring stout gardening gloves and suitable tools. Refreshments are always involved! Contact me on: 01568 708281 Jackie Markham



Royal British Legion Branch Meetings. The Quiz and Christmas Draw on the 1st December was well supported and the excellent number of draw prizes raised £101 for our funds. We now take a winter break and our next meeting will be on 2nd March at the usual time and place. Widow and Widowers Lunch. The Christmas lunch at the Corners Inn on 10th December was a great success. Although some of our regular guests and members were absent because of illness, a total of 37 enjoyed a very good meal and the draw for the three hampers raised £135. We wish to thank Sue, Richard and all at the Corners Inn for the meal and Anne Roberts and Heather Pickering for all the organisation and preparing the three hampers. Poppy Appeal. The 2014 Poppy Appeal in the Kingsland area raised £4426.30, a slight increase on last year, but still a very fine effort by Jan Nichols and her small team of collectors. The main sources of income were as follows:House collections £1223.15 Static points £1055.06 (shops post offices etc) Donations £ 413.09 RBL £1000.00 Church collections Kingsland Orleton

during the year. In particular, our thanks to Sue and Richard at the Corners Inn for providing a base for our Branch meetings and to all the Poppy Appeal collectors and donors. A Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year to you all. Gordon Browne


Kingsland W.I. Talk on Antiques By Ben Cooper Wednesday 14th January at 8 pm in the Coronation Hall. Bring your antique item for appraisal! All Welcome (Admission £3) Refreshments

ALAN JONES TREE SURGERY Specialist tree care & Estate Management ALL ASPECTS OF TREE WORK UNDERTAKEN Fully insured and NPTC qualified

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Seasonal Greetings. We wish to extend our thanks to all those who have actively supported our Branch activities

FIREWOOD FOR SALE For a professional service at competitive prices call Alan on: Tel: 01568 770790

Mob: 07817 066316


Church Services in the Benefice for January Sunday 4th January Plough Sunday 9.30 am Family Service Kingsland 9.30 am Holy Communion (CW) Eardisland 11.00 am Choral Mattins (BCP) Kingsland 11.00 am Plough Sunday Service Aymestrey th 6.00 Evening Prayer (benefice) Sunday 11pmJanuary Epiphany 1 Eardisland 8.00 am Holy Communion (BCP) Kingsland 9.30 am Holy Communion (CW) Eardisland 9.30 am Holy Communion (BCP) Aymestrey 11.00 am Sung Eucharist (BCP) Kingsland Sunday 18th January Epiphany 2 9.30 am Holy Communion (CW) Eardisland 11.00 am Family Communion (CW) Kingsland 3.30 pm Evensong Leinthall Earls 6.00pm Epiphany Taizé Service Eardisland th 6.00 Benefice Evening Prayer Sunday 25pmJanuary Epiphany 3 Kingsland 8.00 am Holy Communion (BCP) Kingsland 9.30 am Holy Communion (CW) Eardisland 11.00 am Sung Eucharist (CW) Kingsland 6.30 pm Choral Evensong (BCP) Kingsland and at 10.00 am each Thursday at Kingsland unless otherwise stated: Said Holy Eucharist BCP Services at the Methodist Churches this month, at 11 am unless otherwise stated: January:

4th 11th 18th 25rd

Rev D Evans Rev. F. Biseker Mrs S. Jones Mrs M Proctor

Kingsland Shobdon Kingsland Shobdon

Tree Festival We had a great display of trees this year – so many different themes and all of a very high standard. Everyone found it hard to pick ones out for voting. Results, however: Junior Individual Junior Group Adult Entry Group Entry

John Nelson (Luston) Kingsland U 15’s Hannah Nelson (Luston) Kingsland Art Group

Joan Lobb Dennis Rowland-Jones Nan and family would like to thank everyone for all their kind thoughts, cards and flowers and to thank all the people who attended the remembrance service.


The Parish Diary 2015 January 14th W.I. ‘Antiques’ Ben Cooper (£3 admission) 27th Kingsland Flower Show A.G.M February 22nd SMAAAK Event: Sea Show’ (Puppet Show etc.) March 11th W. I. ‘Flowers for Easter’ Pam Bufton 25th Life and music of Chet Baker May 12th RBL Social Evening 16th Progressive Supper (for Coronation Hall) July 18th L’Italiana in Algeri (Pop-up Opera) September 12th hArt 2015

Coronation Hall P.O.Coffee Shop

7.30 pm 7.30 pm

Coronation Hall

2.00 pm

Coronation Hall Coronation Hall

7.30 pm 7.30 pm

Corners Various Venues

7.45 pm tba

Kingsland Church

7.30 pm

Kingsland Church


(Editor’s note: Events for this item need to be submitted by 15th of preceding month with clear instructions on the entry – place, time, date & title are essential information. Where more than one month’s notice is given, items will automatically be repeated unless contrary instructions are received.)

Luctonians 1st XV Home fixtures for the rest of the season. January 2015 February March April

Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat

10 24 7 21 14 11 25

Caldy Otley Stockport Sedgley Park Preston G’s Chester Leicester Lions

K.O. 2.15pm K.O .2.15pm K.O. 2.15pm K.O.2.15 pm K.O. 3.00 pm K.O. 3.00 pm K.O. 3.00 pm



Weobley & District Local History Society At the November meeting David Whitehead gave a talk entitled “Herefordshire in the Early Middle Ages”. David has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the period and it is impossible to paraphrase his talk that lasted over an hour and covered a range of subject matter; but there is no doubt that anyone who absorbed even one percent of the information David presented would be a great deal wiser than they were before. Did you realise that Hereford was a very important city to William the Conqueror and was the 9th largest city in England; the equivalent of Leeds today? His enthusiasm for history, particularly medieval history, was infectious. The next meeting will be on January 28th when Pat Millington will tell us about William Call, who was the illegitimate son of a Cornish Baronet and a French seamstress. Born in Paris in 1879, he came to school in England in his teens and studied at the Royal Academy of Music. He took up photography and, up unto the mid 1930’s, produced literally thousands of postcard views of Southern and Midland England. Pat first became aware of William Call from the excellent postcards he produced of Weobley and found researching his life fascinating and surprising. We hope to see you on the 28th January at 7.30pm at Hopelands. Julie Peacock


 Extensions  Renovations  Groundworks  Hard Landscaping

Tel: 01432 611084 Mob: 07870355734



N E W S With good wishes for the New Year, we thought you might like to see how the SMAAAK events calendar is shaping up and note some dates in your diaries.

2015 CALENDAR Sunday 22 February - “Sea Show” performed by the Squash Box Theatre Coronation Hall, 2pm A quirky and hilarious mix of puppet show, natural history and comedy cabaret celebrating the sea with tall tales, silly slapstick, fantastic facts, live music and songs. Suitable for children and adults of all ages. All tickets £5. Saturday 25 April - “Too Cool - the life and Music of Chet Baker” performed by Sue Richardson quintet, Coronation Hall, 7.30pm A sell out at Ronnie Scott’s, this show featuring Chet Baker’s beautiful music and recalling smoky jazz clubs of the 1950’s West Coast, is both a homage to his music and journey through his colourful but tragic life. Tickets £15. TBC early May - “A Conversation with Sir Robert Rogers, former House of Commons Clerk”, Kingsland Church, 7.30pm A respected and popular figure at the Palace of Westminster, Sir Robert stepped down as Clerk last year. The job is to advise MPs on constitutional matters and Parliamentary procedure as well as overseeing around 2,000 staff and the services provided to MPs. Want to find out more? Saturday 18 July - Pop Up Opera performs Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri” (The Italian Girl in Algiers) , Kingsland Church, 7.30pm Pop Up Opera are back with their fantastic new production. Isabella, the ‘Italian girl’ is one of the wisest and most formidable women you’ll find in opera and by the time the story ends, no-one, including her captive lover, is willing to stand in her way. Tickets £25 12 – 20 September – hArt 2015, Kingsland Church Following its success in 2013 , hArt returns to Kingsland Church with a brilliant selection of art on show across a wide range of media. Free entry. October - Arcadia Music Festival, Kingsland Church, 7.30pm Directed by Thomas Bowes and Eleanor Alberga, the exhilarating Arcadia Music Festival makes a welcome comeback to Kingsland Church as part of its Herefordshire tour. Ticket price TBA.




SCRUMMY BITES made locally with you in mind

Delicious desserts, cakes & savouries made to order using locally grown produce. Pick up or local delivery. Food for celebrations & family events of 6 – 120 people. Call Sam Stoneleigh, Kingsland Tel: 01568 709142

Dog Poo Alert! Over the last month or so someone walking their dog (or dogs) through the village is letting them poo all over the pavement. The main area this is happening is from the Corners Inn to the Church, including the school. Children are walking through this mess, all for the sake of someone not bothering to clean up after their dog(s). This happens early as the mess is normally there before 7am. This is when other, responsible, dog walkers have seen it. Could everyone please pick up their dog mess from the pavement. It is unhygienic and some other poor soul has to pick it up for you which is not nice. Thank you, Lisa Juson

Charlie Dog’s Grooming Parlour  Bathing  Clipping  Nail Cutting Professional Service Grooming since 1998 Please call Keli Partridge on: 01568709190 or 07967005102. 14, Boarsfield, Kingsland


Marches Planning Planning & Design Consultancy

Sarah Hanson MRTPI Chartered Town & Country Planner Advice on the development potential of property & land Submission of planning applications & appeals Advice & handling of planning enforcement issues Representations on planning applications and appeals T: 01568 708087 M: 07837 062 494 e-mail:


Knitting and Crochet Classes at Weobley Are you interested in learning more about knitting or crochet? If so, I shall be taking some classes once a week from the end of January for 6 – 8 weeks. My days of preference are Tuesday or Thursday morning, but this is flexible to some degree. I am happy to teach complete beginners or to help on more difficult techniques, such as lengthening or shortening a garment, picking up stitches, adding in colour etc. If you are interested, please email me ( or ring me on 01544 318513. Kate Best


Chartered Physiotherapist Clinic Appointments and Home Visits

TEL: 01568 709005 Hollybank, Kingsland, Leominster, HR6 9SE

Firewood Ideal Kindling/Morning wood. Builder’s Dumpy Bag £10 Possible Delivery Locally

Telephone John 07971495859



Kingsland Post Office Tel: 01568 708201

Open Monday-Friday 9.00am to 4.30pm, Saturday 9.00am to 12.30 pm, for all Post Office services including:

Vehicle Taxation Foreign Currency Travel Insurance Bank Deposits & Withdrawals Mobile phone top-ups Also available will be: 造 造 造 造

Sales of Cards and Stationery Photocopying Dry Cleaning and Laundry Shoe Repairs


Luctonians Sports Club The 1st XV’s losing run continues despite serious training, discussion on tactics, game plans, and much effort by all concerned. A positive spirit is there. The 2nd XV currently the high spot – good Rugby played at pace, resulting in some impressive results. Junior sides all functioning, and are well-coached and organised. The social side is in full seasonal swing with total bookings of pre 1st XV home-match lunches. The match-day café near the side of the 1st team pitch is gaining popularity. Manned by volunteers, it is an interesting example of supply and demand! The treasurer/director of finance is a busy person. All is not doom and gloom. Cricket-coaching courses available. R.W.H.


G. D. Lloyd TIMBER CONSTRUCTIONS The Workshop, Sodgley Farm Kingsland HR6 9PY

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Exterior and Interior Carpentry Bespoke: Stables, Garages Workshops Roofing Timber Floors

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Doors Windows Glazing Tiling Fencing

For a free quotation ring Gary

on: 01568 708196 or: 07966 766963

KINGTON OSTEOPATHS Richard Mann BSc. (Ost) Diana Mann B.Sc (Ost) 9, THE SQUARE, KINGTON, HR5 3BA

01544 239 210 Treatment for muscle-skeletal conditions/problems head to toe. For more information call us or visit our web site.

Shopmobility We provide mobility scooters, wheelchairs and powered wheelchairs on a daily hire basis for anyone with permanent or temporary mobility difficulties wishing to visit Hereford, Leominster, Ledbury or Ross. Depending on the area, the service is either free, with a voluntary donation, or there is a small charge.

Please contact: Hereford Leominster

01432 342166 01568 616755

Ledbury 01531 636001 Ross-on-Wye 01989 763388


5, Highfield Close, Kingsland, HR6 9RS, Enquiries to The deadline for the Kingsland News is always the 15th of the previous month. If your advertisement or article arrives after this date it might not find its way into the magazine! Size








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Progressive Supper 2015, Correction Please note that the correct date for next year’s progressive supper is Saturday 16th May. Apologies for the error! If you are wanting to take part in any way, please let me know, Trina Sampson (Edgefield) 708320

Including Oil-fired and Central Heating Boilers


Winter Quiz 1. What did the big furry hat say to the warm woolly scarf? A: "You hang around while I go on ahead." 2. What's another name for ice? A: Skid stuff 3. What do you get from sitting on the ice too long? A: Polaroids!


Orchard of Renewal Foot Health Clinic “Where Quality always matters” Foot Health treatments now available:  Nail Cutting Services  Treatment of In-growing Toenails  Verrucae Treatment  Hard and Soft Corn Removal  Callus Reduction with Option of Paraffin Wax therapy  Diabetic Patients Treated  Treatment of Fungal Foot and Nail Infections

For an appointment please contact Rachael on: 01568 708824 Street Farm Kingsland HR6 9QA


Parish Church of St Michael & All Angels, Kingsland

Special Events Early in 2015 Sunday January 4th, 9.30 am

Family Service

A 40-minute service for you and your children led by Mrs Wendy Maddocks.

Theme: The Three Kings th

Sunday January 18 , 12.15 pm Sunday Lunch in Church This will follow the Family Communion Service led by the Rev. Julie Read, so the timing is approximate. ÂŁ10 buys a two-course meal with one glass of wine or soft-drink included.

Sunday February 1st, 9.30 am

Family Service Theme: A Christingle Service for you and your children

Kingsland News January 2015  

The community newsletter from the parish of Kingsland, Herefordshire, UK

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