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Kingsland News March 2014 Dear Parishioners Easter is late this year, let's hope that Spring isn't!! The beginning of March marks the beginning of Lent and there are soup and pancakes on Tuesday 4th March at Lunchtime at Lucs in aid of the hospice. Ash Wednesday follows hot on its tail and time for a spiritual health check. You may have heard of the 5:2 diet for the body......well there is the 221 check up for the soul. Come along on Ash Wednesday and find out..... or on any of the Sundays in Lent. Ethics is the topic for the Lent groups to be held in the Rectory. There are 4 sessions: three Wednesdays starting on 19th March and the last one is a Monday. How to make the right decisions on how to live..... 7.30 – 9pm. If you are interested in joining a group to talk about such things but can't do Wednesday nights please let me know and then we can look at different times and places in the future. Many of you came to the funeral service for Jill Probyn and I promised to pass on thanks from her sons to all who provided food for the “wake” after the service in the church. There are a number of plates and dishes that are still in the kitchen at the back of church so

please come and retrieve yours if you have left it. We will all miss Jill's presence in our community and give thanks to God for all her service on our behalf.....the village green, the history of the church, language lessons, music encouragement and visiting. All done quietly and with a sense of life..... an example to us all. There are a number of occasions during Lent in the lead up to Easter where events and services will be put on that are Benefice occasions.... Ash Wednesday being the first of these and that is here in Kingsland..... others of them will be in Aymestrey, Leinthall Earles and Eardisland and I hope you will make the effort and have the courage to travel to some of these. If you require a lift please do not hesitate to contact me and I will sort that for you. The 50p shop will be a service that the churches are to offer the children at school in the run up to Mothering Sunday. Bring 50p and there will a gift to take home for mothers all neatly wrapped and labelled.... However we need help with providing a selection of gifts …. do you have any smellies,


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sweets or little gifts that would be suitable? There will be a box at the back of church if you can help with this. We have great links with the school here and on March 16th will be celebrating Education Sunday in church here in Kingsland at 11am. Do come and join us to give thanks for all that is good and to pray for all teachers and those involved in education. Finally we are looking to appoint a benefice administrator, someone who can be available for a few hours a week and work from the Rectory. Someone with IT, organisational and communication skills and has some understanding of the church. Perhaps that is you? There will be pay and if you are interested or know someone who would be then please contact me at the Rectory in the first instance. Julie Read

Kingsland Post Office Tel: 01568 708201

Open Monday-Friday 9.00am to 4.30pm, Saturday 9am 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


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KINGSLAND W.I.

GRAND JUMBLE SALE

ON SATURDAY, 29TH MARCH AT 2PM IN KINGSLAND CORONATION HALL IN AID OF W.I. FUNDS. TEAS/REFRESHMENTS ITEMS MAY BE BROUGHT TO THE HALL ON SATURDAY MORNING OR LEFT AT THE FARM OPPOSITE


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The funeral of much loved villager Jill Probyn was a sad but uplifting occasion. It was the wish of Jill's sons that the generous donations of the congregation should be split equally between the Millennium Green Trust and SMAAAK. Each charity received £504. Many thanks to Jill's family and to all contributors. SMAAAK' s fund raising programme for 2014 continues with a mixture of high quality live music and art, courtesy of Arts Alive, and other fun events including the re-instatement of the legendary Kingsland Potato Growing competition and an out-of-the-ordinary Pub Quiz night. We will be shortly be taking bookings for… "Field Notes", Friday 28th March, 7.30pm at The Coronation Hall - using old maps of the region as their inspiration, Field Notes is a brilliant collaboration of specially commissioned music and art by renowned composer Howard Skempton and textile artist Matthew Harris, with music performed by four of the world-class Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. All in a relaxed, informal setting. www.fieldnotestour.co.uk Tickets £12, £5 for students and under 18s. Special offer 4 adults for the price of 3. Evening includes a licensed bar and refreshments. "Precious Bane", Saturday 21st June, 7.30pm at St Michael & All Angels The Village Quire perform an evening of folk music and readings based on Mary Webb's acclaimed book Precious Bane, with Phil Smith as The Narrator. This event will also see the launch of a new booklet on St Michael & All Angels researched and authored by Tricia Pothecary. www.villagequire.org.uk Tickets £12, £5 for students and under 18s. Evening includes a licensed bar and refreshments. "Cosi fan Tutti", Saturday 19th July, 7.30 pm at St Michael & All Angels Mozart's famous and much loved opera, performed by the wonderful Pop Up Opera. Bring-your-own picnic for the Green - weather permitting! Tickets £25, £10 for students and under 18s. Licensed Bar. And... look out for the SMAAAK Auction of Promises in the Autumn! All tickets can be purchased from Kingsland Post Office, Garden Tea Room, or call 01568 709579 or 0790 558 9830. Whilst we prefer bookings and payment in advance, we are always happy to accommodate last minute arrivals. Finally, we would love to hear from you if you have ideas for fun future events or activities.


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Kingsland W I Only about half of our usual attendance for our February meeting due to the weather! Our speaker Carole Dowding gave a talk on the brief history of makeup. She trained in Paris at Christian Dior and then worked for Charles of the Ritz. The ancient Egyptians used makeup using crushed beetles for colour. In 840 B.C. Jezebel had painted eyelids. The Romans used beeswax, olive oil and rosewater. In the 17th and 18th centuries both men and women used make-up from crushed beetles and powdered arsenic. In the 19th century ladies often made their own make-up but in the 20th century a market developed for ready made products. Francois Coty trained as a perfumier and his fragrance 'La Rose' sold out after a bottle smashed in a chemists shop. His perfume was marketed in beautiful Lalique glass bottles. Carole took us through the famous names of companies started in the early 20th century who are still with us today. Max Factor, who started up doing stage make-up for Clara Bow, Valentino and Jean Harlow, entered the domestic market in 1927. Elizabeth Arden made cosmetics acceptable in elegant society. Helena Rubinstein moved from Poland to London in 1908 and on to America in 1914. Estée Lauder started in business in 1935. In 1953 she launched Youth Dew and by 1984 was selling 150 million bottles. Some famous products still going strong are Nivea Cream (1900), Pond's cold cream, oil of Ulay and Max Factor Crème Puff. We were then given a little insight into the professional tricks of the trade. Altogether a very interesting talk!

Our next meeting will be March 12th. Our speaker - Fay Wentworth on the ups and downs of short story writing. All are welcome to attend. Pat Hughes

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Birthday Thanks A very big thank you to all who came to celebrate my 90th Birthday and also for the beautiful flowers, cards, and gifts I received. My special thanks to Jean Barbour, Joanna Bruce and the wonderful team of kind helpers who prepared and served such a delicious lunch for us all in church. For my family and me a very happy day to remember always! Edna Pugh Cards I would like to thank everyone who has bought cards to recycle in aid of Kingsland Church, and supported me for nearly 20 years. I have enjoyed it very much, but now am grateful to Katie Smith who has taken over. Gery Bigger Christmas Lights Fund-raising at Gable Croft We wish to thank everyone who donated money in aid of the Air Ambulance to see our lights. The total sum of money donated was £490. Thank you, Heather and John Pickering

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Royal British Legion Branch Meetings. After the winter break, our next Draw and Quiz night will be on 3rd March at 7.45pm at the Corners Inn. The programme for the rest of the year is in the Village Diary in the Kingsland News. County AGM. I was unable to attend the AGM in January because of illness. However, the minutes have been received and are on display on the Branch Notice Board. Please take a few minutes to scan them. The major event of 2014 will be the centennial commemoration of WWI, which will be held in Hereford on 28th June. Details of this and other County events will be published when known. Gordon Browne (Chairman)


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CURRY & DISCO NIGHT th

SAT 29 MARCH at LUCTONIANS, KINGSLAND 7.30pm ‘til late! Tickets £10.00 available from Lisa Juson 01568708002 or Markhams Garage 01568708208 proceeds to Under 16s Lucs SA team.


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Progressive Supper Don't forget - Progressive Supper date is Saturday 17th May, 2014. If you are wanting to join in either as a host or as a traveller, please let me know. You can either phone me on 708320, pop a note through my door at Edgefield or pop a note in Jackie Markham's 'hen box'. Trina Sampson Mozart’s Requiem Mass Come & sing workshop of Mozart's "Requiem" at St Mary's, Kington! Join us for an informal day workshop for singers of all ages and abilities on Saturday 15th March, under the direction of KCS MD Roger Langford with organist Robert Green. Nonsingers/audience welcome! Registration 10.30am for 11am start, with breaks for lunch and tea, finishing with a full sing-through at 6pm. Refreshments available. Early registration recommended. £12 (students £6). Music score available for hire on the day £2. Proceeds to local charity "Singing for the Brain (Alzheimer Society)" and KCS Performers Fund. Contact Tina for Registration Form, email ts_gardener@yahoo.co.uk. or text 07968 044 853. Visit Kington Choral Society website www.kingtonchoral.org.uk for further information. KMGT Prize Draw In the KMGT Prize Draw in January the winners were David Lloyd and Joanna Bruce Jackie Markham

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New Kissing Gate Needed. There is a very old stile that is getting quite dangerous at the back of the church field, on the way to the river. Anyone that walks this route is in danger of getting injured as the stile is really not fit for purpose now. Therefore I am endeavouring to raise the ÂŁ300 that we need to put a new kissing gate in its place. I will be running a raffle until the beginning of March and it would be fantastic if you would support me by buying a ticket or two - prizes include a music centre, wine and a free MOT. Please pop into Markhams Garage or stop me if you see me in the village. Together we can make the church footpath a safer place to walk. Thank you in anticipation, Lisa

Juson

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Kingsland Bowling Club presents:

An Evening with Reg Moule All your gardening questions answered by ‘Hereford and Worcester’s gardening guru’.

Kingsland Coronation Hall 7.30 pm, Wednesday, April 30th Tickets £5 from:

Carol Brigden Benita Eggleton Joe Scamp

Plant Stall

Raffle

01568 613466 01568 708782 01568 709031

Tea & Coffee available

To raise funds to replace the stile on the west side of the church with a new Kissing Gate:

Coffee Morning Saturday 15th March, 10am-12noon At "THE GARTH" opposite Kingsland School (Courtesy of Shane and Lisa Juson 01568 708002)

£2.50 entrance for coffee and cake. Raffle, Bric a Brac stall, Cakes to buy


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County cross-country champions: Croft Ambrey Ladies! The Croft Ambrey ladies team has won the county trophy, after a gap of 20 years. Nicky Turvey, from Yarpole, was part of both winning teams 20 years apart. Sue Davies, Jo Marriott, Sam Harper and Irina Dale completed the ‘A’ team. Ruth Stafford, Kim Wood, Rachel Nelson and Elaine Rouse completed the squad. The men’s team took bronze against stiff opposition. There are five races between October and March, held in different places across the county and this is the 30th anniversary of the Herefordshire league. Croft is a small club, especially when compared to the two Hereford running clubs, so every runner helps towards the final result. On a couple of races this season we even fielded a

ladies ‘B’ team. For all club members, participation is a real achievement given all the other commitments of family, work and general living! If mud and hills are not your style, club members will be running the 5K (3 mile) road race in Hereford on 9th April at 7.15pm from Hereford’s Leisure Centre. Or why not join us for the club’s own 5 mile time-trial on April 22nd at 7pm, around the lanes of Leinthall Starkes? Contact Mike Blenkinsop for further details. Phone: 01568 708119 Email: mike@croftambreyrunningclub.co.uk . As a sport, running fits in well with busy lifestyles and membership of the club is not expensive. The club holds its annual social event on 28th February at Luctonians Rugby Club . Rachel Nelson

Parish Church of St Michael and All Angels, Kingsland

Make sure you and your children don’t miss our next

Family Service

Sunday, March 2nd, 9.30 am. A 40 minute service led by Mrs Wendy Maddocks and the Cubs

Theme: The Loaves and Fishes


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CHURCH SERVICES THROUGHOUT THE BENEFICE Sunday 2nd March Sunday before Lent 9.30 am Holy Eucharist CW Rev M. Denny 9.30 am Family Service (see separate notice Page 18) 11.00 am Choral Matins BCP Mr D Davies 11.00 am Holy Eucharist BCP Rev M Denny

Eardisland Kingsland Kingsland Aymestrey

Wednesday 5th March Ash Wednesday 2.40 pm School Service in Church 7.30 pm Benefice Ashing Eucharist CW Rev Julie Read

Kingsland Kingsland

Sunday 9th March 1st Sunday of Lent 8.00 am Holy Eucharist BCP Rev Julie Read 9.30 am Matins BCP Mrs Hoda 9.30 am Holy Eucharist BCP Rev Julie Read 11.00 am Sung Eucharist BCP Rev Julie Read

Kingsland Eardisland Aymestrey Kingsland

Sunday 16th March Education Sunday 9.30 am Holy Eucharist CW Rev Julie Read 11.00 am Education Sunday Service Rev Julie Read 3.30 pm Holy Eucharist CW Rev Julie Read

Eardisland Kingsland Leinthall Earls

Sunday 23rd March 3rd Sunday of Lent 8.00 am Holy Eucharist BCP Rev Julie Read 9.30 am Holy Eucharist CW Rev Julie Read 11.00 am Sung Eucharist CW Rev Julie Read 6.30 pm Choral Evensong BCP Mr D Davies Sunday 30th March Mothering Sunday 11.00am Benefice Holy Eucharist CW Rev Julie Read

Kingsland Eardisland Kingsland Kingsland

Eardisland

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: March

2nd 9th 16th 23rd 30th

Rev D. Evans Kingsland Rev D. Evans (HC) Shobdon Mr F. Hooley Kingsland Rev F. Biseker (United Service Parish Church, Shobdon) Rev Chapman (Songs of praise, 3 pm) Kingsland

Women’s World Day of Prayer

Friday 7th March at 2pm


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The Service is at Kingsland Methodist Church led by Rev F Biseker. The material to be used has been prepared by the women of Egypt. Tea & Biscuits after! The Parish Diary 2014 March 3rd RBL Social Evening Corners 7.45 pm th 4 Hospice ‘Soup & Pancake Lunch’ Luctonians from 12noon 7th Service for Women’s World Day of Prayer Methodist Chapel 2.00 pm 10th Kingsland Flower Show Extraordinary G Meeting P.O. Coffee Shop 7.00 pm 12th W. I. ‘The Ups & Downs of a Short Story Writer’ F. Wentworth Coronation Hall 7.30 pm 15th ‘Kissing Gate’ Coffee Morning The Garth from 10.30 am 15th Church Curry & Music Evening Coronation Hall 7.00 pm 28th SMAAAK Event: ‘Field Notes’ Coronation Hall 7.30 pm th 29 W.I. Jumble Sale Coronation Hall 2.00 pm 29th Luctonians Curry & Disco Evening Luctonians 7.30 pm April 7th RBL Social Evening Corners 7.45 pm 9th W. I. Thai Cookery Demonstration Mrs Shirley Cook Coronation Hall 7.30 pm May 12th RBL Social Evening Corners 7.45 pm 14th W. I. ‘Marketing Lamb’ Mr Andrew Offer Coronation Hall 7.30 pm 17th Progressive Supper (for Coronation Hall) Various Venues tba June 2nd RBL Social Evening Corners 7.45 pm 7th Potatoes, Puds, Pimms Plants & Produce (Church Fundraiser) Details tba from 12 noon 11th W. I. ‘History of the Radnor Valley’ Mrs Anne Goodwin Coronation Hall 7.30 pm 21st SMAAAK Event: ‘Precious Bane’ Church 7.30 pm 28th Armed Forces Day (Details t.b.a.) July 7th RBL Social Evening Corners 7.45 pm 9th W. I. ‘The Art of Gift Wrapping’ Mrs Kathy Knill Coronation Hall 7.30 pm th 13 RBL Summer Lunch Gable Croft tba 19th SMAAAK Event: ‘Cosi Fan Tutti’ Church 7.30 pm August 4th RBL Social Evening Corners 7.45 pm 9th Kingsland Flower Show Coronation Hall tba September 1st RBL Social Evening Corners 7.45 pm 10th W.I. ‘Cooking in Private Service’ Mrs Janet Wall Coronation Hall 7.30 pm October 6th RBL Social Evening Corners 7.45 pm 8th W.I. ‘Showing for W. I. Competitions’ Mrs Pat Smith Coronation Hall 7.30 pm November 3rd RBL Annual General Meeting Corners 7.30 pm 9th Remembrance Sunday Church 10.30 for 10 50 am 12th W.I. ‘Dressing Table Items from the Past’ Mrs Colette Gray Coronation Hall 7.30 pm December 10th W.I. ‘Canapés and Nibbles for Christmas’ Mrs Rosemary Evans Coronation Hall 7.30 pm (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.


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Chester Tables Day Stourbridge Harrison Clark Rickerbys Day Darlington MP Tables Day

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


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Kingsland Flower Show

Luctonians Sports Club.

There will be an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Kingsland Flower Show at the Post Office commencing 7.00pm on Monday 10 March 2014. The meeting is to consider and, if thought appropriate, amend the Constitution to allow all persons from the Benefice and nearby villages to enter The Show. At present only residents of Kingsland Parish and children attending the School, Pre-School and Nursery can enter The Show. As a result of dwindling entries in recent years, it is hoped this proposal will attract entries from residents of villages surrounding Kingsland, thereby boosting numbers. If you have any opinion on this proposal, please attend the meeting and air your thoughts.

The vice-presidents’ luncheon was held as planned on Saturday, 8th February. The event was well-attended, with some faces from yesteryear appearing from various parts of the country such as Kent, Somerset and the London Area. Our President outlined some of the spectacular events during the past year, and thanked so many of the members that contributed to this. The scheduled 1st XV match v Sheffield Tigers had to be cancelled, the decision having to be made at 8 am for obvious reasons. This proved the correct one due to ground conditions. Numerous functions in the clubhouse coming up, but so much influenced by the weather. Gold Cup Day a sell-out!

KFS Committee 12th February, 2014

R.W.H.


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Weobley Cricket Club Indoor Nets Weobley Cricket Club will field one and half teams again this year! Weobley 1st X1 will be in Division 2 of the Marches League. Because we have insufficient players for two full teams, we shall be providing players for Burghill & Tillington 3rd X1, which will play in Division 4 of the Marches League. Weobley players who turn out for this team will also be eligible to play for Weobley 1st X1 should their performances merit it. You will understand therefore that whether you are a good cricketer or a not-so-good cricketer, Weobley Cricket Club will be able to offer you a game of cricket in 2014 – and an inexpensive game too. Subscriptions in 2014 will be £10; match fees £6 for adults, £3 for under18s.

If you like the sound of what we have to offer, I would like to suggest you come to the club’s indoor nets. They are held in the sports hall of Weobley High School, on Sunday evenings from 6.30pm to 8pm, starting on 2nd March. The first net for any newcomer is free. Thereafter the cost is £2 for adults and £1 for under18s. For further information, please contact Alun Howard on 07827 823802, e-mail alun_howard@cargill.com, or Barry House on 01544 318861.


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Weobley Theatre Goers Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake was all that it was expected to be - and more! Our first surprise was to see Matthew Bourne, himself, on stage as he introduced us to the ‘Curtain Riser’. This was a group of schoolboys from Stratford and Birmingham, who had rehearsed together for the previous 4 Saturdays, with professional choreographers and producers, to put on their own interpretation of Swan Lake. Some had never danced or done ballet before. You wouldn’t have known it: they performed a wonderful few minutes of dance. This set the scene for a really spectacular ballet - with lots of humour and excellent characterisation and, of course, the male swans. In the middle of floods and horrific weather all round, this uplifted us all. Our last theatre trip before the summer will be to Malvern to see Eternal Love in Malvern on March 26th.

the theatre, perhaps you could go on the website - or I have a printed copy if you are unable to do that. We shall be leaving Weobley at 11.00am for the 2.30pm performance and prices will be £50 for the better seats and £48 for the seats at the back of the circle. Payment to be made by 29th April please - cheques made out to me Kate Best -01544 381513 bobkatebest@tiscali.co.uk

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Nature Notes (12/2/14) I write these few lines looking out yet again on a rising river, pouring rain and near gale force winds. There are no Rooks in sight and I ponder where they go in wind conditions like this. Their selected nesting trees, Alders, are swaying violently! These trees have been left to grow for years due to a change in policy by the then Lugg Drainage Board – now ‘Environment Agency – main rivers’. They are gradually dying and starting to blow down, so restricting river flow. Is this progress? Even the Snowdrops are being battered in the wind, but bulbs are shooting everywhere, and the Crocus bed is a cheerful sight. Flood water entered the house through the tiled floor at 5 am on Sunday 9th February. It has happened before and will almost certainly happen again – only a few inches, not feet – carpets up –relax! Phone calls from Brisbane and Sydney cousins enquiring about the situation here, and saying they desperately want rain – it’s a strange world! However, a Song Thrush was singing the other day. Let’s think about flowers, warm sunshine, and the returning Swallows! R.W.H.


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Weobley Music Concert - Saturday 5th April 2014 Our menu for 2014 is big on quality: A small but appetising starter (20 mins) of Herefordshire’s own, well-seasoned, very local, free-range bluegrass band Pickin’ In The Kitchen. A hearty dish (50 mins) of Chris Moreton (a great entertainer and multiinstrumentalist rated as the UK’s best bluegrass guitarist and as playing truly world-class lead guitar) with a side dish of wife Wendy on bass. Finally, a very generous dessert (1 hour) of The Remi Harris Trio with, for your delight, a subtle jus of Welsh-born singer and recording artiste, Worcestershire-based Deborah Rose. Many of you will have sampled some of these dishes before, but isn’t it a pleasure to revisit and enjoy wellknown flavours and textures? 7.30 pm to 10 (doors open at 7 pm) at Weobley Village Hall, HR4 8SN. Tickets £10 (before 22nd March) then £11 (including at the door). Bar. Bookings:weobleymusic@hotmail.co. uk or call me on 01544 318513. Proceeds to local Charities and Macmillan Cancer Support Book early or you might go hungry! Bob Best

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Kingsland and Eardisland Hospice Friends

Soup & Pancake Lunch Luctonians Rugby Club

Tuesday 4th March, (Shrove Tuesday) 2014 12 noon to 2.00pm Admission £5 Raffle Produce Lots of Parking Come and Enjoy!!

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Notes on Lenten Events and Services Ash Wednesday 5th March Kingsland Benefice Holy Communion at 7.30pm This will include ashing and please leave old palm crosses from previous years at the back of your church as these will form the ash. Benefice Lent Group Ethics at the Rectory 7.30 - 9pm th th nd Wed 19 , 26 March, 2 April and Mon 7th April Rev Nick Read will be leading these sessions and look at the different ways of how we make decisions in our lives and how our faith relates to this. Special Services during Lent Sunday March 16th Education Sunday at Kingsland 11am with participation from children from school.. Sunday March 30th Benefice Mothering Sunday Service at Eardisland. Children from Kingsland School will be participating in this special service on March 30th. Advertising in the Kingsland News This monthly publication is circulated to every household in Kingsland. Advertising is accepted on completion of a form. Advertisers should make copy as clear and concise as possible. Forms are available from the editor, (01568 708672), from the back of the church, or from the Post Office. Please return the completed form, together with the appropriate fee, to The Editor at 5, Highfield Close, Kingsland, HR6 9RS, Enquiries to noondr@aol.com Size \ no. of insertions

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The Show Must Go On One Easter, a family (Mum, Dad, boy age 9) that seldom went to church, decided to go. After church the Mum said, "I

thought the choir was a little off key." The Dad said, "Well, the preacher's message was bland, too." Whereupon the boy said, "I thought they put on a pretty good show for the 20p you put in the collection plate."

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 Ledbury Ross-on-Wye

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Kingsland news march 2014  

The monthly Newsletter for the parish of Kingsland, Herefordshire, UK

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