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Kingsland News March 2015 Dear Parishioners, Great Uncle Bulgaria – oh no – Great Uncle Lindsay taught me how to play the piano. I remember the lessons very well, he had a wooden leg as one of his own was cut off by a tram in an accident when he was a child. He played the organ which we found amusing, and wondered how he did that with one leg. Anyway he taught me a thing or two – I was always rather haphazard with my practice and when I got into the lesson and the piece went off ok I was relieved until Great Uncle Lindsay would say – the proof of whether you know something well is whether you can play it twice in succession correctly, and the scale or piece or whatever it was would invariably go wrong the second time and I knew I had been found out. It’s a pretty good test really. Lent is that test. It is a time to look and see whether we juggle our spiritual life and get by, or whether we go deep with God and have given the best we are to him. Jesus

said the first commandment is this: You shall Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind. I think I am found out by this. Perhaps it is time to have another go at it? We deceive ourselves if we think it doesn’t matter. Life is not a rehearsal! What can we offer to help – well for those who want to study the Bible and hear God’s word through it – there is ‘John’s Gospel Explored’ on Wednesday nights at the Rectory – 7.30 – 9pm. My wonderful husband is there to uncover some of the treasures in that book, or on Friday afternoons between 2 - 3pm there are a number of events either in Kingsland Church or the Methodist Church that are thought provoking and prayerful. And on Sundays we meet together in church. I think those who say I don’t need Church are like those who are educated at home instead of going to school – you can find out much by yourself,


and you can pray to God by yourself, but the banter and challenge that you get from others is worth more than you can know. Perhaps someone stopped you coming to church, or some event in your lives – surely that person has long since disappeared, and hopefully that event has healed or needs healing before your life disappears in a flash. If you are not able to come to church, the church can come to you. One of the most precious parts of my ministry is when I take communion to those who are at home, or when I visit those who are no longer able to sit in church for any length. Please ask me if you would like that and I will do my best. I’m going to look again this Lent at my faith and I hope you will have a look at yours. Remember Great Uncle Lindsay’s test! Julie

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Kingsland W I Our speaker in February, Miss Alice Oxenham, told us about her life in the art world. She is of the 7th generation of her family involved in art and grew up living above her father's gallery in Bromyard. As an artist he went to great lengths to obtain views of the natural world, even to the extent of sleeping outdoors in order to see the sunrise. As children, Alice and her brother often accompanied him and found themselves sleeping rough under hedgerows. Her grandfather was also an artist and her grandmother made ceramic jewellery. Both her father and grandfather designed stamps. Those for the Royal Mail featured horses and wildlife; for Bahrain the design was of birds of prey and for Guernsey the flora of the island. The gallery in Bromyard was full of stuffed birds and had a coracle hanging from the ceiling. Her father made the coracle in order to reach places he wished to paint. Not having any canvas to hand to cover the framework he took a sheet off the bed to finish the job, much to his wife's distress. He had a barn filled with veteran cars and motorbikes. Miss Oxenham longed for a more 'normal' life and so became a primary school teacher for ten years. Eventually the art world drew her back and she now runs a small gallery in Leominster High Street and also teaches art for two days a week at Hereford Art College. She sells her father's work and that of other artists. We were shown many examples of her family's work, especially of the limited edition prints of landscapes and animals, some of which we recognised as having been used for greeting cards. We enjoyed the evening very much, seeing the first day

covers of the stamps, the landscapes and the (often humorous) pictures of domestic animals. Our next meeting is on the 11th March and Pam Bufton will demonstrate flowers for Easter. All are welcome to attend. The Jumble Sale will be on Sat 28th March. Pat Hughes


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April 25th Battle of Mortimer’s Cross Walk and History Day

Amazing history on our doorstep This famous ‘Wars of the Roses’ battle changed the face of English History and helped put a local man (Edward IV) on the throne of England. The Battlefield trust is organising a day to tell the story of the Battle of Mortimer’s Cross, primarily, but not exclusively for local people. There will be two halves to the day and you are welcome to book for all day or for half a day. Places will be limited so book early to avoid disappointment. There will be a morning and an afternoon guided walk, both different, led by experts on the battle. Lunch at the Corners Inn is optional. A talk with armour and weapons in the afternoon or a short guided walk around the medieval parts of Kingsland Village related to the battle.  The walks are suitable for anyone able to undertake a 3 mile cross country walk at a gentle pace. Children and well controlled dogs welcome.  The day will begin at 10 am, lunch is at 12.45 and the afternoon begins at 14.00 with the talk and display or tour of Kingsland sites until 15.15, followed by the afternoon walk which finishes at 17.45.

The organisers reserve the right to amend the programme if necessary Costs will be kept to a minimum, optional lunch choices £5-£10 to pay on the day and a voluntary donation for the Battlefield Trust, £10 per adult, to include tea and coffee at the beginning and end of the day. Further details and booking form to be sent in due course to those who register Contact to register e-mail or phone 01568708597


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Royal British Legion Next Meeting After the winter break, our next meeting will be a Quiz and Draw social evening on 2nd March at the Corners Inn. Forthcoming Events The Prime Minister has unveiled plans to commemorate the 70th anniversary of VE Day 1945 over the weekend 8th to 10th May. I will keep everyone informed of details of County events nearer the time. Plans are also underway to mark the final end of hostilities in August 1945. Again watch this space. Welfare. Several members and supporters have suffered various illnesses or other problems over the winter period. We wish all of them a speedy return to full health. Gordon




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Churchyard Team We cannot get too far into 2015 without extending a huge thank you to Richard Hall and his wonderful team of helpers who have done such an excellent job in tidying many areas of the churchyard. This had been long overdue. They have removed huge amounts of ivy from tombs and exposed beautiful memorials to families’ loved ones. They have felled huge shrubs that had become totally out of control, they have removed overhanging branches from the large yew tree at the back of the church, made numerous headstones more safe and started a mammoth task of removing weeds and debris from some of the very old graves that have stone surrounds. There are in fact over 100 of these throughout the churchyard which need resurrecting. A huge task! With this in mind, it has been suggested that we might try and re-instigate the working parties that used to take place, three or four times a year on Saturday mornings. Apparently 20+ people used to turn up armed with tools and even wheelbarrows! It would be wonderful if we could make this a project for 2015 and try to get our churchyard looking much more ‘cared for’, in some of the areas where it is difficult to mow or strim. It has also been suggested that as a result of such get-togethers, it may be possible to get individuals to ‘adopt’ one or two graves and take on the responsibility of maintaining them. If anyone reading this would be interested in getting involved, please contact either of the churchwardens, me on 708201. or Dave Davies on 709071, Jean Barbour


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Can you help St Michael's Hospice make 2015 our best Open Gardens summer to date? In 2014, gardeners from Herefordshire and beyond used their horticultural creativity to support St Michael’s Hospice by opening their gardens. Visitors enjoyed the delights of 32 unique gardens, including private gardens not normally open to the public such as the Newport House estate. Stoke Prior and Wellington Heath also held village-wide Open Garden events. In total, an astonishing £24,000 was raised by our green-fingered supporters. Opening your garden for St Michael’s Hospice can be a very rewarding experience, for you and the people who visit. If you have a garden that delights people, please think about opening it for St Michael’s Hospice. It doesn’t have to be elaborate: as long as your garden is interesting and has character, we would love to hear from you. We will give you all the help and guidance needed to offer visitors the chance to share and enjoy your love of gardening. It’s up to you when you would like to open your garden. Perhaps you’d like to join with neighbors and hold a village Open Garden day? The choice is yours. If you are interested in finding out more, please call the Community Fundraising Team at St Michael’s Hospice on 01432 851000.

Soup Lunch At Westmead, (Home of Bryan & Jacquie Markham) Thursday 5th March, 12 noon to 2pm.

To raise funds to buy wooden crosses for graves otherwise unmarked. Admission £5 Raffle

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Kingsland Neighbourhood Development Plan Submission Date The Kingsland Neighbourhood Development Plan will be submitted to Herefordshire Council on May 8th for the six week Regulation 16 consultation and then on to examination. Following examination we will keep you informed of the result and next steps

It was recently announced that Herefordshire Council is not allowing Neighbourhood Plan submissions between February the 16th and May 7th due to the General Election Purdah. There was insufficient time, following the end of the recent consultation in Kingsland and the

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Church Services in the Benefice for March Sunday 1st March Lent 2 9.30 am Family Service Kingsland 9.30 am Holy Communion (CW) Eardisland 11.00 am Choral Mattins (BCP) Kingsland 11.00 am Holy Communion (BCP) Aymestrey th 6.00 Evening Prayer (benefice) Sunday 8 pm March Education Sunday, LentEardisland 3 8.00 am Holy Communion (BCP) Kingsland 11.00 am Benefice Service for Education Sunday Kingsland th Sunday 15 March Mothering Sunday 9.30 am Holy Communion (CW) Eardisland 11.00 am Family Communion (CW) Kingsland 3.30 pm Mothering Sunday Service Leinthall Earls nd 6.00 Benefice Evening Prayer Sunday 22pm March Lent 5, Passion SundayKingsland 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 th Sunday 29 March Palm Sunday 11.00 am Benefice Communion Service (CW) 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: March:

1st 6th 8th 15th 22nd

Rev. F. Biseker Kingsland Service Women’s World Day of Prayer Kingsland (2pm) Rev. F. Biseker Shobdon Parish Church Rev Bill Huband Kingsland Rev Judith Chapman Shobdon

Women’s World Day of Prayer A reminder that in Kingsland the service marking this event will take place in the Methodist Chapel at 2pm on Friday March 6th. Those taking part will join others in over 5000 services in the British Isles alone, and countless more over the 24 hours worldwide. The service this year has been written by Christian Ladies in the Bahamas. Everyone is welcome to attend the service – men and women of all ages. Helen Webb


The Parish Diary 2015 March 2nd RBL Quiz Night 11th W. I. ‘Flowers for Easter’ Pam Bufton th 14 SMAAAK event: Whiskey River Band 25th Life and music of Chet Baker April 8th W. I. ‘Experience as an evacuee’ Mr K Reeve 13th RBL Social Evening 18th Bowls Club Cor Y Gyrlais Concert th 25 SMAAAK event: Life & Music of Chet Baker May 11th RBL Social Evening 13th W. I. ‘Life before and after Broadfield Court’ Mrs A. James 16th Progressive Supper (for Coronation Hall) 20th W.I. Birthday Dinner (details tba) June 1st RBL Social Evening 10th W. I. Members meeting 19th Armed Forces Day (RBL) details tba July 6th RBL Social Evening th 8 W. I. ‘History of Hops’ Raymond Morris 18th L’Italiana in Algeri (Pop-up Opera) August 3rd RBL AGM September 7th RBL Social Evening th 9 W. I. ‘Running a farm B & B’ Mrs R. Prosser 12th hArt 2015 October 14th W. I. ‘Feel Good’ David Barrie November 11th W. I. ‘History of Ice Cream’ Just Rachel Desserts

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(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. March April

Sat Sat Sat

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Preston G’s Chester Leicester Lions

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Cor Y Gyrlais Male Voice Choir On Saturday, April 18th, 2015, 7 pm At The Coronation Hall, Kingsland

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Stepping into Spring…. Saturday 14 March, “Whiskey River” Band , Coronation Hall, 7.30pm They’re back! Back by popular demand, the Whiskey River 5 piece band play their eclectic mixture of retro Rock and Roll, Southern style Zydeco Blues, rocking Cajun Country with superb harmony vocals. Licensed bar. Bring your dancing shoes! Tickets £10. 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. All tickets from Kingsland Post Office or T: 01568 709 579



Nature Notes (17/2/15) The year progresses and I’ve heard the first tentative notes of the Song Thrush, my favourite bird song. The unusual event of the month is the report of bees very active in early February, and working on the beds of Snowdrops. Their nest is under the roof tiles of the house which faces the sun – an indication of the mild spell – too much, too soon. February fill-dyke not performing yet! Rooks re-convening in pairs, dead Salmon in the mill tail, moles everywhere; cock Sparrow, with chest out, chirping from perch near a chosen nest site! I have a report of several Robins fighting over territory – very aggressive little birds! Some lovely Spring Flowers beginning to show. We should study them more closely. R.W.H. Weobley Music Concert - Saturday 9th May 2015 First, 20 minutes of Weobley’s own band, reborn as Alive And Pickin and now bluesy, country and jazzy. Then 50 minutes of The Remi Harris Quartet. Weobley Music wouldn’t be the same without Remi, this year with a percussionist for, as Remi says, ‘just a few numbers’. Finally, an hour of 3 Belgians and an ‘Irish immigrant’ who make up The Sons Of Navarone. They were voted Best European Bluegrass Band in 2012, so this is probably the best bluegrass outside the USA. 7.30 pm to 10.15 pm (doors open at 7 pm) at Weobley Village Hall, HR4 8SN. Tickets £10 (before 25th April) then £11 (including at the

door). For bookings email or call 01544 318513 Book early – we sold out last year!

Hospice Soup & Pancake Lunch. This event at the Luctonian’s Rugby Club raised the pleasing sum of £742.24 for St Michael’s Hospice as well as being an enjoyable social event. Sunday Lunch in Church. This month’s Sunday lunch in Church will take place on March 22nd at about 12.15pm. £10 will buy a two-course lunch and a first glass of wine or soft drink free. Proceeds in aid of Kingsland Church. Marmalade for Sale There will be a marmalade sale and a ‘Paddington Raffle’ at Kingsland Church on Tuesday 24th March, between 12 noon and 1 o’clock. Receipts will be sent to help alleviate the ‘Ebola’ crisis in Africa.




Locals win gold. Local running club, Croft Ambrey, came away with a haul of medals from the county cross-country league again this season. In the team event the men won gold and the women silver, losing out on gold by only one point. Club members won several medals in ten of the different age-group categories from ‘Senior’ to ‘65+’. Jo Marriott, Nicky Turvey (Yarpole) and Liz Bowers (Luston) won gold in their age categories in the women’s competition. Club Winter Social The Club’s annual dinner was on 27th February at Luctonians. The meal, prize giving and quiz is a fun event for members and their families- an opportunity to socialise without being out of breath or covered in mud! In fact, we all scrub up really well! Shobdon Wood Race 19 April 2015 11am Free T-shirt , refreshments, prizes (individual and teams) This race has plenty of hills, fantastic views, a friendly atmosphere and – depending on the season- is sometimes run through carpets of bluebells. It will take place on April 19th at 11 am, and there will a free T-shirt, refreshments, and prizes (individual and team). More information is on shobdon-wood-6/ I always feel a real sense of achievement each time I take on this route and puff my way to the finish line! Rachel Nelson

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Trauma Teddies? As you know, I have been collecting and sending teddy bears to abused children in South Africa for the past two years. Last week a small team of us packed and sent over 500 which will be distributed by Rotary International to suffering children in the townships. The teddies are bringing the most enormous comfort to children who have suffered horribly. I have many messages from the people involved and am so very grateful to local people here and their children who have so willingly donated their much loved teddies. Now, through the Syrian Relief and Development organisation I have the opportunity of sending teddies to thousands of children in Syria. We all know of the trauma and hardship that children in some Middle East countries are suffering and I know that these teddies will bring them comfort and perhaps some healing. So my aim now is to set up a charity in order to be able to fund and send teddies to Syrian children. I hope to send some 10,000 teddies by the end of July! That is quite a project so I am going to need help. On Thursday the 5th March I am holding a public meeting in the Kingsland village hall at 8pm to ask local people to help me take on the task of setting up the project and running the charity. A suggested name for the charity is Trauma Teddies. However that can be discussed!! If you feel that you can spare some time and commitment to this project then do please come along to the meeting. I would love to see you there when I will be able to give you more details. My grateful thanks,

Ellie Targett

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Luctonians Sports Club Much activity continues! The 1st XV flagship is under much scrutiny with its position in the league near the bottom. Team spirit remains good and a positive outlook prevails. The 2nd XV find it difficult to be fully extended by current opposition. The numerous other age groups all playing and enjoying competitive matches. My thoughts are with those players who train Tuesday & Thursday evenings and sometimes leave the club at 8 am on Saturday morning to travel to the likes of Huddersfield or Bedford. Also included are the coaches, managers, medical personnel and committee – a huge commitment! Cricket nets soon. Gold cup on March 13th, a Friday – lucky for some! The club house will be full. R.W.H.

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Weobley Theatre Goers Our next outing is to see That’s Entertainment with Anton and Erin at Bristol on Sunday, 29th March, leaving Bell Square, Weobley, at 11.30am for the 3.00pm performance. I f you would like to go on a cancellation list, please let me know. Tickets are also available for The King’s Speech at Malvern on Wednesday 29th April. We shall be leaving Bell Square, Weobley, at 12.30pm for the 2.30pm performance. Jason Donovan plays Lionel Logue and Raymond Coulthard plays the part of King George V1.The King’s Speech is the heart-warming story of one man’s struggle to overcome his personal affliction and, in the country’s darkest hour, deliver the now iconic speech broadcast across the globe to inspire his people’. Tickets to include the coach are £29 payable before 28th March, with cheques made out to Kate Best please. And in November we shall be going to see something a little bit different - Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo! This is a an all-male company, founded in 1974, who perform at the Birmingham Hippodrome with a new programme of Swan Lake, Patterns in Space, Esmerelda and Don Quixote. They are winners of the Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards and ‘The Trock’s’ combination of comedy, extraordinary technical prowess and genuine love of ballet has made them a global combination. You can look online to see what fun and amazing dancing ability they demonstrate. According to The Sunday Times, ‘this is the funniest night you will ever have at the ballet’. I have reserved seats for

the 2.00pm matinee on Wednesday, 11th November, leaving Bell Square, Weobley, at 10.00am, to allow a couple of hours before the show to eat or look around the area. We have central seats in rows B and C in the circle, at a cost of £48 to include the coach. Please pay before 20th April. Kate Best (01544 318513 or email )


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Herefordshire Carers Support – do you look after a relative or friend? If you provide support for someone who is ill, elderly or has disability and that person cannot manage without your help you may wish to register as a Carer. There are no restrictions and you may wish to register with Herefordshire Carers Support (HCS is a registered charity working with carers). The last Census shows that there are about 17,500 Carers in Herefordshire – only about 3,200 of them are registered. The more Carers that are registered, the stronger their voice to ensure that Carers are recognised, valued and receive better services. Registering with HCS is free and gives access to their services. Find out more about their work on their website: ‘’ or phone their office on 01432-356068. News from the surgery: Dr Gray and Dr Voysey are joining forces to share a partnership. Dr Gray’s dermatology clinic will now be split between Kingsland and Leintwardine. Dr Mathias has now officially retired after 26yrs with the practice. He will be working at times as a locum for the practice. Dr Gray is now the Senior Partner. ……………………………cont.

Congratulations to Dr Rebecca Kemp and husband on the arrival of baby George. Sandra Wallis, Practice Nurse, will unfortunately be away for 3mths. Selina Bernard and Sandy Lampitt will help fill the gap. Access to Records - The computer system at the practice has been extended. Not only can you book doctors’ appointments but now access blood test results etc on-line. Should you want access to either service please email Young Persons’ Clinic & Podiatry are now available at all surgeries. Please ring for details. Any concerns or suggestions you would like raised at the next PPG meeting please contact one of your local representatives: Brian Taylor - 01568-612201, ‘’ or Suzanne Bey-El-Araby

Coffee in the village If you enjoyed meeting friends for a coffee and chat in either of the coffee shops that used to be in the village, why not consider joining us for coffee and a chat after the 10 o’clock service on a Thursday morning. The church is warm! Coffee and biscuits are served from approximately 10.35 am. You would be most welcome. Jean Barbour


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Special Events in March Sunday 1st Family Service at 9.30 am A 40 minute Service with activities for you and your children. Sunday 8th Benefice Service for Education Sunday

with pupils from Kingsland School Sunday 15th Special Family Eucharist for Mothering Sunday at 11 am. Sunday 22nd Lunch after 11 o’clock Morning Service served at about 12 15 pm Two-course lunch and first glass of wine or other drink, £10 Tuesday 22nd Marmalade Sale for ‘Ebola’crisis Church: 12 noon to 1 pm. Sunday 29th Benefice Eucharist for Palm Sunday With procession and Donkeys Lent Courses and Events John's Gospel - on Wednesdays, 7.30 – 9pm at the Rectory (Details of all church services in the Benefice can be found on page 18)

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