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Kingsland News

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February 2017 Dear Parishioners, We started the year with a bang as we celebrated with William Tavernor not just his 100th birthday, or even 75 years a priest, but an entry in the Guinness Book of Records as being the oldest person to officiate at a wedding. There were 100 adults in church on 1st January and that was only one of the celebrations, along with various interviews and he was gracious and good humoured about it all. We all enjoyed his achievements and gained inspiration from him. I think I have a long way to go!! Thank you to Johnny Price for supplying the plough for our Plough Sunday service. We joined in prayers for our farming community and all those who work on the land at the beginning of a new year, on short, cold and dark days. May this be a good year for the land and the harvest. David Noon has finally been able to step down as church treasurer after holding the fort for over 10 years. I’m sure there is some award that you should have David to do that for so long. Thank you David! We are happy that Mr Colin Smith has taken the

reins on this job and we look forward to working with him. Easter is late this year and so February is a quiet month. Time to catch up with each other perhaps and so there is a Coffee morning at the Rectory on Thursday 16th Feb at 10.30am, and after the first successful “Tea and Hymns” at the home of the Noons, there will be another one on Thursday 9th Feb at 2.30pm. Bring a hymn choice and we can cheer each other with a good sing and one of Jean’s scones! Let me know if you want to come and would like a lift. We are singing some of Handel’s Messiah just before Easter and rehearsing now on Thursday evenings. If this is something you have always wanted to do, speak to one of us. And every Wednesday a group of novice bell ringers ring for 40 minutes from 6.30pm. Fancy joining us? Or there’s always the cleaning rota or graveyard tidying group. Lots of ways to get involved with the church – or you could come on a Sunday – we don’t bite! Honestly. Every blessing, Julie


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Snow! A light dusting this morning and a ‘chill-factor’ wind! Yet again, we here are protected from the extremes by the Welsh Hills and a considerable distance (about 70 miles) from the sea. My Grand-daughter’s toboggan, purchased four years ago remains unused. However nature moves on and the first Snowdrops were seen on December 14th. The winter Pansies are showing their cheerful faces and bulbs pop up in many places. The Rooks are holding numerous meetings. Who ‘chairs’ these? A last year’s nest, blown out of a tree, has given us a rare chance to study its construction many and varied twigs, carefully fitted together, lined with dry grass, animal hair and moss. Some pen feathers of the young still there. We take for granted Nature’s way of retaining the pure breeding of our many birds. An example is the Corven family,


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Carrion Crows, Jackdaws, Rooks, Ravens and Hooded Crows, all dark coloured, and all friends. A pair of Cormorants was seen flying upstream, up to no good. Buzzards and Red Kites are about in numbers. The pair of Dippers is enjoying the fast flowing river water, by and below the weir. The Robins are very territorial as usual. The resident Cock Pheasant is becoming bolder by the day, and has recently been joined by a hen and two other males. Fields of Autumn Corn are very green – wrong, really, for this time of the year. Bramley apples keep well! What better food than a baked apple with some dried fruit in the core centre. ‘February fill-dyke an old expression. Watch this space! R.W.H.

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Listings for Herefordshire Wildlife Trust’s local events in February, 2017 Study of Landscape and Habitat in Herefordshire Using Digital Methods Wed 1st. 7.30-9pm - talk by David Lovelace, Weobley branch. Venue: Hopelands, Weobley Village Hall, Gadbridge Road, Weobley, HR4 8RZ Cost: £2 HWT members, £3 non-members. No booking required Bromyard Downs Project: Practical Work Parties Sat 4th, Tues 14th, Wed 22nd. 10am-3.30pm Join the Bromyard Downs work party for practical habitat management work such as scrub clearance and woodland work. Bring a packed lunch and suitable outdoor clothes. For information about the project, go to http://www.bromyarddowns.co.uk/ Venue: Meet 10am at the main Downs car park, Bromyard Downs, Bromyard, Herefordshire, HR7 4QP. Please contact Hannah Welsh, the Bromyard Downs Project Officer, if you are planning to come on 01432 356872 / 07341 736182 Please be aware that there are no toilets or handwashing facilities on the Downs Adventure Club: Survival Skills - Mapping Tues 14th. 9.30am-1pm Maps, tracks and treasure trails. Make your own pencil to create maps using elder and willow charcoal made on the fire. Seasonal snacks and pine needle tea, plus woodland Valentine’s crafts. Parents are not required to accompany children to the adventure club. A seasonal snack and hot drinks will be provided at break time, but it's recommended that children also bring some food for snack time. At this cold time of year, the right clothing is essential. Each child should wear warm clothes including full waterproofs, hat, scarf, gloves and wellies. Venue: Queenswood Country Park and Arboretum, Dinmore Hill, Nr. Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0PY. Parents and/or carers must accompany children to the Forest School site. Information will be sent out by email prior to the event. Cost: £10 per child. Free drop off and pick up parking. Booking essential: Book your place online at www.queenswoodandbodenhamlake.org or call 01432 530088. A full event and kit list will be provided on booking and 'pro forma' forms will be sent to you which you'll need to complete for each child and return to Hayley Herridge at h.herridge@herefordshirewt.co.uk. We will also send you the Wild Forest School Handbook, which we strongly advise that parents/carers read prior to the event. Animal Trackers Wed 15th 10.30am-12.30pm Can you tell a fox print from a dog print or who ate the pinecone on the woodland floor? Staff from Herefordshire Wildlife Trust will help you develop your wildlife detective skills as you search the woodland for signs of life. Participants are advised to dress warmly, bring waterproofs and wellington boots. Hot drinks will be provided. Venue: Queenswood Country Park and Arboretum, Dinmore Hill, Nr. Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0PY. Meet at the Gift Shop. Cost: £3 per child, adults free. Usual parking charges apply. Booking required: Book your place online at www.queenswoodandbodenhamlake.org or call 01432 530088.


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WildPlay - Get Crafty & Play Wed 15th. 1.30-3.30pm Drop in for a WildPlay play session with seasonal crafts and Gruffalo's child-themed activities. The session will include three or more activities. We love outdoor messy play, so please ensure your children are dressed in suitable outdoor clothing for the time of year, the weather and for getting messy! Venue: Queenswood Country Park and Arboretum, Dinmore Hill, Nr. Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0PY. Meet by the children's Playground. Cost: £2 per child. Usual parking charges apply. Booking: Pay online www.queenswoodandbodenhamlake.org or at the Queenswood gift shop on the day. The Herefordshire Woodland Bat Project - talk by Denise Foster, Thurs 23rd 7.30-9pm Herefordshire Mammal Group. Aymestrey branch. Venue: Aymestrey Village Hall, A4110 Aymestrey, Herefordshire, HR6 9SX Cost: £1 HWT members, £1.50 non members. No booking required Birds of Herefordshire – talk by Mick Colquhoun. , Michael Colquhoun Photography Tues 28th 7.30-9pm Kington branch. Venue: Kington Primary School, Mill Street, Kington, HR5 3AL


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Kingsland Bowling Club - midDec to midJan - Halfway (Curry) House! Yes, folks, it’s 2017, and it’s now only three months until the outdoor season rolls round again; we may have wind, rain, frost, a sprinkling of snow, and the odd rabbit – but we’re already looking at our lovely green and dreaming of drawing! Meanwhile, our revised Constitution and Rules are now available in the Clubhouse and we are registered with CASC – well done to Chairman Rob, Sub-Committee Chairman Gary, and all concerned with this important step towards limiting potentially crippling tax demands. We send our best wishes to Captain Carol, who broke her ankle over the festive season and is still recuperating; we’ve told her to go easy on the all-in wrestling – but seriously, we hope she hasn’t had too much discomfort ,and look forward to seeing her back at the Club in the near future. We had a fun Quiz Night on Friday 16th December, and yours truly relished the cherry liqueur chocs won in the raffle; we have some really nice prizes – even if they’re still trying to build me up! (It will have to be sideways; we have several long streaks of bacon in the Club, but I only get the length on the green!) A well-attended Curry Night on 13th January saw an excellent range of curries from Martin and Chris, Rob and Irene – thank you, all who catered and all who came - I had a splendid plate of lamb curry and couldn’t resist a spoonful of the delicious Coq au Vin offered for those who don’t like spicy stuff. The poppadoms were crispy, the tables were chatty and the atmosphere was hot in the best sense of the word. The month begins with another of our Special Events; Malcolm’s Race Night is on Friday 10th February – so don’t let your friends say neigh, trot in well-shod, snaffle a seat, and don’t bridle your enthusiasm. Punters will be able to enter their own horse (virtual nags only) and a name (reasonably respectable, please) is necessary for your steed. From my stable comes Choosy Susie - and let’s hope she’ll stay the course – on the flat I presume, as there’s no jumping on the green. After this we have another enjoyable Friday Quiz Night on 24th February; looking ahead to Sunday 10th March, 12.30 for 1pm, we have our Spring Sunday Lunch, courtesy of Malcolm and helpers (no, it’s not horsemeat – is it?!). As usual, this is a very popular event and numbers are limited, so book early; the cost is £10. Just a note re the Indoor-Outdoor club matches – they now finish on 15th February, with the last 4 weeks dedicated to the Club Knock-Out Competitions – once again, thank you to the KBC Squad members who have represented the Club so consistently through the winter indoor season – I’m so very grateful for all your support. Sorry, folks, Subs are now due!- come and join us again! - if you want to know more about us, please feel free to contact: Secretary

Susanna Checketts

01568 770546

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An Invitation to Join in. Three events that you might enjoy: Thursday 9th February at 5, Highfield Close, 2.30pm. Join the group to sing your favourite hymns. This group met on January 12th and enjoyed it so much (the tea and scones were delicious!) that the February date was decided before people left. You would be most welcome in February! Friday 10th February, 12.30 pm at the Corners Inn. You are warmly invited to join the group that meets fortnightly to buy lunch, eat together, and chat. Let Lorna know you want to come (01568 708672) and she will book you a place. Sunday 12th February in Church at the end of Morning Service (12.15 pm approx.) A hot two-course lunch at a cost of £10 will be served at the back of the church. If you would like to come please sign the sheet at the back of the church or let Jean Barbour know well before the event. David Noon Bingo in aid of the W.I. Betty Lister is organising a Bingo in the Coronation Hall on Saturday 18th March. Doors will be open from 6.30 with eyes down at 7.30 pm. Betty would be grateful for prizes for this event, either taken directly to her, or left with June Price or with Jenny Davies at Holgate Farm. This is one useful way to pass on unwanted Christmas gifts, chocolates etc. David Noon (Editor) Kingsland Players Due to a mix-up of emails (at my end) the wrong piece was printed in last month’s

edition. What was supposed to appear is the following:Many thanks to everyone who performed in and helped with Kingsland Christmas Cracker. Without the efforts of the many people involved it would not have been the success it was. Because of all you did we were able to give £500 each to Kingsland Church and The Teddy Trust. Steph Scott Kingsland Millennium Green Trust (KMGT) There is an open meeting of the Trustees of KMGT in the Coronation Hall on Sat 18th February at 10am. Please feel free to come along and, if you would like coffee beforehand, that will be available from 9.30am. Andrew Parsons Hon Secretary (01568 708592)


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Carols on the Green 2016 Thank you to everyone who joined in singing, or rather this time ‘croaking’ Christmas carols in aid of Shelter. Thank you to The Rev Julie Read who accompanied us on her electric piano, to Joan Blane who provided the electricity, to all who made delicious mince pies and Helen Flook for mulling the wine. The weather wasn’t too awful this time and we collected a grand total of £150. With good wishes to all for 2017, Linda Jones and Jackie Markham Christmas Lights and Father Christmas visit to Kingsland We wish to thank everyone for supporting this event, whether, by attending, by sponsoring, or by helping. You made it, once more, an enjoyable, successful occasion.. 2016 was a record fund-raising achievement. In excess of £1200 will be flying away to The Midland Air Ambulance contributing to their vital, life-saving work. We want to send a special thank-you to Father Christmas on behalf of the children who are pleased that he continues to keep Gable Croft on his busy schedule. The lights, we hope, give cheer as Christmas approaches, so we look forward to seeing you again this year. Sorry if you didn’t want to start thinking of ‘you know what’ so early in the year, but remember – there are only 300 shopping days left! Thank You and a Happy New Year, John and Heather Morris The Glory of the Voice Come-and-Sing Vivaldi's "Gloria" in a choral day workshop on Saturday 4th March, led by Robert Evans (Music

Director of Kington Choral Society, and member of The Sixteen) in St Andrew's Church in Bredwardine HR3 6BU - the 'Kilvert church'. All welcome. Registration 9.30am for Workshop starting at 10am finishing with a sing-through around 4pm. Singers £12. Score hire for the day £2. Book your place now on the KCS website www.kingtonchoral.org.uk, or email kingtonchoral@mail.comby or text to 07968 044853 . Terry Wells Kingsland Methodist Church Water Aid Coffee Morning (Written 26th Nov. 2016, but submitted 9th Jan. 2017) The cakes were baked, the tables set out, bring and buy items displayed and art work exhibited. Our one concern was, with so many activities taking place at this season, would anyone come? They did! We were kept busy serving, washing-up, selling and talking to friends old and new until past “closing-time”. Then came the gratifying reckoning - £207.94 raised for Water aid. In a country more likely to suffer from too much water than too little, it is difficult to imagine having to spend time and effort walking long distances to collect heavy, and sometimes not-too-clean, water, where washing oneself is a luxury and keeping animals and growing food is near impossible, where the result is disease and poverty. We should remember this the next time we turn on the tap or grumble about the weather. In the meantime, many thanks to everyone who helped by buying, selling or giving time and effort, not forgetting those who will work to put this money to good use. Edna Pollard


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Parish Church of St Michael & All Angels, Kingsland

5th February, 1st Sunday of the Month at 9.30 am is

Family Service With the Brownies in charge, this 40 minute service will be led by

Mrs Karen Ball, The Theme is ‘The Story of Noah’


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Church Services in the Benefice for February Sunday 5th February 4th Sunday before Lent 9.30 am Family Service Kingsland 9.30 am Holy Communion Eardisland 11.00 am Holy Communion Aymestrey 11.00 am Sung Eucharist (CW) Kingsland th 6.00 Evening Prayer (benefice) Sunday 12pm February 3rd Sunday before Lent Eardisland 9.30 am Holy Communion Aymestrey 9.30 am Morning Prayer Eardisland 11.00 am Sung Eucharist (BCP) Kingsland th nd Sunday 19 February 2 Sunday before Lent 8.00 am Said Holy Communion (BCP) Kingsland 9.30 am Holy Communion (CW) Eardisland 11.00 am Family Communion (CW) Kingsland 3.30 pm Holy Communion Leinthall Earls th 6.00 Benefice Evening Prayer Kingsland Sunday 26pmFebruary Sunday before Lent 9.30 am Holy Communion (CW) Eardisland 11.00 am Mattins (BCP) (with Sunday Seekers) Kingsland and at 10.00 am each Thursday at Kingsland unless otherwise stated: Said Holy Eucharist BCP Services at the Methodist Churches this month, all at 11 am. 5th Mrs J Evans th 12 Mr S Dalton th 19 Rev Den Bulloss th 26 Mr Jon Barry Great British Clean Up (4th & 5th March, 2017) February

Kingsland Shobdon Kingsland Shobdon

Last year Kingsland Parish had a very successful litter-pick in honour of the Queen’s 90th birthday. With the Parish Council providing all the necessary equipment we are aiming to carry out a similar exercise on the above dates this year. The meeting point will be at the Coronation Hall at 10 a.m. on both days. We hope to have plenty of volunteers, everyone is welcome. Please put these dates in your diaries and look out for posters giving more information.

Kingsland Parish Council.

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The Parish Diary 2017 February 9th Hymn singing group 5, Highfield Close th 12 Lunch in church Kingsland Church approx. 16th Coffee Morning Kingsland Rectory 18th Open Meeting of KMGT Coronation Hall th 18 SMAAAK Event “The Tinderbox” Coronation Hall March 6th RBL Social Evening Corners Inn 11th Bridge Day (in aid of Kingsland Church) Coronation Hall th 12 SMAAAK Event “A Touch of Mrs Robinson” Coronation Hall 18th Bingo in aid of W. I. Coronation Hall May 20th Progressive Supper 2017 Various venus

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(Editor’s note: Events for this item need to be submitted by 15 th 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 to end of Season Kick-offs 2.15 pm Feb: 4th Sedgley Park 18th Kick-offs 3.00 pm Mar: 11th Otley Apr: 1st Apr: 22nd Scunthorpe 29th

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All generations star in Yarpole’s community play. Adults and children in Yarpole are taking to the stage with their community play, ‘The Thwarting of Baron Bolligrew’ by Robert Bolt. This rollicking yarn features a heroic knight, an evil Baron, his dim sidekick – and a very hungry Dragon. The cast will be performing on Saturday, 25th February at 7.30 and Sunday, 26th February at 3.00pm in St Leonard’s Church, Yarpole. Tickets (£8 adults, £2 children) are on sale in Yarpole Community Shop. This is the first community play in the village for many years, and nearly 40 people are involved, aged seven upwards. Director Sue Russell said: “Working on a play is a fantastic way to bring different generations together. We’ve got children with their mums and dads, grandparents and their grandchildren – everyone’s working together and having fun. I feel so proud to have been part of this amazing community project.” The Royal Shakespeare Company commissioned Robert Bolt to write the play for their Christmas show in the mid-1960’s. Since then it’s become a firm favourite with family audiences. Children love the colourful characters and lively story, and adults appreciate the witty dialogue. The production has been made possible with the help of a grant from the Yarpole Community Shop. Any profits from ticket sales will go towards the development and upkeep of St Leonard’s Church. Sue Russell


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may be outside the theatre or in Prince Street. The theatre itself does NOT have a lift, but only a circular staircase, so please bear this in mind too- stall seats may be easier for you. Cost will be £63 including the coach. Please book early to avoid disappointment, stating whether you prefer stalls or circle, and pay within 2 weeks of reserving your seat before 18th May. I have also reserved seats for Crazy For You, starring Tom Chambers at Cardiff Millennium Theatre for Thursday 7th September. Songs by Gershwin and lots of lovely dancing. Details of this will be in the March magazines. Our next trip is on 9th March, when we shall be going to Birmingham to see Billy Elliot. The coach is leaving Weobley at 9.30 for the 2.00pm performance, so please be at Bell Square by 9.15.

Weobley Theatre Goers We have already been to see War Horse, but I have had a special request to go again. It is on its last tour and is such a good play – so much better than the film – that we can’t miss the opportunity. Our nearest theatre is the Bristol Hippodrome, so I reserved the tickets in March last year to get the best seats: in rows A and B in the circle and in rows O and P in the stalls. Now is the time to book your place, which many of you have already shown an interest in. We shall be going on Thursday 19th October to see the 2.30 performance, leaving Bell Square, Weobley at 10.00am, which should give you nearly 2 hours to have lunch or walk around the area. Please note: Bristol Hippodrome is not so easy to access with the coach nowadays, as there is limited parking in front of the theatre, so you may need to be able to walk 40-50 yards or so from the drop-off point, which

Our last trip of the season is to see Funny Girl on 10th May. This is now booked, but let me know if you would like to go on the cancellation list for this or Billy Elliot as sometimes people are unable to go at the last minute. (This, therefore, requires being able to go at very short notice.) For further information email me at bobkatebest@tiscali.co.uk or ring me on 01544 318513, Kate Best


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Luctonians Sports Club Another year in its history! Quite a while since 1948! It is not very enjoyable to report that founder member Ali Davies, is in Leominster Community Hospital. However, he is making progress. His fellow founder member, Dr Geoffrey Vaughan, lives, as he has for a number of years, in Auckland, New Zealand. Now in his 90’s he is pretty fit. Ali sends best wishes to all readers. He is in good voice. After a short Christmas break, one of the fullest weekends of events took place. The club on the Friday hosted ‘Hobson’s Choice’ – Sea shanty singers – with 230 guests in a marquee on the patio. Funds were raised for St Michael’s Hospice and the \Midland Air Ambulance. The next day was Vice-presidents’ and Sponsors’ pre match luncheon. A full house of 270 people was provided with table service of an excellent hot meal, and two well-known Welsh Internationals as speakers. This event was sponsored by Thomas Carroll. The ensuing 1st XV match versus Leicester Lions saw some high class Rugby, with the visitors winning. The following day witnessed a host of Mini Rugby players, and a Colts match. As a sports club there is growth ongoing, but, more than ever, there is the need for volunteers to help as required. Could it be you? R.W.H. Ecumenical Lent Study Group People of any Christian belief or none are welcome to join an ecumenical study group on Monday mornings, 11.00 – 12.00 noon, starting on 6th March for 6 sessions. This will be held at Kingsland Methodist Church

(easier to heat!) and tea/coffee will be provided. Any questions - please ring me on 01568 708992. Lesley Pitchford Progressive Supper 2017 This year’s Progressive Supper will take place on Saturday 20th May, with the proceeds going to the Millennium Green. If you would like to take part, please let me know, Trina Sampson (01568 708320)

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Mortimer Firewood Seasoned Hardwood Seasoned Softwood Kiln-dried Hardwood Lots of Load-sizes available Please phone Mike to discuss your requirements.

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Royal British Legion

Knitting and Crochet Classes

Branch Meetings. The Widow/Widowers lunch held at the Corners Inn on 15th December was a great success, although attendance was down on the previous year. Two prize draws were very well supported. Betty Lister had been running one for some time and with takings on the day raised £197. The other with prizes provided by members and guests raised £130. Our thanks to all those involved in organising the event and to Emma and Terence for the excellent catering.

The knitting and crochet classes started again in January, but if you would like to learn you can still join us. The classes cost £35 for the term (or pro rata) with the money going to Community Wheels and are held at my house in Weobley. These are classes for complete beginners, for those of you who have tried to crochet and given up (it’s much easier with someone to show you how!) or for those of you who wish to learn how to finish a garment/add in colours/make buttonholes/pick up stitches easily etc. If you are interested, please email me at bobkatebest@tiscali.co.uk or ring 01544 318513,

Our next meeting will be our usual social evening on Monday 6th March.

Kate Best

Gordon Browne (Chairman)


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From Rev William Tavernor What a wonderful service it was to mark my 100th birthday and my 75 years as a priest in Kingsland Church on January 1st. I want to thank all who contributed to this happy occasion. First I want to thank Julie, our parish priest for her readiness and delight to mark the occasion in the benefice service on the first Sunday after Christmas. It was the Prayer Book service which she knew I would like. Next I must thank David, our organist, and his choir for the music and the singing. Two people from away told me how much they enjoyed the service being sung to ‘Merbecke’, and so well sung. Also thanks to the readers, those who gave out hymn

books, and service sheets, without which the congregation would not have been able to play their full part. Many thanks to the bell-ringers who rang for the service, and to those who rang a peal for my birthday. Nor must I forget my own family who provided refreshments and the birthday cake, or those (nearly 100 of them) who found and sent ‘100 years’ birthday cards. It was good to see the church so full of friends from near and far, and to have time to greet them after the service. So again, my very best thanks to those who made it such a wonderful day on January 1st. We will now go forward with hope and God’s help into the New Year, whether we be under, or over 100! William


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Can you help? St Michael’s Hospice is organising a plant fair. If you enjoy gardening and are able to grow some extra plants to donate to us for our Plant Fair on 5th & 6th May, or if you would like to have a plant stall yourself please get in touch with Gaynor by telephone on 01432 851 000 or email gwarren@st-michaelshospice.org.uk.

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