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Kingsland News


April 2017 Dear Parishioners, One of the most famous pieces of Choral Music is Handel’s Messiah. I’m sure we all know parts of it even if we don’t know it all – the shout of Hallelujah in the chorus of the same name being the most famous. I think Jenner who put together the sections of the Bible to tell the story of Jesus was exceedingly clever and the text he gave Handel to set to music tells of Jesus’ birth, his purpose, his death and resurrection and ultimately his recognition as the Messiah, the anointed one, the one that God was going to send to save the world. On Palm Sunday at 6.30pm there will be a performance of selected pieces from part 2 and 3. We are not singing any of Part 1 which covers the birth and intent of Jesus, but start from John the Baptist’s words Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. It was John saying to his disciples – Look – there he is, come and see/listen to what it is all about. And that is my invitation - Come and see/hear the story of Jesus’ mission and passion in the music of Handel. We have two soloists

joining us from away - Alan Fairs (of Glyndebourne fame) and Jon Weller (from Hereford who sang for us last year), - along with three locals, Annette Blyth, Linda Bayliss and Philippa Alexander, splendid soloists, all! The goodly choir is composed of those who normally sing in church, and those who want to join in on this occasion. Then on Easter Sunday the church will be decorated with flowers and the service at 11am will be filled with celebration as we join with the church across the world to say “HE IS RISEN!”. If you are a confirmed member of the Church this is one of the 3 days in the year to come and make your communion and that forms the foundation of the Christian Faith. (The other two are Christmas and Pentecost or Whit Sunday – although in this rural neck of the woods it is often Harvest that people make as their third large celebration). After Easter we look forward to Rogation Sunday – this year it is Sunday 21st May at 10.30am and we will be the guests of Oakfields Farm in Kingsland (thanks to the Vaughan Family for agreeing to host this ). Then the wedding season


begins and hopefully we look forward to enjoying a good Summer with all the social occasions that brings our way! We have been grateful to Jean Barbour and her team for organising a bridge drive in the Coronation Hall in March which brought in a much needed £600 for the church coffers (Jos, Pam and Heather in the kitchen and Janet and Lynn front of house). Even the vicar was tempted to play and managed to get a prize for the score closest to zero. The annual meeting will be held in Church on April 23rd at 11.30am after the morning service (which begins at 10.30 am) and it is an opportunity to say thank you to all those who hold responsibility in the church – our churchwardens and PCC and for those who are on the electoral roll to make their vote count! Janet Boydell looks after the electoral roll and if you feel that this is your church and you wish to be on the roll I will let you have a form for her. Onward and upwards Julie



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Weobley Theatre Goers Billy Elliot was a huge success – a wonderfully moving piece of theatre with amazing dancing from the young Billy Elliot, who received a well-deserved standing ovation. We are now looking forward to going to Funny Girl on 10th May. Strangely (to me!) only 16 people booked for this show, which is now a complete sell-out on the afternoon we are going and an extra performance has been added to the run in Birmingham. This will be the end of this season, but a few tickets are still available for War Horse and Crazy For You, which are booked for the autumn. We shall be going to War Horse on Thursday 19th October to see the 2.30 performance at the Bristol Hippodrome, leaving Bell Square, Weobley

at 10.00am, which should give you nearly 2 hours to have lunch or walk around the area. Cost will be £63 including the coach to be paid before 18th May. And we are going to sew Crazy For You, starring Tom Chambers at Cardiff Millennium Theatre on Thursday 7th September leaving Bell Square, Weobley, at 10.00 for the matinée at 2.30pm. “High energy, high kicking and gloriously glamorous, Crazy For You is the ultimate feel-good musical with a fabulous score from the Gershwin brothers’ songbook. Mistaken identities, plot twists, heartbreak, happiness and a wealth of memorable tunes, including I Got Rhythm, They Can’t Take That Away From Me, Nice Work If You Can Get It and Embraceable You. Top Hat star Chambers plays the stage-mad son of a wealthy banker family who is given the task of closing a theatre in Nevada.” All


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Easter Lilies Please remember that if you would like to sponsor a lily in memory of a loved one or to celebrate a special occasion, forms are available from the back of the Church or at the Post Office and should be completed by April 7th at the latest (to give time for ordering the lilies). Please return the form to me (01568 708479) or post it through the Rectory letter box. Sponsored Lilies will be used to decorate the church on Easter Sunday. Pam Smith


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Spring forward This time last year we were singing the praises of spring and it seems a year later there is no change. It’s hard not to be in awe of our local surroundings here in Herefordshire as we watch the new lambs finding their feet and hedgerows bouncing back into life – we can even ignore the odd spring shower or in recent weeks the sleet storms! To encourage as much wildlife back to our site as possible, we hope to reap the rewards of biodiversity work we carried out last year. Following our ecology report undertaken in 2015, we made a big push to introduce and improve existing habitats at the end of autumn, holding our annual Biodiversity Big Day Out which we hope to repeat this year with more local primary schools. As mentioned last year, we discovered a colony of red-tailed bees so a large part of our biodiversity event was spent getting muddy and planting wildflowers along the bumblebee banks around site. Now our bumblebee banks are flourishing - full of daffodils and snowdrops, our trees are full of bird feeders and our bug hotels are full of creepy crawlies. Next on the list is our hedgehog house – we just need to wait until the current resident has ended his winter slumber. To keep up to date with all the biodiversity goings on, or to read the latest sustainability and responsibility report, visit our website: kingspaninsulation.co.uk/Sustainability.


AN EVENING WITH Roy Massey MBE Organist emeritus of Hereford cathedral

St Mary’s Church, Dilwyn Saturday, 6th May, 2017 7.30 pm

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Bingo in aid of the W. I. Coronation Hall Saturday 8th April Doors open 6.30pm Eyes Down 7.30 pm


Project update March 2017 Donations Request We have now heard from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and, not unexpectedly, are being asked to resubmit our bid. One thing we must do is raise some money ourselves which we estimate to be between £5,000 and £10,000 to strengthen our bid. We already have £1,000 pledged and are looking into some local trusts. As we still need to keep the project relatively low key until the archeology is completed, we are asking for pledges from our supporters first. This money will go towards four specialised, outdoor history interpretation panels to be located at key points including Kingsland Church and the MX Inn and, if the larger sum is pledged, the visitor information displays at the MX Inn. If you feel able to pledge a donation, no matter how modest, towards these panels please contact Ian Maddox at ian.maddox@outlook.com Your pledge will be anonymous known only to Ian and the Battlefields Trust (BT) Treasurer. Once the project is underway, with or without HLF funding, we will ask for the pledges to be released into the BT account where 100% will be ring fenced for the panels. We have good support from a host of organisations and experts, including the National Trust and English Heritage, as well as the MX Inn which is to host the main visitor information display, not forgetting the Battlefields Trust under whose umbrella this locally run project operates. Mortimer’s Cross Battlefield Walk May 6th. This all-day event is impressively narrated by experienced battlefield walk leaders and will include pre-walk coffee, a simple but delicious lunch and post walk tea and cake. These refreshments are a highlight, with excellent reviews. The morning walk (3.5 miles approx.) will take in the two most likely battle sites, plus two post lunch events in Kingsland and an afternoon return walk (2 miles approx). The walk is conducted at a modest pace to accommodate varying levels of fitness. It has been oversubscribed each year so book early. It is a truly fun and sociable day out which runs from 9.30-5.30. Details and booking forms for this walk will be sent to you on request, please contact Martin Hackett at hackett765@btinternet.com Some project outcomes A major aim of the project is to raise awareness of the battle for all age groups, for example by improving visitor experience and perhaps locating the site more accurately. One exciting development will be the landscape archaeology to map the


area as closely as possible to how it was in 1461 and to teach people how to read their historic landscape. A comprehensive description of the battle can be found on the Battlefield Trust’s website. http://www.battlefieldstrust.com/resourcecentre/warsoftheroses/battleview.asp?BattleFieldId=25 We also have a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MX1461 If you wish to be added to the supporters list – or to unsubscribe, please contact me on 01568 708597 or at patricia@pothecary.net

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Kingsland Amateur Theatrical Society is alive and well! A small enthusiastic group of people from the village have decided to revive Kats and are currently reading scripts, with a view to performing a light comedy play in the Coronation Hall later this year. Once a suitable script has been chosen we will be looking for additional people to join us in all capacities, on and offstage. Further updates will appear in next month's Kingsland News. Any further information required, please ring me on 01568 708302 Richard Bayliss

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Saturday, 22 April, 2017

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Cawley Hall, Eye, from 2 pm There will be Teas and a Raffle. Donations of Cakes, Raffle Prizes and Jumble most gratefully received. Contact Jane Bray at 01568 613342 if collection required!

Events at Kingsland Methodist Church KINGSLAND COMMUNITY GARDEN COFFEE MORNING Saturday 29th April 2017, 10am to 12noon Refreshments and stalls The Small Spaces Theatre Company presents

“My Dearest Kate” by Ellie Dickens, adapted by Marianne Gaston, produced by Judith Wordsworth Saturday 27th May at 7.30pm TICKETS: £10 adults £5 under 14’s, to include a light supper Available from: 01568 708992 or Kingsland Village Shop and Post Office




Easter Draw in aid of the Mortimer Medical Practice.

A draw to raise funds for the surgeries of the Mortimer Medical Practice is being organised by Sheila Abberley. She would be very grateful if you could help by donating prizes for this event. If you are able to help please ring Sheila (01568 7808722) or take the prize to Kingsland Surgery. Note: This article was intended for the March edition but was misfiled which resulted in its omission. I apologise unreservedly for this, David Noon (Editor)

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Contact Numbers

Kingsland Coronation Hall

Mr Jim Adams Mrs L Juson

Chairman Secretary (also for Bookings)

01568 708523 01568 708002

Croft Ambrey Running Club Kingsland Bowling Club

Mr T Davies Mr B Markham Mr Albert Brigden Mr Robert Parker-Morgan Mr Martin Richmond Ms Susanna Checketts Mrs Carol Brigden Rev Julie Read

President Chairman Treasurer Secretary Captain Rector

Mrs J Barbour Mr D Davies Mr M Harrisson Mr D. Noon Ms Karen Jones Mrs M Jones Miss S Grant Mrs K. Ball Mrs V. Davis Mr F Morgan Mr C Southgate Mrs J. Vaughan Mrs C Southgate Ms Becky Morgan

Churchwarden Churchwarden Tower Captain Choir Master Leader Leader Assistant Leader Assistant Leader Leader President Chairman Treasurer Secretary Chairman

Ms Jessica De Mattia

Secretary Chapel Steward Minister in charge Chairman Vice Chairman Hon. Secretary Hon. Treasurer

Luctonians Sports Club

Rev Deanne Evans Rev Den Bulloss Cllr Sebastian Bowen Mrs Jackie Markham Mr Andrew Parsons Ms Sally Good Mrs S Thomas Mrs J Barbour Mrs L. Jones Mrs L. Noon Mrs Jenny Davies Mrs Thelma Pudge Mr A. Bradley Mrs J Markham Sally Deakin Wg Cdr Browne Mrs V Davis Mrs Roberts Mrs Roberts Alex Smith

Friends of Kingsland Church (SMAAAK)

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Church Services in the Benefice for April 2017 Sunday 2nd April 5th Sunday of Lent 9.30 am Family Service 9.30 am Holy Communion 11.00 am Sung Eucharist (CW) 11.00 am Holy Communion Sunday 9th April Palm Sunday 10.30 am Benefice Communion (Open the Book) 6.30 pm Messiah Excerpts (see back page) 6.00 pm Thursday 13th Evening April Prayer (benefice) Maundy Thursday 7.00 pm Celebration of Last Supper Friday 14th April Good Friday 10.00 am Walking With The Cross 12.00 am Good Friday Service 2.00 pm The Last Hour (Meditation) th 6.0016pm Benefice Evening PrayerSunday Sunday April Easter 8.00 am Said Holy Communion (BCP) 9.30 am Holy Communion 11.00 am Holy Communion 11.00 am Sung Eucharist (CW) 3.30 pm Holy Communion Sunday 23rd April Easter 2 9.30 am Shortened Morning Prayer* 10.30 am Sung Eucharist ** Sunday 30th April Easter 3 10.30 am Benefice Sung Eucharist

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and at 10.00 am each Thursday at Kingsland unless otherwise stated: Said Holy Eucharist BCP * followed by Annual Parochial Church Meeting at 10 15 am ** followed by Annual Parochial Church Meeting at 1130 am Services at the Methodist Churches this month, all at 11 am. April

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The Parish Diary 2017 April 3rd RBL Social Evening & Quiz Corners Inn th 8 Bingo in aid of W. I. * Coronation Hall 9th Easter Music from ‘Messiah’ Church 13th Pre School Bunny Bonanza Coronation Hall th 29 Bowls Club Open Day Bowls Club May 8th RBL Social Evening & Quiz Corners Inn 20th Progressive Supper 2017 Various venus June 3rd SMAAAK Event ‘Whalebone’ Coronation Hall th 5 RBL Social Evening & Quiz Corners Inn July 3rd RBL Social Evening & Quiz Corners Inn th 15 SMAAAK Event Pop-up Opera Church August 5th Kingsland Flower Show Coronation Hall 7th RBL Social Meeting/Quiz Corners Inn September 4th RBL AGM Corners Inn th 9 SMAAAK Event hArt Church (‘til 17th) 16th SMAAAK Event Remi Harris Trio Coronation Hall October 2nd RBL Social Meeting/Quiz Corners Inn 7th SMAAAK Event Arcadia Music Festival Church November 6th RBL Social Meeting/Quiz Corners Inn th 12 Remembrance Sunday Service Church December 4th RBL Social Meeting/Quiz Corners Inn

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* Please note changed date (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 3.00 pm Apr: 1st Tynedale nd Apr: 22 Scunthorpe


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Kingsland W I At our March meeting we decided on the venue for our annual dinner in May and also discussed possible gardens to visit in June. We then had a 'Singalong' with Ann Hill. She is learning the keyboard which she took up after her sons fled the nest. Her

friend Carol Lewis gave two lovely solo performances. Our brains were then exercised with a garden quiz. On April 12th our speaker will be Marian Edwards from Gingers Millinery. All are welcome. Pat Hughes




Nature Notes 14/3/17 Daffodil time – a wide selection of types that seem to multiply by the year! These are at their best before nettles and other weeds take over. It is a wonderful time of year for plants and birds. The Rooks are very noisy as nest construction is under way (like local housing developments) but no hard hats, no planning officers, each nest built by the occupants and no estate agents! Lawn mowers in action, days lengthening, and vegetable gardens are waiting for the green light. Lambs growing quickly, and calving continues, with some of the usual problems. George, the resident CockPheasant is now in the company of two ladies. Are they partners? Hawthorn buds in hedges are suddenly showing green and Magnolia buds are bursting, but, no doubt, there is still some frost to come. Catkins are very visible. Is this the year when we might enjoy some nuts? A war on Grey Squirrels is a must, but they are amazing survivors. Look out for the first Swallow. R.W.H.

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The text messaging service to remind people of their forthcoming appointments which was introduced late last year appears to be reducing the missed appointment rates. If you have a mobile phone and have not yet registered for receiving this service and wish to, please contact Kingsland surgery. Sister Burke (Lead Nurse) is holding a Minor Illness clinic three mornings a week at Kingsland surgery. These clinics will help reduce pressure on the doctors workload. The Friends of Mortimer Medical Practice have purchased an

electronic information screen for the Kingsland surgery after a suggestion from the PPG. It has now been installed and when up and running will give up to-date Health and Wellbeing information, changes in the surgery, delayed waiting times i.e. if the doctor you are waiting to see is running late for their appointments and by how long. The Practice currently has a shortage of dispensing staff which is causing a problem with dispensing prescriptions. One person is off sick, one on maternity leave and the person covering has now resigned. The Practice apologises for this


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Kingsland Bowling Club (midFeb-midMarch 2017 – see you on the green!) The KBC Spring Newsletter is now out and available to all members – it’s packed full of information, so if you haven’t received your copy, try the Clubhouse first, then let me know and I’ll get one to you - thanks once again to Leominster Community Resource Centre for swift and efficient service. Sunday 5th March saw another excellent Spring Lunch masterminded by Malcolm and Pat, Ruth and Joe - special guest appearance by Irene who was carving. This was my favourite menu to date: roast beef (especially the crusty bits) and Yorkshire pud with unlimited roast potatoes , followed by scrumptious individual meringues with fruit and lashings of cream, followed by seconds of everything – yes, folks, they’re still trying to make me more substantial! It really was delicious, thank you to all concerned - and to cap it all, I won the wine gums in the raffle; what could be sweeter? On 10th March we had our penultimate Fun Night – no, Jimmy, penultimate is not French and neither was Caractacus (aka Carattacus) – I thought it was a great name for a rodent seeing that we’re in the Welsh Marches – he thought it was unpronounceable. I shall not repeat the name of Kevin’s rat. Anyway, it was a fascinating evening with Jimmy and his Amazing Performing Rats, ably aided by Jane, Margaret and Chris. (The Chairman’s Rat, rather like the Chairman, went the extra mile, one has to say!) This was well-attended, conversation was animated, and there were cheese buns for all and sundry. We now come into April and into preparations for our season; our Spring Clean takes place on 5th April from 9.30 am. All are welcome for a wash and brush-up – no, this is not a beauty parlour, I meant the Clubhouse – please help if you can. When we are all bright and shiny, we can meet for our Opening Club Night on Tuesday 11th April when we get together, socialise and find out more about events through the spring and summer – and Tuesday Club Nights continue thereafter. Club Opening Day on 22nd April sees our annual President’s v.Captain’s match; this year, husband and wife will lead their troops out to battle as President Albert squares up to Captain Carol - so do put your names down and don’t miss this entertaining starter to our sporting year. After this, hooray! the green is open for business. Our first match will be against the Rankin Club on 27th April at 6pm. Finally, come one come all to our Fun Free Open Day on Saturday 29th April (10 am till 1pm) when we welcome you to try our green and our beautiful game – we provide bowls, friendly guidance and light refreshment – all you need are flatsoled shoes and a sense of adventure! – and if you want to carry on, we offer 6 free coaching sessions on following Tuesday evenings - so now’s your chance. If you want to know more about us, please feel free to contact me on 01568 770546 or at www.kingslandbowlingclub.co.uk Susanna Checketts (Secretary)



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every match of difficult times, and has the respect of the whole club. A ladies touchrugby competition, well organised on Sunday, made it a most eventful weekend. Cricket soon. The Luctonians Cycle Club meets each Tuesday and Sunday morning. This section grows steadily with lots of activities. Fancy joining? More information is available on the club website – www.luctonians,co,uk R.W.H.

Luctonians Sports Club I was inspired by the performance of the Colts team who, against Halesowen, a team with bus-loads of supporters, won the semifinal of the North Midlands knock-out cup at Kingsland on March 12th. This team is the future of the Rugby Section and a credit to their coaches. A second win for the 1st XV raised the spirits of players and supporters. One hundred and eighty guests sat down for the pre-match lunch, another excellent meal, followed by a good address from an old ‘enemy’, Guy Griffiths of Hereford – peace in our time! The play of the 1st team, who beat Otley 30-21, and a folk band to follow made it a memorable day. A black spot was that the captain, Alex Smith, sustained a full dislocation of the elbow. This is very painful and unusual, and probably means the end of his season! This person has given his all in


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this event in Herefordshire as they become clearer. Veterans Gateway The RBL, SSAFA and Combat Stress are combining to open a helpline for all veterans who are seeking advice for any reason so that they can be directed to the appropriate agency to handle their problem. The launch date is scheduled for 22nd May, 2017, and I will inform all members of contact details when known. Gordon Browne (Chairman)

Royal British Legion Branch Meetings The 2017 programme got off to a good start with a wellsupported social evening on 6th March. The quiz and draw raised a combined total of ÂŁ89. Emma and Terence hope to offer a choice of dishes for our suppers and to hold the price at ÂŁ4 for a while longer. The next meeting will be on 3rd April, with hopefully lighter evenings. End of WWI Commemoration The church authorities are planning a nation wide event to mark the end of WWI, starting at 6am on 11th November, 2018. Why this time is not clear as actual hostilities continued right up to the 11am deadline. I will keep members informed as to any plans for

Hymn Singing The next session of Hymn-singing followed by tea and scones will be at 5 Highfield Close, Kingsland, on Thursday 27th April at 2.30 pm. All welcome!


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Soup & Pancake Lunch in Aid of St Michael’s Hospice The committee of Kingsland & Eardisland Hospice Friends is pleased to report that this event, held at the Luctonians Clubhouse on Shrove Tuesday, raised £438.43 for the Hospice. The committee wishes to express grateful thanks to all who supported the event, and to the staff at the Luctonians for their invaluable assistance.

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Spring Events in aid of St Michael’s Hospice St Michael’s Hospice Plant Fair Friday 5th May 11am - 7pm and Saturday 6th May 10am - 5pm This inaugural event will be a celebration of springtime gardening. The Fair will take place in the Hospice gardens on the new terrace, a sun trap looking out onto beautiful views towards Haugh Woods. A chance to browse and buy a wide range of plants grown by professional and amateur gardeners. Handmade birdhouses, trugs, honey and preserves will also be on sale. Delicious two-course lunches (booking essential) and other refreshments available; please see our website for booking details. Pre-school craft activities will run on Friday; and school-aged children can take part in WildPlay sessions provided by Herefordshire Wildlife Trust on Saturday (11am-4pm). For full details, visit www.st-michaels-hospice.org.uk

Open Gardens This summer, a wide array of beautiful gardens will be open for you to explore. From a monastery to a Victorian mansion which played host to a hit movie, visitors to our Open Gardens events won’t be short of choice. There are 15 different dates for your diary. For more details, visit st-michaelshospice.org.uk or pick up an Open Gardens brochure at the Hospice or in any of our Retail outlets.



Advertising in the Kingsland News. (from 1/3/17) This monthly publication is circulated to every household in Kingsland Village (Print run 530) free of charge. Advertising is accepted (provided the material is fit for publication) on completion of the form below, and payment should preferably be by cheque to “Kingsland P.C.C. Bookstall Account”. The system used to produce the magazine is literally black & white only, greys are not distinguished and photographs do not reproduce well, though line drawings are fine. Advertisers should make copy as clear and brief as possible, since very close, small, type becomes difficult to read. The full page size is A5 (portrait) (195 x 130 mm) so the fractions of a page are A6 (landscape) (130 x 90 mm), A7 (portrait) (90 x 60 mm) and A8 (landscape) (60 x 45 mm). (Dimensions approximate) Please return the completed form to The Editor at 5, Highfield Close, Kingsland, HR6 9RS, or place in the ‘Hen Box’ at West Mead.

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A guy joins a monastery and takes a vow of silence: he's allowed to say two words every seven years. After the first seven years, the elders bring him in and ask for his two words. "Cold floors," he says. They nod and send him away. Seven more years pass. They bring him back in and ask for his two words. He clears his throats and says, "Bad food." They nod and send him away. Seven more years pass. They bring him in for his two words. "I quit," he says. "That's not surprising," the elders say. "You've done nothing but complain since you got here."


Parish Church of St Michael and All Angels, Kingsland

Music for Easter from


Messiah Including ‘All we like Sheep’, ‘Lift up your Heads’ ‘The Hallelujah Chorus’ ‘Worthy is the Lamb’ And many of the arias in between. Sung by Kingsland Church Choir and Friends Sopranos: Linda Bayliss Philippa Alexander Contralto: Annette Blyth Tenor: Jon Weller Bass: Alan Fairs Organ: David Noon Conductor: Rev. Julie Read th

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Kingsland News April 2017  

The community newsletter for the parish of Kingsland, Herefordshire UK. To find out more about our beautiful rural parish please see www.kin...

Kingsland News April 2017  

The community newsletter for the parish of Kingsland, Herefordshire UK. To find out more about our beautiful rural parish please see www.kin...