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the lead up to Easter, please look out for details on the church notice board.

Melbourn and Meldreth Churches Together The tradition of Melbourn and Meldreth Churches Together going carol singing in the community, has expanded over the last couple of years to include an evening at The Black Horse. A very enjoyable evening was had on Wed 10th December where we teamed up with their regular folk group and other customers who joined in the singing. On the afternoon of Sunday 14th December members of MMCT went carol singing as part of a short act of worship visiting both Moorlands Court (led by Rev Stuart Clarke)  and Southwell Court (led by Revd Duncan Goldie). The carollers were accompanied by a member of the Baptist Church (on keyboard) and Duncan (on cornet). Mince pies were enjoyed at both venues after the service. On Saturday 20th December a group met outside the Co-op before moving on to sing outside Leech’s Butchers. The weather was kind to us this year and carol sheets remained dry. Our carol singing efforts raised £145 for Chernobyl’s Children. Thank you to all who attended these events and to Duncan for his cornet playing, it certainly helps the atmosphere when singing outside in the village.

SOAS 100 Club The November draw was made by Cllr. Val Barrett on 8th December.   There were 63 members.   First prize of £21 goes to Mavis Howard at The Carlings, Station Road and the second of £10.50 to W A Warden of 10 Thatcher Stanfords Close. The December draw was made by Cllr Val Barrett on 30th December.  First prize of £21 goes to Sheila Cheetham of Woolpack Way, Meldreth and the second of £10.50 goes to Zena Hawkin of 21 Greenbanks.   The January draw was made by Rev Andrew O’Brien on 30th January. First prize of £21 goes to Peter Chilvers of 63 High Street, Melbourn, and the second of £10.50 goes to John Hyde of 15 The Lawns, Melbourn. If you would like to buy a share in the 100 Club for an annual subscription of £12, please phone Kersti David was speeding along the road one fine day when the local policeman, a friend of his, pulled him over. “What’s wrong, Jim?” David asked. “Well didn’t you know, David, that your wife fell out of the car about five miles back?” said Jim. “Ah, praise God!” David replied with relief. “I thought I’d gone deaf!”

Llewellyn-Beard 0n 01763 220703. The profits go towards preserving the ‘bricks and mortar’ of our historic church in the centre of the village.

SOAS (Supporters of All Saints’) The membership of SOAS remains at about 105 households (each may cover one, two or more persons) and we are looking forward to another successful year which will include, a concert by the Royston Choral Society in All Saints church on Saturday 7th March.  The programme will include Faure’s ‘Requiem’, Mendelssohn’s ‘Four Sacred Partsongs’ and some lighter pieces. Tickets at £8 (£7 concs) and £2 under 16 yrs, available from George Howard at  01760 260686  or An organ recital by Stephen Cleobury, with song, in All Saints on Friday 24th April - look out for details And our Melbourn Open Gardens on Sunday 7th June – again look out for details. Our constitution, which is recognised by the Charity Commision, allows us only to spend money on the


(Supporters of All Saints’ Melbourn)

What is SOAS SOAS is a nondenominational charity and aims to enlist the support of the Melbourn Community to preserve the village character and heritage. Funds raised by SOAS through membership contributions and cultural events are spent on the upkeep of All Saints’ Church building. Membership subscriptions are discretionary with a minimum of £3 per person or £5 per family per year. Application and/or Banker’s order forms can be obtained by telephoning Shaun Coles on 260327.

Funds Disbursment as at 1/8/2008

Roof Central heating Porch Piano Lady Chapel Repairs Total Cash in Hand

£3000 £11000 £376 £500 7684 £22560 £20000

Funds Raised




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57 Spring 2009  

2009 Melbourn Magazine 57