St Mary's Church, Winterborne Stickland, held their Harvest Service today followed by an excellent Harvest Lunch in the Pamela Hambro Hall. The harvest loaf had been prepared the day before at the rectory - with two new recruits learning the skills - ready for next year!
Our Harvest service was lead by the Reverend Sue Litchfield and with so many people, we were almost able to raise the roof with our singing. The church always looks its best at Harvest and the flowers were wonderful - with every window ledge brimming with flowers.
More people joined us for lunch and the hall was full. The harvest loaf was auctioned and went to a mystery telephone bidder for £20 who then kindly donated the loaf towards the meal. So it was sliced and added to wonderful selection of food.
Thank you to all who helped prepare or serve the food or who decorated the church or laid the hall out so beautifully - you all helped make this a very happy harvest in Winterborne Stickland
Thursday, 24 September 2015
|and the transformation|
Remember this .......
now all replaced with a very smart new kitchen ....
|Those tiles have gone!|
People arrived in all sorts of ways - Pat and Martin completed their ride and stride before attending.
(Thanks to Ed Thornton for the great photographs)
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Sunday, 20 September 2015
Coffee Afternoon for MacmillanDunbury Academy would like to invite you to join us for a cuppa and some homemade cake. The children have been learning about the work of Macmillan and baking for the event. We’d love to see you and welcome you to our school.
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Monday, 14 September 2015
Can you work out from the photographs the order in which we rode round our 6 churches plus 2 more? (more photographs on Facebook Page) We were very glad not to be doing any more! Thank you to all those people who sponsored Edel and Fryso.
Posted by Thecurateswife at 12:35
Thursday, 10 September 2015
It's Ride and Stride day on Saturday! You may have seen the posters outside our churches and wondered what it is all about. You may have been asked by people to sponsor their efforts as they try to visit lots of churches in one day. I hope you have encouraged them. We have quite a few people from our benefice taking part on foot or on bicycle or on horseback! We know of two horses who will be striding between the valley churches with Mr and Mrs Rector. They have been in training for the last two weeks (that is Mr and Mrs Rector) and intend visiting all our churches plus Milton Abbey and St Catherine's Chapel. Look out for the yellow jackets.
If you are riding or striding - have a great day and remember (when the legs are aching) that you are supporting your chosen church and other historic churches in England. And thank you to all the other supporters that are providing refreshments at their churches.
If you are taking part - don't forget your camera. It would be great to have a Benefice record of the day.
Wednesday, 9 September 2015
Link to Hope
Family and Elderly Shoebox Appeal
Ukraine, Bulgaria, Moldova
Jesus said to us:
“Whenever you do this for the least of my people, you do it for me.”
Please will you save your shoe boxes (all sizes)
Can you donate wrapping paper to cover the boxes or sellotape?
Let us guide you through what to put in your shoebox and we need the items by the Sunday 25th October!
You can provide items for a Family or Elderly Shoebox.
Sweets / Chocolates (best before 6/16 Candles and Holders
Gloves / Scarves / Hats Shampoo / Shower Gel (max 300ml each)
Small Games Toothbrush / Toothpaste
Wind up Torch / Radio Nail Clipper / Small Scissors
Craft / Sewing Kit Brush / Comb
Socks / Tights (new) Safety Razors / Plasters
Soap / Flannel
Extra Items for a Family Box
Pens / Crayons / Felt Tips Small Toys
Teddy / Doll / Soft Toy Simple Calculator (solar powered)
Colouring Books / Writing Pads Hair Accessories
Extra Items for an Elderly Person
Tissues / Handkerchiefs Pens / Paper
Sensory Items (lavender bag, wind chimes, beany item)
Small Mirror Reading Glasses
Please will you help make this a BENEFICE EFFORT.
We will be filling the boxes together at St James, Milton Abbas, over coffee at the end of October, date to be arranged, so do join us. It is such fun and SOOOOOOOOOOO worthwhile.
Thank you, so much for helping, Sue Litchfield 01258 880054
Posted by Thecurateswife at 20:10