SALWARPE FETE 2020
Plans for the Salwarpe Fete, to be held on Saturday 22 August, are advancing well. Various activities and stalls, such as bric-a-brac, clothes, books (only paperbacks this year), silent auction, cakes and jewellery will again be part of the Fete.
Needless to say, the Fete is heavily dependent on helpers who are able to give of their time on the Saturday and/or during the week before. This is very much a call to arms for all local residents! If you would like to help in some way, please contact us via the enquiries @ button on our Contact page.
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
The World Day of Prayer service at Fernhill Heath Baptist Church on Friday 6 March was prepared by the Christian women of Zimbabwe and it was a very special service as always. Bronwyn reminded us that it was 45 years ago that the first (then Women’s) World Day of Prayer service was held at FHBC and it is good to think that it is still going strong. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the service in any way and we are very pleased to report that £149.50 was raised for World Day of Prayer. The money will be used to strengthen communities throughout the world by supporting programmes which enable women and children to have a better quality of life.
'OF THE PARISH HERE AND THERE' - THE HISTORY OF MARTIN HUSSINGTREE
A quantity of books written by the late Gillian Lawley, previously Church Warden of Martin Hussingtree Church, have been donated by Gill's sons, Christopher and Graham. The books are £8 each and the money will be donated to Church funds.
This is a most interesting book and is available from Carol Hughes via the enquiries@ button on our Contact page.
CRUISE SHIP CONCORDIA TALK AND LUNCH
On 13 February in Salwarpe Village Hall, we enjoyed an excellent buffet lunch followed by a talk by Mrs Viv Ebbage, a survivor of the wreck of the Concordia. This event was organised by Jan Grotefeld and her hard-working team and was much appreciated by all those who attended. Viv was a most entertaining speaker and her account of the voyage and the shipwreck had us all spellbound. I am also pleased to report that £236 was raised for church funds—well done to all concerned.
THE CHILDREN’S SOCIETY HOUSEHOLDERS COLLECTION BOXES
The total amount raised from the Householders Box Collection in the Parish in 2019 was £664.81. This figure includes donations left in boxes in our two churches over the Christmas period. A very big THANK YOU to all of you who so generously supported the Society in this way, and particularly to those who have supported the Children’s Society for many, many years.
Sadly, no volunteers came forward to take over the role of Parish Co-ordinator following my appeal in the December Parish Newsletter, so this will be the last collection from Householder Boxes.
Once again, a very big THANK YOU to all of you who have raised so much for the Society over the years. Pat Cutbill