An outing has been arranged to Whitlenge Gardens between Droitwich and Kidderminster for Wednesday 19 July. This will include a light lunch and an optional walk around the very interesting gardens. The garden has an informal layout with many attractive water features and is suitable for all walkers. The friendly tea room has a wide choice of light meals at prices ranging from £3.50 to £7.20. The car park and garden centre are free, but the garden walk costs £3.50 per person. Everyone is welcome to come along and join us relaxing with friends.
If you would like to do the garden walk, meet in the car park at 11am. If not, then go straight to the tearoom for 12.15pm, where a reserved table will be waiting for us.
As we need to inform the catering manager of numbers, please let Barbara Jauncey know if you plan to come (01905 454396).
CELEBRATION OF LAY MINISTRY SERVICE
Monday 17 July at 7.30pm at Salwarpe church – everyone is invited to come and celebrate their ministry and renew their commitment, whatever that ministry is, and whether they have a formal title or role or not. It’s also a lovely opportunity to support and affirm one another in ministry across the parishes of the deanery. The preacher will be Canon Jonathan Kimber, diocesan Director of Ministry and Discipleship.
SALWARPE FETE - 19 AUGUST 2017 from 2.00pm - 5.00pm
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Hatfield family for the help and support they have given us over many years with their superb marquees, which have added so much to the fete. Unfortunately, they are unable to continue to provide us with marquees owing to pressure of work. We are therefore having to find an alternative. However, the show must go on and we are making good progress with the arrangements.
This year will be the 25th anniversary of Salwarpe Fete.
PRIZES: We would be very pleased to receive raffle prizes, prizes for the gift tombola and bottles for the bottle tombola.
SILENT AUCTION: If you have anything special which could go on the Silent Auction we would be delighted to hear from you.
CAKE STALL: A special request from Sheila Saunders, who hopes that all the bakers amongst us will again bake cakes for this very popular stall. Sheila can be contacted on 01905 453494. Please help us.
HELP is needed for many things. Could you help with the House-to-House collections during the week before the Fete - maybe you could collect in your own road? Anyone who is able to help on Friday 18 August (the day before the fete) on the field, to lay out tables, help put up gazebos, sort books in the hall and many other jobs would be very welcome. Don’t forget that we also need help if you can stay on after the fete for a short time to help with clearing up, or help us on the Sunday morning to clear up the field. We really do need lots more help. We particularly need younger people with lots of energy!
CLASSIC VEHICLE DISPLAY: Please contact us if you or a friend would like to display an interesting car or other vehicle on the Village Hall car park.
WELLY-WANGING is a suggestion for something new this year. Do you have any old wellies which you could donate for this please? If so, hold on to them for now and let us have them nearer the time please.
ADVERTISING IN THE FETE MAGAZINE: Are you interested in advertising in the Fete programme? Please get in touch for more details.
WEBSITE: We urgently need someone to revise and maintain the Fete pages on the church website — shmhchurches.com. If there is anyone with good IT skills who would be willing to take on this challenge, we would really appreciate your help.
CONTACT: Carol Hughes - Tel: 01905 456442 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
PET SERVICE AT SALWARPE on 9 July - All are welcome to bring their pets along to this special service at 10am (or bring a photograph to show us if that is less stressful).
PATRONAL SERVICE AT HINDLIP CHURCH on 23 July at 10am — This is one of only two services held at Hindlip Church during the year and we do hope that those of you with connections to Hindlip Church will join us at this service - all are welcome. Access to the church is via the main gate from Pershore Lane.