Church yard clear up day July 15th

Clear up day. The churchyard committee are asking for help on Saturday 15th July 10am to 12. If you would prefer an earlier start, there will be people around from 9am. Please bring any useful tools for edging, weeding, cutting etc. There are many jobs large and small. If you are unable to attend on this date but would like to help, please contact Jennie Brightman (01206 391091) for information on jobs needing attention.

2017 AGM

The AGM will be held on the afternoon of Saturday 2nd September. Please keep this date free. More details to follow.

Open Garden Day Results

Firstly a very big thank you to everyone who supplied cakes, refreshments, books and plants to sell last Sunday or gave their time to help in anyway. Also thank you to Roy and Katie Huffey for the beautiful flowers in church which were admired by visitors.  Finally thanks to the Garden owners who worked so hard to prepare their gardens. The visitors were very complimentary.

Financially the day was very successful. You may have noticed we increased the ticket price to £4 this year to bring us in line with other open days. This, together with some generous donations and the excellent returns from food provision, stalls and activities on the day meant a profit of £1,922 which is the highest total ever. There was also an increase in numbers attending (approx. 262)

More photos under gallery heading

More photos under gallery heading

John has informed me that there have been 23 Open Garden Days since 1991 which have raised a total of £31,835. That is a wonderful community effort. The money from this year’s event will be going towards the completion of the south transept reordering.  I am pleased to say that the PCC have accepted a tender for this work and are now waiting for a start date. 

Gardens Open Day Sunday 25th June 11am to 5pm

This year we have 16 gardens plus the church open to visitors. Details of the gardens can be found on events tab There will be light lunches and other refreshments in various gardens as well as stalls, including cakes, plants, books and bric-a-brac. Chris Baxter will have his model railway up and running and Mr and Mrs Bullimore are hoping their garden railway will be ready for action.
All we need now is good weather and for lots of visitors to be wowed by the hard work put in by our enthusiastic gardeners. Entrance by programme available from the Village Store mid-June or the church on the day (accompanied under 16 free).

How you can help: 
Books: If you have any books you are able to donate please contact Margaret Garner Tel: 01255 870510 please do not leave books in church.
Plants: Barbara Coe will be running a plant stall at the Gardens Open Day so if you have any seedlings, cuttings or divisions you could pot up (with labels) she would be pleased to receive them. Tel: 01255 870123.
Cakes : Please contact Christine Bowen if you are able to supply any. Tel: 01255 870367