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Church News – April 2011

The next High Five service for children up to 5 years will be on Friday 1st April at 10am— with a mini-egg hunt!

Saturday Scene

meets on 9th April in the Village Hall 4—-5.15pm. An exciting church event for young families. Stories, songs, crafts, games and food. Contact Donald Page on 825693

‘Craft Company’

We are meeting again at Dryden House on Wednesday 13th April at 2pm. Last month some of us had a go at making items with self-drying clay. More details form Mary or Vicky Fleming

The Celebration Fellowship Supper

We had a great supper with a choice of hot meals and followed by sumptuous deserts and all washed down with a glass of wine. We watched a Powerpoint presentation celebrating last year—a lot of banter about the pictures ensued! A huge thank you to everyone who contributed to the food, setting up and clearing up – and to those who supported the evening.

Guttering News

At the March Meeting Point we held a raffle in aid of the guttering and with extra donations raised £73.50. Thank you so much for supporting this. We are thinking about putting together a village cookbook—do you have a recipe and maybe a local story to go into this? If so please send it to Vicky Fleming at the Vicarage or email it to revs.fleming@tiscali.co.uk. Raising the money we need is going to be a long haul but we don’t want future generations to have to deal with the larger problems damp and water damage bring. The church building is part of our heritage and is used by many people other than those who worship on a Sunday. Will you help us?

The Meeting Point

Coffee morning with table top sales (Please book your table by 6th April: £5 for people who live in the village, £10 for those outside.)

Date: 9th April from 9.30 –12 noon

Venue: In the Village Hall

Refreshments provided by South Marston Church.

Those who come often remark about the enjoyment of sitting down with a neighbour they haven’t seen for a while with a cake in one hand and a coffee in the other.   We look forward to seeing you.

Church News – March 2011

High Five

The next High Five service for children up to 5 years will be on 11th March at 10am in church. Please note the date.

‘Craft Company’

Our ‘company’ is growing in number as we enjoy meeting with others of like mind and share ideas, inspire and encourage each other and enjoy a natter while doing our crafts. Please come and join us on Wednesday 9th March 2–4pm at Dryden House. More details from Mary Cooper or Vicky Fleming.

Guttering News!!

In this months Tower and Tap, you will see how well we are doing in our efforts to protect the village church and heritage. You will see we have increased our fund since the last magazine. We have a long way to go and we need your support so we are making available cardboard ’guttering’ tubes which we are asking you to fill with your loose change etc and return to us. These are available from Donald Page and Meeting Point.

Stratton Team Ministry Lent Studies 2011

This year we are joining with other Christians and with the Diocese in celebrating the 400th year of being able to read the Bible in our own language. As part of this we are going to study Matthew’s Gospel in Lent. As a corporate Lenten Spiritual Discipline, following the leadership of our Bishops, we are encouraging people to join with Anglicans in the Diocese to read Matthew’s Gospel duringthe 6 weeks of Lent. This is roughly a chapter each working day. Everyone is of course free to do this is their own way, whatever best suits your taste and pattern, but here is an outline programme that you may find helpful useful available in church. You will also find in church the Lent Study Programme. This is a wonderful opportunity to come together and seek to grow in our relationship with God and each other. Please make this part of your journey through Lent.

Meeting Point

Coffee morning with table top sales

(Please book your table by 10th March: £5 for people who live in the village, £10 for those outside and free to village organisations )

12th March from 9.30 –12 noon

In the Village Hall with refreshments provided by South Marston Church

Those who come often remark about the enjoyment of sitting down with a neighbour they haven’t seen for a while with a cake in one hand and a coffee in the other.

We look forward to seeing you

Church – Guttering News!

We have now heard from the Diocese that we must replace the guttering on the Church with cast iron. This means we will need to raise £13,000 including VAT. It would be possible to reclaim the VAT if we get the work done before the end of March when that particular scheme runs out.
Unfortunately we do not think we shall be able to raise that kind of money in time. As you know, at the moment my life is overly busy with looking after the whole of Stratton Team Ministry and so I am asking for your help.
Have you got any fundraising ideas, or perhaps the skills and time to trawl trusts and grant bodies who may be willing to give us a grant? If you feel you can give some time to this, please make contact with me at the Vicarage. Many hands make light work!
Vicky Fleming, Tel 827021

We have now heard from the Diocese that we must replace the gutteringon the Church with cast iron. This means we will need to raise £13,000including VAT. It would be possible to reclaim the VAT if we get the workdone before the end of March when that particular scheme runs out.Unfortunately we do not think we shall be able to raise that kind of moneyin time. As you know, at the moment my life is overly busy with lookingafter the whole of Stratton Team Ministry and so I am asking for your help.Have you got any fundraising ideas, or perhaps the skills and time to trawltrusts and grant bodies who may be willing to give us a grant? If you feelyou can give some time to this, please make contact with me at theVicarage. Many hands make light work!Vicky Fleming, Tel 827021