The next High Five service for children up to 5 years will be on Friday 1st July at 10am. There will be no service in August .
We are meeting again at Mary Cooper’s house (Dryden House) 2pm Wednesday13th July and 10th August, More details form Mary or Vicky Fleming.
Saturday Scene will be back in September.
Contact Donald Page on 825693
Mr Tony Harris has given our ‘Guttering Fund’ a gift of £500 —we are so grateful for this gift. Each gift is a step towards ensuring our ancient church is maintained and not lost to future generations. It is a place of quiet and peace where many of our village friends and family have been laid to rest. It is a place that people use to come and think, to reflect and meditate. Not all those who use this sacred place are Christians, or come to church, it is used by many who just value the atmosphere and history. Do you value it? Do you want to preserve it? If so, any gift you can give will help towards its preservation. Thank you for your generosity.
Have you noticed how tidy the church grounds are now? A huge thank you to Colin and Jenny McEwen for cutting the Glebe grass and Richard Sansum and William Hiscocks for working hard in the churchyard. PLEASE help us to keep it tidy by disposing of non-biodegradable things in the bin provided and compost the rest in the designated area. Thank you.
The 7.30 Club
for 10 to 16 year olds from Stratton, Stanton & South Marston
Held on alternate Sunday Evenings 7.30pm to 8.45pm at St Margaret’s Centre
Please call the St. Margaret’s Church Office for more information
The Meeting Point
Coffee morning with table top sales
9th July and 13th August
9.30 –12 noon
In the Village Hall
Please book a table early:
- £2.50 for people who live in the village,
- £5 for those outside and free to village organisations
Come and meet your friends, chat and enjoy catching up on the latest news.
Refreshments provided by South Marston Church
We look forward to seeing you
5 pm: Carols and Village Nativity on the Glebe.
Come dressed as angels, shepherds, kings, or any of the characters from the nativity story.
6 pm: Nine Lessons and Carols with minced pies and mulled wine
4 pm: Christingle service raising funds for The Children’s Society
11:30 pm: The first Communion of Christmas
10 am: Family Communion
If you would like to give a special donation towards the church guttering this Christmas, you will find an envelope enclosed in the Tower and Tap, which may be brought to any Christmas Service or handed to Rev. Vicky Fleming, Donald Page or Richard Sansum.
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