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Church News – April 2012

Celebrating Easter

4th AprilHoly Week Meditation 7.30pm St. Margaret’s, Stratton
5th April Maundy Thursday 7.30pm St. Margaret’s Centre (book early to come)
6th April, Good Friday 10.00am Family Service at St. Margaret’s, Stratton
2.00pm An hour round the cross, St. Leonard’s Stanton
8th April Easter Day 8.00am Holy Communion BCP
9.30am Family Communion

High Five:

The next High Five service for children up to 5 years will be on Wednesday 25th April at 10am

‘Craft Company’

We are meeting again at Dryden House on Wednesday 11th April at 2pm. Last month Mary showed us her lace-making—absolutely beautiful. More details form Mary or Vicky Fleming

Saturday Scene

meets on 14th 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

The Celebration Fellowship Supper

We had a great supper with lasagne, baked potatoes, spiced

beans, gammon and salad, followed by sumptuous deserts and all washed down with a glass of wine. It was such a happy and relaxed evening. We watched short animation film produced by the Diocese of Bristol and a Power point presentation celebrating last year’s achievements with lots of cheers as the pictures were displayed! The new look report and accounts for the year ending 31st December 2011 were circulated— if you want your own copy there are spare copies in the church.

A huge thank you to everyone who contributed to the food, setting up and clearing up – and to those who supported the evening.

 Annual Parochial Church Meeting & Selection of Wardens

This will be held in church at 7.30pm on 18th April. Thank you to all who served and worked so hard during the last year.

 The Meeting Point 

Coffee morning with table top sales

(something to sell? Please book a table £2.50 for people who live in the village, £5 for those outside.)

14th April from 10am – 12.30pm 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 Office:

South Marston Church is part of Stratton Team Ministry. The office is located at St. Margaret’s Centre, Kenwin Close, Stratton St. Margaret and it is open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 8.30am to 12 noon. Email: stmargaretsoffice@tiscali.co.uk or tel: 826505.

If you would like to talk to a priest or book a Christening or Wedding please contact Rev Vicky Fleming on 827021 between 6 and 7pm any evening except Thursdays or Sundays.

Members of the team:

Priest in Charge: Rev. Vicky Fleming 827021

Asst. Priest: Rev. George Fleming 827021

Asst. Priest: Rev. Richard Burston 822403

Lay Minister: Mrs Christine Burston 822403

Lay Minister: Mr Dan Read 763016

Church Services (at South Marston Church unless otherwise stated)

1st April 11.00am Family Service
8thApril 8.00am Holy Communion
9.30am Holy Communion
15th April 10.00am Team Service St Margaret’s
22nd April 8.00am Holy Communion
9.30am Morning Worship
29th April 9.30am Morning Worship
6th May 11.00am Family Service
13th May 8.00am Holy Communion
9.30am Holy Communion
20th May 10.00am Team Service Stanton
27th May 8.00am Holy Communion
9.30am Morning Worship

Ill Wind Update – 9th Sept 2010

Vestas wind turbine, Dithmarschen.
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On Monday September 13th from 11am to 7pm, ILL WIND will be flying a blimp in South Marston. The blimp will be flown at the actual height of the top of the turbine blades so that all East Swindon residents can see for themselves what the visual impact will be.

As an integral part of the planning process, and also someone who no doubt cares passionately about Swindon and its residents, we hope you would also benefit from being able to see for yourself the actual height of the turbines and place them within the perspective of our villages and the surrounding area.

When and where?

  • September 13th 2010 with viewing area and information at South Marston Recreation Ground from 11am to 6pm. Access via Old Vicarage Lane (Next to the school).

So why are we doing this?

  • In relation to Planning Application S/10/1073, erection of 3 x 120m wind turbines.
  • We have grave concerns about this application, most notably the visual impact and overall lack of consistency with the surrounding rural area, along with various nuisance and health issues which are compounded by the proximity to residential dwellings.
  • It is clear that many people in the area are not fully aware of the size of the turbines, this is an opportunity to remedy that as much as possible.
  • In Scotland and in other parts of England wind turbines of this size must be at least 2km from the nearest property. A bill is currently going through Parliament to make this distance mandatory. The Honda turbines will be 600 metres away.
  • To allow officials to place the proposal within the context of the village and surrounding area.

Please come along and see for yourself the visual impact these turbines will have on the villages; we are certain that a great many people’s future quality of life may very well depend upon it.


ILL WIND – working for concerned South Marston and Stratton Residents


Alpha Course 2010

St Margaret's, Stratton St Margaret. The villa...
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Date: Monday 27th September

Time: 7pm

Venue:  St. Margaret’s Centre, Kenwin Close, Stratton St. Margaret’s

The Alpha course is an opportunity to explore the Christian faith. It’s relaxed, low key, friendly and fun. It’s a place where people can come and ask questions, delve into issues and look for answers together. The Alpha course evenings start with a meal, followed by a talk and an opportunity for discussion in small groups. It is for everyone, especially those wanting to investigate Christianity, new Christians, newcomers to the church and those who want to brush up on the basics.

There is no charge but please book a place for catering purposes by contacting Vicky Fleming on 827021 or by email: revs.fleming@tiscali.co.uk