From Marian Marsh:
There will be a concert in St James Church, South Wraxall on
September 15th at 7pm.
- Lisa’s Ladies (Lisa Clarke – Pianist/Director)
- Hilperton Recorder Group
- Meryl Thomas – Soprano
- Max Stanton – Jazz Pianist
Donations to the church Window Restoration Fund
From Jean Atkin:
At our last Afternoon Tea of the summer we were pleased to welcome a large number of villagers and visitors. The weather was perfect and we were kept very busy. Our guests ranged in age from ninety years to one year – so a true “All-Age Event” and the variety created a lovely atmosphere.
Our thanks go to all the bakers and helpers, and to everyone who gave so generously. Your efforts helped us raise an amazing £370 for St James’s Church.
As many of you will know we have begun a major project to restore all the stained-glass windows and more of that work will soon continue. We have recently ordered a new sound system with induction loop, which will be installed at the end of this month. As well as enhancing our Sunday services it will make a big difference to large events such as weddings and concerts.
We are exploring the purchase of a ramp for the main entrance to the church, which will greatly improve disabled access. So there are many calls on our income and we very much appreciate the kind of support we have received today.
From Ruth Warren:
12’ Trampoline looking for new home. Mat and pads all in really good condition. Big enough to have avoided any trips to A&E from falling off. Free to anyone in the village who wants it. Needs to be collected this week.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01225 863514
From Jean Atkin:
On Thursday 2nd August we will be serving our last Afternoon Tea for this year in St James’s Church from 2:00 pm onwards. We hope to welcome many of you back again to share a pleasant afternoon at tables in church and, weather permitting, in the churchyard.
We offer sandwiches, savouries, cakes and hot and cold drinks, and the ideal place to relax with old friends or meet new ones.
If you have time to help on the day or can make a cake please contact George Parker on 07778 679202.
See you on Thursday!
From Emma Bennett:
Churchfields School are looking for a new governor. If anyone in the village is interested I’ve attached the poster.
From Nicky Minter:
A wonderful day enjoyed by all, whether under gazebo’s gazing enviously at the kids playing on the waterslide or braving the scorching sun for a heated game of rounders! A great number of people turned out for a sociable afternoon with picnics, teas, delicious cakes, pimms and beers and a whirl on the tombola winning anything from Cointreau to loo cleaner! Fun was had by many children who enjoyed races and obstacle courses and the last minute inspired idea to have a water-slide was the firm-favourite. There were hotly-contested boules and tug-of-war matches, both won by the Lower Village ..…come on Upper Village! We need to UP our game!
The Church, Village Hall and Club are all hugely grateful for the turn-out of pockets and made £218, £164 and £280, respectively. Many thanks from them all to those who attended, helped, contributed items and cakes and donated so generously.
Moving on to the evening event, the Masterchef competition had a good response…Congratulations to Steve Randall for his winning organic dairy free chilli-beef lasagne and to Bella Walker who came 2nd with her sardine, anchovy and red onion pizza and Special Achievement award went to George for her spinach and ricotta cannelloni. All the entries provided more than enough food for the evening which was also blessed with the glorious weather to enable everyone to sit outside. The food was delicious and much appreciation to the competitors for their dishes, to the Longs Arms for hosting the evening and to Rob for the task of judging the food!
The band Westward, were excellent, providing an upbeat ambiance and performed a wonderful variety of tunes …. they enjoyed it too, very generously playing for donation only and were happy with their healthy £180 collected, many thanks to all those who contributed.…….. we tapped feet, hummed and chatted our way to the end of a very relaxed and enjoyable Sunday evening.
From Margaret Gill:
Has anyone seen, or taken home by mistake, a stainless steel tray and two small stainless steel cake slices with black plastic handles? I left them at the masterchef competition on Sunday at the Pub.
If you can locate them please leave by back door of No 27 LSW or Text 07851006854