Parish Magazine for September 2006

Pencil sketch by W A Green


We send our congratulations to Zoe and Christopher on the safe arrival of Isobel Olive, born on 22nd July weighing in at 7lbs 3oz. A sister for William and a new grandchild of Topsy and Tony Easteal.

A Village Christmas - Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th November, 11am-5pm

On the afternoon of Tuesday 18th July a very well-supported meeting to discuss ideas and practicalities for the above event took place in the garden of Carpenters House. There was much enthusiasm and many useful suggestions were put forward and we look forward to a busy and enjoyable season of workshops. These will include needlework and preparation for gift items, bunting, cushions etc, making of wreaths, potpourri, bulb bowls and similar. Now is the time when many people will be thinking of making jams, chutneys, pickles etc. Please ask for jars (Mary Hyslop-Winn has these). They need to have a small label sellotaped to the lid with the following information: weight; ingredients; name of maker. We will have uniform labels made for all the jars. Woodwork items are being provided at a rate of knots and very fine they are too. Important Notice — Whatever you do, don’t do your Christmas Shopping before you have been to the Whitton Village Christmas Extravaganza. We guarantee you will not be disappointed. In addition to beautiful handmade local items, we have gathered together many unusual and beautiful gifts from varied and interesting sources. We are absolutely delighted to announce that The Village Christmas Event is to be held at Whitton Paddocks, by kind invitation of Jane Perks.

Thank you Mary for your initiative and enthusiasm.

Church Building

We have made a start on the work which is to be done by members of the congregation as the first part of the church renovation. Gutters have been cleared out and will be painted shortly. The drains around the tower have been cleared of debris and pointing between the channels and the walls of the tower is the next job. The monitoring of the cracks in the west and east ends have re-commenced, we thank Toddy and Edna Harman for their readings. The cracks in the east end continue to open noticeably, but in the west end there is little movement. The PCC have accepted the revised quotation for the removal of the Burne-Jones/William Morris window. We are very grateful for the grant of £1,000. which we have just received towards the necessary work on the window.

At the time of writing the working party is ready to commence the grass cutting in the churchyard, now that the wild flower season is over.

Fund Raising and Social Events

Following the annual cricket match at The Knowle on Bank Holiday Monday, August 28th, the barbeque in the evening will be held at Whitton Farm by kind invitation of Ysy and Alan. A reminder - it is Whitton’s turn to provide the tea and soft drinks. The match commences at 2 pm.

Sunday 8th October

Harvest Festival at 6.30 pm - followed by Harvest Supper

Advance Notice Sunday 19th November

All Age Worship at 10 am

Friday 1st December

Make a note in your diary: Christmas Concert in church at 7.30 pm with the singing group Of One Accord (formerly The Nonettes).

Toddler Group

Eight toddlers from Whitton met for a teddy bears’ picnic in the churchyard on a bright and sunny summer afternoon. Great fun and laughter was had and the children and mothers alike really enjoyed themselves. I wish to thank Michael for his help with organising the picnic and for providing the mums with that very welcome coffee. Watch out for the horse racing event by the toddlers down the churchyard path in the autumn!! — Clare Cavenagh

49 Club

Recent winners were:

  1. July 8th - Julie Jacks
  2. July 15th - Julie Jacks
  3. July 22nd - Christine Bourne
  4. July 29th - Joan and Roger Harris

Thought for the Month (at this time of world conflict)

All leaders and rulers are subject to the ultimate authority and power of God, the living truth.

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