#433: a very fitting number for the Euros

Hello again- Bertie here. I have been very alarmed by the amount of food which is being wasted in Germany in the Euros- people breaking spaghetti along with Italian hearts, and pulling apart baguettes and French souls. It is a travesty and a trauma and I am terrified at where it might lead- people rolling my cheese supply down the hill from Church onto the railway line or fracturing my crackers in front of me to make some cheap political point. I have decided that I will sleep in my cheese cellar for the next few weeks, until this sham is over. Which will also save me from watching any more of the TV debates before the election, which is a happy coincidence. The sanctity of my cheese store is absolute. Who would I talk to if I did not have my cheeses? And who would understand me? And who would ensure that my waistcoat was delicately stretched? It does not bear thinking about. Here is the news.

Coming soon

On Saturday it is Churchyard Working Party.  We will need to get the Parish Rooms Garden ready for the Annual BBQ and there is lots else to do.  Do come along, get your exercise and help keep the Churchyard looking good.

There will be refreshments as usual at 11 and 1.  See you then.

This Saturday sees the next concert in the series put on by Chris Cipkin- do come along at 2pm.

Sunday sees services at 8, 9.30, 10 and 11 and then the Parish BBQ at 1pm- email or for more information.

The Parliamentary Hustings are on Wed the 26th of June at 7 for 7.30pm- do come along and do tell your neighbours too.

Other News etc

The Lucky Numbers draw for June took place after the communion service at St Ncholas on Sunday 16th June 2024.

Congratulations to the lucky winners:

£50     No. 14    Rhoda Hart

£25     No. 15    Brian & Jenny Perris

£15     No. 44    Lesley & David Ruddock

£10     No. 42    Lesley & David Ruddock           

 The Lucky Numbers Draw raises funds for repairs and renewals to the church building. Funds remaining after the distribution of the prizes go to the Restoration Fund for this purpose. It is not too late to subscribe for 2024 – a number of vacancies for new joiners have arisen this year! 

One share (number) costs £24 per calendar year;  you can have as many shares as you wish, paying annually or monthly by Standing Order.  For more information, please contact Tony Roberts (979 5351), Liz Gallagher (989 1176) or Mary Cassidy (979 5096) – or talk to Mary at St Paul’s, or Tony or Liz at St Nicholas’.

The final recital in this series of organ concerts will be on Sunday 18 August at 6:15pm.

Following the success of last year’s ‘Songs of Praise’ event, this will be a programme of music ‘by request’ in return for a contribution to the organ restoration fund – suggested donation, £20. If there is a piece of organ music you would like included, please contact Christopher Cipkin to discuss no later than Sunday 7 July. It would also be appreciated if you could share a few words on why you have chosen the piece so that this can be included in the programme, anonymised if preferred.

Please could a note go into PN and Bertie to say that the Wednesday morning prayer group will be at Liz’s (10 Ashton Road) on Wednesday 3rd July as well as the usual last Wednesday (26th June). from Teri.

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