Impressions was Jane Austen's original title for her novel, Pride and Prejudice.
I think most people agree that first impressions are important though they
can be misleading or inaccurate, often resulting in prejudice. However,
when first impressions are good, they colour the way we perceive people
and places in a positive way.
Some years ago, before we moved to Suffolk, we had a caravan on the cliffs
at Dunwich. One day, driving along the road from the A12 to Dunwich via
Westleton, we spotted a table with benches attached - perfect for outside
the caravan. It was for sale at £40.00 and there was an honesty box.
We liked it, thought it good value, and managed to scrape together £40.00,
but we needed to check that it would fit in the Volvo Estate that we were
using. Well, after much twisting and turning, we discovered that the table
was one centimetre too big, whichever way we tried to squeeze it in.
As we were putting it back in position, the owner of the wood yard arrived
in his pick-up truck. We asked if it might be possible for him to deliver
the table to the caravan site for us - we'd be happy to pay. He looked at
us, then at the table, and was quiet for a few moments, then he said: "£25.00
and I'll throw in delivery." I was confused.
"No, no, we're happy with the price. It's just that we couldn't fit
it in the car so we didn't put the money in the box straightaway."
"No," he said, "that's been there a little while so £25.00
Eventually, we knocked him up to £30.00. But you can see how that
encounter, that first impression, coloured our view of Suffolk.
Another story: some friends in Nacton were having a visitor from London.
They had told her which bus to catch and which stop to get off at. She duly
asked the driver, who promised to tell her when they arrived at the stop.
Her friends had told her, roughly, how long it would take, so, when it was
five or six minutes over that time, she was getting anxious and asked the
driver if they were almost there. The driver had forgotten. He was mortified
and duly asked the other passengers how they felt about taking the young
lady back to her stop. They all agreed, the bus was turned around, and she
was taken the mile or so to where she should have been dropped off originally.
Another first impression!
All right, I know it doesn't always work like that and we've probably all
had some experience of less than honest, unhelpful people etc, but in a
cynical, self-motivated world, it's good to remember true stories like this,
and other kindnesses and good manners. Don't you think?
(We are grateful
to Jean Hardman of Willisham for this letter)
CHURCH FLOWER AND CLEANING ROTA
Aug: 1, 8 Christine Jarrold
15, 22 Frances Southgate
29 Sept 5 Judith Newman
Sept 12, 19 Angie Osborn
26 Oct 3 Pat Woolhouse
Cleaning: Aug: Team
B Sept: Team C
Aug: 1 Mrs. Ward
8, 15 Mrs. Munson
22, 29 Mrs. Laflin
Sept: 5, 12 Mrs. Fawcus
19, 26 Mrs. Grimwood
Oct: 3 Mrs. Ward
Cleaning: Aug: Mr.
and Mrs. K. Grimwood
Sept: Mr. and Mrs. Ward
Aug : 1 Mrs. Leita Minns
8, 15 Mrs. Maartje Rondeboom
22, 29 Mrs .Sue Pryke
Sept: 5, 12 Mrs. Anne Chapman
19, 26 Mrs. Silke Pinson-Roxburgh
Oct 3 Mrs. Sheila Pinson-Roxburgh
Cleaning: Aug: Mrs.
Sept: Mrs. S. Pinson-Roxburgh
Aug: 1, 8 Mrs. E. Hodson
15, 22 Mrs. J. Somerville
29, Sept 5 Mrs. T. Southall
Sept: 12, 19 Ms. J. Hardman
26 Mrs. M. Fisher
Somersham Church Notes
There may be changes to the normal pattern of services through August,
so please check at the back of the magazine or contact the churchwarden.
A very big thank
you to all who helped in any way at the Summer Fete and to everyone who
supported the event. The amount raised will be in the next Link.
Folk Evening Friday
22nd October - we are so pleased that our local talented folk singers
are putting on another concert in the church. The church is always packed
at these concerts so do make sure you get your tickets in good time, from
Christine's Haircare, Somersham Garage or Pat Woolhouse.
sheets are on sale for £1, from Christine's Haircare, Somersham
Garage or Pat Woolhouse. You have until the
beginning of September to complete it.
Festival and Bazaar 27/28th November - please contact Christine Jarrold
if you or your organisation would like to get involved in helping with
this. The bazaar will be on the Saturday afternoon and the festival will
be in the church over the whole weekend.
The Prayer Group mentioned by the Vicar last month is to be held
at the Rectory at 7.30pm on September 15th, October 13th, November
17th, and December 15th. Further details available from Revd Bernie
From the Registers:
Poppy Erin George
on 18th July. Daughter of Sarah Jarrold and Stephen George.
Phillippa Payne and
Jo Hakes were confirmed by the Right Reverend Jeremy Walsh in Needham
Market church on 4th July.
May they continue to grow in faith
Maureen Goodess who funeral took place on 9th June followed by interment
in Flowton Churchyard.
Lilian Hnatiw who
died on the 9th June and was buried in Somersham on 17th June.
May they rest in peace
The Police to say
that there is to be a slight change in the faces we see around the area.
PC255 Tina Fairness will still be our Police Officer, but PCSO3090 Matthew
Brown will be keeping an eye on Somersham, Nettlestead, Offton, Willisham
and PCSO3183 Vince Whitrow will be around Bramford, Flowton, and Little
Mary's Church Somersham
Pluck & Squeeze Folk on the Hill
Ted and friends
Friday 22nd October at 7.30pm
in Somersham Church
(including light refreshments)
Christine's Haircare, Somersham Garage or Pat Woolhouse (831080)
10% of profit will go to Woolverstone Wish
Somersham Gardening Club
Monday 9th August
Members visit to CHILLI FARM, MENDLESHAM
BY KIND PERMISSION OF DENISE NUTTALL
COST £4.50 per head Including tour and refreshments
For further information
Contact Pamela Mclennan
Monday 13th September
7.30 pm - CHINESE GARDENS EXPLAINED AND ILLUSTRATED by IAN SEAGER:
In Somersham Village Hall, Members free
Visitors and guests welcome. Entrance £1-00
Raffle. Refreshments available
Children Life Line
The final total for
the Trash, Treasure and Jumble Sale is £1348.07.
Once again Angela and Heather would like to say Thank you to everyone
that helped in any way.
SOMERSHAM PRIMARY SCHOOL
It seems strange to
be writing this piece today in early July, knowing that when you read
it in August the school will be closed for the summer break. I think all
of the staff and pupils feel very ready for the holidays, it's been a
busy year and after receiving our long-anticipated visit from Ofsted last
week we're all about ready to slow down a little! The
inspectors, quite rightly praised us for the many great things that go
on in the school, they thought our field was great and especially liked
our raised beds full of vegetables!
They picked up straight
away on the happy and relaxed atmosphere and commented on the good relationships
between staff, pupils and families. These things are very important to
us, children can't learn unless they're happy and healthy and providing
for this is a big part of our School.
The hardworking FOSS
committee contribute so much to our school, and we'd like to thanks them
for putting on such a fabulous fete this year! We must also thank you
for attending as we raising an amazing £1800 which will make a big
difference to our school in this time of tightening budgets!
I must also thank
everyone for saving various Sainsbury, Tesco, Morrisons, and cereal 'Box
Tops' vouchers for us, we have managed to order all kinds of resources
for the school from these, from wooden spoons, to gardening gloves, tennis
balls to bamboo water-play pipes!
Having another year of good SATs results has put the icing on the cake
of a successful year here.
We are all looking
forward to welcoming our new pupils into the school in September and seeing
the pupils already here continue to go from strength to strength in their
new year groups. In September if you would like to visit us to share some
skills, look around if you're thinking of applying for a place at the
school (either for reception, or a move from elsewhere), or you'd just
like to nose around, do call Mrs Maguire in the office on 1473 831252
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Lynette Allison: Head
Rural Coffee Caravan Information Project
Comes to Somersham
The Coffee Caravan
Will be found at
Wednesday 25th August
2.00 pm -- 4.00 pm
We provide a wealth of information about local and National agencies
We offer an opportunity to chat to neighbours and friendly volunteers
over a cup of tea / coffee and homemade cakes
******** ALL WELCOME ********
Our visit is free but donations are welcome
Supported by Neighbourhood Watch Somersham
Somersham Community Shop
The latest news from the steering group is that progress is being made,
albeit slowly, towards obtaining planning consent.
Good news! We will be receiving funding from the Rural Economy Scheme
and the Economic Development Project . Also we would like to say a big
thank you to a local resident who has very generously donated £100
towards the funding.
Progress is also being made by solicitors who are drawing up a lease on
behalf of the Community Association for the area of land on the playing
field where the shop will be built.
Please contact any of the steering group members who are listed below
if you have any questions or comments regarding this
Gavin and Janet Hodge - 832296
Terry Fordham - 831529 Geoff and Barbara Tottle - 830867
Richard Browne - 831321 Anne Macfadyen - 831288
Stephen Bullard - 831439 Graham Amis - 834094
SOMERSHAM YOUTH FOOTBALL CLUB WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME 3 NEW PLAYERS
FOR THE 2010/11 SEASON AT UNDER 14 LEVEL.
WE ARE A FRIENDLY, COMPETITIVE CLUB WHO OPERATE UNDER THE F.A RESPECT
AND ENCOURAGE LADS TO ENJOY THEIR FOOTBALL AT ALL TIMES.
PLEASE CONTACT MARTIN HISKEY ON 01473 831012 or Mobile 07949088967
FOR MORE DETAILS
Day Trip to Lowestoft Tuesday August 24th
Coach Departs Somersham
At 10.00 am
Welcome With an Adult
Wheelchair Friendly Coach
All enquiries to
Colin Burrows, 6 Brook Way, Somersham
Tel: (01473) 830132
FRENCH CONNECTION - SOMERSHAM/CHALLAIN-LA-POTHERIE
Visit to Challain-la-Potherie 2010
(Apologies that this was omitted from the June Link -Ed)
A large bright and airy coach was waiting for us when 36 local people
of all ages met at Somersham village hall for the start of our 10th anniversary
visit to our link French village in the Loire Valley.
A warm welcome awaited
us as our hosts and friends gathered for our arrival. Big smiles, hugs
and 'bonjour' all round, and refreshing drinks in the village hall before
back to our hosts homes for an evening meal and a chance to practice our
smatterings of French and English on each other. Sign language, dictionaries
and laughter also helped the communications along.
Our hosts had planned
an action filled weekend for us. Saturday morning and afternoon were spent
with host families exploring the region. Then followed a visit to the
village sports centre where Vincent and others had organised hilarious
team games instead of our regular tug-of-war. The evening was a celebration
of our 10th anniversary year in the village hall when more than 100 people
sat down to a traditional French meal of coq-au-vin. Short speeches followed
and two of our young teenagers gave a speech in fluent French, very well
done Melissa and William! Somersham presented Challain with a bench to
mark this auspicious occasion, Kate and Steve sang English folksongs and
got our entire contingent to sing a celebratory song which they had composed.
A slide show of photos taken by Rene-Luc over the last ten years brought
back many happy memories. Dancing to music played by a local Challain
group went on well into the small hours of the next day.
On Sunday two coaches
full of hosts and visitors took us to a beauty spot beside the River Loire,
then on to lunch at a Crêperie. Later at the beautiful Château
de Serrant we were given a guided tour by the English speaking guide,
who we later learned was the owner of the château. Then back to
the village to spend the evening with our hosts.
All too soon the
visit was over and Monday morning had us back in our coach for the return
journey. A brilliant weekend, thanks to all who organised it and to those
who came along and made it all so enjoyable and worthwhile. We look forward
to receiving visitors from our link village here next year. If you would
like to join us on these exchanges please get in touch with:
Gill Fordham: : tel:
831529; David Haughton:tel: 831511;
Janet Hodge: tel: 832296 Pat Woolhouse: tel: 831080
Somersham Parish Council
Wednesday 1st September
Wednesday 6th October 2010
Wednesday 3rd November 2010
All meetings commence at 7.30pm in the Village Hall and the press and
public are welcome to attend.
Speed Sign outside Village Hall
Initial impressions received by the parish council are that this new speed
sign is effective in reducing the speed of vehicles entering Somersham
in a westbound direction. The parish council would welcome any feedback
from parishioners on your views of the effectiveness of this sign, particularly
from those who frequently exit Church Lane and turn right and for which
complaints have been received on the hazards caused by speeding vehicles
from this direction. The parish council has continued to seek speed management
and traffic calming measures at the other end of the village.
It is now looking more hopeful that Somersham will be able to set up a
Community Speedwatch scheme in partnership with some neighbouring parishes.
Discussions are taking place relating to financial implications and funding
possibilities, but in the meantime we are still looking for a few volunteers
who can help with the scheme. Three volunteers are located at agreed sites
and a record is made of speeding vehicles. There is no contact with any
drivers. The objective of the scheme is not to catch as many speeding
drivers as possible but to reduce speed in areas of concern and address
the concerns of local residents about cars speeding through their neighbourhoods.
The 30mph speed limit is there for a purpose and these schemes are proving
to be successful in other parishes by deterring motorists from speeding
through villages. If you are interested in further details please contact
the Clerk who can forward more information.
Vacancy for a
Somersham Parish Council currently has a vacancy for a parish councillor
and has permission to co-opt. Parish council elections take place in May
2011 when all parish councillors are up for re-election. If you would
like to be involved in protecting and enhancing your local community using
the powers of local democracy please apply in writing to the parish clerk.
If you would like to know more about the role of a parish councillor please
contact any of the current parish councillors.
MSDC Skin Piercing
etc Byelaws 2010
MSDC has issued Byelaws which take effect from Monday 2nd August 2010.
The Bylaws cover acupuncture, tattooing, semi-permanent skin colouring,
cosmetic piercing and electrolysis. A copy of the Byelaw will be posted
on the parish council notice board by the end of July.
A reminder that the parish council does not meet in August.
Everyone at Somersham Parish Council wishes you a very happy summer holiday
and hopes the weather stays good.
Janet Clarke Tel. No. 01473 830398
Clerk to the Council
Thank you to everybody
involved with the Flower Festival and Gardens Open Weekend. You are a
At the time of writing I still do not know the final total but it looks
to be near £3000.
As we prepared for
the weekend we heard of the death of former Flowton resident Jack Flowers
on June 14th. His funeral took place in Truro on June 28th. Our thoughts
are with Marjorie at this sad time.
The purchase of the
Flowton Telephone Kiosk has been completed, and it is now owned by Flowton
Parish Meeting. After re-decoration and refurbishment it is hoped to use
the kiosk as a Parish Notice Board, where parishioners can peruse the
notices in the dry!
We hope all parishioners will approve and make good use of it.
Just to let you know that the Village Coffee Drop-in will be open as usual
from 10 am on the first Wednesday of August and September.
Saturday September 25th there will be a harvest workshop for children
Our Harvest Festival
is on September 26th at 4.00pm, followed by the Harvest Tea at 4.45pm
The annual Harvest
Supper will be on Friday October 8th at 7.30pm at Flowton Hall
by kind invitation of Graham and Diana Fawcus.
Carols by Candlelight
on Christmas Eve at 6.30pm
OFFTON CHURCH NEWS
AUGUST / SEPTEMBER 2010
Our annual Fete was
held on Saturday 12 June. We were blessed with beautiful weather, which
made this traditional village event such a pleasure. Many people, too
many to list here, gave their time and energy to organising this event,
and to all of them we say a very special 'thank you'. Of course, we are
no less grateful to the many people in the parish that came and enjoyed
what is accepted as such an important annual occasion in the village's
life, and for spending their money so wisely. Over £1,100 was raised
for the church Fabric Fund to help keep this very special medieval church
in such lovely condition.
As an aide-memoir
for your diary, these events and special services are being planned.
Sunday 12 September
at 5.00 pm - Harvest Festival Service
On a date to be confirmed
- Family Quiz in the village hall
Saturday 9 October
at 7.00 pm - Supper-in-Church. Limited space on a first come basis. Cost
£12.50 each. Contact Mike Bolton on Tel: 01473 658304 for further
information or to reserve a place.
Sunday 14 November
at 6.30 pm - Remembrance Day Service
Sunday 19 December
at 10.00 am Christmas Carol Servic
A very big THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to the success of the
Offton Fete on June 12th, we raised £1100 which was a great total,
and it will help to keep your church in good repair. The people who contibuted
in some way are too numerous to mention individually, but the team effort
is amazing. It never fails to astound me on Fete day, what people can
accomplish when they all pull together in the same direction, all the
different strands of involvement wove into a beautiful and memorable afternoon
The supporters who came to enjoy what was on offer were of course the
yeast in the dough! So thank you to all of them too; it was nice to see
several canine companions enjoying themselves as well, I noticed that
they were particulary partial to the icecreams !
The band who set the traditional scene for us were advertised as 'The
Ipswich Hospital Intermediate Band'; they have changed their name to St.
Peter's Band ( after the church where they practise ) not such a mouthful!
Please put forward any fund raising ideas that you may have, the Fete
does not cover the total upkeep of the church; and now that the church
no longer has an income from the MMM concerts we must find new ways to
supplement income to keep Offton's oldest building open and in good repair
for future generations to enjoy.'
OFFTON & WILLISHAM VILLAGE HALL
We are pleased to report a total of £96.00 raised from our recent
Picture Quiz. Our thanks to Jessica Tappenden for her hard work in compiling
it; and congratulations to the winner Mike Southgate from Somersham.
WILLISHAM CHURCH NOTES
Please note that
there will be no Evening Prayer service on Sunday, 8th August.
Over the past two years, as a result of donations made in memory of loved
ones and grants received from various agencies, we have been able to replace
several items and to improve the fabric of the church. The Rev. Bernard
Rose will dedicate these items at our evening service on Sunday, 12th
September at 3-00 p.m. Those who have made
donations will be invited to the service and we extend a warm welcome
to anyone who would like to join us on this occasion.
Our Harvest Thanksgiving Service will be on Sunday, 10th October at 3-00
Looking even further ahead, our Carol Service will take place on Sunday,
12th December at 3-00 p.m.
At the time of writing,
the fete is yet to happen and a full account will be given in the October
edition of The Link.
Willisham Church will be open on Saturday, 11th September between 9-00
a.m. and 5-00 p.m. for the Suffolk Historic Churches Cycle Ride.
The Bonfire Evening will be held on Friday, 5th November, at Crow Hall
Offton and Willisham New Village Hall
- Status Report July 2010
I am pleased to report
that progress is very good on the new site. The foundations and base slab
are now in position and ready for the building manufacturer to start prefabrication
A difficulty has been identified getting power safely delivered because
of the proximity of the existing high voltage lines. This is being worked
through with EDF and I am hopeful that a solution agreeable to all parties
has been found.
The funding position remains 'difficult'. The delay in completing the
sale on the old hall means we could not start work as soon as we had originally
hoped meaning the original building quotations needed to be revisited
leading to some inevitable increases reflecting those in the raw materials.
Against that, we have received notification in the last month of another
successful grant bid and we still have several applications in for consideration.
The original intention was that the roof of the hall should be terracotta
to match the nearby houses and the barn at Castle Farm. MSDC have refused
permission for this and it will now be mid grey as in the opinion of their
landscaping officer, this merges better into the scenery especially when
viewed from a distance. While this decision can be challenged it would
cause an three month delay in the build.
By the time this update lands on your doormat, we should be seeing real
signs of construction starting. Please come up to take a look but ensure
you observe the warning below. As always, any questions or problems (or
donations!), please contact myself or any committee member.
Robin Derriman 657431 7 Lower Coney Grove.
(Next door to the site)
[New Village Hall]
Residents are reminded that the land is now a 'building site'. No-one
should attempt to cross through the barriers unless escorted by the contractor.
Hard hats and protective clothing will become compulsory. Please stress
to children that building sites may look safe and interesting, but are
very dangerous and full of hidden hazards. We do not want a child to be
hurt while this is being built.
NOTICE OF AGM
Offton and Willisham Village Hall Management Committee
The 2010 Annual General Meeting will be held at 8pm on Thursday 9th September
2010 in the Village Hall.
OFFTON AND WILLISHAM PARISH COUNCIL
Reinforcing its determination
to combat antisocial behaviour, SCC has appointed a special phone number:
08456 034715, under the 'Play Your Part' initiative, for the public to
report such behaviour. More information is available from Alan Keely:
01473 265159 email@example.com
will close the Public Enquiry Desk at Ipswich Town Hall, effectively from
towards the end of 2010 and reduce the number of opening hours at others.
The nearest one is at Stowmarket.
People suffering from
breathlessness can attend six week rehabilitation courses to assist them.
Contact your GP or Practice Nurse. More details on the notice boards.
MSDC have issued byelaws
covering Skin Piercing. They are placed on deposit at MSDC Offices.
The Parish Council
welcomes PC Matt Brown who has been appointed for our villages. He replaces
Sian Uttley who has moved to Elmswell and leaves with our best wishes.
The road closure of
the B1115 in Bildeston High Street, scheduled for July, will now take
place on 22/23 August. See Notice Boards.
Pip Sands: Parish
OFFTON AND WILLISHAM CARPET BOWLS CLUB.
The summer league
fixtures are well under way, with almost half of the matches played. We
started the beginning of May with a home game against Martlesham, we made
a good start with three teams playing well, and the visitors, apart from
one team, found the mats difficult, at the end of an enjoyable evenings
bowling, Offton and Willisham took the match by three games to two, and
with a superior shots total, we won by 8 points to 2.
Our next match was
away at Old Felixstowe, they are a tough team to play against, especially
on their own mats, once again there was some good play by both sides,
one of our teams played really well and managed a win, the final score
being a reverse of the first match, and we lost 2 points to 8.
We finished the month
by entertaining Claydon at home, another team we find hard to beat, but
this time we just managed a win, it was a hard fought match with good
bowling by both teams, and at the end we shared the games two each, but
Offton and Willisham had the greater number of shots by a small margin,
the end result was 6-4 to us.
We began June with
a visit to Tuddenham, another club were we find adjusting to the mats
very difficult , and we normally don't win a game, but one team had a
good night and bowled well, and managed to win their game, we lost the
other three, and went down 2-8.
Our last match in
June was the return game at home to Old Felixstowe, again there was some
good bowling by both teams, and the visitors managed to adapt to our mats,
better than we adapted to theirs, it was a close match, with the visitors
winning two games, the home team won one and one was drawn, O/W were fortunate
to have a greater number of shots, by a small margin, and so the points
were shared 5-5.
The club are looking
forward to the new village hall being completed, and we hope it might
encourage some new members to join. We welcome anyone who would like to
have a go at playing at our club nights on Wednesday and Friday at 7.30pm,
for more information contact Valerie on 01473 657023, or any club member.
SATURDAY 7th AUGUST
11.00am - 4.30pm on Barking Tye
The Fair will be opened by
Mark is the Astronomer on BBC1's 'The One Show'
stands, stalls and activities run by local groups
COME ALONG AND ENJOY A FUN PACKED DAY
Entry to Fair is Free. Car Parking £4 per car.
Proceeds: St. Mary's Church, Barking Chapel, Village Hall, Community
Council and Help for Heroes
SUMMER SENSATION FESTIVAL 13-15 AUGUST 2010
FIREWORKS, MUSIC, BARBECUE & BEER
ST MARY'S CHURCH, MENDLESHAM, SUFFOLK,
LAUNCHES OWN LABEL BEER
The new locally-brewed real ale, Mendlesham's Best - Assumption
Edition 2010, will be unveiled at a special service - a Patronal
Festival Sung Mass
in honour of the Assumption of St Mary, on Friday 13 August at 7.30pm.
This will be followed by a fantastic, FESTIVAL FIREWORKS DISPLAY
set to music. A shared supper, wine and soft drinks, and bottles
of beer will be available to buy..
Admission: FREE - donations for shared supper and fireworks; cash
On Saturday 14 August at 7.30pm, the festival continues with
'MUSIC FOR A SUMMER EVENING' - a concert of lively classical
music for Flute and Harp performed by international professional
musicians, ANNA NOAKES (flute) and GABRIELLA DALL'OLIO (harp). The
new beer and other drinks will be on sale,
Tickets: £12.50, £10.00, £7.50 & £5.00
from the festival box office.
The Festival reaches its exciting finale on Sunday 15 August
with Parish Sung Mass at 9.30 am, followed by an outdoor BEER
FESTIVAL with 4 beers on tap from 12noon-4pm, a BARBECUE, and
at 1.00 pm a concert 'MUSIC OF THE ANDES' in the church by the wonderful
band CUBAN LIFT, American percussion, featuring TONY HINNIGAN, founder-member
of the '80s hit band, Incantation, and other leading musicians.
Concert Tickets: £12.50, £10.00, £7.50 & £5.00
from the festival box office Tel: 01473 890985 or email Sumfestboff@hotmail.co.uk
Somersham Baptist Church
Saturday October 2nd 7.30 - 10.00pm
Celtic Band Lorica are playing at the Village Hall for us, this promises
to be another fine event. Please book with Mark (see contact numbers below).
£2.00 includes Sausage and Chips.
Regular Sunday Morning Programme
(You are welcome to
join us for all or part of the morning).
10.00-10.30 Prayer Meeting
10.45-11.15 Bible Study (Communion 1st Sunday)
Children and Young
(During term time) Wednesday Club: 6.30-7.30pm for primary school children;
14+ Friday's: 8.00-9.30pm Year 9 upwards.
Meetings for Ladies:
Resuming after the summer break
Women's Fellowship 2.30pm Friday 10th Sept
Friends and Neighbours 7.45pm Monday 20th Sept.
Contact Mark or Ed
if you need transport.
Meetings are held at the Baptist Chapel, Chapel Lane,
Somersham IP8 4QE.
Pastor Mark Newcombe, 01473 831940, mobile: 07958 830103,
Elder; Edwin Mayhew 01473 658100
Services during August
and July in our eight linked parishes
Services during August are usually fewer in number - enjoy your holidays
SERVICES in our 8 linked parishes
If you think there
may be a mistake in the rota please contact your Churchwarden.
Please contact a Churchwarden
if you think that there is a mistake in the listing. Thank you.
Services in our eight
August Trinity 8
August Trinity 9
August Trinity 10
August Trinity 11
August Trinity 12
Eucharist for our 8 parishes Taken by Revd. Margaret Wainwright
September Trinity 13
Family communion by extension
September Trinity 14
September Trinity 15
Service + Communion by ext.
September Trinity 16
Festival and Tea