St. Andrew's Church, Collingbourne Ducis & Everleigh
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St Andrew's Church Services for August 2015
|Sunday 2nd||8.00am||Holy Communion (BCP)|
|Sunday 9th||11.00am||Family Communion with Archdeacon Ruth Worsley|
|Sunday 16th||6.00pm||Sung Evensong (BCP)|
|Sunday 23rd||No service
Evensong at 6pm at St Mary's C Kingston
Team Service at St Michael & All Angels Church, Shalbourne
No sooner had our election as the new churchwardens been officially licensed, than we had our first wedding to prepare the church for. Gary Turner and Kelly-Ann Hatfield were married on Saturday 16th May. It’s definitely a real perk of the job to be able to attend such a happy event, even if ‘on the side-lines’. It was a wonderful sight to see the bride and groom travelling off down the road in their horse and carriage, after the service.
Since then, banns for the marriages of three more couples with a link to the parishes of Everleigh and Collingbourne Ducis have been read. Love is definitely in the air! On Saturday 8th August, the wedding of one of these couples, Gemma Knight and Richard Kimber, will take place in St. Andrew’s church.
Sunday 14th June saw the baptisms of Lewis and Lexi Davenport and of Eleanor Mosely. It is always great to welcome young children and babies into our Christian family, watched by their friends and families.
Sadly we have laid to rest young Ellie Davidson who lost her battle with cancer but were able to celebrate her short life with pink and butterflies being predominant at her funeral. Our thought and prayers are with her family.
We have also said goodbye to Rev Peter Amor who died recently and our thoughts go out to Odette and the family.
Congratulations to our vicar Jo Reid on her graduation! Well done Jo.
St Andrew's Church Fete 18th July in the Vicarage Garden.
A big THANK YOU to everyone who donated items, helped to prepare and attend on fete day. A special thanks to The Tipple Inn, Gastro Nick's and everyone who provided prizes for our nouvel Gourmet Raffle. Also our thanks to Rev Jo Reid and China for the use of their garden.
The pictures give a flavour of our enjoyable day.
We raised an amazing £1,213 for church funds - THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH.
The afternoon was splendid with superb weather, great stalls and an amazing magician who had the children spell bound and in fact would not let him go -they wanted more!! I am still trying to fold a piece of paper and then unfold it into a £20 note but without success!!
School Leavers Service
Tuesday 21st July is the last day of the Summer Term for Collingbourne C of E Primary School. They will be holding their leaver’s service in Church at 2.30pm. Everyone is welcome to wish our school leavers every success in the their future.
It was hinted at in the last edition of the Courier, that one of the three stipendiary clergy in the Savernake team is moving on. We can now confirm that the Revd. Daile Wiltshire has been appointed to the post of team rector for the parishes Saltford with Corston and Newton St Loe, which are near Bath. Her final service for the Savernake team will be at All Saints Church in Burbage on Sunday 28th June at 11.00am. Many of you will remember that Revd. Daile took a number of services in our parish, after the Revd. Mary Edwards retired and before Revd. Jo Reid was appointed. We are sure you will join us in wishing Daile good luck in her new post. It will be a while before a new vicar is appointed to take Daile’s place. In the meantime, our team rector the Revd. Michael McHugh and Revd. Jo will take some services in the Burbage patch. This will mean that they will be working harder than ever but we will do our best to support them in whatever way we can.
At our 11.00am Family Service, on Sunday 9th August, we are looking forward to welcoming the Venerable Ruth Worsley, the county’s first female Archdeacon of Wiltshire. We are delighted that she is coming to lead this service for us. Please feel free to join us at this or any other of our regular services, you are assured of a warm welcome- we are a very friendly bunch of people and you are welcome to stay for a chat and refreshments afterwards.
August this year has a fifth Sunday. When this happens we have a Team Service. Therefore, on Sunday 30th August we will be having a service at St. Michael & All Angels Church in Shalbourne. Following the service we will be having a picnic. So if you want a different day out in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside, do join us. (Remember your picnic!)
Jazz at St Andrew's Returns
A reminder that on 17th October, Jazz@St.Andrews returns with the Sarah Gillespie trio (or will it be a quartet?) Details, as we get them, will be in the Courier as well as on the Church’s events website- www.standrewsducis.org.uk. Tickets are starting to sell – so if you want to buy yours in advance, you can do so online, using a card, or ask either of the Churchwardens or any member of the PCC.
Andover Food Bank
We have had a request from Andover Food Bank for : sugar 500g, long life milk 500ml, long life fruit juice 1lt. (urgently needed), biscuits, rice, tinned rice pudding – (very urgently needed), tinned fruit. If you would like to give any donations to this very worthwhile cause, there is a large plastic crate where you can leave them, in the porch of St. Andrew’s Church. This crate is emptied on a regular basis.
Finally, some more notable anniversaries to remember in July and August taken from our Churchwarden diaries! Thomas Beckett, Archbishop of Canterbury, martyred 1170; the ‘dog days’ of summer, when Sirius the dog star rises at approximately the same time as the sun are from 3rd July until 23rd August, are regarded as the sultriest of the year;15th July is St. Swithun’s Day, so let’s hope it’s a fine day as tradition says that: If St. Swithun’s Day thou be fair, for 40 days it will rain nae mair. St Swithun’s Day it thou dost rain, for 40 days it will remain. Sea Sunday; the Duchess of Cornwall’s birthday; Lammas Day (feast of the first fruits); The Transfiguration of Our Lord; Hiroshima Day (1945). And by the end of August, let’s hope that much of the harvest has been safely gathered in!
Forthcoming Events for your Diaries
|Saturday 18th July||Church Fete in Ducis Vicarage Garden 2-5pm|
|Saturday 17th October|
If you would like to help with any of these events please contact the Churchwardens, a member of the PCC or email firstname.lastname@example.org
|The Collingbournes & Everleigh Society of Ringers|
band practice every Monday 7.30
- 9 pm,
For further details contact Mike Holt, Tower Captain, on 850621.
The Parochial Church Council would always welcome you should you wish to read a lesson at one of our services.
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