St. Andrew's Church, Collingbourne Ducis & Everleigh
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St Andrew's Church Services for October 2015
|Sunday 4h||8.00am||Holy Communion (BCP)|
|Sunday 11th||11.00am||Harvest Festival|
|Sunday 18th||6.00pm||Sung Evensong (BCP)|
|Sunday 25th||No service at St. Andrew's
Evensong at 6pm at St Mary's C Kingston
October already! Autumn now upon us, cool nights, the clocks change on 25th and dark at 5.20pm by the end of the month and not light again until 6.20 in the morning. "Ah, the nights are drawing in" we hear you say ...... Sometimes we have a little bit of summer mid-month in October (called St. Luke's Little Summer apparently), so fingers crossed! But there are autumn things to look forward to too, so a good opportunity for us to plug Jazz@St.Andrews on 17th (details below) and no doubt the children will have Hallowe'en fun at the end of the month - pumpkins. chestnuts, ducking for apples and all the rest.
September saw St Andrew's get back to near normality and its regular pattern of services - including the baptism of Hester Patterson (Hetty for short) on 13th during our Family Communion. A happy event with the family joining us to welcome her into the church family.
School JAM Club & Open the Book:
At our school, the weekly after School JAM Club (Jesus and Me) will soon be underway with Rev Jo and her band of helpers and regular Open the Book assemblies both starting during the month. Collingbourne Primary School is a church of England School and the sessions reinforce the already close ties between the school community and St Andrew's: if you want to help in this, contact Rev Jo or the churchwardens.
Our Harvest Festival will be on 11th of the month at 11.00am when we celebrate getting the harvest in. After a really wet August when getting the harvest in at all looked increasingly unlikely, the sun came out at the beginning of September (when the schools went back!!) and farmers did indeed get everything safely gathered in - and early indications are it was a good yield. After the service, the Tipple Inn are keeping some tables for us - if you want to join us, speak to anyone on the PCC, Rev Jo or the churchwardens. If you would like to donate something as part of your harvest thanksgiving, we would be grateful if you could give non-perishable items such as packets or tins. We will then parcel these up for the Trussell Trust. Any donations will be gratefully received at St Andrew's Church on the morning of Saturday 10th October from 10.00 - 12.00 noon.
Jazz at St Andrew's Returns:
On Saturday 17th October. Jazz@St.Andrews returns with Sarah Gillespie in quartet at 7.30pm and she brings with her other names well known in the Jazz world - Kit Downes (piano), Ben Beston (double bass) and James Maddren (drums). There will be a bar before things start and during the interval for you to get a glass of wine of soft drink. Details are on the Church's event website - www.standrewsducis.org.uk - and you can get your tickets online there using a card. Tickets will of course also be available from churchwardens or any member of the PCC. Based on previous Jazz events this promises to be a packed and enjoyable evening.
We currently have only two stipendiary priests in the Savernake Team of churches - which means they and the other members of the Team are really stretched covering the eleven parishes plus all the other things they do. Please be patient with them - if you email the churchwardens at firstname.lastname@example.org we may well be able to help with straightforward questions and keep some load off our own Rev Jo.
Lots of events seemed to have happened in history in October! To pick out three of them: The Battle of Hastings in 1066 (14th), Trafalgar Day (21st) and Agincourt (25th).
Forthcoming Events for your Diaries:
|Sunday 11th October||Harvest Festival at 11.00 followed by Lunch
at the Tipple Inn.
|Saturday 17th October|
|Sunday 8th November||Remembrance Service at Ducis at 10.45am|
If you would like to help with any events please contact the Churchwardens, a member of the PCC or email email@example.com
|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.
For any other information please contact us by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
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