I shall shortly be distributing the forms for the St Giles Church 100 Club. The annual subscription is £17, and there are monthly prize draws of £20 and £17. The more subscribers we can get, the more we shall raise for the Church. Thank you.
If you have flowing water through your land please will you make sure it is flowing free of obstructions, to help prevent any flooding on your land or anyone else's.
20 mph is PLENTY. Please keep your speed down through the village. It makes no difference to your arrival time but a huge difference to the safety and vibe of the village.
Many of you have waited for this concert, and I am pleased that Galina and Aleksei will be performing here at Stonevale on the 22nd of January, at 4 pm. This will be a combined voice and piano recital, and seats will go immediately so I would recommend that you reserve your seats very quickly.
For those of you who have not heard about these wonderful performers, just google their names, and you will see how privileged we are to get them here.
Here is a list of future concerts:
22nd Jan: Galina Averina (voice) and Aleksei Demchenko (piano)
26th Feb: Julian Hellaby and Peter Noke (two piano recital)
19th March: Irena Radic (piano) and Jonatan Bougt (guitar)
23rd April: Anna Mullaney (violin) and Lynette Stulting (piano)
14th May: Chamber music recital, tbc.
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January 8th - TEAS in the Reading Room, 2.30-5pm
Family communion service at St Giles, Great Coxwell, 10.30am
January 10th - WI meeting, see below
January 29th at 10.30 - Candlemas. Service in Buscot
For artweek children’s activity:
Ribbons, Bows, Stick on decorations
An unwanted plastic tablecloth
Bright coloured emulsion paint
You may have one or more of these things after Christmas. If you do, please would you put them in the phone box (now the Book Exchange) and we will pick them up.
Thank you very much
Great Coxwell WI would like to invite you to come to our meetings. We are a small friendly group and meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7.30 pm in the Reading Room. We have different speakers every month as well as time for a drink, raffle and chat.
We hope that you will be be able to join us and enjoy the activities we arrange:
10th January 2017:
Women of WW2
The integration of women’s talents to support the war effort
I’ve ‘refreshed' the Book Exchange for the New Year! I’ve removed quite a few of the older books and added another two or three shelves of new ones. And, thanks to Vince and Libby Jerrard, who kindly donated a couple of boxes of Sheila Lee’s books to us, there's some really nice stuff in there. Books do go a little damp in the phone box, but they seem to be surviving OK. However, interested parishioners might like to have an early look and take what they would like sooner rather than later.
I also found a child’s navy blue pullover in the phone box. Made by ‘Carrol’ - looks nice quality. If anyone wants to claim it, give me a call.
Happy New Year! Ian
Facebook has launched a new Parent Portal to help parents keep the children safe online. The Portal gives parents, teachers and guardians the tools they need to ensure the children in their care are safe when using Facebook. The portal can be accessed here.
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