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Somerford Keynes

Sunday 1 July 11am Morning Prayer Sunday 8 July 11am Holy Communion Sunday 15 July 11am Family Service Sunday 5 Aug 11am Morning Prayer For services elsewhere see the Benefice website or the Parish Magazine
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Club Pulse

Are you in school years 6-11? Try Club Pulse fortnightly on Sunday afternoons 4.30 -6pm Did you meet Anton at the Scarecrow Day? He’s your man to see.  

The Bells

There are four bells of which three are mediaeval. Our Millennium Project was to rehang the bells so that they could be properly rung. As the bells are part of a listed building and of such age, they are not allowed to be tuned. Why not?  Nor do they swing over. But ringing them is fun. If you would like to try, contact Lynton Mogridge  
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Page updated 27 June 2018
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Parish News

Parish News, the Benefice news sheet, is published 10 times a year and is available for £5. Contact Muriel Watkins if you would like a new subscription. If you want to put something in the Parish News, please send it before 12th of each month as plain text  to parishnewsthb@googlemail.com The Newsletter is edited by a series of volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, talk to a Churchwarden or email as above.  
Rector: Rev Trevor Kemp The Rectory Coates 770550 Email Associate Priest Rev David Austin The Vicarage Kemble 770654 David is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays for Pastoral Surgery. Please ring for an appointment Churchwardens Vacant

Ride & Stride 2018

The 2018 Ride and Stride will be held on Saturday 8th September. This will be the last year that I will organise the viilage entry. If you would like to organise in the future, please contact me for more information. Peter Watkins

Coffee Mornings

There is a coffee morning in the village hall on the 4th Thursday of most months. Check What’s On page for next date.
Church Cleaning Rota Can you help clean the church? If we have enough helpers, this could only be once a year. Contact Marcia Timbrell 862028 for more information
Harvest
Neil repairs the damaged netting

Jackdaws in the belfry

Bellringers have been finding bits of twig falling on them for some months, and some difficulty in moving the ropes. Jackdaws were the culprits, having squeezed in through slats in the belfry windows to make nests. Many of the twigs looked too difficult to get through, so the birds were very clever. A workparty arrived at 9am on Saturday 7th October, complete with old clothes, baskets and wheelbarrows. The ladder was positioned and Dave Crofts led the way up, followed by Neil Hudson and Peter Watkins. While the other two shovelled twigs away from the bell frame, Peter filled baskets and dropped them to Lynton Mogridge, who did the wheelbarrow run to the compost heap. Neil and David then set about covering the window slats with new chicken wire, where the birds had squeezed in. The pulley guiding the Ellacombe chime to the bell normally used for tolling at funerals has been found to need replacement, which will be done in the spring. If there should be a funeral before that, a different bell will be used.
Our new Church Gates
A Quiz in the village hall on Saturday March 10th raised £400 for church funds. We have had a number of notes of appreciation for an enjoyable evening, even  from those that found some of the questions a bit of a trial. Next Quiz Saturday November 10th!
Messy Church came to Somerford Keynes on Good Friday in All Saints Church Fun, Games, Craft and Worship Tea, Squash, Cake and HCBs
The Annual Parochial Church Meeting was held after the service on Sunday 8th April. One decision was NOT to have a Fête in 2018!! No Churchwardens were appointed.
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