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Somerford Keynes

Saturday 9th Sep 10am-6pm Ride & Stride Sun 10 September 1100 Holy Communion Sun 17 September 1100 Family Service Sun 1 Oct 1100 Morning Prayer Sun 8 Oct Harvest Festival followed by Harvest Supperon the Village Hall For services elsewhere see the Benefice website
The Kings rush to find the holy infant!
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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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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 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 2017

This took place on Saturday 9th September, and indeed, I did meet two people driving cars, who admitted they could no longer walk as far as they wished! So hopefully we will have a good pot of gold this year. When all is collected in, I can share how much you all contributed this year
Coffee Mornings There is a coffee morning in the village hall on the 4th Thursday of most months. Check Activity 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

Whistle for the Somme

Dave Swaffer blew a whistle at 0730ackemma on July 1st 2016 at the Church to commemorate the start of the battle of the Somme on that day in 1916.
Dave Swaffer whistles thrice in remembrance of the Somme
Our usual pattern of services has changed this year. There is unlikely to be a service every week. Check here or the Parish Magazine before venturing forth.
Setting off for Poole Keynes Palm Sunday 2016

St. Georges Day


was held on Sunday 23rd April in the Village Hall. Over 50 people enjoyed a convivial evening with a bring and share supper. The hall was decorated with St George flags, and a table quiz on the subjects of St George, Saints and Georges taxed a few brains. A raffle swelled the coffers further. All proceeds will go towards repairing or replacing the various churchyard gates. A glowing letter of thanks has been received from Graham Shearn, who suggests we repeat the exercise on every 5th Sunday in the month!

Harvest Festival

Time to start thinking about Harvest time. After the service, this year on October 8th, we welcome you to a Harvest Supper in the village hall. Please let Muriel Watkins or Sandy Crofts know you are coming. It will as usual be a bring and share supper,with meat and first glass of wine included at £7, £3.50 for children. See you all there!
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