Somerford Keynes A Parish in the Cotswold Water Park

Church Activities in

Somerford Keynes

Sunday 15 December  4pm Carol Service Monday 23 Dec 6.30pm Carol singing - see left Christmas Eve 3pm Crib service- bring the children to dress up. No experience needed. Christmas Eve 11pm Midnight Communion Christmas Day 10.30 Family Service Sunday 29th Dec 11am Benefice carol service at All Saints Shorncote For services elsewhere see the Benefice website or the Parish Magazine
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Youth Activities

Are you in school years 6-11? Info from Ben Fudge 0785880 6913 or  

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 10 December 2019
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Parish News

Parish News, the Benefice news sheet, is published 10 times a year and is available for £5. Subscriptions are due in January. Please drop the money into your deliverer. If you want to write 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 Suzanne Lock David Crofts

Ride & Stride-

Volunteer wanted

Unfortunately no one came forward to organise or cycle. If you would like to organise this event next year, please contact Peter Watkins for details.

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
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.
Our new Church Gates

Annual Parochial

Council Meeting

The Annual Parochial Council Meeting was held after the service on 7th April. New Churchwardens were  appointed. See panel on right.

Harvest Festival

This year’s service was

held on Sunday 20th

October, followed by

Harvest Supper in the

Village Hall. A good

attendance ensured a

successful evening

Somerford Keynes Christmas Fair

This year’s Christmas Fair was held in the Village Hall on Saturday 23rd November.
Carol Singing in Somerford Keynes  This will take place on Monday 23rd December and will as  usual be in aid of Winston’s Wish, the local charity which  gives support to bereaved children and their  families.  Please meet at the Village Hall at 6.30pm and bring a torch or lantern if you can.  We need both singers and collectors – so do still come along if you’re tone deaf!
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