Somerford Keynes A Parish in the Cotswold Water Park

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Somerford Keynes

13 Aug 11am Holy Communion 20 Aug 11am Family Service 27 Aug 10am Service at Coates 3 Sep 11am Morning Prayer Saturday 9th Sep 10am-6pm Ride & Stride 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

takes place on Saturday 9th September. If you would like to take part, contact Peter Watkins, 861614. If you would like to help visitors at the church, please contact Marcia. We expect visitors from 10am to about 4pm. Run by Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust, this is a great way to support our church and those across the county when they need most help. Half the money raised goes to our church and the rest to the Trust. You can walk, cycle, ride your horse or, new for this year, ride your Car! Do contact Peter if you would like to do any of these things.
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
Setting off for Poole Keynes Palm Sunday 2016

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

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!
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.
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