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Presentation to Rachael Harris after 50
years of playing the Church Organ
RACHAEL HARRIS's RETIREMENT
At the Harvest
Festival on Sunday 8th October, Rachel Harris
retired, having played our Sweetland organ for
over 50 years. At the Harvest Lunch which
followed in the Village Hall, she was presented
with a garden seat and matching table together
with other gifts, as a mark of everyone's
gratitude for her dedication and commitment.
She was very appreciative and warmly thanked the
congregation for the generosity of these gifts.
DORSET HISTORIC CHURCHES TRUST
RIDE AND STRIDE
A huge thank you to all those who so very
generously sponsored Peter Williams (riding)
and/or David and Diana Masters (striding). A
cheque was sent to DHCT for an amazing £1,210 –
half of which comes back to our PCC.
CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING –
The Christmas Coffee Morning and Bring and Buy
in aid of our Christmas Charity Giving will be
held in the Village Hall from 10.00 a.m. to 12 noon on
Saturday 11th November – please come, and
bring your friends. Cakes, baking, produce,
preserves, plants, raffle, bric a brac.
Soup Lunches are resumed and the next one will
be on 20th November at 12.30 p.m. in the Village
Hall. Soup, cheese, fruit etc., no booking,
just turn up!
(Please note change of date)
This has been rearranged for Tuesday
21st November at 6.00 p.m. in the Village Hall.
Tuesday 14th November at 5.00 p.m. in
the Village Hall.
There is a short report from our bell ringing
team on the 'Bell Ringers' page on this site.
There is always a collection box in
the Church porch for donations to the Food Bank
in Gillingham which is regularly emptied (there
are some lists inside it indicating what they
are most pleased to receive) and they are always
The marvellous range of
dry goods, which were given by the congregation
and set out on the south altar at our recent
Harvest Fesitival were subsequently taken to the
Gillingham Foodbank. They always weigh these
donations and this time, it came to 37.7 kgs.
They are always appreciative of these gifts and
were so again on this occasion. The need for
this support is becoming all the more relevant
at this season as the weeks go by, as is shown
by reports on the news channels