News from Tingewick

St Mary Magdalene Church - Services for February 2018

Sunday 4th February       10am                              Village Worship   

Sunday 18th February     9.45am for 10am            Sunday@Ten with coffee & croissants

Sunday 25th February     11.15am                          Holy Communion 

                                        6pm                                 Deanery Lent Evensong                                                                                         


Lifts to Services - If you would like a lift to any of these services or to other services in the Benefice PLEASE do not hesitate to ring Anthony or Lois.

Cleaning Rota:    Marion Fenemore and Lorraine Carter                

Flower Rota:       Marion Fenemore

There are snowdrops in the Churchyard.  Do have a look!

Wheelchairs available to borrow  - ring Anthony or Lois


Benefice Christmas Card - A huge thank you to Stuart McMahon (FA Display, Forge Close) for sponsoring our Benefice Christmas Card this year.

If you would like to sponsor our card next Christmas please let me know. Thank you Lois


Church Open Space - Our new open space is looking good! Not finished yet but we are getting there. If you think you would like to use this area for: yoga, pilates, tai chi, flower arranging, dance/art classes, small concerts, music practices, meetings, coffee, soup lunches, exhibitions or anything else, we would be glad to meet you in church to discuss.  Remember we also have a loo and small kitchen. Ring Lois.

Messy Church will restart when this area has been finished and inspected.


PCC Vacancies - At a recent meeting of the PCC, Jean Bone stepped down from the position of Honorary Secretary after ten years. She has been a wonderful secretary and a huge support to the PCC and to Anthony and me as Churchwardens and to Chris Parsons as Treasurer. Thank you so much Jean. 

Anthony is also retiring as Churchwarden – on and off for forty years! He will continue to support me as Churchwarden - I have said that I will continue with the help of a small team of church members to ensure that we keep the church going.

So…if you would like to be Secretary of the PCC which is really minuting the meeting two or three times a year please let me know (you do not need to come to church).

It would be great to have a new churchwarden to work alongside me – let me know.

We also need the following help with:

  • Publicity – social media, advertising in the village etc.
  • Organising the fundraising committee
  • Joining the fundraising committee


9th June - We are grateful to Charles and Sheila Tanner who are organising the Safari Supper this year. Look out for their advertisement.

9th/10th June Clock Exhibition in Church - A very popular event which should attract many horologists from all over the country, but will also be of interest to a much wider circle. Make a note of the dates.

6th - 9th September and 13th - 16th September - Heritage Open Weekends Tingewick Church Open Dates.

Saturday 8th September - Ride and Stride - Walk, ride a bike, horse ride, run, to raise money for our Church. More information at a later date.

10th/11th November - Remembrance Weekend

The Church will join with The Historical Society and the village to commemorate the ending of the First World War.  There will be an exhibition themed as 'Those who returned' and a booklet listing all the returned service men and women, with details about each. There are bound to be some men and women who will actually feature more than others, so any help with information or artefacts e.g. medals would be much appreciated.

Please contact Anthony Houghton Brown in the first instance.

Lois Houghton-Brown

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