News from Tingewick

ST MARY MAGDALENE CHURCH

SERVICES FOR DECEMBER

Sunday 15th         4pm            Christmas Carols in Church followed by Mulled Wine and Mince Pies.  

Thursday 19th        7pm            The Benefice Choir Carol Concert will be held in Shalstone Church A lovely evening

                                                  followed by refreshments.

Sunday 22nd         11.15am      Holy Communion                     Rev. Maurice Stanton-Saringer

Tuesday 24th(Christmas Eve)    pm    Crib Service in which the children are given a figure to bring to the crib during     the service. If children would like to dress as Mary, Joseph, Kings or Shepherds that would be great!

                                      11.30          Christmas Eve Holy Communion.

                                                        Rev. Valerie Plumb, Area Dean for Rural Mission & Dev’t

Flower Rota:       Lorraine

DECORATING FOR CHRISTMAS Friday 13th December 10.30am Mulled wine and mince pies to help us!

Cleaning Rota:    Lois and Helena

SERVICES FOR JANUARY

Sunday 19th          9.45 for 10am Sunday@10                         Lay-led

Sunday 26th          11.15am    Holy Communion                       The Rev. Bob Willmott

Flower Rota:       Trisha

Cleaning Rota:   AFTER CHRISTMAS CLEAR UP Monday 6th January 10.30am with refreshments!

Please join us for our services – we gather for comfort, companionship, support, to sing hymns, to think about the world, our village, our families and all who need our prayers.  You may have times when you need that support – we are there any time you need us.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE A LIFT TO ANY OF THESE SERVICES PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO RING Anthony or Lois: 848658   

ALSO, YOU WOULD BE VERY WELCOME AT OTHER SERVICES IN THE BENEFICE. 

If you love music and singing, the Benefice Service with the choir, once a month, is a lovely service to come to. Do join us if you can. New Members always welcome – NO AUDITION!

REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE - The sun shone for us after a very wet Saturday!  Thank you to The Rev Ron Bundock for taking our services both at the War Memorial and in Church.  Particular thanks to Dave Lloyd and his family for their help. 

OUR SEARCH FOR A NEW RECTOR - On Monday 18th November we will have had a meeting with Churchwardens and the Archdeacon Guy Elsmore to go through and hopefully approve the Benefice Profile which we have put together. This document will be then be put online. Applicants will be able to read about our Churches, our villages, the surrounding areas, and all that it has to offer, and then to decide whether they can successfully provide for all our needs.  We hope and pray that somebody will come to us, who with our help will do just that.

TINGEWICK CIVIL CHARITIES - Tingewick Civil Charities is a small, local charity that is available to help Tingewick residents in their times of need.  It was created in 1979 through the amalgamation of three existing, small charities; the Charity of Elizabeth North, the Charity of Charles Longland and Poor’s Allotment.

As well as providing financial assistance through one of our annual awards, we are able to make one-off emergency payments.

As you would expect, all applications are treated with strict confidence.  The Trustees, who are listed below, invite written applications for their consideration from or on behalf of any Tingewick resident in time of need.  All you have to do is to contact one of the Trustees giving your reasons in writing why they should consider the application.

The Trustees will be meeting in December. Written applications should be sent to one of the current Trustees:

David Partridge, Primrose Cottage, Main Street

Sandra Getman, The Royal Oak, Main Street

Anthony Houghton Brown, 7 Gorrell Close

Julie Hutton, 3 Stockleys Lane

FRANCIS EDMONDS - Francis Edmonds was a 18thcentury clergyman in Tingewick who left some land, the rent from which provided for relief of poverty for schoolchildren, for instance shoes, clothing, books etc.

At present a small grant is made annually to Roundwood School to enable them to take children on outings who would not normally be able to afford it. Individual requests will always be considered, in writing please to Anthony and Lois Houghton Brown. 

SAD NEWS- We are very sad to tell you that Martin Holmes, husband of Rita, died in November. His funeral service will be in Tingewick on Friday 6th December at 11am. Our thoughts and prayers are with Rita and her family.

Lois Houghton-Brown