News from Turweston

ST MARY’S CHURCH, TURWESTON - Services for May 2018 

Sunday 6th May 11.15am      Holy Communion & Baptism      Rev'd L Simpson

Sunday 20th May 10am          Coffee and Croissants followed by

                             10.30am      Village Worship                         Margaret Tilley

Plant and Cake Sale, Sunday 20th May - After Village Worship we will be holding a plant and cake sale, with tea and coffee. We would greatly appreciate contributions of (surprisingly) plants and cakes! If you can help with this, please contact Margaret Tilley on 705555. Even if you don't come to Village Worship you will be most welcome at the plant and cake sale which will start at approximately 11am on Main Street by the church gate (weather permitting). 

Ninebarrow Folk Performance, Friday 27th July- We have booked a folk group called Ninebarrow to play in the church on the evening of July 27th. Ninebarrow has won awards and has quite a good following so we hope that tickets, at £10, will sell well. We will be advertising widely and aiming to sell all tickets in advance so please book yours early. This will be another good opportunity to get together and to listen to some good music and storytelling on what will hopefully be a nice summers evening. Pimms and other refreshments will be available (for a donation) before the performance, during the interval and afterwards, so there will be plenty of opportunities to socialise. Further details will be provided in the Link and on flyers to your homes nearer the time.



Hello Again- Having left Turweston just a short time ago we are now on the way back?? HS2 had agreed to take over our house but we had to move out. Now the figure they are offering is nearly £100,000 less than our own professional valuation so we cannot agree. We were sad to be leaving the village but now pleased to be back. We have lived in Turweston for over 40 years and brought up our family there. A good place to end our days!! We can go back to being two of the longest-term residents. So it is 'Hello again'. We should add that St Rumbelows Court is an excellent retirement home. Everything about it is first class and would be difficult to fault.                                                                                     Alice and Bryan Smith             


Younique Make-Up Demonstration 3pm, Saturday 26th May- Ladies please come and join us for a Cream Tea with Prosecco followed by a demonstration of Younique Makeup. The lady with the winning entry ticket will receive a free makeover and there will be the opportunity for everyone to try the products and treat yourself if you wish.

Tickets will be £5 each from Sue on 702214 or Margaret on 705555. Hope to see you all there.

Spring Litter Pick- Thanks to all who helped with the spring litter pick on 7th April and thanks, also, to The Stratton Arms for providing coffee and biscuits afterwards.


Bangers and Mash Evening 6th April- The village hall committee would like to say a big thank you to everyone who came to the Bangers and Mash evening on 6th April. It looked like there wouldn't be many people attending but there ended up being 46 of us. We had a brief annual general meeting, carried out the village draw in which another lucky person found themselves £100 better off and then had a lovely sociable evening. It really was a nice evening and lovely to see so many friends. Thank you to everyone who helped to organise it, and thank you to everyone who supported the event by being there. We raised £269 to be split between the church and village hall. 

Margaret Tilley


Message from Darren and Jo at Rose Cottage - We are sadly moving out of the village this month. We would like to say a huge, huge thank you to everyone that has made our last 2 and a half years here so happy. We have absolutely loved our time here, enjoying all that the village offers and all of the events that are put on by a wonderful team of committed people.

We remember arriving, not so fresh-faced from Birmingham (!) in August 2015. We first made an appearance at the Harvest Supper, after ringing John (fellow Midlander!) late the night before to ask if we could come. Walking into the Village Hall to all of these new, smiley faces with such a warm welcome was amazing. We felt at home straight away. At some point that evening, Jo was asked if she liked singing and the next thing she knew, she'd found herself at Thursday night practice with the wonderful village choir, roped in by Alison, Margaret and Raisa! And very glad of this she was because she loved every minute. Continuing the singing theme - Darren’s rendition of Daydream Believer at the karaoke night will be a highlight moment, well for him, rather than the rest of the village!!

We are really going to miss the village and all of you and we will cherish the memories. Turweston will always have a place in our heart and we'll make sure that we still pop in from time to time! It would be lovely to keep in touch so do drop us an email.

Love and best wishes, Jo and Darren


Brown Bins- Saturday 12th(because Monday 7th is a Bank Holiday) and Monday 21st May

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