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Hadnall Church Social Report for August/September Newsletter

Pimms and Puds

Our Pimms and Puds held on 29th June was a most successful evening raising £505.50 for church funds. The weather was perfect so people were able to wonder around the garden and really enjoy the Pimms and excellent selection of puds . I would like to thank all who attended, donated puds and spent their money so freely to raise such a wonderful amount! Someone has left a pale blue cardigan at the house so please contact me if it is yours. Judi 210436

Ride and Stride

This annual event is being held on Saturday 8th September 10am to 6pm. Anyone can walk, cycle or whatever mode of travel that takes your fancy, I have a list of churches that are taking part and you need to call into these churches to get your form signed as proof of taking part! Jayne Hill our church warden is gamely entering for Hadnall, and would welcome anyone who would like to join her. If you wish to donate, a form will be in church from 4th August, (church coffee morning) or contact Judi, or pay on line at the following web site:

Scarecrow Weekend

Scarecrows are coming! They will be at Hadnall church during the weekend of 8th and 9th September, 2pm to 5pm both days, on the lawn behind church. The theme is ‘ Anything Goes’ Entries are £2.50 per scarecrow, there will be two age groups, one children up to and including 11 years old and second class anyone 12 years and over. Voting is by the public, entries will be numbered and all visitors will be given voting papers to fill and return, final voting results will be announced just before the close on Sunday. If possible please register your entry before the day, either with Judi Pridding on 210436 or there will be an envelope in the shop for entries. We will be having other stalls and refreshments, and if anybody can make us a cake or traybake we would be very grateful. Even if it is wet we will still be going ahead with the weekend. I will have to go and dust off my PC Plod scarecrow, now we have bought a new helmet for him (the last one got stolen!) I am told his appearance with a speed camera did have a good effect on speeding in the village! So please enter and make this a FUN weekend for the entire village.

We had hoped to put on a Musical Evening during October but this will now be next year, and finally the Saturday Coffee morning arranged for 1st December with Clive Handbells in attendance will now be on 8th December as there is a wedding in our church the same time!





Church Social News June/July

The last two months have been a little quieter on our social scene, besides our regular Saturday morning Coffee Mornings which seem to be going from strength to strength!

Sunday,  June 10th, the church will  run a tombola stall for the village fete, if anyone has any item they could donate, packets of food or tinned food we would be very grateful. All fund raised on the stall go to the village hall.

Our next fund raiser is a Pimms and Puds Evening on Friday, 29th June 7-9pm at Astley Lodge, Shrewsbury Road, Hadnall. Tickets are £7.50 each and available from committee members or ring Judi on 210436. There will be a delicious selection of puds available together with Pimms or soft drinks.  We will be having a raffle and a Wine or Water stall, so if anyone could give us a bottle of anything to wrap up for the stall I would be very grateful.

We start the Autumn with our Scarecrow weekend on 8/9th September on the lawn by the church. The theme this year is ‘Anything Goes‘ so get your thinking caps on; there will be two sections, children and adults. There will be a small entry fee, and during the weekend we will be having refreshments and stalls at the church.

One the same Saturday (8th) will be the annual Shropshire Historic Churches Ride and Stride, where valiant people either walk or cycle around as many churches in the area as they can during the day and get sponsored for it.  Details are in church or again, as for any of our fund raisers, please contact Judi Pridding on 210436.

Going back to our Bingo session before Easter that was again enjoyed by all and raised over £168 for Church funds. Smarties Tubes were once more given out around Lent time, and will be collected at Harvest time. Lets see if we can beat last years total.


Church Social News April/May

Thanks are extended to Lesley for hosting Pancake night at her home, she must have made 200 pancakes some with savoury filling some with sweet fillings and all equally delicious! Donations amounted to £50 which was a real bonus.

A ‘super’ thanks to all who attended our recent Souper Soups and Savouries evening, there was a real buzz about the evening and we raised £330 for church funds.

By the time this is printed we will have held our Easter Bingo and hopefully it will have been as successful as the previous ones.

On Sunday 1st April we are holding a Quiz night by kind invitation of The New Inn, starting at 8.00pm, up to teams of four, £5 a team, entries on the night.

The next Saturday Coffee Morning will be 7th April, 10.30 am – 12 noon. These mornings are becoming more popular with the March one having the largest attendance yet. ( besides December when we also have Hand Bell Ringers). The following one are on 5th May and 2nd of June. Everyone is most welcome there is no charge but a donation will be appreciated.

Our AGM will be held in church on Wednesday, 11th April at 7pm. All very welcome.

Looking further ahead, we will be holding our Pimms and Puds on Friday 29th of June and it is time to start thinking about a Scarecrow entry for the Scarecrow Weekend on 8/9th September, theme is ‘Anything Goes’

Social Scene.
The Christmas Bingo was again very successful with around 50 people attending, mainly being young families who are always very welcome, all the prizes were chocolate and around £126 was raised. The next one is at Easter, on Saturday, 24th March, eyes down at 6pm.

Christmas just seems a blur in the back of the mind now doesn’t it? We now have to get active with our 2018 programme. The first Saturday Coffee Morning went very well, we are now asking for a donation to come in rather than charge as we can Gift Aid donations, and this makes quite a difference to our income and with having to pay the excess on two insurance claims we will need every penny that we can raise!

The next Coffee morning is on 3rd February in church from 10.30am to midday. All are very welcome, as the saying goes ‘ you are not a stranger, only a friend we are waiting to meet’, March is on the 3rd and April the 7th.
Tuesday, 13th February is Pancake Day, and Lesley Walton has kindly invited anyone who likes pancakes to join her from 6pm, at her home 3, Pool Road.

On Friday, 23rd February we are holding a Souper Soups and Savouries Evening at Astley Lodge, Shrewsbury Road, 7pm to 9pm, tickets will be £7.50 each and are available from Judi on 210436 or Wendy 210491. You will be able to sample various flavours of soups some you will know some you may not! There will also be a raffle and bottle stall.

Sunday, April 8th sees the return of our Pet Service in church, more details nearer the time, but all pets are welcome real or otherwise. I will be bringing our wooden life sized sheep! Till the next cup of coffee!

Judi Pridding



Proposed Fund Raising and Social Timetable for 2017/18

First of all please note that from January 2018 the Saturday Coffee Mornings will no longer be charged at £1.00 but donations will be gratefully received.  We can then claim Gift Aid on any donations that are received.

18th October 2017           Bingo                            Hadnall Village Hall – 5.30 doors open – 6.00pm start.  Tickets for games      25p each

2nd December 2017        Handbells                    During Coffee Morning in Church – 10.30 – 12.00 (£2.00 for coffee that morning)

13th February 2018         Pancakes                      3 Pool Road with Lesley   –  6.00 pm  No charge but donations gratefully accepted.

23rd February 2018        Soups and savouries  Astley Lodge with Judi and Eric – 7.00 – 9.00 pm Price TBA

24th March 2018             Easter Bingo                Hadnall Village Hall (Times and cost as per November)

8th April 2018                  Pet Service                   At Family Service in Church – TBC

29th June 2018                Pimms and Puds        Astley Lodge with Judi and Eric  – 7.00 – 9.00 pm  Price TBA

8th & 9th Sept 18             Scarecrow Weekend   Church grounds (No theme – Anything Goes) 

? October 2018                 Ukelele Concert           In Church ( To be confirmed)

24th Dec 2018                  Christmas Bingo          Hadnall Village Hall (Times and cost as per Nov/March)

Those marked TBC are proposals and have to be booked and confirmed so look out for further details.


Unfortunately due to lack of participants, Hadnall’s Got Talent has been cancelled for this year and instead we will have a Bingo Session for families on Saturday Evening 18th November in the Village hall. Look out for details and tickets. Everyone really enjoyed themselves at Easter so come and join us again.


A pleasant time was had by all who attended the recent Pimms and Puds Evening, plenty of Pimms and delicious puds help us raise £286 for church funds. Our grateful thanks to all who attended and helped make it such a pleasant event.

Ride and Stride One final plea for anyone who would like to help us out on 9th September, either cycling, walking running, etc around the local churches! We will have a list of the churches that will be open, ( they sign your card to say that you have called in) between 10am and 6pm,and we will be setting up a Just Giving site so people can sponsor on line which is much easier. Half the raised money comes to our church and half to Shropshire Historic Church Trust which uses it as grants for church repairs etc. More details from Judi Pridding 210436.

Harvest Festival on 1st October. This year we would like to try and return to the more traditional Harvest and would like any donations of fresh fruit and vegetables (tins and packets are still very welcome as well) and afterwards we shall be taking it to the Food Bank in Shrewsbury. The service will be followed by soup and cakes in the village hall and everyone is welcome to join us.

Hadnall’s Got Talent This is on 14th October in the Village Hall and obviously it cannot happen without you entering!. Leaflets will be delivered shortly with a tear off slip for you to fill in and return either to me, Judi Pridding or the Village Shop.   You all have a talent and we should love to see it, singing, dancing, musical, even reading a poem or story it all adds to a good evening.

Saturday Coffee Mornings. Our Saturday coffee mornings are going from strength to strength! It is lovely to see so many people popping in for coffee, cake and a chat all for just £1.
They are held on the first Saturday of every month 10.30 till 12noon.Please note that the August Coffee Morning in church is on Saturday 12th August and not the 5th, due to a wedding

Just a sample of the puds and Pimms that were provided.



Pimms and Puds Evening

We shall be holding a Pimms and Puds Evening at Astley Lodge, Shrewsbury Road, Hadnall on Friday 14th July 7pm to 10pm. Tickets will cost £7.50 each and there will be various stalls and raffle. All are very welcome to this fund raising evening and tickets are available from Judi Pridding on 210436 and Wendy Harris on 210491.

Ride and Stride

This annual event is taking place on Saturday 9th September. Anyone can enter and your support would be appreciated, you can walk, cycle, etc, the idea is to visit as many churches that you can between 10am and 6pm, a list will be available beforehand to help you plan your route and also details if the church has any facilities i.e. refreshments and toilets, you need a signature from each church to confirm you have been there. Money is raised by sponsorship, half of which goes to our church and half to the Shropshire Historic Churches Trust and is used as grants to various churches in the county. We, at Hadnall, are in the process of applying for two grants for various works to the church. Nearer the time we shall be setting up a Just Giving page on the website which makes finding sponsors much easier. More details nearer the time; For any more information please contact Judi Pridding on 210436.

Hadnall’s Got Talent

Just a reminder this event is on Saturday 14th October in the village hall, but if anyone is interested in ‘having a go’ we would be delighted to hear from you, it only needs to be a few minutes long, a song, a poem, a dance a musical instrument , anything that will entertain.   Any age can enter, there are no, prizes just the fun of having a good time, again please let Judi m know, 210436.

Easter Bingo

We had a lovely time with the Easter Bingo that was attended by young and old and in between. It was very different but fun and raised over £200 for church funds.

Ukulele Concert

Well what a very pleasant evening it was.  The Ukulele Concert was attended by about 60 including the helpers and we were all entertained with songs old and new, even one of George Formby’s songs.  Folks joined in singing along where they remembered the words and a good time was had by all.  In the interval we were served with the usual array of home made cakes and other refreshments.  The raffle was also drawn in the interval with lots of lovely prizes.  Overall the evening made in excess of £400.  so another successful event.  Thank you ladies.


Look out for the list of events planned for the rest of the year coming soon.


Our next concert event will be held on Saturday 18th February at 19.00.  This will be a concert by the Ukulele Band.  Something a little bit different.  The Concert will begin at 7.00 pm and will be held in the Church.

Tickets are on sale at £5.00 which includes light refreshments.  There will be a raffle during the evening.

There will also be a Bucket Collection on behalf of Alzheimer’s Society.  Do come and join us.


Other planned events will be notified shortly as we have a very mixed bag this year, Something for everyone.  Watch this space.


On Friday 18th November we had a very pleasant evening of Pate and Punch plus other refreshments and raised a total of £336.15.  It was held at the home of Judi and Eric Pridding with help from PCC.  Thank you to everyone who helped and attended.

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