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Benefact – June -July 2018


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, 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.

Messy Church for the Benefice was held on Saturday 12th May with 5 families attending. We learned about Creating and caring and how we can help to keep our world as it should be. Next Messy Church is booked for Saturday 30th June but theme has not yet been decided. (Please note Messy Church always starts at 10.30 and continues to 12.30.) Lunch this time was Pasta with Cheese Sauce followed by Fruit Salad prepared by the children in Messy Play.

The Thursday Coffee Mornings suffered another hitch in May as unfortunately Margaret had a accident and was unable to host. We hope she has a speedy recovery and wish her well. June will continue with Judi Pridding at Astley Lodge so please come along and join us for friendship as well as Coffee and Cakes (or tea). July will be on 19th and will be in the Church beginning at 10.30 hosted by Margaret Radford, Margaret Palmer and Jan Tonge.

The pattern of services will continue as we have been using during the Interregnum until the end of August to allow Paul to settle in and then this will be reviewed.

Variations to this are 10th June when it will be Paul’s first service and will be United Benefice Holy Communion at Clive at 10.30am; and 17th June when we will have a Family Service at 11.15am together with a Baptism.

Do come and join us on Saturday 9th June at 6.00pm for Paul’s licensing Service with Bishop Michael from Lichfield and give him a welcome.


Helpers are now urgently needed to assist with the Churchyard because for health reasons we are now down to one person. If we are unable to find more helpers, unfortunately the churchyard is likely to go back to nature as it was for a while. If you can please help, if only for one evening or a couple of hours a week during the growing season please contact Jayne or myself as soon as possible. Equipment is provided. Thank you

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