We have a new table tennis club at St Mark’s, starting on Friday evening (September 28), 7-9pm.
The club is open to all ages and abilities and everyone is welcome. If you don’t know how to play or are a bit rusty, we can give you some tips, but if you are a skilled player we’ll be happy to pick up tips from you too!
We also have a small pool table so you can play on that while waiting for a turn at table tennis – or play table tennis while waiting for a game of pool.
After this Friday, it will take place on the first and third Fridays of the month – October 5 and 19, November 2 and 16, December 7 (no meeting on December 21).
The club has been made possible by a donation from the Farnham Institute which paid for the table tennis table and some soft seating for anyone waiting.
For further details of the club call Stella Wiseman on 07854 426297 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Party in the Church (grounds) on August 11 was great fun. There were lots of families there, a barbecue, cakes and mocktails and a super atmosphere. In all we raised about £250 towards the St. George’s heating fund.
Many thanks to all those who helped make it a great success.
On 11th August, from 12.00, St George’s Church, Badshot Lea, join us for a fun afternoon (hopefully in the sun!) BBQ, mocktails, soft drinks, teas, games for everyone, young and old – a bit of music, a chance to relax. (If you’d rather have something a bit stronger to drink then please feel free to bring your own.) Open to all. Tickets £1 from Maxine – 01252 318135 – mainly so we have an idea of numbers. All proceeds to St. George’s heating fund. (If it does rain, we will be literally in the church 😃)
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Come and join us for a really traditional Parish Fete, at St. George’s Church, Badshot Lea on Saturday, 9th June 12 – 3.30ish. There will be a bar and BBQ, delicious cream teas and cakes as well as a Bouncy Castle, stalls with delectable things to buy, games to play and prizes to win. The Grand Raffle tickets will be on sale with a chance to win £100! We will be entertained by the children of Badshot Lea School, the Carillon Singers and the Swiftsure Band. It should be a terrific chance to have fun, meet new people and join in with a true village event.
Connections is a group for over 50s on 5 June from 10:00 to 11:30 just come along to St George’s church and enjoy a cup of coffee, some cake and various activities.
Please join us at the Rectory (25 Upper Hale Road) for a barbeque in the garden on 10th May from 6pm. Bring your own alcoholic drinks and meat. We’ll provide buns, salad and soft drinks. This is followed by a short Communion Service at 7:30pmin the garden for people of all ages.
St . George’s Church, Badshot Lea – Heating Appeal
Our heating broke down at Christmas. We could just replace it, but we are an Eco Church and we want to look to the future – heating that will be environmentally friendly AND make our Church warm and inviting for every one.
So we are holding special events, and here is the first one. Not just for Church goers but for everyone who likes a good hymn – come and enjoy the selected hymns on May 6th at 6:30pm. Let me know if you’d like a voting slip and please share😊
Was there something particularly depressing about January this year? We always hold our parish barn dance on the nearest Friday to Candlemas (2nd Feb.). However, this year we sold far fewer tickets. Instead of 80 – 100 attendees, as was the norm for the previous seven years, we had 30 – 40. I don’t think we publicised any less than normal, so it’s a bit of a mystery.
It’s not the only event I’ve been involved in recently that’s been poorly attended or cancelled through lack of interest. I think there’s a general feeling of depression and uncertainty across the country at the moment, leading to an all-pervading apathy.
Anyway, those who did attend enjoyed themselves and we had some good dancing and an excellent supper (thank you Alison and Matthew).
After deducting all expenses, we contributed £233 to parish funds. Last year we managed £688. Quite a contrast. However, it’s never been about making money, but about having an event to bring the parish together.
My thanks to all who attended and helped. I think it may have run its course at the moment and it’s time to try something else next year.
Come to the annual Parish Barn Dance! It is great fun for all the family. Friday 2nd February 2018, 7:00 – 10:30 pm at St George’s GU9 9LU. Adults £12, under 16s £6, Family ticket (2 adults + children) £30.00. Supper included but bring your own drinks. Tickets available from me 01252 314703 email@example.com or in all the parish churches.