The next Round the Churches walk is at on 26 May starting at 14:30. We will meet in the car park at St Georges and do our usual route – up to St. John’s, then up to St. Marks then back to St. Georges. Remember to wear suitable clothing and shoes.
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.
This year we are combining Valentine’s Day with a celebration of being church on 11th February. There will be balloons and cake, and during the service there will be a bit of fun with a quiz and during the sermon slot we will have a “Ask the Vicar anything you like” opportunity.
We will have envelopes for everyone who comes along to church with information about your church and your parish that you might not know! Lots of opportunities to find out more and ask the questions you always wanted answered! So please come along on 11th February and pick up your envelope.
We would love everyone to get involved – if you would like to decorate the churches or create a quiz about your church or make some cakes or anything else you are very welcome!
Connections is a group for over 50s on 16 January 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.
Come to at St George’s on 20 November between 17:00 and 18:30 to celebrate the switching on of the Christmas Lights. There will be hot dogs, hot chocolate and mulled wine available to buy. The switch on of the lights will be at 6pm and in between there will be music from the Sea Cadets, the School Choir and the Church Choir. We will finish at 6.30pm.