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‘Let’s make Emily Rock Again’

That’s the title of St Mark’s entry for the Hale Carnival on Saturday 7th July.  The float will be a replica Emily Organ.

Chrissy has been busy collecting long thin and short fat cardboard tubes from ‘Freelance Fabrics’ and other curtain shops.  Yes, you guessed it: these tubes will be transformed into organ pipes. Some will be vertical, and painted silver, and others will be brightly coloured, and at rakish angles.

Dave Walker is the Master Mind behind this project.  He is constructing the base to support the 5′ high pipes.  Please come to that hub of creativity – the St Mark’s coffee morning each Thursday – if you’re a keen Pipe Painter, and help us make this float as attractive as possible.

The organ look-a-like will be mounted on a trailer, and recorded organ music will, we hope, sound as though it’s issuing from the pipes.  The keys of the instrument, not necessarily black and white, will be mounted on  the long sides of the trailer, so that the cheering crowds can see them.

Details of the time and place of the procession will appear in the July magazine.  Please support this crazy venture.  You never know, we might be in with a chance of winning the ‘Most Original Entry’!

Frances Whewell


Count your Carnival Blessings

This year, for the first time, there will be the opportunity to visit a Prayer Tent at Hale Carnival on the 4th July. The churches in North Farnham – Hale Methodists, Holy Family Catholics, Bethel Baptists, Weybourne Baptists and the Anglicans will be joining together to give carnival-goers this opportunity.

Those attending the Carnival will be able to visit various ‘prayer stations’ where they can leave a prayer request and find some quiet space and time to pray. Outside the tent will be prayer stations for children where they can also offer their hopes and dreams to God.

The Reverend Lesley Crawley said, “I am really excited about the prayer tent – so many people find prayer much easier when they visit prayer stations and do something symbolic such as dropping pebbles in water to let go of burdens or writing prayers for people and putting them on prayer trees. I hope that those who come along to the prayer tent find it a beautiful and peaceful space.”

If you would like to help man the prayer tent or put together the prayer stations then please contact Lesley on 01252 820537 or email revdlesley@gmail.com