News reports,activities and updates relevant to local churches.
News reports,activities and updates relevant to local churches.
With the frame of the new Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Centre now erected, and the roof going on soon, it will shortly be time to start building the walls. So we are holding a brick-laying ceremony on the site at 2.00pm on Friday March 3rd to mark the start of the construction – everyone is welcome to join us! Continue reading
The Peldon Village Hall Management Committee invite all to a coffee morning this Saturday 11th February. Taking place at St Mary’s Church between 10am – 12 noon cakes and refreshments will be on offer. Builders have made progress on the hall with the foundation and floor now complete. The site visit will allow you to walk through the site with the rooms marked out so you can get an idea of the layout.
No charge will be made although any donations would be welcome, since although the build is fully funded, money is still needed for fitting out of the hall.
For more information please contact either:
Lots of Traditional Village Fun, the Peldon Village Fete is being held by the Friends of St Mary’s and promises lots of activities for the children in particular. Taking place at the Peldon Village Hall, Church Road, CO5 7PT, on 11th June between 12-4pm, the fete will offer:
Entrance is just £2 for adults, 50p for children. See you there!
In the entrance porch of St. Stephen’s Church, Gt Wigborough, we now have a Prayer tree. If you have a prayer request for yourself, or someone else, you are invited to hang a leaf upon our prayer tree with your request and we will include it in our prayers on a Sunday morning. You will find the leaves and pens in the porch. Your request need not be named; we can still pray for you.
Another new event is the Café service which we are starting on 28th February! This will be relevant for all ages, with particular activities for children.
The services planned for the next few weeks are…
The next Messy Church will take place at 2.30pm on Saturday April 2nd at St Stephens church, Great Wigborough. This is the weekend after Easter, so hopefully lots of families will be able to come! We are planning this event together with Peldon, and will be holding the following Messy Church in Peldon at Harvest time.
Plans for the Zeppelin Commemoration event around Copt Hall, Little Wigborough, on September 24 and 25 are progressing, with the National Trust keen to be involved. Contacts from the WW1 Aerodrome at Stow Maries are also helping us. Please let us know if you would like to volunteer and be involved in any way!
With best wishes,
Anne and Peter
Tel.: 01206 383843
July 4th this year saw the Wiggies going Yankee and Peldon indulging in the sense of summer arriving. They reported as follows:
What a wonderful afternoon was had by all with St Stephens decked out in American flags and bunting, a packed house sat down to be entertained by the talented LMT Singing School dressed in vintage costumes, hair styles and make-up celebrating the great American song book.
A delicious buffet ran throughout the afternoon with traditional American food and, while the singers had a chance to eat, the Ladies Barbershop Quartet “Velvet Rose” took over.
People overflowed outside enjoying the hot weather where a Craft and Cake stall was busy, raffle tickets were being sold and children were playing games.
The GW Events Committee would like to give special thanks to the singers who made our afternoon, all the people who cooked and served the delicious food, cleaned and helped putting up tables and the inevitable clearing up. Together they made it a very successful event.
GW Events Committee
On 4th July the Peldon Village Hall Management Committee ran yet another very successful and enjoyable evening with the Crissy Lee All Star band in the garden of Brick House Farm. We managed to raise nearly £7,000 with tremendous support from over 260 people.
We started the glorious evening with a young steel band which got the evening off to a great start as the sound of steel drums rang out gently across the garden. This was followed by wonderful music from Crissy’s band with two great and renowned singers, Liz Oki and Victor Bynoe complementing each other perfectly, an excellent backing group and Crissy playing unbelievably. She also did an amazing drum solo with the help of one of her young music pupils which aised a further £250 for Cancer Research UK.
Everyone had a great two course supper, and the licenced pay bar also added greatly to the fund, with the Pimms in great demand. This was followed by a successful raffle and an entertaining auction where some unusual and once in a lifetime items were sold.
Thanks to Robert & Liz Davidson, the Peldon Village Hall and Cancer Research UK will benefit from this great evening of music.
The event takes place at Brickhouse Farm, Lower Road, Peldon with the gates opening at 5:30pm. Tickets are £20 including supper. There will also be a Grand Auction & Licensed Bar. Parking is free.
Tickets to be booked in advance from Bob Holmes on 01206 735510.
Starting at 12:30pm at St Stephens Church, Great Wigborough, this afternoon event promises to be a fun family event with food, drink & entertainment from a Barnershop Quartet. Early booking is recommended as space is limited, contact Ann Coates by phone, 735340 or email firstname.lastname@example.org – tickets are £8 adults or £15 for families.
This event is being organised jointly by members of the church council and others from the village. We are very sad that the Friends of the Wigboroughs has had to close through lack of a Chairperson, but hope that village events can still be enjoyed and funds raised for both the fabric and running costs of the churches.
With no-one willing to stand as Chairman for the Friends of the Wigboroughs it was reluctantly decided at its AGM on 23rd April 2015 that the charity will be closed down.
The Friends of the Wigboroughs (FOTW) is a registered charity (established in 2005) and was created with the aim of raising funds solely for the maintenance and repair of the medieval parish churches of Great and Little Wigborough. Until such time as the closure is complete, FOTW has its own website here.
Being organized by the Friends of St Mary’s, Peldon, this will be a truly Scottish night with Scottish dancing and haggis & neaps for supper (alternatives available)! So get out your tartans and dancing slippers this 7th February for a really enjoyable evening! Everyone is welcome.
Tickets £10.00 Adults and £6.00 under 12’s are available from Sally Abbott on 01206 735931 or by email email@example.com. Please state if Haggis, Chicken or Veggie option is required. Bring your own wine and glasses.
You are invited to a New Years Eve village party at Peldon Village Hall, starting at 8pm on 31st December 2014 and going on until late.
Host and DJ, MamboMark, will be playing classic, current and traditional dance tunes for all generations. Celebrate the New Year in a traditional style including a free glass of bubbly at midnight.
Fancy Dress theme “Twins and Triplets” (optional)
Light bites including home made canapés and nibbles will be served during the evening
Tickets £15 adults, £5 children (5-16 yrs) in advance from Bob Holmes on 01206 735510 or Jayne Walker on 01206 735418