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                               Our Benefice Project for 2017


               Starfish Asia - giving hope to the children of Pakistan


This year’s project revisits Starfish Asia, whom we supported in 2011, raising £4,000 (well over our projected target) to equip a school for brick kiln workers.


This time we will be helping to furnish and supply three schools with desks and chairs, providing access to drinking water for all students, and providing uninterrupted power supply to ensure that classes have fans and lights even when the power fails.


Please look out for, and support, the various fund-raising activities in the Benefice.

   You can find out much more information about the charity by looking at:

                                         www.starfishasia.com

          

Dates for your diary:


Every Thursday - Village Cafe

The Village Cafe is open every Thursday morning from 10am until noon in the Village Hall (please see below for details of Mudford Village Hall).  

You can enjoy a great cup of coffee or tea and, perhaps, treat yourself to a toasted teacake or slice of delicious apple cake, and meet your friends.

You will also find the ‘Church Stall’ with a good range of second-hand books and other items.  All proceeds from this stall go towards the upkeep of the church.

Do come along for a happy and sociable morning!


Saturday 1 July - 10.30am - 12 noon - Cafe Cantelo, St. James’ Church


Wednesday 5 July - 7:30pm - the final Study Group meeting before the summer break

                              

Friday 14 July - from 12 noon - Friends of St. Mary ‘Bring and Share Lunch’

                at The New Rectory, Marston Magna, by kind invitation of the Rector

    Please speak to Marguerite Batchelor, the Secretary, on 01935 850812 for more                                                 information

 

Saturday 22 July - 4:00pm - 7:00pm   Summer Barbeque

At Sockhill Farm, Sock Lane, Mudford by kind invitation of Jo and David Dalton-Leggett

                      BBQ Food, Salad and Pud!  Bar, Fun and Games, Raffle      

Tickets £7 (child £3.50)  from the Church, Thursday Cafe, or phone Jo on 427049


                               All proceeds in aid of Starfish Asia


Sunday 30 July - following the Lammas Service at Ashington at 11:00am

            there will be a Barbeque - all welcome! - See ‘Rector’s Ramblings’


                                    Advance Notice!


Wednesday 23 August - 10:00am - 3:00pm  Family Fun Day


           ‘Beside the Seaside……………………. (But in Mudford Village Hall!)’

             Stories - Games - Activities     -     come and join the FUN!

Activities aimed at 7 - 13 year olds, but younger children welcome if accompanied by                                                   an adult

Refreshments provided, but please bring a packed lunch

Booking Essential!      Ring Jo on 07757865575 or call for a form from the Thursday Cafe or Church

          


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                                        Benefice Choir               

  The Benefice Choir goes from strength to strength under the Musical Directorship of   Ken Sherring, and their voices have been much appreciated at various Benefice   Services.

  Meetings are generally on the first Saturday of each month from 10:00am, and weekly   on Saturdays leading up to a service or concert at which the choir is due to sing.    

  No auditions are held, although it is helpful if members can read music, and

  Ken can often supply MIDI files for those who find them helpful.               

  If you would like further information please contact Jane Perrin by email, at:

                                   5churcheschoir@gmail.com

 

           Please contact Jane Perrin for details of future rehearsals


                            Mudford Village Hall

This well appointed Village Hall is available for hire for private functions or for commercial use.

Please contact:

Chairman and Bookings Secretary - Jean Jones - 01935 850770

Vice-Chairman - Philip Muscutt - 01935 850070

Secretary - Fiona Richardson - 01935 479555

Treasurer - Heather Camp - 01935 851690


Hire Charges:

All Day Rate (9am - Midnight)      Local                 £82

                                               Non-local           £153

                                               Commercial        £170

Sessions:

Morning (9am - 1pm)         Local £22; Non-local £44; Commercial £50

Afternoon (2pm - 5.30pm)  as above

Evening (6pm - Midnight)   Local £38; Non-local £65; Commercial £70

For further information please contact any of the above Management Committee

              www.mudfordvillagehall.org.uk

              info@mudfordvillagehall.org.uk  

                          

                            Yeovil Street Pastors

Street Pastors are now out on the streets of Yeovil every Friday and Saturday night from 10pm until about 3.30am to give help and support to any young person who needs it.

Yeovil currently has 50 Street Pastors.  Each team consists of at least 4 members, each of whom will work a minimum of one night a month.

Here is what one of the team says “A shared emotion I have experienced with other Street Pastors is the buzz you get from being out in the night-time economy.  Spiced with the interaction and rapport with both the public and other professionals out at that time of night, by and large I have felt most welcomed.  The positive encouragement and admiration expressed by many underline the need for our presence in Yeovil.  Another dynamic that has astounded me is the synchronisation of our involvement on the streets with the directions brought about by our Prayer Team’s intercessions - this combination awakes the sense that we are a real and active channel for God to make changes in our town.”

For more information see www.yeovil.streetpastors.org.uk

You can support the work through an annual donation.

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