Swans W.I. November 2021 meeting report; date of next meeting 2 Dec 21
Valley Art; details
The Reverend Jonathan Plows
St Andrews Church - Update.
Thank you to everyone who has completed the recent survey about our community Church. We have had 44 responses, with lots of great ideas. Of the people that responded, 77% regard our Church as an important part of the character of the village. 48% said it holds special memories and community history. In addition to all of the wonderful religious events, 75% would like social events, such as coffee / cake / plant sales. 64% of respondents would like music events and 50% would like a Christmas Tree decorating social event. There is also strong interest in bell ringing, and if you would like to register your interest, our Rector, Reverend Jonathan Plows has asked that you contact him by email [email protected] or 01722 790616.
We are delighted to confirm our Christmas Tree decorating event is on 12th December, 3PM at St Andrews Church.
We asked if there was anything that put people off and / or prevents people visiting the church. The main challenges are parking and a lack of toilets. We are delighted to confirm that parking is now available at the Hospital and we are exploring options to provide toilet facilities.
Mark Pountain, Vice Chair of the Church Parish of Wylye and Till Valley and Church Warden of St Andrew’s Church said “I am hugely grateful to John Derryman for organising the survey, to everyone who has completed the survey, and also to everyone who attended the service and meeting at St Andrews Church on 7th November. We had 20 people there, enjoyed refreshments together and shared ideas as to how we can support St Andrews and achieve the future that we all want. To ensure the financial security and continuation of our Church, we need ongoing support from across our community. The survey results and conversations being had give us hope that this is starting to happen. On behalf of Jonathan, Maggie, Mary and Rosemary, thank you, and we look forward to seeing you at our Services and fund raising events over the coming months.”
You are all warmly welcome to join us at the following Services and events:
28th November, Benefice Advent Carol Service with Choir, 6pm
5th December, Morning Worship, 9.30am
12th December, Christmas Tree decorating, 3pm
19th December, Carol and Crib Service, 4pm
25th December, Christmas Day Worship, 9.30am
Everyone is warmly welcome and after service refreshments will be provided.
Wanted - Treasurer for St Andrew's
Is there anyone out there with bookkeeping experience, who would like to be Treasurer for St Andrew’s Church? If so, please contact Mark Pountain, who would love to hear from you, at [email protected].'