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S. Mary's Church News November 2016

Congratulations to Jeremy on successfully bungee jumping to raise funds for the Church. His courage is to be admired!

HARVEST SUPPER
The harvest supper at the Town Hall on Friday 7th October was a great success with almost 90 meals served. Guests were treated to melon or prawn cocktail starter, Rodney's magnificently cooked and carved beef sirloin with Yorkshire pudding served with new potatoes, peas and carrots was followed by delicious apple pie and cream. Thanks as always to Rodney for providing, cooking and serving the beef. Big thanks also to everyone who helped to prepare and serve the food and for help with the washing up.
Jeremy provided a very good starter quiz and the evening raised over £700 for church funds.

UP COMING FUNDRAISING EVENTS
Our next fundraiser is a joint event with North Shropshire Age UK and sees the return of the very popular Shoppers' lunch on Friday 4th November at the Town Hall. Tickets are still available from Ismay's, Maxwell's, Rainbows or Ann Harris. Tickets cost £12 which will include a magnificent two course lunch with a wide range of wonderful home cooked dishes. There will be a raffle, card, gift and preserves stalls. The event starts at midday.

GRAND DRAW
Tickets for our Grand Draw are now available from Anne Edge. With a first prize of £50 and around 30 other quality prizes the draw will be held at the Christmas Coffee morning on Saturday 3rd December again in the Town Hall at 10.30am. Tickets will soon be available. The cost will include coffee, homemade mince pies and sherry.

SILVER AWARD
We have recently received notification from the Lichfield Diocese that we have achieved a SILVER AWARD in the Churchyard competition. Thanks must go to Peter Leigh and Mark and William Spurdens for their hard work (William as part of his Gold Duke of Edinburgh voluntary work). Warm thanks also to Corinna Jebb for maintaining the flower tubs by the church doors and of course to the contractors who keep the grass well-trimmed.

REMEMBRANCE SERVICE
The Service of Remembrance takes place on SUNDAY 13TH NOVEMBER. The parade starts from the main town car park, walks to the memorial in the church yard and after the Act of Remembrance moves into the church for the service.