Easter Services

St Mary the Virgin church will hold a family communion on Sunday 8 April at 9.30am

The Methodist service is at 11am and led by Mr Robert Rickards.

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Coffee Morning – 11th April

The next coffee morning in the Methodist Church Hall is on Wednesday11 April from 10am to 11.30am. Stalls include cakes and general items. Greetings card will be on sale.

£30.34 was raised last month.
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Women’s Institute – March Report

The vice-president, Pat Moran, welcomed everyone to the Members Meeting. An invitation from Lexden W I for 18 April has been received. Contact our secretary if willing to attend. Dave Kingaby who organises the village wesite has asked for photographs from the W I competition. Sue Leng will collect them for him. Helena Solomn then chaired the Member’s Meeting with Helen Lander as secretary. The meeting enjoyed poems written and recited by speaker, Mrs Norma Peckson. The entertainment was circle dancing organised by Claire Short.

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Palm Sunday – 1st April

A Palm Sunday procession will begin at the Queen’s Head pond complete with donkey on 1 April at 9am. This will be followed by a service of rededication in St Mary the Virgin church at 9.30am.The Rt: Reverend Christopher Morgan, Bishop of Colchester, will be the preacher on this occasion.

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Open Day – Model Railway Club

The Colchester and District Model Railway Club are holding an Open Day on Sunday 1 April in the Orpen Memorial Hall Lexden Road from 11am to 4.30pm. Light refreshments available with entry free.

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Flower Club Meeting 21st March

The next meeting of the Colne Valley Flower Club takes place on Wednesday 21 March in the Orpen Memorial Hall at 7.30pm. The demonstrator is Janice Swan from Southend with her arrangements entitled ‘Designs for all Occasions’.

Christine Jeffries is the new president with Alison Bradshaw as secretary and Clare Heyes is vice-chair to Caroline Dunn.

There is a workshop on table decorations with tutor Angela Vokalek taking place on 24 March in the Scout and Guide HQ Lexden Road from 10.30am to 3.30pm. fee £15. To reserve a place contact Caroline on 01787 228117.

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Gardener’s Association February & March Meetings

The village gardeners’ association welcomed Matthew Tanton Brown to last month’s meeting. His talk on plants for problem areas proved very popular as he had brought along an extensive range of plants to suit everyones’ needs. On Monday March 19 Tracy Leverett, a senior gardener with Hyde Hall RHS Garden, will be giving an illustrated talk on ‘Wildflower Gardening’ in the Orpen Memorial Hall Lexden Road at 7.30pm. Preparations are going ahead to ensure that the club’s annual charity plant sale on 21 May will be as successful as ever.

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Who wants to be a telly star?

If you do you have until the end of March to get your application in.

We have been approached by RDF, an independent production company, interested in doing a TV show for Channel 4 that looks at family life in the UK, celebrating different lifestyles in modern Britain. The documentary is primarily about people learning from the way others lead their lives. They are very keen to feature a country-living family; perhaps who can show what it’s like to maintain a large estate and grounds or give viewers a taste of life on a farm. Or perhaps a family who can show the reality and rewards of village life. This would be a wonderful opportunity to reach city-dwelling viewers and open their eyes to the perks as well as the hard work of country life!

  • Are you a fun, outgoing family?
  • Do you think others can learn from the way you live your life?
  • Or have you ever wanted to experience a different way of living?

If you’re up for a fun family challenge a Channel 4 documentary series would love to hear from you.
Call Melissa for more details on:
020 7013 4514
Or email:
[email protected]

You can also read a little more about the show here.

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Women’s Institute February Report

The president, Mrs Joyce Woolhead, thanked everyone for their contributions of toiletries which George and Marion Mills will be donating to the Children’s Rehabilitation Centre in Chernigov, Ukraine. Any further items can be brought to the March meeting. The first play-reading meeting was a great success. Please give Clarice Chittenden any raffle items before the March meeting.

The treasurer reported 52 paid up members so far. The coach for the birthday lunch outing will leave outside the Orpen Memorial Hall on Wednesday 21 February prompt at 12noon.

The speaker was Mrs Gil Fairhead on Aloe Vera and Bee Products.The competition An Old Fashioned Natural Remedy was won by Mrs Marie-Louise Fuell.

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