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Gnosall and Church Eaton - week beginning May 8

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: May 08, 2014

Last week a young St George, played by Niall Howarth (17) from Church Eaton, slew the dragon with a bread stick at a mummers play performed at the St George Celebration Dinner at Little Onn Hall.

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MILITARY WHIST: Latest results from Gnosall Military Whist on Wednesday 30th April 2014 - 1st P. Martin Romania 39, 2nd J. Proctor Germany 38, 3rd C. Martin Japan 37, Low M. Jones Bermuda 17. 1st Raffle B. Cook. Military whist will next be held on Wednesday at 7.45pm in the Grosvenor Centre, for more info contact Don and Hilda on 824984.

ST LAWRENCE CHURCH NEWS: This Sunday the 7.45am service will be Holy Communion with a family service at 10.30am and baptisms at 12.15pm. There will be a special service at the chapel at 6.30pm marking Christian Aid week. A course on the 10 Commandments and whether they are still relevant is running on Wednesdays from 7.30pm – 9pm in the vestry, just turn up.

METHODIST NEWS: Services this Sunday will be at 10.30am

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CATHOLIC NEWS: Catholic Mass in Gnosall has ended, however Sunday Mass can still be celebrated in St Austin’s, Stafford at 10.30am and 6pm.

PHOENIX CLUB: Tai Chi will be taking place today at 1.45pm in the Main Hall. Tomorrow there will be a talk entitled “Pets as Therapy” at the Friday morning meeting at 10am in the Grosvenor Centre.

TABLE TOP SALE: Including collectibles and household goods is being held on Sunday at the Gnosall Memorial Village Hall. Doors open from 9.15am with sellers admitted from 8.15am with tables costing £5 and admission 25p (children free). Tables may be reserved by phoning Mrs Malone on 01785 823303. Proceeds will be divided between Gnosall Memorial Village Hall and Gnosall Lions.

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING: The annual meeting will be taking place on Monday at 7.30pm in the Brearley Room. All parishioners are welcome to attend and raise any matters in the public open forum.


ST EDITHA'S CHURCH: On Sunday there is parish communion at 9.30am with the rector. The twenty is plenty service for children and their parents is on Tuesday at 3.30pm.

Please use your envelope to make a donation to Christian Aid Week which begins on Sunday until 17th May.

Last week's St George celebration dinner at Little Onn Hall raised over £1400 for the church.

CHURCH and VILLAGE: Wednesday is the deadline for contributions to the June edition of the parish magazine. The new address is submission@ourparishmag.org

INSTITUTE: There is a committee meeting in the hall at 8pm on Monday.

At last week's general meeting Fred Annis (chairman), Jenny Annis (secretary) and Judy Davis (treasurer) were all reappointed. Committee members Trish Houghton, Sarah Jones, Justin O'Doherty and Irene Silvester were also reappointed. June and Pat Bryant volunteered to join the institute committee this year, but Sally Giles has stood down as she is leaving the village. The chairman thanked her for her work during the last four years.

Malcolm Bennett, architect and project manager, outlined the building plans for the improvements to the toilets and kitchen.

SCHOOL: Last week the children were studying the history of Church Eaton. Statutory assessment tests (SATs) for year 6 begin on Monday.

VILLAGE CHOIR: Practices resume in the church at 8pm on Wednesday. New members always welcome – contact Daphne on 823958.

COFFEE MORNING: Today's coffee morning from 10.30am until 12.30pm has a nightwear, lingerie and swimwear stall run by Hilary Sedgley. Come along and bring a friend. Proceeds in aid of the institute's improvement of facilities project.

CRAFTY LOT: The next session is 7–9pm on Tuesday in the institute.

VILLAGE WEBSITE: For more village news and photographs of the St George celebration at Little Onn Hall click Justin's Jottings on the Church Eaton website at www.churcheaton.org.uk

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