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South Staffordshire - week beginning February 27

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: February 26, 2014

By Doreen Wildman and Debbie Cooper

South Staffordshire - week beginning February 27
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WHEATON ASTON

UNICORN FOLK CLUB: The Unicorn Folk Club can be found in the upstairs function room at the Bradford Arms, Ivetsey Bank, Wheaton Aston, next to the A5, every Friday. Tomorrow Red Shoes will be performing. Carolyn and Mark Evans are contemporary singers/songwriters and performers of the highest quality. For further details, please telephone Vicky Evans on 01785 841274 or visit the website www.unicornfolkclub.co.uk.

WESTON PARK: Throughout March, there will be a selling exhibition of recent work by the artist, Mary Herbert in the Granary Gallery. Mary produces realist animal drawings and paintings using pastel and painting techniques to capture the dynamic forms of horses, sheep, dogs and other pets. The Granary Gallery is open daily from 11.00am – 4.00pm and entry is free. For further information, please telephone 01952 852100.

RECIPE BOOK: By popular request, another recipe book is being compiled. It is hoped that a new version will be printed in time for the Wheaton Aston Carnival in July. If you are willing to share a favourite recipe, please email Janet on fox.lapley@btinternet.com or Barbara on bmholt.11@gmail.com, or drop in a written copy to St Mary’s church on Tuesday or Wednesday. All recipes will be accredited to the person who supplied it. All proceeds are to go to the Lapley Church Restoration Fund.

ZION CHAPEL: On Sunday, there will be a service starting at 6.15pm, when the preacher will be Colin Haywood. The service will include the sacrament of Holy Communion. A warm welcome to all.

SERVICES: On Sunday 9.00am Holy Communion All Saints’; 10.30am Morning Praise St Mary’s. On Tuesday, the internet cafe drop-in session runs from 10.00am – 12.00 noon in St Mary’s church. On Wednesday at st Mary’s church - there is a prayer meeting from 8.00am – 8.30am; at 9.00am, there will be a bible study session; the weekly drop-in takes place from 10.30am – 12.00 noon (and internet facilities will also be available); at 7.30pm, there will be an ashes eucharist service.

ACTON TRUSSELL

ST JAMES’S CHURCH: Church members have organised a Spring Lunch which is being held at The Moat House Hotel on Sunday. Guest should arrive at 12.30pm for 1pm start. Tickets are £20 available from either Mary Lewis on 01785 712190 or Pat Bates on 01785 714091.

BEDNALL

CHURCH LUNCH: To celebrate Shrove Tuesday a Fish and Chip Community Lunch has been organised by church members from St James, Acton Trussell and All Saints, Bednall. It is being held in the Community Centre at Acton Trussell on Tuesday from 12 noon to 2pm. For details please contact either Joan Hammerton on 01785 714309 or Jenny Sutton on 01785 713839. Transport can be arranged.

The recent fundraising event held at the home of Howard and Sue Jefferies raised £50 for church funds and £50 was donated to the Beaudesert Trust. Beaudesert Hall is on the edge of Cannock Chase and was the subject of a talk by Bob Marsh.

BEST KEPT VILLAGE: Due to the achievement of last year it has been decided to enter the competition again this year. It is hoped to improve on last year when the village was placed third in the South Staffs category. Notices will be around the village to inform of tidy up days and the action plan.

BREWOOD

CIVIC SOCIETY: Due to public demand members have agreed to arrange a reprint of the popular book ‘Recollections of Brewood’. The reprint will consist of twenty five copies and they will be available on a first come first served basis. Copies can be ordered from David Pickrell on 01902 850736 or John Redshaw on 01902 851073 and will cost £7.50 each.

VILLAGE NEWS: South Staffordshire Council have informed the Parish Council that the name ‘Admiral Rodney Gardens’ has been approved and adopted for the development at the former Admiral Rodney site in Dean Street. Developer Brian Saunders has also said he intends to install the original Admiral Rodney sign to the gable end of the former pub building.

ST DOMINIC’S SCHOOL: With the number of pupils steadily increasing in the Pre-Preparatory classes and to parent requests, the school has now decided that from September 2014 it will be accepting boys up to and including Year Six. The next whole School open events are on Friday and Saturday March 7 and 8. Parents wishing to visit may also arrange a personal tour at any time. Please call Sue Molloy, Admissions Officer on 01902 850248 ext 25 or email secretary@stdominicsschool.co.uk.

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