Aug 02

Christian Aid

Following from my heartfelt thanks in last month’s magazine, I can now report that we raised £636.23 from the village. WOW!! I did go to the service in Ludlow with the presentation where the theme was the devastating Hurricane Matthew that tore the island of Haiti apart in 2016. BUT thanks to the thousands of supporters, a home was built for Vilia to withstand such disasters and SHE helped to save 54 people by sheltering them in her home, potentially saving their lives. So all your help will secure more homes for many more like Vilia. Together in Ludlow we raised £7,140 .86 .
Thank you for helping us build a world where everyone has a safe place to live.

Aug 02

Concert on a Summer’s evening

It was a beautiful Summer’s evening and Lee Jones and Geoff Ockenden came and treated us to another guitar concert in the church. A lovely time was had by all. The refreshing music was well accompanied by a glass of wine and nibbles during the interval. Lee and Geoff are hugely talented young musicians and we are always very pleased when they can find time in their busy schedules to visit us in St Mary Magdalene Church.
A huge thank you to them and all who helped with the nibbles and refreshments.

Aug 02

1st Birthday of the Ashford’s Benefice

Service of celebration for the 1st Birthday of the Ashford’s Benefice.
What a wonderfully uplifting service we had in glorious sunshine on the Village Hall playing field to celebrate the first year of the establishment of the Ashford Benefice. There was a great turn out with the congregation dressed in summer clothes, sunhats and sunglasses.

Lynn led a fantastic service which flowed with joy. There were well read lessons and prayers and some amazing activities thrown in. The sermon was a magical masterpiece and showed how God’s love can grow and grow as was demonstrated by the cutting up of a large sheet of paper leaving a multitude of corners (work that one out!!)

We planted up a “train carriage” for each parish, and by the time this is read the train will have been spotted for the Open Gardens Day. Happy hymns of praise were sung and then everyone was given coffee and tea followed by a
luxurious picnic lunch.

The Birthday cake was a sight to behold made up of 6 generous fruit cakes and all beautifully
iced. What a creation, it tasted really delicious too.

A superb service, thank you Lynn for leading it and to so many others who worked hard to bring it
about, and of course, to all who came.
Come and join in the next church event, you are always, always welcome.

May 12

Foodie Friday – 25 May @ 7:45pm

May 12

Quiz Night – 16 May 7:30pm

In Aid of St Mary Magdalene Church
Ashford Carbonel
Wednesday May 16th 7.30pm for 8.00
£3 per person
Teams and individuals welcome
The bar will be open.

May 12

News from St. Andrew’s, Ashford Bowdler – May

Our annual parish meetings took place in the church on 16th April with the Rector, Rev. Lynn Money,
and 11 members of our electoral roll present, which was a better attendance than last year.
At the Annual Meeting of Parishioners, Ann Lansdell was re-elected to serve as churchwarden for
another year and a vote of thanks for her work over the past year was also passed. It is now several
years since we had two churchwardens, but we manage to keep going with help from others when
At the Annual Parochial Church Meeting which followed, Rupert and Alison Coggon, who had
been co-opted to the PCC last year, were formally elected as full members of the PCC for the next three
years. Michael Chesshire and Jeremy Lansdell, as our two Deanery Synod representatives, continue as
ex officio members, as does Ann as churchwarden. The other continuing lay members are Jean Allen,
Michelle Hodnett, Michael Shallow and Kirstie Turner, while Margaret Small (who has served
continuously on the PCC for more years than she cares to remember!) was appointed an honorary
member with the right (but no obligation) to attend future meetings and to receive notices, minutes and
other PCC papers. At the first meeting of the new PCC following the annual meetings, Jeremy Lansdell
was re-appointed as Vice-Chairman and Treasurer and Ann Lansdell was re-appointed as Secretary.
Looking ahead, our pattern of regular services changes in June to the following:
First Sunday of the month: Holy Communion (BCP) at 11.15am
Second Sunday: Evensong (BCP) at 6.30pm
Third Sunday: Matins (BCP) at 11.15am
Fourth Sunday: No service
In other words our regular Holy Communion and Matins services simply change places.
The next meeting of the new PCC will be on Monday, 21st May, at Church House at 7.30pm.

May 12

Ride and Stride

On Sunday April 22nd Mr Steven Winwood Chairman of the Shropshire Historic Churches Trust, presented St Mary Magdalene Church with a certificate for having raised over £1000 for the Trust during the 2017 Ride and Stride event.
He also presented Susannah Hall with a certificate for having taken part in the Ride and Stride event for the last 25 years and having raised over £4000 during that time.

Apr 01

Bowls Club Mar 2018

There is the usual excitement in the Village that accompanies the start of the bowls season.
Winter training schedules are being intensified and the Tuesday morning fitness sessions, in the Village Hall, have benefited from an influx of bowlers, anxious to be in peak condition by then.
We are planning to start bowling at 2pm on Tuesday 27th March and to follow this, at approximately 3-30pm, with a brief meeting.
Regular sessions will take place at 2pm on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and as soon as conditions allow the Wednesday evening programme will commence, that is 6-7pm for Juniors and 7pm onwards for adults.
We are anxious to attract new members, please come along to any session, for a FREE, FREE, FREE trial.
Mick Carson

Mar 31

Murder On The Orient Express – 10 April

What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie and a remake of the original film, “Murder on the Orient Express” tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone’s a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again. Kenneth Branagh directs and leads an all-star cast including Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley and Josh Gad.
The film will start at 7.30, no prior booking is necessary and of course the Bar will be open!
A reminder – we’ve been advised by Flicks that the expected availability date for this last film is fine at the moment, but there is a very small possibility of change. We will of course keep you informed by means of notices in and around the Village Hall should there be any changes in the schedule.
We look forward to seeing you in April!
Liz and Clare

Mar 31

Thai Night – 27 April

Thai Night

Friday 27th April
7.30pm in the Village hall
Choose from Chicken Green Curry, Chicken with Ginger & Spring Onion or Mixed Vegetables with Lime & Chilli Dressing
Served with egg fried rice and prawn crackers
All for £8.00
Please sign up and make your choice on the list by the bar

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