Category Archive: Church

Oct 06

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

The first ever (we believe) coffee morning to be held in St. Andrew’s church took place on Saturday, 8th September. Despite the rain, it was judged to be a successful experiment which we will probably repeat in the future. Rupert and Alison Coggon had bought a tea urn for church use and, since the church …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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Mar 31

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

Annual Meetings The Annual Meeting of Parishioners and the Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held in St. Andrew’s Church on Monday, 16th April, starting at 7.30pm. The first meeting is open to all residents of Ashford Bowdler, while the second is only for those on the church electoral roll. This is your chance to …

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Jan 29

Christmas Tree Festival St Mary’s Caynham

At the sixth Christmas Tree Festival in St Mary’s Church Caynham, Pantomimes proved to be a popular theme, with fourteen decorated trees. From Aladdin to Snow White, so many imaginative ideas were on display. A large tree was also laden with all seventy eight gifts listed in the Twelve Days of Christmas, to-gether with information …

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Jan 29

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

We welcome Revd. Lynn Money as our new Rector for the Ashford’s Group of parishes and we are delighted that she has chosen to lead her first service in the group here at Ashford Bowdler. Her installation service at Richard’s Castle on 17th January was a memorable occasion, which gave her the opportunity to meet …

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Jan 29

St Mary Magdalene – Easter

Easter Sunday Church Service – 9.30am Sunday April 1st Please note that the collection taken at this service will, as usual, go to The College of St Barnabas. If you would like to make a donation, please put it into a yellow envelope. Please make cheques payable to “the College of St Barnabas”. If you …

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Nov 18

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

Our Harvest Festival evensong was led by Geoffrey Adams on Sunday 8th October and most people stayed on for refreshments afterwards at Church House. The collection of £181.84 was as usual donated to the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution. Our thanks to all who attended and donated. There will be no morning service on Remembrance Sunday …

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Sep 24

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

On Saturday, 9th September, Kirstie and John Turner hosted a village coffee morning at Old Yew Tree Farmhouse in aid of church funds, which raised the very useful sum of £195. Many thanks to all those who donated items for the refreshments and the raffle and to those who supported us on the day. Also …

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