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  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • News from St. Andrew’s, Ashford Bowdler – Sept - Susannah Hall has once again kindly agreed to ride for us in the Shropshire Historic Churches Trust sponsored cycle ride on Saturday 9th September, and her sponsorship form is on the table at the back of the church for anyone to sign who has not already done so. As usual, all money raised by Susannah …
  • News from St Andrew’s Ashford Bowdler – May - On 30th March we held our annual parish meetings in the church, with Rev. Richard Mutter in the chair and 6 members of our electoral roll present, considerably fewer than the 15 who attended last year. After nobly stepping into the breach last year, Margaret Small had decided not to seek re-election as churchwarden. She …

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