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  • News from St. Andrew’s, Ashford Bowdler – April 19- Our annual parish meetings took place in the church on 25th March with the Rector, Rev. Lyn Money, and 11 members of our electoral roll present, the same as 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 …
  • St Mary Magdalene’s Annual Meeting- The Annual Meeting of Parishioners and the Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held in Ashford Carbonell Church on Thursday 4th April 2019 starting at 7.00 pm. The Church Electoral Roll, which is renewed every six years, is due for renewal this year. Application forms (ER2) are being distributed to all those named on the …
  • News from St. Andrew’s, Ashford Bowdler – Feb 19- Annual MeetingsThe Annual Meeting of Parishioners and the Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held in St. Andrew’s Church on Monday, 25th March, 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 hear …
  • News from St. Andrew’s, Ashford Bowdler – Jan- Tom Froggatt Many people in the two Ashfords were deeply saddened to hear of the death of Tom Froggatt shortly before Christmas. Tom and Shirley had lived for many years at Ashford Mill, previously owned by Tom’s parents, following his retirement from Barclays Bank. They moved to Craven Arms in 2015 but continued to worship …
  • News from St. Andrew’s, Ashford Bowdler – Dec- Our Remembrance Sunday service on 11th November – the centenary of the first Armistice Day – was, not surprisingly, better attended than in normal years. As well as the names on our war memorial, there were seven other names read out during the Act of Remembrance, all relatives or friends of members of the congregation …
  • News from St. Andrew’s, Ashford Bowdler – Nov- Revd. Lynn Money led our Harvest Festival service on Sunday 14th October, using her own Harvest Festival liturgy, and most people stayed on for refreshments afterwards at Church House. The collection of £136.60 was as usual donated to the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution. Our thanks to all who attended and donated, and also to those …
  • 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 …
  • 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. …
  • 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 …

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