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Events at Weston on the Green

 

Harvest Festival 2017

A full church at Weston on the Green for the Harvest Festival, where Andrew Hazelden from Yarnton Pottery gave a talk and made a pot during the service.

He spoke about God as the potter and us as the clay, incorporating words from Psalm 139.

After the service we all enjoyed an excellent three-course Harvest lunch cooked by churchwarden
Peter Driver.

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Raising the Roof!

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Efforts to raise funds to fix the church roof continued unabated and, in January 2016, local talent of the dramatic, musical and culinary variety was harnessed to put on a cabaret night with buffet supper in the Village Hall.

While we cannot claim that there was a cast of thousands, the picture below shows that there were not a few willing to venture into the glare of the spotlights.

St Mary’s and the village of Weston on the Green certainly have got talent!  Sum raised: £2,641.43!

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Racing the Roof!

On 21 May 2016 the village hall was the venue for yet another effort in the drive to fix the church roof while (hopefully) the sun shines.  This time the theme was horse racing, as can be seen from the poster and pictures here:

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If you are mystified about the scope for our four legged friends straining at the leash and leaping fences in the confines of the village hall, the write-up of the event may (or may not) enlighten you!  But whatever the mechanics, a good time was evidently had by all and the event resulted in an addition of £1,575.55 to the roof fund.

Summer Concert 2016

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A further boost to the Fix the Roof Fund was given in June, courtesy of a concert put on by the choristers of Summer Fields School Chapel.

As well as providing an uplifting evening’s entertainment, the event raised £1,285 for the roof fund and £474 for UCare (Urology Cancer Research and Education).

Thank you Summer Fields!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remembrance Day 2015

Remembrance Day is always an important annual event in the St Mary’s Weston on the Green church calendar, but in 2015 it was given an extra dimension – the church was transformed into a banqueting hall and became the venue for a fund-raising dinner in aid of the Church Roof Appeal and the Royal British Legion.

A veritable feast, beautifully presented in atmospheric surroundings – £2,917 was raised!

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A Remembrance event to remember!