The Stinchcombe Safari Supper was held last night and Storm Dennis held off just enough for the night to be a unconditional and unqualified success! Despite it being held on Saint Valentine’s Night, who we all know is the patron Saint of Epilepsy, around 90 people crowded into the aisles of Saint Cyrs for starters and puds with the mains being served by hosts scattered around the village.
My wife served a recipe that was used for the W.I. Safari Supper in Wanborough, (near Swindon) some 30 / 35 years ago! I guess if it was good enough then it was good enough now!
The Chairman of The Friends of St Cys, Russell Legg gave a good welcome speech explaining the main reason for the evening event as being part of the fundraising for the “Open 4 All” project for the church to provide disabled access, toilet and kitchen towards which the friends have already promised £10,000 towards.
I must say, that the last night event showed just what “Village Event” can be like with everyone mixing and talking and enjoying themselves and those that did not come or support at all this or other “Village Event” do miss out on why we live in a small community.
The 14th Annual General Meeting of the Friends of St Cyr will take place on Wednesday 19th January 2020 at 7.30 pm in the Church. All are welcome. This is a chance for you to meet the committee and hear about our progress and plans for the coming year for the maintenance and improvement of our beautiful Church.
Any nominations for the committee should be sent in writing with a proposer, a seconder and the permission of the nominee, to reach the secretary by Wednesday 5th February 2020 If you would like a copy of last year’s minutes please contact me preferably by e-mail at email@example.com .
If you cannot do this call me on 01453 542159 and I will post or deliver a copy to you. Obviously we can keep our costs down if we contact as many people as possible by e-mail!
We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible Jill Holloway (Secretary)
This year we were successful in obtaining a grant for the Church of £1000 to help with the rebuilding of the Table Top Tombs. This means that more than everything raised by Andy with the Ride & Stride came back to the church!
Please think about the Ride & Stride 2020 and put it in your diary for September this year. It would be nice to have more than one lonely cyclist pedalling away for the Parish. https://ghct.org.uk/