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Stinchcombe Calendar Spring Photos

Time for those Spring Photos

Now that the clocks are going forward (Spring Forward!) it’s time to follow up the Winter Photos that you have been sending in with some SPRING PHOTOS!

Stinchcombe Village Calendar 2022

Remember the Stinchcombe Village Calendar 2022 post?

The PCC has proposed this initiative as a fundraiser for St Cyr’s Church. We hope it will give pleasure throughout the year, provide opportunities for your creative skills and raise some much needed funds to keep the church active in our community.

To be ready to sell our calendars for 2022 however, requires organisation a year in advance.

Consider submitting a possible photograph, painting or drawing relating to Stinchcombe for a particular month, which could be selected for the 2022 calendar. There is no age or quantity limit for entries. We encourage all age groups to join in. Entries do not have to come only from local residents, although local knowledge is important.

Entries should be submitted by the beginning of September 2021, ready for the panel of experts to make their selection. We will consider all pictures submitted but the judges’ decision will be final. The calendar will then be prepared for printing.

Guidelines for calendar submissions are as follows:

  • Anyone of any age with an interest and knowledge of Stinchcombe and its surroundings is encouraged to submit an entry.
  • There is no entrance charge, but if your work is selected we would expect to be able to print it in the calendar and sell the calendar on behalf of the PCC, royalty free.
  • There should be a title that identifies the aspect of Stinchcombe in the picture
  • Each entry should be clearly marked with the month to be represented
  • There would be some link between the month chosen and the subject of the picture

So help make 2022 a special year that captures some of the best memories of our lovely village during its different seasons, activities and events.

(Any questions should be directed to Pippa Leggate on behalf of the PCC)

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Friends of St Cyr AGM 2021

What are “The Friends”?

It would seem to me that anyone moving into the Village would hear “The Friends of St Cyr” would think that it’s some sort of secret sect or an order of medieval knights building a pyramid under the foundations of the church.! Perhaps it’s a small clique of gymslip teenagers.

Actually the Friends of St Cyr is neither of those. It’s just a group that started out in 2006 to raise money for the Fabric of the church. Half the “Friends” are not regular church goers, they just want to see our church buildings preserved and looked after.

However, like many societies which start out with one single mission, the “Friends” has evolved over the years and partly because of it’s fundraising needs also does much to bring the village together both in spirit and a corporeal way.

Time will eventuate

The Friends has now been in existence for 15 years and time will eventuate that new “Friends” are needed to step up as old “Friends” step back. So, are you able to answer yes to any of these questions?

  • Able to bring any expertise to the group?
  • Want our village to keep our church?
  • Able to give time for the village?
  • Want to help keep the village together socially?
  • Able to work on small committees?

The AGM

This years AGM is on Tuesday 23rd March and anyone is invited to join. Especially if you would like to join the committee. If you are, please feel free to contact our Chairman Russell Legg or Secretary Jill Holloway.

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Early Entry

The Stinchcombe Calendar

There has been an early entry for the Stinchcombe Calendar opens in a new window. A drawing of our church St Cyrs opens in a new window. So don’t delay, start planning your entry now.

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Stinchcombe Village Calendar 2022

Planning ahead for Stinchcombe Village Calendar 2022

There is little doubt that 2020 has been a year of unanticipated surprises for most of us which have not always been entirely welcome!

Probably best not to dwell on the negative elements, but better to remember the positive and look forward with optimism to 2021 and beyond, especially with the prospect of enjoying the benefits of having a vaccine for coronavirus and learning from experience. There is also something about a new year that encourages a new look at the familiar.

So here is your chance to join in and contribute to the 2022 Stinchcombe Village Calendar.

The PCC has proposed this initiative as a fundraiser for St Cyr’s Church. We hope it will give pleasure throughout the year, provide opportunities for your creative skills and raise some much needed funds to keep the church active in our community.

To be ready to sell our calendars for 2022 however, requires organisation a year in advance.

This article is to launch the Stinchcombe Village Calendar initiative 2022

To invite you to consider submitting a possible photograph, painting or drawing relating to Stinchcombe for a particular month, which could be selected for the 2022 calendar.

There is no age limit for entries. We encourage all age groups to join in. Entries do not have to come only from local residents, although local knowledge is important.

Entries should be submitted by the beginning of September 2021, ready for the panel of experts to make their selection. We will consider all pictures submitted but the judges’ decision will be final. The calendar will then be prepared for printing.

Guidelines for calendar submissions are as follows:

  • Anyone of any age with an interest and knowledge of Stinchcombe and its surroundings is encouraged to submit an entry.
  • There is no entrance charge, but if your work is selected we would expect to be able to print it in the calendar and sell the calendar on behalf of the PCC, royalty free.
  • There should be a title that identifies the aspect of Stinchcombe in the picture
  • Each entry should be clearly marked with the month to be represented
  • There would be some link between the month chosen and the subject of the picture

So help make 2022 a special year that captures some of the best memories of our lovely village during its different seasons, activities and events.

(Any questions should be directed to Pippa Leggate on behalf of the PCC)

Fog on the street
Fog on the Street – Ed Batty

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Nativity

Local Builder Required

A Stable for the Holy Family

This Christmas we want to make the Nativity Scene more of a focal point in the church as it is made up of beautiful hand-painted pottery figures. We are looking for someone with carpentry skills and creativity. The font is ideally placed as it is opposite the entrance.  A circular wooden base about 71cm/28” would need to be fixed onto the top of the font and a stable to house the figures placed and secured on top.  The tallest figure is about 38cm/15”.

If anybody is interested, please could they contact me on 01453 545355.  We can discuss the project in more detail.

Cherry Brown

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Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday 2020

Unlike any other

This year as 55 people of village gathered around the Stinchcombe war memorial to partake in an act of remembrance it was like no other before. Everyone was careful to maintain their “Social Distance” and most were also “Masked”. As requested by the vicar. As we all stood apart in the rain, it somehow added to the somber occasion. Even the Bugler blowing the “Last Post” for the two minutes silence from the graveyard somehow added to the mood.

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TGIF – November 2020

Current State of Play

Obviously November’s TGIF is cancelled and as things stand we think it is advisable to cancel December and wait to review the situation in the New Year.

The results of the questionnaire

Thank you to all those who completed the questionnaire for us- we had 35 replies which (with some sent as a couple) represented more than 40 people .

  • It is encouraging to know that practically all of you are strongly in favour of the concept of our get togethers and we received many appreciative comments.
  • About half, of you, quite understandably, do not wish to attend indoors under COVID restrictions.
  • 22 people stated that they were likely to continue under the conditions which had prevailed until this week
  • Half would like food to be available.

However, we cannot assume that 22 would be present each week and a more realistic figure would probably be up to 16, possibly not enough to proceed. Therefore we will look at the situation in January and hope for better times ahead when we can all get together safely.

With best wishes to you all,stay safe and be thankful that we live in such a wonderful community in a truly beautiful setting.

 Jill,Russ and Roger

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