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The March to Gloucester

Saturday 22nd May 2021 March to Gloucester

The good news is that we completed the Sponsored Walk last Saturday from Slimbridge to Gloucester both on land and on the canal!

A big thank you to all who took part and to everyone who supported us in this initiative. The support of our local community here in Stinchcombe is really special, so thank you all.

March to Gloucester 2021

For those of us who took part, it was a wonderful day, great fun and successful on all fronts as we are thrilled to have raised over £1,000 for St Cyr’s church and the Stroud Food Bank. As the funds are still being collected the final figure has yet to be confirmed, so there is still time to donate online through the link if you have missed out so far! Here is the link  Meanwhile we are thrilled at the likely outcome.

There were ten of us walking the tow path and two in their canoe peacefully paddling their way to Gloucester and they were the first to arrive! Not that it was a race, but rather a lovely day in the open air out when even the recent uncertain weather was kind to us and we escaped the heavy rain experienced elsewhere.

On route we managed to walk and talk in a very sociable manner, so catching up on news and views, as well as enjoying the beautiful scenery and enchanting birdlife especially several families of swans with their goslings.

Once again, many, many thanks to all involved.

Pippa.

Angela Tocknell

Angela Tocknell

Lost but not to be forgotten

We lost Angela Tocknell this week. A forceful character who spoke her mind but who I always liked.

Bob and Angela Tocknell lived in the Quarry in Cam but they were always stalwart supporters of St Cyr’s for over 40 years.

Angela was on the PCC for many years and also served several times as churchwarden and verger.  She could always be relied on to organise and help with functions to do with the church, especially planning a delicious spread of food.

She was a founding member of the Friends of St Cyr’s, when the church was struggling financially. The Friends have enabled the PCC to maintain the fabric of the church and the condition of the church and churchyard has benefited from their support and attention.  She will be greatly missed by the village.

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)

St Cyrs

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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