Thank you to everyone who purchased our Church Quiz Sheet for 2014. The winner was Malcolm Parker who managed to answer all but two correctly, runners up were Alan and Pauleen Hinks. Well done to everyone who returned a completed sheet. The quiz raised £170 for church funds. A special thank you to our Village Shop for selling such a large number of sheets.
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With over 120 cribs on display there was something for eveyone to see. This year our spectacular display had cribs of every type imaginable. There were cribs made of wood, clay, citrus peel, soap stone, beads, knitted ones, ones made of Filmo and wool, there was even an Angel made from a used aerosol can by a little boy in The Gambia.Some came from as far a field as Panama and Burma, in fact there were cribs from Ecuador, Panama, Wales, Spain, Belize, Tanzania, Gambia and Niger. Would you believe one was even purchased from Wilkos!!
A big thank you to the fund raising committee of Barbara Thomas, Jane Veasey, Mary Hooper and Lynda Garner for all their hard work in putting it all together and of course for all the helpers who came along either to make teas and coffees, general act as stewards, to lift in and out the heavy display boards, take money on the door or bake a cake to sell.
A special thank you to everyone who lent their precious cribs for the weekend, without them we would not have a crib festival.
It was pleasing to read comments from our many visitors who took the time to write in our visitors book. It is clear that our visitors really enjoyed the displays.
Thanks to the generosity of 'The Friends of St Ippolyts Church' we now have a new oak hymn number board in St Ippolyts Church. The old metal one which was originally made at St Ippolyts Foundry and donated Michael Skeggs has proved to be just too heavy to manipulate and it was felt we should have a lighter board which would be easier to lift up and down. The new board is certainly in keeping with our church and once again thanks to 'The Friends'.