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Packed Community lunch Wednesday 5th August

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There was a full house at our monthly community lunch this Wednesday. In total Jane and Jennifer Veasey provided meals for 45 adults and two children, what an unbeliveable job they did especially with so many people turning up. It was suggested that word got around that Jennifer was doing the cooking hence the large number of people enloying such an excellent lunch.

Well done and thank you to everyone who came and helped dish up, wash up, clear up and clean up. Thank you to everyone who supported us. 

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Which of our band of mowers do you identify with this cartoon?

Cartoon of Mowers

This cartoon by DAVE WALKER appeared in the 2nd July edition of CHURCH TIMES! We have four church grass mowers Richard, Rod, Gordon and Michael: which one fits which method of mowing. Clearly Rod forgets, goes to the pub, Gordon produces the maze as he is always confused, Richard is well manicured and Michael? Nothing fits!!!

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Revd Ann's Weekly News Sheet, Ninth Sunday after Trinity

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Do not forget our Community Lunch on Wednesday 5th August

Do not forget our Community Lunch on Wednesday 5th August at 12:45 where you can enjoy a wonderful lunch and friendly company all for only £3.00 at St Ippolyts parish Hall. Come along and enjoy yourself!

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Archdeacon Jonathan Smith visits St Ippolyts Church.

The Archdeacon's Inspection was this year actually carried out by the Archdeacon. We were blessed with Archdeacon Jonathan Smith the Archdeacon of St Albans visiting our churchwardens Jane and Michael on Friday 31st July to inspect our parish records and documentation. After giving us a clean bill of health he proceeded to inspect the church building itself to make sure we are looking after the church property in a fit manner. We are delighted to report he was pleased with everything he saw though he did spot some ivy starting to climb up the North porch. Jonathan quickly took on the role of gardener and removed the offending plant. 

Inspections are an annual event and in a three year rotation the inspections focus upon, as well as church records, the building, the churchyard and the inventory.

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Sad News - Revd Ann announces that she will be leaving our Benefice to take up a new position!

Notice Read out today 26th July 2015

by Reverend Ann Pollington

 

Today I have to announce that I will be leaving the benefice of St Ippolyts with Great and Little Wymondley. I have been appointed as Vicar of Cranbrook in Kent in the diocese of Canterbury.

 

I will be licensed on Tuesday 17th November  to the Parish of St Dunstans, Cranbrook.

 

 My last Sunday in the Benefice here will probably be 18th October and my farewell service will probably be on Tuesday 20th October.

 

Please pray for our 5 churchwardens of our Benefice, myself and family and the parish of St Dunstan’s over these next few months.

 

Thank you.

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Horse Blessing Service, Sunday 9th August at 15:30

Do not forget our annual horse blessing service on Sunday 9th August at 15:30.

 

Please tell your friends about this unique service and come along to meet the horses (and donkeys!)

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Revd Ann's Weekly News Sheet, Eighth Sunday after Trinity

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Songs of Praise with our local residential care homes

On Thursday 23rd July St Ippolyts Church hosted a service of familiar hymns especially for the folk from our residential care homes, Gosmore and Sloe Hill Care Homes. It was a very enjoyable service with a congreagation of 38. Well done to all who helped in any way. It is very much appreciated

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Revd Ann's Weekly News Sheet, Seventh Sunday after Trinity

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Revd Ann's Weekly News Sheet, Sixth Sunday after Trinity

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Holy Communion (Said) St Ippolyts, Wednesday 8th July 2015 at 11:00 cancelled

Please note that the 11:00 Holy Communion Service on Wednesday 8th July has unfortunately had to have been cancelled.

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Revd Ann's Weekly News Sheet, Fifth Sunday after Trinity

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What a Splendid Community Lunch!

On the hottest day of the year St Ippolyts had its monthly community lunch. What a wonderful meal of fish pie and strawberry pavlova. A big thank you to everyone who helped especially Dee and Louise who prepared the excellent food.

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Stop Press!! Tea at Three at Great Wymondley cancelled for July and August

The tea at three at Great Wymondley Village Hall has unfortunately had to be cancelled for the next two months.

If you are desperate remember that St Ippolyts have their Community lunch in St Ippolyts Parish Hall on the same day. Why not come along at 12:45 on 1st July and the first Wednesday in August and enjoy a brilliant lunch and even more brilliant company!!

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Danger Man at Work!!

IMG 2641 c Gordon Mowing St Ippolyts 30th June 2015Gordon Hewer just could not let the grass grow even though it was the hottest day of the year! His mowing partners prefered to sit down and have a beer!

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Kestrels Fledge 4 young in Church tower

IMG 2624 Imm Kestrels St Ippolyts 30th June 20154 superb baby Kestrels have now fledged from St Ippolyts Church Tower. There were originally 5 eggs but in the end it is believed only four hatched. Well done to the parents for rearing four youngsters.

Other wildlife news for the churchyard includes eveidence of foxes visiting us and a group of 4 common toads have also taken up residence. Frogs are becoming increasing common especially in the area at the south end of the churchyard where the grass has been left unmown. Wrens reared a family of youngsters in the roof of the toilet block as well as Blue and great tits rearing young in the nestboxes put up in the churchyard. In addition on 27th June a family of goldcrests were in the yew trees. 

 

Watch out for more wildlife news in future bulletins.

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Revd Ann's Weekly News Sheet, Fourth Sunday after Trinity

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"Plea for old Keys" from Revd Ann

At Great Wymondley fete Revd Ann is hoping to have a stall where people choose a key to try an open a door, behind which is a prize of £5, does anybody have any old keys that she could have, as currently there are not enough to make the stall viable!  At least 20 or so keys are needed for to make the stall interesting, they need to be the old fashioned type ( ie not yale). If you have any old fashioned type keys can you let Revd Ann have them.

 

 

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Revd Ann's Weekly News Sheet, Third Sunday after Trinity

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