Church services for July 2017

At St Peter’s Church, Horningsea

Sunday 2 July at 9am: Holy Communion

Sunday 9 July at 11am: Morning Worship

Sunday 16 July at 9am: Holy Communion

Sunday 23 July at 10am: Art & Christianity Service, led by Canon Prof Ben Quash (Kings College London)

Sunday 30 July at 10am: Holy Communion at Fen Ditton (no service in Horningsea)

Sunday 6 August at 9am: Holy Communion

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Horningsea Herald July 2017

Here’s July’s Herald.

July is generally a busy month and guess what…!

– It’s Village Day tomorrow (1st July). As last year there’ll be the Stomp Happy Ceilidh band, so bring your dancing shoes.

– Then the following weekend it’s the Horningsea Horticultural Show.

– It does not stop then though as there’s two weekends of music, art and more at the church.

If you use Facebook then there’s a group for Horningsea to publicise events:

You can follow us on Twitter too.

See you tomorrow on the village green!

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Friends of Horningsea Church – Report on the AGM

The Friends’ Annual General Meeting was held in the church on 11 June 2017.

John Rooke continues as Chairman and Michael Harrison as Treasurer for another year. The Friends are looking for a couple more volunteers! Would you be able to take on the task of Secretary? This is not onerous as the Friends only have a formal meeting once a year so you would need to keep the minutes and draft the agenda.

The two projects the Friends will support this year will be the printing of a new edition of the Guide to Horningsea Church and some work to the Bailey stained glass window. The Guide was published about 20 years ago and we have run out of copies. It needs updating. We need to find someone to do the updating and then a printer. If you know anyone who would be interested in getting involved in the project or if you know anyone who might like to help please contact ldathorningsea @ gmail.com.

If you would like to become a Friend please contact Michael Harrison on mharrison5 @ btconnect.com

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HRA Village Day

The HRA are excited to invite you to this year’s Village Day on Saturday 1st July from 15:00. It’s a great opportunity to meet and catch up with other villagers and families in a relaxed setting. Bring a picnic, something to barbeque, your families, your family dog if you have one and come and join in the fun on the Village Green.
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Headlining this year are The Stomp-Happy Tribe – the popular Ceilidh band who had everybody dancing in 2016. They will play two sets during the evening. Other attractions include a bouncy slide for the younger villagers and there will also be a Dog show. The Crown and Punchbowl have kindly offered to supply Ale for the event, though you are welcome to bring alternatives. Towards the end of the afternoon we will be lighting the Barbeque for you to cook your own food.

  • 15:00 Village Day Opening – Village Teas, Bouncy Slide, Dog Show, Picnic, Crown and Punchbowl Ale
  • 17:30 Barbeque Lighting
  • 18:30 The Stomp-Happy Tribe 1st set
  • Come and join us and don’t forget your dancing shoes!!

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    Horningsea Herald June 2017

    Here’s June’s late Herald!

    A fairly quiet month before the more hectic summer months.

    Here’s to great weather and a joyous summer.

    …and congratulations to our first Village Hero, Mary Fishpool!

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    Village School Reunion Sunday 25 June

    At St Peter’s church, Horningsea

    Horningsea Village School Reunion 2-5pm

    If you went to Horningsea School, or just grew up in Horningsea, or had family who did, come and meet up with old friends.

    Just fancy a cup of tea and a chat? Just turn up! Allcomers welcome.

    Teas served all afternoon.

    Event coordinator: Dinah Asplin (nee Bell)

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    Friends of the Church AGM Sunday 11 June

    In St Peter’s church, Horningsea

    Sunday 11 June at 12 noon

    If you love this ancient and beautiful building, please come along to look at how the Friends can support the church with activities and fundraising.

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    Church services for June 2017

    At St Peter’s church, Horningsea

    Sunday 4 June at 9am: Holy Communion

    Sunday 11 June at 11am: Morning Worship

    Sunday 18 June at 9am: Holy Communion

    Sunday 25 June at 10am: Holy Communion (Joint 3 parishes service) followed by –                               at 12 noon: Bring and Share Picnic and at 2pm: Village School Reunion

    Sunday 2 July at 9am: Holy Communion

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    The 150th Anniversary of the Coprolite Workers March from Horningsea to Quy Fen – WALK

    Sunday 21st May at 11.30

    The group will gather at the Jubilee Gardens in the centre of Horningsea to set off on the march – behind a “flag and a flute”. Can we match the 200 men, women and children who took part 150 years ago? The walk to Quy Fen is about a mile or so – depending on which footpath you follow. The footpaths will be muddy and uneven so wear sensible shoes. Bring a picnic to eat when we arrive at the “cut”. Dogs need to be kept under control and at Quy Fen they must be on leads as there will be cattle grazing on part of the fen – we all know how cattle can get spooked by lively dogs and have been known to trample dogs or people – so take care! On the march parents must be responsible for their own children – we will have stewards directing the marchers across the road – outside Old Tiles – but we still have a short walk on the road itself before going through the hedge onto the footpath. At Quy Fen we must all obey the rules of this Special Scientific area – so read the signs. I am always amused by the one that says “nudism may offend and is forbidden!” and note that, how ever hot it is, swimming in “the cut” is dangerous because of the depth of mud and the vegetation. At the Fen there may be a botanist or ecologist who can talk to us about some of the rare species to be found – orchids and dragonflies in particular. Let’s hope for fine weather and that a good day will be had by all! If anyone wants to come but can’t walk that far arrangements will be made to provide transport by car. Please let Lindsay know if you need transport.

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    The 150th Anniversary of the Coprolite Workers March from Horningsea to Quy Fen – TALK

    Saturday 20th May at 18.30 at St Peter’s Church

    Bernard O’Connor, the expert on the Coprolite Industry in Cambridgeshire will be giving an illustrated talk to get us all in the mood for the march, answer our questions and tell us why the Coprolite Industry had such a major impact on the villages of Horningsea, Fen Ditton and Quy. He will be able to tell us what coprolite is (possibly not fossilised dinosaur dung as we all believe!) and what it was used for.
    We have arranged this talk for the early evening so that families can come – after all children know more about dinosaurs than adults! In addition to the talk there will be some music – maybe the Song of the Coprolite worker (by Dave Jenkins – one of his Coprolite Songs!), Irish tunes as some of the workers came here from across the Irish sea and music from the Fens. There will be no charge for the evening but donations will be collected.Marchers

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