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
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!
Posted in Horningsea
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.
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
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.
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.
Title: The Closing Date for village show entries is on Wednesday 6th July 2017
Location: Entries accepted at Meadow View, High Street, Horningsea.
Description: This is our closing date for accepting entries to the Village show. Be Sure to get yours in in time!
Start Time: 21:00
For more entry forms see Horningsea Village Show
Posted in Community, Environment, Horningsea, Horningsea Herald, Village, Village Hall
Tagged horticultural horticultural, Jam, produce, scotsdales, show show schedule, village show
Title: Horningsea Village Show
Location: Village Pavilllion, Millenium Green
Description: Our traditional and much envied village horticultural show returns in it’s 61st year.
Please join with us in exhibiting your produce, artwork and kitchen creations in this popular village event.
Classes for everyone from the very youngest to the prolific!
Start Time: 08:45
End Time: 16:00
For more details head on over to the Horningsea Village Show page.