Shipton Moyne Church In March Sunshine

Village News 9th April

Dear All,

St John the Baptist

This Sunday is Palm Sunday and there will be a Donkey Procession starting at 11am from Shipton Cottage followed by a service of Holy Communion taken by Rev Pauline Setterfield. With many thanks to Sue Unwin for the loan of her venerable donkey and to Adam Murray for taking charge of the donkey. Do join us for the procession and / or the service!

Next Friday is Good Friday and there will be a service of Evensong with the Burial of Christ at 7pm, taken by Rev Poppy Hughes.

Many thanks to all those who came to help clean the church for Easter and Hetty Gale’s wedding next weekend:

Pauline Curthoys, Lucy Boggis Rolfe, Kate Allies, Margo Holmes- Watkins, Pat Butler, Amanda Hornby, Lily Riddick.

Litter Pick – This Saturday 9th April 10am

Please don’t forget to come and help with the Village Litter Pick again this year. Starting at Fosse Tillery Farm at 10am with hot cross buns and coffee  Janie will allocate areas to each team so please let her know if you are able to help. She has high viz jackets and bin bag for the helpers. Don’t forget to bring gloves.

Dog Waste

There have been many reports of dog poo on the pavements and bags of waste thrown into the verges.  Please could all dog owners make a great effort to pick up  after their dogs and put the waste in the bins which are situated:

  • At the end of Church Lane
  • On the Triangle by Shipton Cottage
  • By the Rec entrance on Hedgeditch Lane

Plant Table

Anne Carr-Jones is running her plant table again this year and sent this message:

I have started the Plant Table once again and I am very much hoping that people will contribute to it.   Any plants are welcome and also any spare seeds, etc. that people may have.   I am hoping that there will be a wide range of different plants and also seeds.   Plants in garden centres are now seriously expensive so hopefully we will get lots of donors and also buyers.   It would be great to make a total of £500 plus this summer.

There is already a selection of plants available and lots more to come. Last year’s table raised over £400 for Village Charities.

Coffee Morning at the Cat & Custard Pot

This month’s coffee morning at the Cat will be on Tuesday 19th April at 11am.  Come along and enjoy a delicious cup of coffee and a slice of cake.

Proposed Boundary Changes for Shipton Moyne Parish

A message from the Chairman of the Parish Council, Christopher Hallpike:

On Tuesday 29th of March the Parish Council held an Extraordinary Meeting, which Shipton Moyners were encouraged to attend, to reconsider its earlier decision about a proposed parish boundary change that would take a number of Shipton Moyne properties into the parish of Westonbirt – with – Lasborough. This meeting was held because it was discovered that the residents affected had not been properly consulted. The meeting was lively and well attended, and as a result of the public response the Parish Council unanimously decided that it would oppose Cotswold District Council’s proposed boundary change because some of the affected residents strongly objected, it was unnecessary and costly, and was of no benefit to Shipton Moyne.

Talk on Saturday 23rd April

There will be a talk by Sir Nicholas White (Christopher’s father) in the church entitled The 18,000 KM Diaries, describing his fundraising journey from China to the UK via the North Cape.  More information on this amazing trip is attached. The talk starts at 6pm. Tickets @ £5 are for sale with Doreen and the Pub.  There will be a glass of wine included. Not to be missed!


Islay Riddick is available for babysitting until 24 April. She is 18 and has a driving license.  Please contact Islay or Lily on 01666 880899.

Any more news let me know,