Village News 25th November 2023

Village News 25th November 2023

Dear All,

This is a long one – hope you make it to the end!!

St John the Baptist

Here are the church services for the next month

Sunday 26th November Evensong

Taken by Julie Nicholson, this special service will celebrate the many years of service to the church in Shipton Moyne by Martin Unwin, and to give thanks for all our churchwardens, past and present.

Evensong is a favourite service of many, including Martin. Lasting about 40 minutes, the service will follow the traditional liturgy of the Book of Common Prayer with some favourite hymns of our churchwardens. All welcome, whether your regular practice is to come to church or not. 

Sunday 3rd December 

Holy Communion taken by Revd Poppy Hughes  11.15am

Sunday 10th December 

Matins taken by Revd Steve Bullock 11.15am

Sunday 17th December 

Carol Service taken by Revd Julie Nicholson 4pm

If you would like to read at the Carol Service please contact Julie on 07850 367779 or 01666 880870

Sunday 24th December 

Crib Service taken by Revd Julie Nicholson 4pm

Monday 25th December 

Christmas Day communion taken by Revd Julie Nicholson  11.15am

Sunday 31st December 

No service in Shipton Moyne – Benefice Service in Tetbury10am

There will be mulled wine and canapes served after the Carol Service.  If you are able to make a plate of Canapes please contact Beth or Lucy.


Saturday 2nd December – A Musical Mystery Tour

An evening of music, song and story with Holly Thody. Holly will be showcasing her versatile vocal talent, spanning many musical genres, from musical theatre to opera, rock and sacred. Tickets can be booked in advance or purchased on the door.

Carol Singing 

Village Carol Singing will be on Thursday 14th December starting at 6pm at Street Farmhouse.  If you would like to join the Carol Singers or Invite them to your house please contact James Birdwood or Ian Carling.

Church Cleaning

Pauline Curthoys is organising Church Cleaning next weekend. Can you come and help on Saturday 9th December at 10.30, please let Pauline know.

Many hands make light work!

Christmas Bazaar

Many thanks to all who made the Christmas Bazaar a fun afternoon and help raise funds for the village charities.

The Cake Stall raised £270. Well done Margot & Caroline.

Delicious Teas – many thanks for Caroline Baker and Annemarie.

The raffle was organized by Doreen Gibbings, and the Tombola by Pauline Curthoys and Diane Peplow. Not sure exactly how much was raised, but well done all!

Caroline Baker has a  very small 🦕 coat left in the hall on Saturday.

She also has a lemon drizzle cake in the freezer which was also left behind on one of the tea tables.

Coffee Morning 

The last coffee morning for the year is Tuesday 19th December at 11am in the Cat and Custard Pot. All welcome for coffee and a delicious slice of cake.

Advent Home Groups

This Advent, you are invited to join the benefice home groups with this year’s theme : Praying for Healing.
Home Groups meeting w/c 27th Nov, 4 Dec & 11 Dec.

January 5th, Village Theatre Visit To See Treasure Island At The Barn Theatre

A block booking of 20 seats has been secured. Transport from the village to the theatre and back by minibus is kindly provided by the Friends of Shipton Moyne Village Trust.

The evening will include drinks on arrival and a short talk about the Barn Theatre. Additional tickets at various prices can be booked independently for anyone wishing to come on the same night but not part of the block booking. There should be plenty of room on the bus.

Please contact Pauline or Julie to secure a ticket. First come first served with payment in cash, please.

Village Pantomime 2024

Thank you to all who have volunteered to be involved, on stage, writing, or behind the scenes. There’s still time to express an interest and get involved.

A short open meeting to discuss the where, when and how of putting on a Panto production will be held in the village hall on Sunday 3rd December at 4pm.

Message from Richard Somers

Richard has nearly new (1 year) Lamona washing machine, photo attached,  Free to a good home.

A Message From Harry Wright

Free painted table – if anybody would like a free painted table, please call Harry Wright. Collection only from 5 the Street. 

A Message from Andrew Kent

We have some chairs to dispose of. One chair free to anyone. Two chairs £100 for the pair.

A Message from Tim Clark

Fake Parking Machine QR codes

Car park users in Gloucestershire are being warned against an emerging fraud threat. Fraudsters have been replacing QR codes displayed by car park payment machines with fakes. Customers scanning the fake QR codes are taken to a fishing website where they are invited to enter payment card details, under the guide of paying fees to the car park operator.

If you choose to pay make online payments in local car parks, make sure you follow one of the routes below:

* Download the PayByPhone (or other operator app) directly from the App Store or Google Play.
* Visit the operator’s website by (or other operator web address) directly into your browser search bar.

Most car park machines also accept payment cards.  If you do use a QR code, check that it appears on official signage and does not appear to have been doctored.

Message from Caroline Chambers

This cat appeared on Weds and seems to have adopted us! JoJo takes no notice. Lovely markings, a Bengal perhaps? Coat seems good but he’s starving hungry, constantly miaowing for food. I have asked a few folk round here, nobody recognises him. Annemarie has lent me a cat basket; I shall attempt to take him to the George to ascertain whether he is microchipped.

Let me know if anyone recognizes him!

Message from Lucinda and Stuart Dryden

Just to let you all know we have the village this week.

There is a lovely lady moving into our house called Jacqui who is really looking forward to being part of village life.

We are really sad to go but have decided we need to be closer to the children’s friends and school!

Any more news let me know,

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