Village News 26th July 2023

Village News 26th July 2023

Dear All,

Christopher Hallpike

There will be a presentation to Christopher on Sunday 30th July at 7pm in the Village Hall to thank him for his time as Churchwarden and Chairman of the Parish Council. Please come along and enjoy a glass of rose. If you would like to make a plate of canapes please let me know

St John the Baptist

This Sunday there will be no morning service in Shipton Moyne. Instead it is our turn to host the Benefice Evensong at 6pm on Sunday evening before going onto drinks at the village hall (see above). Julie is taking the service and the Shipton Moyne choir will be singing! All welcome.

A message from Julie Nicholson

HELP needed…

If you would like to help with refurbishing and equipping the children’s area in church please get in touch with Julie. We would like to make the current children’s area more comfortable with engaging (quiet) activities and give our children, babies and parents, a welcoming, well resourced experience of being in church and attending services and special occasions.

I would be especially keen to hear from young families and children with ideas and offers of help. If anyone would like to come along and take a look at what we currently have available. please come to the church next Saturday morning at 10am, or give me a call or email and I can come and see you.

Many thanks,

Mobile – 07850367779
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Parish Council – a message from the Chairman

Shipton Moyne Parish Council has a vacancy to CoOpt a Parish Councillor 

The Council currently holds 5 meetings per year in the village hall and consists of 5 Councillors plus the Clerk 

Applicants must be:

  • At least 18 years old
  • A British Citizen
  • Meet at least one of the following qualifications:
    • Be on the Register of Electors for the Parish
    • Have occupied any land or other premises as owner or tenant in the parish for 12 months before Co-Option to the council
    • Your main place of work during the 12 months prior to Co-Option to the Council has been in the parish
    • You have lived in the parish or within 3 miles of it for 12 months before Co-Option

Public elections will be held in the year 2027; for the interim period, a Councillor will be co-opted to the Parish Council by the current members of the Parish Council at the meeting to be held in September 2023 at 7.00pm in the village hall. 

All applicants should apply in writing to the Clerk before 25th August 2023 at 11 Berthas Field, Didmarton, GL9 1EB or email

Village Tea – a message from Caroline Baker

Vintage Afternoon Tea
Saturday, 5th August 2023
Shipton Moyne Village Hall

Time: 2.30pm

Tickets: £5.00

A chance to catch up with neighbours for a chat and enjoy a cup of tea and a bite to eat. Tickets available from Doreen Gibbings 01666 880205. Offers of help to Julie Nicholson or Caroline Baker.

Village Hall Committee

The Village Hall Committee is looking for a new member to join the committee. Anyone interested in joining the committee or finding out more about what we do should contact Doreen Gibbings or Caroline Baker.

Any more news let me know,


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