Somerford Keynes A Parish in the Cotswold Water Park

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Somerford Keynes

Sunday 25 Sep 11am Holy Communion Sunday 2 October 11am Morning Prayer Sunday 9th October 4pm Harvest Festival followed by Harvest Supper in the Village Hall Sunday 16 October 11am Family Service Sunday 23 October 11am Holy Communion Sunday 30 October 11am at Kemble Confirmation Service
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Club Pulse

Are you in school years 6-11? Try Club Pulse fortnightly on Sunday afternoons 4.30 -6pm Did you meet Anton at the Scarecrow Day? He’s your man to see.  

The Bells

There are four bells of which three are mediaeval. Our Millennium Project was to rehang the bells so that they could be properly rung. As the bells are part of a listed building and of such age, they are not allowed to be tuned. Why not?  Nor do they swing over. But ringing them is fun. If you would like to try, contact Lynton Mogridge  
Bells on their way to be refurbished 1999 Back to Top previous next More
Page updated 28 September 2016
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Parish News

Parish News, the Benefice news sheet, is published 10 times a year and is available for £5. Contact Muriel Watkins if you would like a new subscription. If you want to put something in the Parish News, please send it before 12th of each month as plain text  to The Newsletter is edited by a series of volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, talk to a Churchwarden or email as above.  
Rector: Rev Trevor Kemp The Rectory Coates 770550 Associate Priest Rev David Austin The Vicarage Kemble 770654 David is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays for Pastoral Surgery. Please ring for an appointment Churchwardens Vacant
The new Remembrance plaque, photo Chris Isherwood

Remembrance Sunday

In 2014, as part of the annual remembrance service, a plaque was unveiled (above) incorporating the names of all those from Somerford Keynes who died in both World Wars. It was designed and made by Lynda Isherwood, who has been researching these people. She revealed all she has found out about them at the History Group  meeting the following day.

Ride & Stride 2016

took place on Saturday 10th September, the wettest ride for many a year! Dave Crofts and Peter Watkins rode out, touring all the churches and chapels of Cirencester. Members of the PCC welcomed soggy guests in church. Run by Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust, this is a great way to support our church and those across the county when they need most help. Half the money raised goes to our church and the rest to the Trust. Contact Peter Watkins if you would like to donate.

Coffee Mornings

There is a coffee morning in the village hall on the 4th Thursday of most months. Check Activity page for next date.
Church Cleaning Rota Can you help clean the church? If we have enough helpers, this could only be once a year. Contact Marcia Timbrell 862028 for more information
Setting off for Poole Keynes Palm Sunday 2016
Parish of Somerford Keynes with Shorncote Annual Meetings These were held on Sunday 17th April after Morning Prayer. Vestry Meeting followed by Annual Parochial Church Meeting.  New Churchwardens  are being sought. Please consider if you can fulfil this vital role.
David Austin has been appointed as House for Duty Priest for the Thameshead Benefice. David and Angie have now moved to Kemble Vicarage.
The Village Fête was held on Saturday 25th June. See what happened here

Whistle for the Somme

Dave Swaffer blew a whistle at 0730ackemma on July 1st 2016 at the Church to commemorate the start of the battle of the Somme on that day in 1916. A further picture flashes by on the home page
Dave Swaffer whistles thrice in remembrance of the Somme

Farewell to Jan

Jan Coleridge has been Church Warden & resident in Somerford Keynes for many years. To  thank her for her service there was a bring and share lunch on Sunday 31st July. Pictures of the event are above and on the next page

Harvest Supper

Sunday 9th October in the Village Hall after Harvest Festival in Church. Tickets from Muriel Watkins 861614 & Sandy Crofts 861658
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