Somerford Keynes A Parish in the Cotswold Water Park

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Somerford Keynes

The Two Kings rush to find the baby Jesus! New Year’s Day at Shorncote 11am Carols 8 Jan 11am Epiphany Morning Prayer 15 Jan 11am Holy Communion 22 Jan No Service at SK Benefice Service at Coates 29 Jan No Service at SK
The Kings rush to find the holy infant!
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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  
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Page updated 11 January 2017
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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

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. Between you, you all raised £390, to which Gift Aid will be added. 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.
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
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

Christmas Fair

The last Saturday in November saw a very popular Fair in the village hall. Over £500 was raised for church funds

Christmas Activities

The Season started with a carol service by candle light 4.30pm on the afternoon of the Sunday before Christmas. Monday 19th, carol singing around the village, in aid of Winston’s Wish as usual. £340 was collected from you all. A Thank you note is in the church porch. The Nativity at 3pm on Christmas eve afternoon was great fun for all ages, with little ones, and not so little ones taking unrehearsed parts. [Note: we need more Kings and shepherds!] See pictures above! The traditional Midnight Communion Service was held at 11pm on Christmas Eve. For those not disposed to a late night there was a short Family Service  at 1030 on Christmas Morning. On New Year’s morning we went to Shorncote for a Carol Service at 11am, followed by mulled wine at the invitation of Manor Farm.

Harvest Supper

Sunday 9th October saw over 45 villagers gather in the Village Hall after Harvest Festival in Church. As usual a good time was had by all, who brought most of the food to share. Barry Cran and his wife were our guests.
Our usual pattern of services changes in January. There is unlikely to be a service every week. Check here or the Parish Magazine before venturing forth.
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