Church Activities in

Somerford Keynes

Sunday 9th Nov 11am Remembrance Service for the centenary of World War 1 Sunday 16 Nov 11am Family Service Sunday 23 Nov 11am Holy Communion Sunday 30 Nov 10am Benefice Service at Coates Every Tuesday in termtime 10am Little Ones Music Saturday 13 December Christmas Concert Details
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Rector: Rev Trevor Kemp Coates Rectory 770550 Curate Rev David Austin 860692 David is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays for Pastoral Surgery. Please ring for an appointment Churchwardens Jan Coleridge Sandra Crofts
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Ride & Stride 2014

Ride and Stride, run by Glos Historic Churches Trust is a great way to support our churches. Our team of the Wildings, Cartwrights, Peter Watkins rode from church to church on Saturday September 13, while Judy Monger worked hard on the church grounds. We raised altogether £457, of which half will come back to the church. Many thanks to all our volunteers and especially to all our sponsors. I now have the GHCTrust report for 2013. They have been able to increase their grants by 20%, thanks to rising income. Keep it coming, and help keep your churches maintained.  PW.  

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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Accounts 2013-4

Balance Sheet Notes
The Meeting in the Village Hall on Monday 10th March 2014 requested that the Church Balance Sheet be published. The sheet should be read in conjunction with the Notes. They are both formatted as pdf files which will open in a new window.
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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 or a churchwarden 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  

New Priest, new year

Rev. Fred Dawson to be House for Duty Priest in the Thameshead Benefice   We are delighted to be able to tell you that the Rev. Fred Dawson and his wife Billie will be moving in to the Vicarage at Kemble. Fred will be taking up his ministry as House for Duty Priest working from Kemble after his licensing which we expect to be at a benefice service on the morning of Sunday January 25th with Archdeacon Robert. Please do pencil the date in your diary now, details will follow as soon as possible. Trevor Kemp

Harvest Festival

Sunday 5th October saw Harvest Festival in church, with songs old and new, and lots of bread, followed by Harvest Supper in the Village Hall attended by some sixty five villagers
A small section of the crowd tucks in Rev. David Austin Rev. Trevor Kemp The new Remembrance plaque, photo Chris Isherwood

Remembrance Sunday

On Sunday 9th November, as part of the annual remembrance service, a new 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, and revealed all she has found out about them at the History Group meeting the following day.
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