Somerford Keynes A Parish in the Cotswold Water Park

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Somerford Keynes

Sunday 6 Dec 11am Morning Prayer Sat 12 Dec 6.30 for 7pm Christmas Concert Sun 13 Dec 11am Holy Communion Sun 20 Dec 4.30pm Carol Service Christmas Eve 3pm Crib Service Christmas Eve 11pm Midnight Communion Christmas Day 10.30am Family Service Sunday 27th 10am at Shorncote Carol Service Tuesdays in School Term 10am Music with Little Ones
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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 29 November 2015
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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  
Rector: Rev Trevor Kemp Coates Rectory 770550 Associate Priest Rev David Austin 860692 David is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays for Pastoral Surgery. Please ring for an appointment Churchwardens Jan Coleridge Sandra Crofts
The new Remembrance plaque, photo Chris Isherwood

Remembrance Sunday

In 2015, Remembrance Sunday fell on 8th November, when the church was full for a traditional service, but with some modern hymns to old tunes, and old hymns to modern tunes. Last year, 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 2015

Saturday 12th September 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. It was a good day after the early rain, and several groups from the village were out. Half the money raised goes to our church and the rest to the Trust. Contact Peter Watkins if you would like to donate and have not been asked. Donations have so far reached £500

Coffee Mornings

There is a coffee morning in the village hall on the 4th Thursday of most months. Check Activity page for next date.

The Bring & Share

Harvest Supper

was held on Sunday 13th September in the Village Hall after the Harvest Festival Service in church. A good crowd tucked into interesting fare, and had a convivial time.
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Graham Shearn writes- “I am pleased to tell you that Pamela Davis is now eating and reading from her bed, but not in church. We shall be short of readers for some time. It would be really helpful if one or two (or more) of you could sign up to read a lesson - just once a month on average. Please contact me on 869790 or by email.”
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
Friends Christmas Concert Saturday 12th December Bingham String Quartet does  “A Christmas Carol- the musical” 6.30 for 7pm Details Why not invite friends for a get-together afterwards?
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