SERVICES FOR NOVEMBER
When there is no service at Hathern, other Benefice churches holding services are shown thus:
B = Belton, D = Diseworth, K = Kegworth, LW = Long Whatton or O = Osgathorpe
2nd FRIDAY K 7:30pm, All Souls Service, everyone welcome.
4th 4th SUNDAY HATHERN 8:00am, Holy Communion, BCP (Alison Prince)
BEFORE ADVENT HATHERN 10:30am, Family Service
HATHERN 6:00-8:00pm, Music Café
11th REMEMBRANCE B&K 8:00am, Holy Communion, BCP
SUNDAY HATHERN 10:30am, Remembrance Service with Hathern Band
HATHERN 6:15pm, Prayer, Peace & Healing Service
18th 2nd SUNDAY K 8:00am, Holy Communion, BCP
BEFORE ADVENT O&D 9:00am, The Eucharist
HATHERN 10:30am, New Beginnings
HATHERN 6:15pm, Holy Communion, BCP (Alison Prince)
25th CHRIST THE KING K&D 8:00am, Holy Communion, BCP
HATHERN 10:30am, The Eucharist (Julie Ann Heath)
HATHERN 6:15pm, Evensong
28th WEDNESDAY LW 7:30pm, Praise Evening with Refreshments
2nd Dec ADVENT 1 HATHERN 8:00am, Holy Communion, BCP (Alison Prince)
HATHERN 10:30am, Christingle Service
HATHERN 6:00-8:00pm, Music Café
COFFEE MORNING in Hathern Church on the first Saturday of each month from 10:00am to 12noon. FAIR TRADE STALL
MUSIC CAFÉ every 1st Sunday of the month, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
SAID EUCHARISTS every Tuesday at 12:30pm in Belton and every Wednesday at 9:30am in Kegworth
PRAISE EVENING: On the 4th Wednesday of every month at 7:30pm in Long Whatton Church.
READINGS FOR NOVEMBER
1st READING 2nd READING GOSPEL
4th Isaiah 1.10-18 2 Thessalonians 1.1-12 Luke 19.1-10
11th Job 19.23-27a 2 Thessalonians 2.1-5,13-17 Luke 20.27-38
18th Malachi 4.1-2a 2 Thessalonians 3.6-13 Luke 21.5-19
25th Jeremiah 23.1-6 Colossians 1.11-20 Luke 23.33-43
2nd De Isaiah 2.1-5 Romans 13.11-14 Matthew 24.36-44
The 2nd Reading & Gospel will be read at the 8:00am Communion, the 1st Reading & Gospel at
the 6:15pm Evensong, all three being read at the 10:30am Eucharist.
Holy Baptism 14th October Alice Christina Leach
Matilda May Georgia Leach
Holy Matrimony 29th September Hayley Carla Osborn & James Steven Roe
Christian Funeral 28th September Percival Gethin Hill, aged 73 years
8th October Jessie May Walker, aged 93 years
HATHERN CHURCH 200-CLUB, WINNERS FOR SEPTEMBER 2007
£ 25 - No 71 – Sue Swift, Loughborough Road £15 – No 41 – Ken Clarke, Swallow Walk
HATHERN OLD CRICKET CLUB 200-CLUB WINNERS
August £50 - No 33 - J Berrington £10 - No 215 - J Worsfold
September £50 - No 162 - A Satterthwaite £10 - No 41 - M Garton
October £50 - No 49 - T Lewin £10 - No 94 - N Holt
OVERHEARD AT BED-TIME: “Lord, if you can’t make me a better boy, don’t worry about it. I’m
having a good time like I am.”
CALENDAR FOR NOVEMBER
3rd Sat 10:00-12noon, HATHERN CHURCH, Coffee Morning
7:30pm, HATHERN BAND, CONCERT in Loughborough Parish Church
4th Sun 6:00-8:00pm, HATHERN CHURCH, Music Café
5th Mon 7:30pm, HATHERN CHURCH, Friends of Hathern Church, Meeting
7:30pm, HATHERN PARISH COUNCIL, Meeting, Village Hall, All welcome
7th Wed 7:30pm, BENEFICE, Hathern House Group, 33 Green Hill
10th Sat 10:00am-12noon, HATHERN BROWNIES & GUIDES, Annual Coffee Morning, Village Hall
13th Tue 7:30pm, HATHERN GARDENING CLUB, Hathern Club, “Butchart Botanical Gardens”
7:30pm, BENEFICE, Hathern House Group, 11 Green Hill Rise
17th Sat 10:00-11:00am, HATHERN CHURCH, Church open for Quiet Time
7:30pm, HATHERN CHURCH, Organ Concert, £4.00
19th Mon 2:30pm, HATHERN CHURCH, Mothers’ Union
7:30pm, HATHERN W.I., Village Hall, Annual Meeting and “Taste & Try”
24th Sat 10:--am-12noon, HATHERN BAND, Christmas Bazaar, Village Hall
26th Mon 7:30pm, HATHERN CHURCH, Bible Study, 33 Green Hill
28th Wed 7:30pm, PRAISE EVENING, Long Whatton Church
CHURCH ROTAS FOR NOVEMBER
If anyone is unable to do their turn, please arrange a substitute if possible and let one of the
Churchwardens know. Will sidespersons please be in attendance at least 20 minutes before the service time.
SIDESPERSON INTERCESSOR CHALICE COFFEE
8:00am 10:30am 6:15pm 10:30am 10:30am
4th R Worsfold Family Service x x C Harris L Bristowe
8:00am G Thorpe
11th x J Worsfold V Reilly x x C Harris 6:15
V Reilly 6:15
18th x New J Wigley x L Wigley S Hall
Beginnings 6:15pm V Reilly
25th x J Yates C Harris N Cordiner J Worsfold M Cox
10:30am J Leivers
2nd V Carter Christingle x x C Harris L Bristowe
December Family Service 8:00am G Thorpe
Date 8:30am 10:30am 6:15pm FLOWERS
2nd Reading Gospel 1st Reading 2nd Reading 1st Reading Gospel
4th M Canning C Harris Family Service Music Café x
11th x x Remembrance United Prayer, Peace & Remembrance
Sunday Healing Service
18th x x New Beginnings L Wigley J Wigley C Harris
25th x x D Harbidge A Bagley M Canning M Schofield x
2nd B Benton V Carter Christingle Music Café x
December Family Service
One Sunday, the priest noticed that his little wooden chapel needed painting. He checked out the Sunday ads and
found a paint sale. The next day, he went into town and bought a gallon of white paint. He went back out to the
church and began the job.
He painted the first side. It was looking great. But he noticed he had already used a half gallon. He didn't want to
run back in town and being the creative person that he was, he found a gallon of thinner in the back, and began to
thin his paint.
It worked out great. He finished the remaining three sides with that last half gallon of paint.
That night, it rained: it rained hard. The next morning when he stepped outside of the parsonage to admire his
work, he saw that the first side was looking great, but that the paint on the other three sides had washed away.
The pastor looked up in sky in anguish and cried out, "What shall I do?"
A voice came back from the heavens saying, "Repaint, and thin no more!"
MAGAZINE ITEMS FOR NOVEMBER TO JOHN WORSFOLD BY FRIDAY 16th NOVEMBER
You can send details as an attachment by email to John@ TheWorsfolds.fsnet.co.uk
THIS MONTH’S LETTER IS FROM ALISON
Sitting in my office, wracking my brain about the subject of this letter, I decided to share with you the
snippets from my diary in Hong Kong exactly one year ago. I always think that to look at a different culture or
religion helps us to critique our own.
“Today, we set off intrepidly, catching the metro out to the island of Lantau…”
When we got to the top we were somewhat surprised at what they called Ngong Ping village. It is
really a completely new development to serve as a tourist trap at the top of the cable car. The brochure
proclaims it has been designed to reflect and enhance the cultural and spiritual integrity of the Ngong Ping
area. I actually did not think the modern complex was too bad from the outside, but it was very tacky inside.
There were loads of souvenirs. “The Monkey Tale Souvenir Shop” just had fluffy, mangy monkeys for sale
and no books about the actual tale. As we came out of the “Walking with Buddha Experience” there were
likewise loads of little Buddhas and religious knick-knacks for sale. On reflection, it was very like going to a
cathedral bookshop, but somehow, having expected something spiritual, it struck me as tawdry.
Our first port of call was to the Monkey Tale Theatre where we heard the story about Monkey King
inspired by the famous Buddhist Jakarta stories. High definition and animation combine with special effects
and all-round sound to immerse the audience in the monkey’s tale. Now that all sounds well and good, but
when we got in to the theatre, it was a Walt Disney animation of this famous story. I found it quite difficult to
equate it with spirituality and it got me thinking about how other people respond when we have animated
Gospel stories and whether they reject the content for the same reason. They seem rather trite.
We then went back for “Walking with Buddha”. We were all supplied with an audio guide and the
point of this was to immerse ourselves in a multi-media experience, which explored and explained the life of
Gautama, the man who became Buddha, and his path to enlightenment. In some ways it was quite good, but
again the animation was very much on the lines of Walt Disney and for me it didn’t work. However, it was
good to be reminded of the story of Buddha and how he had lived a life of riches and pleasure and then gone
out into the world and seen suffering. This had caused him to establish his own middle way… a middle way
between asceticism and pleasure.
From there we walked up to the Buddha, which were some 240 steps. The Buddha is somewhat like
the huge statue of Christ in South America over El Salvador. It is the world’s tallest outdoor seated bronze
figure. The Buddha itself took 10 years and 70 million dollars to build. It is 34 metres high and weighs 150
tonnes and is made from a steel framework with a one-centimetre skin of bronze. It is sculpted from 520
tonnes of steel and bronze and 1,614 kilos amalgam of gold. It is supposed to be the same weight as a
jumbo jet. Size counts?
Regaining the bottom, we then went off on the “Walk of Wisdom”. We walked through the woods to
an open clearing. En route, we were, however, annoyed by a man behind us on his mobile shouting at the
top of his voice, ignoring his girlfriend beside him and quite oblivious to the wonderful surroundings. For us
this was quite symptomatic of the way the Chinese are - noise, noise, noise - and they never seem to want to
get away from it.
On the way back to our hotel we saw some people who had obviously been to Disneyland. The kids
seemed exhausted so I guess they had had a good time. How pervasive American culture is!
In today’s newspaper it says that the Chinese foreign exchange reserves exceed US dollars 1 trillion,
the largest ever held by any country! Couldn’t some of that be spent in poor areas?”
What would your reactions be?
HATHERN BROWNIES & GUIDES
ANNUAL COFFEE MORNING
VILLAGE HALL, DOVECOTE STREET, HATHERN
Saturday, 10th NOVEMBER 2007.
10.OOA.M. - MID-DAY
Admission 50p (including Coffee & Biscuits)
Games, Tombola, Raffle, Cakes, Bric-a-brac etc.
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CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL
It’s not long to our 4th Christmas Tree Festival. The dates are:
Friday 7th December, 10:00am until 8:00pm
Saturday 8th December, 10:00am until 8:00pm
Sunday 9th December, 1:00pm until 5:30pm
Sunday 9th December, 6:30pm, Songs of Christmas Praise with Carols Old and New
There will be various musical interludes throughout the week-end, Hand-bell Ringers, Hathern Band
Quartet, Hathern School Choir, Organ Music. Times will be advised in next month’s magazine.
If you’d like to decorate a tree to advertise your business or society, or if you’d just like to decorate a
tree, please call Rosemary Worsfold, 842 585, or Shirley Henderson, 556 330, for details.
PUBLICISE YOUR FUNCTION
Do you have a function that you feel needs some publicity?
Would it be of interest to the community at large?
Then may be this website might just be what you are looking for.
www.leicestershirevillages.com is a community based website that is FREE to use once you have
registered, and can be used to promote any event, or your business, and you can also advertise items
For Sale, and it is free to use and really easy – even I (David Harbidge) can do it!! Go on – have a look.
A priest said to a precocious 6 year old “So your mother says your prayers for you each night?”. Little
boy, “Yes, sir”. “Very commendable, what does she say?”. “Thank God he’s in bed at last!”
HATHERN PARISH CHURCH
Different Organists will play Music old & new, Hymns
Celebrate with us the
RESTORATION OF THE CHURCH ORGAN
7:30pm Saturday 17th November
from Rosemary Worsfold 01509 842 585
APPOINTMENT OF TEAM RECTOR
By the time you read this, the interview process will hopefully be well on its way. Friday 9
November has been set aside for interviews. Bill Watson, Betty Cawdell, Judith Phillipson, Neville Ireland,
Rosemary Harris and Rosemary Worsfold are the elected parish representatives on the interview panel.
Please pray both for them and the prospective candidates.
A PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL EVENING WITH RESOURCE
Originally we had planned two meetings in October and November for this. These have now been
combined into one evening in the New Year (date to be advised soon). The Diocese has agreed to fund this
expert organisation to envision our PCCs.
Resource is a ministry with an Anglican distinctive, seeking to serve the church through teaching,
training, and encouraging people to renew their lives and their church so that God’s message of life-
changing love reaches out to others.
The workshop aims to consider appropriate ways for a church to engage in making new disciples
and explore what it means to be a PCC. It will enable us to see our own part in the working of the PCC. Two
main strands of the evening will involve exploring how we seek God’s will and how we work well together.
MONTHLY COFFEE MORNING
Every month, on the first Saturday, there’s a Coffee Morning in Hathern Church from 10:00am until 12
noon. The cost is £1.00 for which you get coffee and cake, with refills! There’s a
BRIC-A-BRAC STALL selling all sorts of goodies and:
Extensive second-hand BOOK STALL plus:
FAIR TRADE STALL selling lots of Fair Trade foods and other items.
If you want to buy Fair Trade stuff or to rummage through the Bric-a-Brac
without wanting coffee and cakes, you won’t be charged.
Did you know that certain men go at night, armed with spades and dogs, to look for and to kill badgers? Neil Hughes, the
policeman responsible for policing wild life in Leicestershire & Rutland, told many more tales of man’s cruelty to animals,
including trapping wild birds to sell, as well as their eggs.
But also came funny tales, such as searching a house for supposed wild caged birds but finding instead the garage full of
cannabis plants and sacks of dried cannabis. Then there was the reptile lover, who kept his bags of cannabis under the
snakes in the cages, until the police brought along an RSPCA officer who removed the snakes for their own safety! And
big, wild cats – a woman in Rutland, driving home at night, stopped when she saw a large animal standing in the middle
of the road. The black, cat-like creature walked slowly right around her car, stood up to peer at her face through the
closed window, then ambled away!
We also heard of the variety of holiday mementoes that are confiscated by Customs as illegal imports.
This month we have our (short) Annual Meeting followed by “Taste & Try” when members bring their home-cooked
offerings for us all to taste and try! It’s on Monday 15 November in the Village Hall. Visitors are warmly welcomed, cost
ANNUAL BENEFICE ALL SOULS SERVICE
This year’s service will take place on Friday 2 November at Kegworth Parish Church, 7.30pm. Each year this
service is rotated around the Benefice. During the year a record is kept of all the funerals that take place within the
Benefice. A letter is sent to the next of kin, inviting them to attend the service and light a candle in memory of their loved
one. At this service the names of those who have died over the last year are read out.
If you would like someone you know who has died this year to be mentioned by name, please send the details
to me, Alison Prince, at the Belton Rectory and consider yourself warmly invited to the service. It would be good if
members from all the congregations in our Benefice attended the service and supported those from their village.
Refreshments will be served after the service. There will also be opportunity to speak to members of the team, if you
7:30pm Saturday 3rd November
Tickets: £6.00 & £5.00 (concessions)
from 01509 842 585
All proceeds to Hathern Parish Church
The Curious Case of the Breakfast Show Strangler
Mason Norton, Limoges, October 18.
France, unlike Britain, does not have a tradition of Well now, in the village of Sarrat (pop. 830) a
breakfast television. This is because the bulk of bitter political row has broken out- over a portrait.
the working population have to be at work for It is customary for French presidents, at the start
8am, and from September to April, this means of their tenure, to pose for an official portrait. This
getting up whilst it is still dark. Only France 2 is then distributed to all government buildings,
offers any sort of specific programme, called including all 36,000 (yes, thirty-six thousand) town
Télématin, presented by William Leymergie. halls. However, at last month’s meeting of Sarrat
But towards the end of September, a curious story Parish Council, several councillors expressed
broke. The story, according to a TV magazine, concern over the portrait, and when put to a vote,
goes like this: on September 19, M. Leymergie the council voted, by five votes to four, against
had an argument in an office at the television hanging it. This has never happened before in
studios with Jean-Philippe Viaud, the show’s France, and Sarrat continues to hang portraits of
theatre critic, over an item in the programme. This Nicolas Sarkozy’s predecessors, including
argument finished up, it appears, with M. socialist François Mitterrand, and conservative
Leymergie attempting to strangle M. Viaud; the Jacques Chirac. What they are going to do with
two men were separated by colleagues, one of said portrait is not yet clear.
whom rang for the paramedics, who administered However, as I write this, news is coming over the
oxygen to M. Viaud. As soon as he recovered, he wires that President Sarkozy is separating from
made a complaint to the police. his wife Cecilia. Thus, a suggestion has become
Leymergie was suspended for two weeks. I have evident to me. Send the portrait to Mme Sarkozy.
not heard to date of any progress about a criminal During her newly found freedom, she could find
case, but France, like Britain, is a country where the time to improve her darts. What better target
attempted murder is not treated lightly. than a 2ft photo of her ex?
I cannot remember any instance of anything *
similar in Britain. True, in the 1950’s, Bob Actually, this news could in fact be a blessing in
Monkhouse once accidentally shot off most of disguise to Sarkozy. Today, there is a transport
Charlie Drake’s left ear on live TV, and there were strike in France, which has brought public
all sorts of insinuations about John Leslie back in transport to a standstill. People have been
2002. But attempted murder? The nearest direct advised to take the day off, or work from home.
equivalent I can think of would be if Eamonn University students are staging a demonstration in
Holmes had tried to kill Anthea Turner with a the Place de la République, though the university
wrestling-style ‘Daddy Splash’ on the GMTV sofa. is still open, though unusually quiet, and my
* lessons for the day have been cancelled.
Meanwhile, a curious incident has taken place not The strikes are over proposed reforms to public
far from Limoges. Back in 2004, Jim Yates sector pay and pensions. This has been
recommended a novel to me called Clochemerle, dominating the headlines here since Monday, but
the story of how a small village in Burgundy is it now seems probable that it will be relegated in
plunged into civil war by a public urinal. Even the news agenda.
today, the expression C’est tout un peu comme Does anyone know the French for ‘A good day to
Clochemerle exists to refer to petty politics. bury bad news’?
SOAR VALLEY U3A
How many "Victorian Christmas Customs" are still observed? Jo Carter will remind us at the next General meeting on
Tuesday 27 November at 2.30p.m. in Sutton Bonington Village Hall.
Who would be interested in Family history, Psychology or play reading? Any one else for (Table) Tennis?
All information on 01509 672402 / 672012 or see www.u3asoarvalley.org.uk
From the New Year, the Praise Evening, on the 4th Wednesday of each month, will
rotate around the Benefice. Dates for the first 4 months are:
Belton 23 Jan, Diseworth 27th Feb, Hathern 26th March, Long Whatton 23rd April
Followed by Refreshments and a time for fellowship
Hear about the agnostic dyslexic insomniac? He stayed up all night wondering if there
was a DOG