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PRESTON Church & Village News October 2009 DATES TO REMEMBER Deadline for the November newsletter is 20 October. Contact Howard Trinder on 435339 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The newsletter is also available via the village website www.prestonvillageherts.com. Fri 9 Oct Harvest Supper – Village Hall 7.30pm Mon 12 Oct Village Book Club at Ieneke's Crunnels Green Sat 17 Oct Cricket Club Dinner Dance – Red Lion 7.00pm Wed 21 Oct PVS at Langcliffe, Butchers Lane 8.00pm Fri 23 Oct Harvest Auction at The Red Lion – 7.30pm Sat 21 Nov PHC Christmas Market from 12 noon Sat 28 Nov Friends of St Martin’s Barn Dance, PHC Old Hall As from November the church cleaning will be back to its usual pattern and take place on every first Tuesday of the month at 4.00pm ST MARTI N'S CHURCH S ERVI CES OCTOBER SIDESMAN READER th 4 No Service. 11am Harvest Festival at All Saints, St Paul’s Walden The Revd Teddy Faure-Walker th 11 9.30 Village only Mr Kellard Mrs Lawson The Revd Oliver Learmont (Hebrews 4:12-16, RCL p. 702) th 18 9.30 Village only Mrs Reeves Mrs Edwards The Revd Tom Purchas (2 Tim 4: 5-15, RCL p. 1139) 11am Family Service at All Saints, St Paul’s Walden 6pm Walden Offa Parishes E vensong at Preston th 25 9.30 Village only Miss Hunter Mr Reeves The Revd Fizz Gibb (2 Tim 3:14-4:5, RCL p. 718) NOV EMBER st 1 No Service. 11am Communion Service for All Saints Day with All Souls at St Paul’s Walden. Preacher: The Revd Gerry Booker If any sidesman or reader cannot mak e any of these dates, please try to find an alternative ST MARTI N'S CHURCH 120 CLUB The winners of the September draw in the 2009/10 120 Club (£30 each) are: No. 68 Mr & Mrs J Jennings No. 89 Mr A Pateman A LETTER FROM ANN MALES, READER Dear Friends, As I writ e I can hear the combine harvesters working in the distanc e. Looking from the window I can see the clouds of dust around the machine as it carves its way through the ripened wheat. A feeling of gladness and pleasure at seeing the crops being harvested once again is mixed with a little s adness that t he s easons seem to come and go so quickly! How fortunate we are in this country wit h our temperate climate! Extremes are comparatively rare and harvests seldom fail. E ven so we are obsessed with the weather. We didn’t get the heatwave summer that was predicted but we had good growing conditions and there has also been a bumper harvest in the garden and of wild fruits and nuts. My resident squirrel is having a problem t o find enough places to store the nuts he has gathered for his winter food! Other count ries are not as fortunate as we are. E very year The Bishop of St. Albans makes a Harvest Appeal. As a Church we usually respond to this by sending a donation. This year the bishop is appealing for clean water for 55,000 people who live without access to safe drinking water. The appeal will work through Christian Aids partner, Water Action. Three times matched funding from the European Union will turn a gift of £33 into £132. The appeal will benefit women, particularly in Ethiopia, who carry most of their water at present. They walk for many hours to get water which is often unsafe and makes them ill. Having clean easily accessible water trans forms the lives of families as we have seen in Uganda. To say it makes for happiness is an understatement. Happiness is something we wa nt for all, especially for those we love. So often contentment is the nearest we can get to being happy especially when we have lost someone precious or are stuck with a situation we are powerless to change. Whatever befalls us, may our eyes be opened to s ee God at work in our lives and in the world, and may we be inspired to follow where he leads us. With love Ann Males Reader THE RED LION E vents at The Red Lion in the coming few weeks: Wed 14 October – Wine tasting commencing at 7.00pm Fri 23 October – Harvest Auction – 7.30pm. Please bring produce for the auction along to the pub either before 1200 or after 2. 30pm on the day. Thurs 29 to Sat 31 October – Beer Festival with 25 selected real ales Fri 6 November – Fireworks commencing at 7.00pm Sat 7 November – The Country Bumpkin. 7.00pm. Sample the delights of food from the local countryside. Menu can be seen at the pub £20. BOOK CLUB Monday 12 Oct 8.00pm hosted by Ieneka at Crunnels Green. The book chosen for this months read is: The Shadow of the W ind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon PRESTON VILLAGE SOCIETY Our next meeting is at 8.00 pm on Wednesday 21 October at Chris Hardy’s, Langcliffe, Butcher’s Lane and will include the AGM PRESTON CRI CKET CLUB A great season 2009 has been with thrills, spills and somethi ng for everyone. The 1st X1 survived to stay up; a nail-biting finish with points needing to be nd squeezed from every available over but we survived another year. The 2 X1 rd remained in mid-table in Div 6, the 3 X1 missed out on promotion by one th position which was a wonderful achievement and the 4 X1 finished in the upper half of Div 14; which was just excellent to see. Our Sunday sides also did superbly well and both gained promotion in the Chess Valley League. Some incredible individual performances but really too many to mention here, unfort unately. 2009 has also been a record breaking seas on. Due to the popularity of our Colts Development Programme we have also fielded a 5X1 on occasion on Saturday too – which is incredible. We also welcome another new lady to our playing ranks, Jacquie Veringa, who now joins Anje as the second playing female member of the club. A few thanks to mention as we have been superbly supported once again this year by our army of helpers; not least the kind ladies who volunteer to help with teas. Ray and Jo, Lisa and El and everyone at the Red Lion. Bob and all the guys involved in the ground and also Tony, who has poured everything into making sure the ground looks like a million bucks and that all of us have cricket every weekend to play. Finding 7 or 8 fixtures every week for Preston is nigh-on impossible, but he manages to do it. Thanks also for all the wonderful support we have had from the village and Parish Council; I do hope we have done everyone proud for a nother year. Please come th to the Awards E vening – Oct 17 – please see Jane Hunter for det ails. Thanks also to Howard and Margaret – Margaret (and the Parish Council) for her help behind the scenes on new equipment funding and Howard too for letting me write this essay every month! Things are moving in a very positive direction for cricket in Preston and we are able to offer a lot to anyone wis hing to play or be a part of the club and we need to make sure we are all ready for 2010. Cheers, Mark Waters 07796544683 PRESTON CRI CKET CLUB DINNER AND DANCE AND AWARDS EV ENI NG Just to remind those of you who are as yet undecided, that there are stlll tickets available for the dinner/dance on Saturday 17 October. The venue is a marquee in the garden of the Red Lion and as well as delicious food and great raffle prizes there will be dancing to the ever popular One 2Many. Tickets are £35 per person and can be ordered from Ali Morecroft 434032 email@example.com or Jane Hunter 768688 firstname.lastname@example.org FOR SALE: Ford KA 1.3 litre - Nov 2002 - 44700 miles - taxed to May 2010 MOT to March 2010 - 2 owners. Offers around £2000. Also available free to anyone who can collect, an unwant ed dishwasher (not used for a while). Contact: John Campbell on 422572 RABBIT FOUND A very tame white rabbit with brown flecks has been found in Preston. Natalie Cross at Preston Hill Farm has it at the moment so if you have lost one please give her a ring on 07956 232025. PRESTON HAS TALENT – POSTPONED This event scheduled to take place on Saturday 3 October has now be en postponed. Watch this space for alternative date to be organised.
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