warm welcome – summertime!

Even though the weather has become considerably warmer, the friendly social aspect of our Warm Welcome in St Petrock’s will continue. Thanks to our volunteers, this will run every Thursday in June and July until the end of the school term. If you have not yet dropped in for a cuppa and some cake between 10am – 12 noon on a Thursday morning, please do so and you will be pleasantly surprised. There is no charge for refreshments.

Marion and Kate

village social – bougham bash!

On Saturday 24th June from 12.30pm everyone is invited to come along to Bougham Farm, by kind permission of Kate Hart, to enjoy a delicious open-air feast with pulled pork buns, an array of tempting salads and a range of tasty puddings. A vegetarian option is also available. Complementing this will be a selection of drinks from a licensed bar, raffles and a photo quiz, all in the grounds with beautiful views which surround Bougham Farm. This venue is half a mile walk from the centre of the village and we ask that with narrow access, and if you are unable to walk there, you book transport in advance with Kate (01643 841745) or Marion (01643 841500) Tickets are family friendly and available in advance of the day priced £10 per head from the Post Office, the Lion Inn or after services at St Petrock’s on a Sunday morning or during the Thursday Warm Welcomes in the church. Under 12s tickets are £5 and children under 5 are free entry. On the day tickets will be £12. Early booking to help with catering is appreciated!

This event was very successful when held previously, and we hope to welcome you again on 24th June – a major fundraiser for our village church which relies on your support to maintain and keep accessible for everybody.

Thank you – Kate and Marion

timberscombe bells

In celebration of the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II a celebratory peal was rung in St Petrock’s, a video of which is now available here.

Last weekend we saw the Coronation of King Charles III and as part of that celebration, our bellringers rang a special peal on Coronation Day, Saturday 6th May. Left to right : Elisabeth Powls (Tower Captain), Martin Booth, Gwynnie Poole, David Butt, Pauline Bennett , Allan Sutton and Kate Hart. We thank them all.

This Sunday, 14th May at 11am, we will particularly recognise Bell Ringing as a celebratory part of our service at St Petrock’s Church. St Dunstan is known as the Patron Saint of Bellringers due to his experimentation in the early forging of bells in the 900’s, and for this reason the nearest Sunday to his feast day (19th May) has been chosen to introduce Bell Sunday; a day where the contribution of bells and Bellringers to the life of the Church in our village is recognised. 

A special service has been designed which includes poetry, handbell ringing and a short history of the Timberscombe bells. Everybody is most welcome to come along and enjoy the celebration and refreshments afterwards.

Marion Jeffrey and Kate Hart