Our History through the Lens

Do come along to an illustrated lecture by Tom Sperling which will highlight a wide range of historic images of our village and surrounding areas. Many of these photographs have not been seen before and this offers a great opportunity to identify people and/or places if you are able. Please feel free to bring along any interesting historic photographs in your possession to show if you like.

The St Petrock’s History Group meets in St Petrock’s Church on Monday 20th January at 7pm. Members £1, Visitors £4. Refreshments provided.

Please enter this easy online competition to win £1000 for St Petrock’s and help complete our fundraising for the toilet and servery!

You may remember the Ecclesiastical draw many of us entered for a £1000 prize to be drawn at random, which St Petrock’s was successful in earlier this year.

Ecclesiastical Insurance are running a very similar competition which is so easy to enter and requires nothing more than lots of nominations to stand a chance of winning. The fact we were successful before does not preclude us from entering this competition which is drawn next month. Nominations need to go in now as the draw starts 1st December.

All you have to do is click on the link

https://www.ecclesiastical.com/movement-for-good/12-days/

and enter that we are Registration Exempt (ie no charity number)

St Petrock’s Timberscombe

charity type – church or community

A few personal details and a sentence about ‘why this charity?’.

Please enter and pass this on to as many people as you can. They don’t have to live locally!

Let’s hope we can be lucky second time round!! Your support is much appreciated.

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National Churches Trust award to St Petrock’s

The PCC applied to the NCT for a grant to help with the cost of providing modern facilities in our village church. We were thrilled to learn in August that our application was successful and an award has been made for £10,000. With a project cost of £46,007 this is our most sizeable single donation to date since fundraising commenced in June 2017. We are now just under £10,000 short of the amount needed to be able to pay for the completion of the improvement which will benefit the weekly congregation, the use by the village school, the regular use by community groups and all the usual festivals and daily availability of a beautiful Listed church to the entire community and all visitors. St Petrock’s is open every day of the year. Everyone in the village should by now have received a letter from our Churchwardens with detailed information about work completed and in progress. Do visit it, do support it and help us cherish a village asset.