GORSLEY NEWS 

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DECORATE YOUR GARDEN ENTRANCE FOR THE QUEEN'S PLATINUM JUBILEE
Let’s get Gorsley looking gorgeous! Decorate your garden approach, gate, or entrance to celebrate The Queen's 70 years of service. This could be a floral display, a model, a painting, yarn bomb, etc. - let your imagination run wild! Aim to have your decoration in place and visible from the street by Wednesday evening 1st June - so that we can wander around the village and enjoy each other’s efforts.  As with previous events we plan to produce a map showing the locations of your decorations. If you are interested in participating please email Catherine click here to contact  by Friday 20th May. 

GORSLEY VILLAGE HALL - PLATINUM JUBILEE
Plans are being made. there will be a treasure hunt, Fun Dog Show, art gallery, competitions, food of various kinds including a BBQ and the WI cakes – look out for publicity about exactly what is happening at the hall on Saturday 4th June with a combined service by the local churches at the chapel on Sunday 5th June followed by a bring and share picnic and games.  To be more involved, come to our next planning meeting on Tuesday 3rd May when plans will be finalized.


TAKEAWAY FOOD ON THURSDAY

Pepper’s Perfect Pizzas are now at the Village Hall, but the date varies each month, so look at the Facebook page to find out when it is. The Fish and Chip van (Pinky) is there on the third Thursday – both from 5.00pm to 8.00pm.


SHOP NATTERS
Warm weather, light evenings and BBQ’S can only mean two things, ice creams and sausages!  And the good news, we have a great selection for you to enjoy.  The Queens Jubilee is just around the corner and plans being made. So a quick reminder to check our website or the shop window in advance for opening times during the bank holiday weekend. Remember you can order bread, milk & papers in advance for collection.  Our spring plants have been very popular, so we will continue to offer summer bedding throughout the coming months.
Volunteers Please!  Just 2-3 spare hours would be brilliant if you think you have time to help out in the shop. Two members of staff must be present at all times in the shop. On a few occasions recently we have had to consider closing the shop which also mean no post office service! This has always been averted by one of our regular team who we couldn’t do without.  As part of the village ‘Acts of Service’ initiative in honour of the Queen, if you would like to have a taster session and try volunteering in the shop we would love to hear from you – you may be surprised how straight forward and enjoyable it is. As we come now coming into the busy summer months, it would be wonderful to have some new volunteers to help. Just call in at the shop for more details and a warm welcome.  See you soon

WOMEN’S INSTITUTE
Our next meeting is on 17th May, 7.30pm, at Gorsley Baptist Church, when we will discuss the resolution to be voted on at the National WI Meeting in June. For more details, please call Daphne Toner or Anne Course click here to contact

GORSLEY BAPTIST CHURCH

Most of the children’s and young people’s activities have resumed, but please double check with the office on click here to contact. The Sunday services have also resumed in person but are still available via live streaming should you wish to join remotely.


PROBUS
We are a non-religious, non-political club for retired and semi- retired professional and businessmen who join for regular meetings and wish to meet for fellowship, at Gorsley Village Hall.  Our members appreciate the ambience that the hall offers and its pleasant rural setting.  Covid has been a challenge, but we’ve maintained contact with members via Zoom organising talks, meetings, and quizzes, all actively supported by members.  We have a diverse and interesting speaker programme planned for this year. 10 May: The World of Precious Metals – Brian Ely
For further info contact Fraser Gunn at click here to contact

QUEENS PLATINUM JUBILEE: Gorsley Acts of Service

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Gorsley Litter Pick & Coffee Morning, Saturday 21st May, 9.30am
As part of Gorsley Acts of Service, we are arranging a Gorsley Village Litter Pick to get the village looking its best for the Jubilee Celebrations.  All are welcome to meet at Gorsley Village Hall at 9.30am with refreshments served from 10.30am for those that have finished or would like to join.

Jubilee Time Capsule – Gorsley’s Message to the Future
As part of the Jubilee celebrations, we will be burying a time capsule (to be opened in 100 years’ time).  We would like as many Gorsley households as possible to create a USB Memory Stick of info to be your message to the future – pictures/video of your house, family and what it is like to live in Gorsley in 2022. Those that would prefer not to use a memory stick can bring a photo.  The capsule will be buried as part of the Jubilee Celebrations, Sat 4th June.


Sunday 5th June – Community Picnic and Combined Churches Service, Gorsley Baptist Church Field
To celebrate the Queen’s 70 years of Faith and Service, the Churches of Gorsley we be holding a service at 10.30am.  Following the service, a community ‘bring your own’ picnic will be held on the field at 12.30pm, leading into an afternoon of fun, games, and activities for all ages.  All are welcome.

CHRIST CHURCH GORSLEY
May has arrived and we extend a warm welcome to all. Services are Sundays at 10:30am. There are Zoom links available for the services on the third and fifth Sundays this month. Email: click here to contact. Our thoughts and prayers remain with you and your families - and also with the people of Ukraine as they face an uncertain future.  On a happy note, our churchyard is full of wildflowers and grasses to delight the eye and lift the spirit.