UPTON BISHOP NEWS
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Draw for September:
£20 Rob Baldwin - £10 G & J Pendlebury - £5 Guy Cooper
UPTON BISHOP W.I.
Our next meeting is on Tuesday 13TH October for a talk about Gloucester Docks by Tony Conder. We meet the second Tuesday of the month (except for August) at the Millennium Hall at 7.30 p.m. For further information please contact Clare Bell at (Editor's Note, Due to the new restrictions, you are advised to contact the organiser to confirm whether the meeting will be going ahead)
To everyone who is not too well at present and to those of you who are awaiting hospital appointments, receiving treatment, recovering from operations or the various winter bugs that are starting to emerge…….
Our thoughts and sympathy go to Mike Bate on the loss of his Mum, Mo and to the family of Joyce Maddox. Joyce lived for many years at Powell Croft before moving to Newent.
Clive and Fiona Wilson who have just moved to Crow Hill.
UPTON BISHOP CHURCH NEWS
Congratulations to the winners of the Upton Bishop Church Thank You Draw. We had eleven good prizes and we were careful to make sure that the draw process was properly random.
In early September, we seized the chance of a fine Sunday to hold the Harvest Festival out of doors. Having scored a post COVID first the previous Sunday with the church bells ringing out again, the children’s choir sang for Harvest Festival, the first singing to be permitted since March. All donations of non-perishable goods went to the Ross Community Larder.
By the time you read this we will have had the long-delayed Annual Parochial Church Meeting when Jane Ayres is due to take over as Churchwarden. This meeting is an opportunity for the whole village to have their say and for anyone to join the PCC team. The church is for everyone and the more widely the village is represented, the better for all. It is not too late: if you would like to read the annual report or if you would like to become involved, please let Jane know.
It is not too soon to be thinking about the Christmas Fayre. We cannot know yet whether the usual event will be possible, it seems unlikely, so we are planning a Virtual Fayre to run from mid-November until mid-December.
Any ideas will be very welcome: on-line bric-a-brac? cakes? produce? books? toys? any other suggestions? We need volunteers to co-ordinate these virtual stalls so if you are willing to help, please let me know.
hank you to everyone who has joined easyfundraising. Whenever you shop on-line at one of the registered sites, that site will donate to our church, without costing you a penny more. Once you are registered, if you also download the donation reminder you can get the site to donate even more! Many thanks for your support.
There will be a Remembrance Service on Sunday 8th November. The format of this will depend on what we are permitted to do when the time comes. Details will be circulated later.
At the end of August, a pair of farewell gatherings were held, within the COVID restrictions, for John Boyd.
The sale John’s of house is, at the time of writing, imminent.
John and his late wife Ikka have been known to many in Upton Bishop as loyal supporters of so many aspects of village life, as hosts to events such as the Fete, the Murder Mystery and Wine and Cheese evenings and Vineyard Tours.
The Beeches vineyard has, thanks to John’s generosity, supplied many a raffle prize as well as a fantastic sale offer during lockdown and the carol singers were always made welcome with a warming drink in the run up to Christmas. Ikka was a key figure in the WI and other local organisations, while Upton Bishop church benefited from John’s hard work and wisdom as Churchwarden, Treasurer, and fundraiser. He will be much missed but, as he is planning to settle nearby, we all wish him well in his new home and hope that we will see him often.
We look forward to welcoming the Withers family to their new home at Beeches.
UPTON BISHOP PARISH COUNCIL NEWS
PARISH COUNCIL WEBSITE: http://uptonbishop.org/parish-council
No news has come in from the Parish Council this month. But for information or notice of the next meetings please contact the PC Clerk or check the website.