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 UPTON BISHOP NEWS 

WEBSITE ADDRESS:  https://uptonbishop.gov.uk/

MILLENNIUM HALL The email address for hall bookings and correspondence is:  Detail on PDF copy on home page Please contact the secretary if you would be interested in becoming involved as a member of the Management Committee.
Sound quality in the Millennium Hall: have your say by filling in the questionnaire in the Hall or on the website.

WHAT’S ON AT THE MILLENNIUM HALL
For all information on regular events and classes please look in the Chimes Directory. There is plenty for everyone: Baby Sensory, Badminton, Keep Fit, Yoga, Tango, Ross Quilters, Little Swallows. There are also times available for new regular events for anyone who wants to make a booking. 


AT THE CHURCH: 
Vicar - David Howell
Detail on PDF copy on home page  Church Warden - Jane Ayres Detail on PDF copy on home page
The church is open every day - a quiet space for all to enjoy.
Dogs are welcome on a lead in the churchyard.
SUNDAY SERVICES at 10.30am in the church during FEBRUARY. 
4th informal Service of the Word
11th Communion
18th Communion
25th All Age Service
PLEASE NOTE our All Age/Family Service is moving from the 1st to the 4th Sunday 
EVENSONG is said every Tuesday at 5.30pm A quiet way to end your day. During the winter months we meet at Graham and Ann’s house
Detail on PDF copy on home page. All welcome.
BCP COMMUNION Wednesday 7th at 9.30 am in the Millennium Hall meeting room, followed by prayer group.
BIBLE STUDY GROUP All welcome. Venues vary so ring Graham
Detail on PDF copy on home page for more details. 
EASTER IS EARLY THIS YEAR which means Mothering Sunday falls on March 10th - There will be a special service at the church for Mums, Grannies and all the special ladies in our lives - look out for more details on village posters.
HOLY WEEK WALKS will begin on March 24th, see posters for details.
OUR EASTER SUNDAY SERVICE will be at 10.30 on 31st March.

 

AT THE MILLENNIUM HALL: The email address for hall bookings and correspondence is:  Detail on PDF copy on home page. Please contact the secretary if you would be interested in becoming involved as a member of the Management Committee.

 

MARKET TO YOUR DOOR the market van will be here on Saturday 2nd February, 10am-12 with fresh local produce as well as cards, gifts and plants. We will be serving Coffee and Cakes in the hall.

 

UPTON BISHOP WI Tuesday 13th February, 8-9 pm please join us to hear a talk by Paul Cummings about photograph. Contact Frances Detail on PDF copy on home page or just turn up to The Millennium Hall. Entrance £5.
Please see poster on Page 49

 

SOCIAL AFTERNOON Monday 15th February, 2 till 4pm. We do hope you will join us for a cup of tea and some home-made cake. 

 

INDOOR SHORT-MAT BOWLS Tuesday 16 February, 7-9pm, £2 per person including tea/coffee and biscuits. All abilities very welcome. Contact Dave Powell Detail on PDF copy on home page for more information or just come along!

WOMEN’S CIRCLE, Wednesday 27th December and Thursday 25th January, 7.30pm. Offering a safe, non-judgemental space for women to connect, heal and learn from each other. Open to all women. Please contact Amy to enquire: Detail on PDF copy on home page

200 CLUB DRAW FOR DECEMBER: Dec 23 £20 Pat Bright £10 Phil Jones £5 Rob Baldwin

FOR JANUARY £20 Janet Sanders £10 Malcolm Ives £5 Geraldine Hulme

WELCOME to Ian, Karleen, Charlie and Ben Steward who have moved to Crow Hill.

UPTON BISHOP NEWS 

THE CHURCH the PCC would like to thank everyone who helped to make the Christmas Fayre such a success. This great team effort raised over £2000 for church funds. A huge thank you also to everyone who made the Church look so beautiful for the Christmas services and singing so memorable. And more thanks to all who joined in the two carol singing events that raised money for the Air Ambulance.
 

Why is the crib still displayed in the church? The church continues to celebrate Christmastide for 40 days until the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, when Mary and Joseph brought the baby Jesus to the Temple for his dedication and was recognised as the Messiah by Anna and Simeon. This feast is also traditionally known as Candlemas and used to be accompanied by a candlelight procession and a blessing of beeswax candles from the home. Join us on Sunday 4th for special Candlemas service at 10.30.

Douglas Gibbons, whose funeral service was held in the church in December, was a relation of Charles Henry Gibbons who is remembered on our War Memorial and also with a Commonwealth War Graves headstone in the churchyard.
 

THE CHIMES DIRECTORY has information on regular events and classes. There is plenty for everyone: Baby Sensory, Badminton, Keep Fit, Yoga, Tango, Ross Quilters, Little Swallows. 

UPTON BISHOP ECOMAP Come for coffee at the Millennium Hall on Saturday 6 April 10am-12 to learn more about the EcoMap which is discovering how UB residents are managing the village for nature/sustainability. You can email us on Detail on PDF copy on home page

PLEASE TAKE CARE on our village roads: drive with consideration of pedestrians, cyclists and horses.

PLEASE CLEAR UP AFTER YOUR DOG Please take your dog waste home. Do not put it in the churchyard bin or leave the bag by a footpath or roadside for someone else to pick up.

CHRISTIAN AID If anyone is taking cuttings of something special at this time of year, please spare a thought for the Plant Sale next May. 'Special' plants sell really well. Thank you. Contact Linda Detail on PDF copy on home page

Parish Council Meeting

There was no Parish council meeting in January. The next meeting is on February 6th 2024

 

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