UPTON BISHOP NEWS
A note from your sub-editor…Hello Upton Bishop,
It is my intention to stand down from my sub-editing role for the Parish, in the next couple of months. I am therefore hoping to find a new recruit for the position, from amongst the community spirited Parishioners!
If you would be interested in getting involved please do contact me. My details are at the back of the magazine. Many thanks, Deb Long.
To book the hall ring Jane Pendlebury click here to contact
June - £100 Les Tomlin - £20 Graham & Tracy Bell - £10 Alastair Stevenson £5 Mark and Rebecca Tamplin
WELCOME - A very warm welcome to Baylee and Deborah Hulls who have recently moved to the village.
BEST WISHES - to Jane Ayres and Claire Newman for a speedy recovery with their broken bones.
To everyone who is not well at present following treatment and operations or feeling lonely during this challenging time we find ourselves in, but fingers crossed that there is light at the end of the tunnel for us all.
MILLENNIUM HALL – Due to the retirement of several committee members the hall committee is looking for new members. For further information contact Jane Fray click here to contact
NEWS FROM UPTON BISHOP CHURCH
The church is now open for services. The pews are cleaned before and after services and seating allows for social distancing. All are very welcome.
1st Sunday 10.30 Family Service
2nd Sunday 10.30 Benefice Zoom
3rd Sunday 10.30 Communion
4th Sunday 10.30 All Age Worship
Evensong is said every Tuesday at 5.30pm. A quiet and peaceful way to end your day.
Children’s Sunday Funday Club – 1st SATURDAY of the month. Ring Jane for details
By the time you read this we will be well into summer, hopefully lockdown will be over, and the Festival of Johns will have come and gone. Thank you to all who visited our church over the weekend and everyone who made the event such a success.
As always, the festival was a huge team effort with flower arrangers, tea pourers, actors, and quiz setters all playing their part. More news and photos about it in the next edition of the Chimes.
In the first week of June, we hosted two Churches Count on Nature Week events. The churchyard was looking particularly beautiful with areas of stunning wildflowers.
The Sunday fun day club enjoyed an afternoon hunting for minibeasts, identifying plants, making bird feeders and eggbox caterpillars.
Our nature survey continued during the week finishing with an identification day. Our findings have now been shared on the national database. If you would like to see some of the interesting animals and plants that we found there is an exhibition in the church.
We are grateful to Alan Major who has made us a beautiful bird box and insect hotel which are now positioned in the churchyard.
Making eggbox caterpillars
Let us say THANKS to everyone who helped get us through the last year of Covid. Leave your ‘thankyous’ on the board at the church. There will be a special family service at UB church at 10.30 am. All are welcome.
SUMMER FETE - AUGUST 7TH 2.30PM AT THE MILLENNIUM HALL
Look out your bric-a-brac, polish up your produce and get baking. Let us make this year’s fete a special and memorable one! Fortune telling, games, raffle, and teas. All the fun of the usual stalls and family games!
We are incredibly pleased to announce that the popular Paws for Thought dog obedience team will be giving a display on the field during the afternoon. For more about the team check out http://www.pawsforthought-dogdisplay.co.uk/
Do not forget the churchyard nature competition will be judged and prizes awarded at the fete…photos, collage, painting, sculpture…anything creative is welcome.
3 categories, 8 and under, 8-16, and 16 and over
Entries to Olivia Boon click here to contact
ST CECILIA SINGERS CONCERT - OCTOBER 9TH 3PM
A wonderful afternoon concert of music from one of the area’s premier choirs conducted by Jonathon Hope, assistant director of music at Gloucester Cathedral.
Tea will be served afterwards in the church. We are pleased to hear that the John Sanders Society will be sponsoring the evening. Tickets from Janet Sanders click here to contact
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10TH AT 3.00 pm
A family service. Please bring donations of tinned or packaged goods for Ross larder.
Are you a flower arranger? We would love to have more people helping with flowers for the church, either on a regular basis or for special occasions. Get in touch with Jane if you would like to get involved.
Thank you all so much for your donations and lovely plants, £305.00 was raised for Christian Aid.