A special entertainment in Morcott gets the festive season off to the perfect start!
“Cameos of Christmas” is a celebration of the season in poetry and prose, with readings to move you and make you laugh, ranging from Charles Dickens to Laurie Lee via John Betjeman and Alan Coren. There will be mulled wine, mince pies and favourite Carols to sing.
When? Sunday 9 December 2018, starting at 4.30pm (and finishing around 6pm)
Where? St Mary the Virgin Church Morcott
What? A fundraiser for church and fun for all. Everyone’s invited, not just Morcott folk.
How much? A snip at £7.50 for an unreserved seat, loan of a cosy blanket, a mug of mulled wine, a mince pie and an hour or so’s festive entertainment! Call Alison Johnson on 01572 747 381 for your tickets now, or email alisonejohnson (at) aol (dot) com
THE REMEMBRANCE WAS OBSERVED THROUGH OUT ALL THE VILLAGES.
BARROWDEN AND WAKERLEY
CAME TOGETHER FOR A SHARED SERVICE AT WAKERLEY AT 11.00.
BELLS WERE RUNG AT BARROWDEN FROM 10.25 TILL 10.54 IN A SOLEMN HALF- MUFFLED PEAL, THEN A 100 TENOR TOLL FROM 10.55 TO 10.59 . FROM 12.30 TO 13.00 THE OPEN BELLS WERE RUNG TO CELEBRATE THE OUTBREAK OF THE PEACE.FOR . FOR ALL BELLRINGERS THE SIGNING OF THE ARMISTICE IS A HUGELY SIGNIFICANT OCCASION.
IN THE EVENING A SHORT SERVICE OF READINGS AND HYMNS ON THE VILLAGE GREEN WAS FOLLOWED BY THE LIGHTING OF A BEACON.
The service in Morcott was led by the Churchwardens, with a larger than usual attendance on this special day. The names of the Fallen from both World Wars was read by John Williams, and the Last Post played by Eric Hazelwood. This year, a wreath was placed beneath the Roll of Honour, which named all those who served in the Great War, not only those who died but those who survived. The commemorative Horseshoe was placed on the War Memorial at the far end of the High Street and will now find a permanent home in St Mary’s Church.
DUDDINGTON WITH TIXOVER REMEMBRANCE
picture from duddington to follow
SOUTH LUFFENHAM REMEMBRANCE
Thanks to Janet for decorating the Church so beautifully.
Pictured are Robin Rowland and Mark Waik who led our act of remembrance, and family members of Wilfred Chappell Spring who was born and brought up in South Luffenham. Wilfred died during his initial training for active service at the start of the 1stWorld War.