Onwards, onwards …..
Discussions on the plans for the extension are ongoing with the Oxford
Diocese and SODC, with English Heritage waiting in the wings. We remain
optimistic over the eventual outcome and fund-raising events are
continuing, supporting the objective of broadening St Agatha’s community
involvement, with proceeds going to the Church Building Fund.
This year …..
Following the very successful Summer Concert in June, by the time you
read this our second event - the Sponsored Family Walk and Barbecue -
will have taken place. Hopefully there were not too many sore feet
around the Village. Brightwell School pupils are to be congratulated for
designing the marvellous posters that advertised the Walk.
Our next event is on Monday evening, 26 October at 7.30pm when Andy
Lewis is organising a Pub Quiz at - naturally - the Red Lion. Please
come along to exercise those little grey cells - everyone welcome.
The Red Lion also has copies of Alec McGivan’s recently published book
of his Christmas poems for Ł5, proceeds very kindly going towards our
Next year …..
Many of you will recall the wonderful Son et Lumiere evening at St
Agatha’s in 2000, masterminded by David Dugan. Ten years on, David has
generously offered to arrange another such event as part of the Church
Extension Appeal. The date is yet to be set but David would welcome all
offers to help or participate - please call 839295 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alec McGivan is to build on his success by putting together another
concert in St Agatha’s on Saturday 5 June and, to make a full weekend,
Jenny Dobbin has kindly offered to organise an Open Gardens event on
Sunday 6 June. Those of us who have walked around the Village on
previous Open Gardens days organized by Jenny under the National Gardens
Scheme will know how enjoyable and popular they are. Anyone who would
like to have their garden included should contact Jenny on 835890 or email@example.com.
We also plan to hold a Safari Supper evening in May, so next year
already is looking quite full! However nothing will succeed without your
support so please come along to these events and have a good time.