Longparish Branch of the Mothers' Union
Very sadly, it has been decided that the Branch should close. In common with many village meetings, numbers have dwindled particularly over recent years and it has become much more difficult for the remaining members to sustain the group life. Our very grateful thanks are due to Kath Hewlett for her faithfulness and enthusiasm as Enrolling Member. Sadly also, the objects of the Mothers' Union (its mission statement) about the emotional and spiritual value of family life need even more widespread support these days. There is no doubt that the local M.U and its members have enriched and supported village life through many years, and the village is diminished by its passing.

Martin Coppen, Rector of Longparish

Longparish Village Fete 2002

On Thursday 27th September the fete group held a 'mop up' meeting to discuss comments and aspects of this year's fete. Items brought up included admission charges, help received from the village people and lack of entertainment for the children. Because people with school-aged children take their holiday during August, it was decided to alter the date of the 2002 fete to July 13. It was agreed to keep the same venue if possible and, since the meeting, I have managed to secure the cricket ground for next year's fete.

By altering the date, we expect to muster new help. I have talked to a few people and hope that they will get involved along with their friends. You are invited to come along to the next meeting to discuss the format of Fete 2002. It is essential that we revitalise the village fete making it attractive to villagers and visitors alike. Please think of ways in which the fete can be made into an event which is enjoyed by all ages in the community. This can only be achieved if there is significant input of ideas and manpower.

Please join us on Thursday November 15th 7.30 at the Village Hall. Everyone will be made welcome.

Nigel Goodliffe.

Monday 2.15 pm Services for pre-school children and their carers in St Nicholas Church
November 18th Noah's Ark
December 17 Christmas: Babies

Revd. Nona Harrison 720215

Another show from Hog the Limelight
Longparish Village Hall
Saturday 8th. December

( Mums and Dads as well!)

The Scat Theatre Company present

The King of Cabbage Castle

This is Scat's most popular show ever and they have brought it back by popular demand.
Let Scat take you back to a land long ago, but not very far away.
There's a wicked baron, a thieving magpie and strange goings on in Ricketty Wood.

Using actors, puppets, masks, music and a colourful set, Scat tell the story of Lucy the laundry maid and her adventures when she goes to find the King of Cabbage Castle.

Tickets, Children £4.00 Adults £5.00
available from Georgina Knipe, 01264 720713 Stuart Bevan, 01264 720 412
and Acre Stores.

Hog The Limelight is a Hampshire County Council scheme which brings quality entertainment, at affordable prices, into local communities between October and April each year. It is a partnership between the County Council, District Councils and your Hampshire community which is co-ordinated and administered from the County Arts Office.

St. Nicholas Christmas Sale 2001
This year the sale will be on Saturday, December 1st in the Village Hall, starting 2.30pm.
The hall will be open from 10.30am for setting up. If you have any items that could be sold, please bring them on Saturday morning or 'phone John Collins on 01264 720300 for collection during the previous week.. Items for stalls such as plants, cakes, books, White Elephants, produce, toys, Christmas gifts etc will be very much welcomed. Raffle prizes too would be appreciated.
Thank you for your anticipated support.

John Collins