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.
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from Hog the Limelight
Longparish Village Hall
Saturday 8th. December
ESPECIALLY FOR CHILDREN
( 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.
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
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.