Parish Gallery

St. Augustine's - Past Events - 2009


Christmas Fair (21st November)

We had a steady flow of visitors who enjoyed the festive atmosphere, the various stalls and crafts on offer and a lovely cuppa and delicious food. Thanks to the ladies who provided the 'goodies' - you did a good job!

"Santa" was in his Grotto ably assisted by a beautiful Fair Godmother, and they were visited by many excited children; even our Rector Michael sat on his knee! We do hope Santa got his reindeer back, he had left them by the door, but his naughty elf had taken them off to the canal for a swimming lesson - bet the water was cold, and did he remember the towel!

Thank you to everyone who helped in any way, also to all who came and supported us. We all had a good time!

Ann Windsor

Santa and Helper


Autumn Capers (31st October)

The evening was very enjoyable evening, and we raised £136.60 for Church Funds.

Thanks to all who took part; everyone rallied round, especially as several who had intended to take part were unable to due to illness. We hope they are all back to good health.

We all enjoyed the ‘Fish Finger’ - well done Joan; and many have said they enjoyed singing ABBA, so did we. Thanks Vaughn for the suggestion.

Thanks to Mike Cook for the organ and piano pieces - one especially dedicated to the late Fred Farnsworth - a lovely man who had taken part in several of our concerts - it was good to have Pam, his wife with us.

Again, thanks to all who helped in any way - selling tickets - raffle - serving refreshments - it is appreciated, and thanks to all who came and supported us. Sincere regards and thanks.

Ann Windsor

Autumn Capers
"Radio Mix-up"



The Great Space Hopper Race! (17th October)

One, Two, Three – HOP!

The first Great Space Hopper Race took place on Saturday 17th October in St Augustine’s Church grounds. The day was set to be a good one for hopping about, the going was fine and there was no threat of rain. There were two sets of contestants, Adult and Junior, and each set had elimination heats to determine who, in each category, would be declared Champion Hopper.

The adults started well, but behaviour soon deteriorated as it became clear that some of the contestants, especially the Rector, did not understand the difference between hopping and walking! Nevertheless style and physical fitness dominated with Reverend Linsay Downs winning the Adult Contest hands down – or should I say foot down or even Downs.

The Junior Contest was far better conducted with the entrants showing fine style and great ability; there was a great competitive spirit and also mutual support as each Hopper competed in their heats. The very worthy winner was Pearce Marshall who showed great ability and was proclaimed Junior Champion.

It was a great, fun day and everyone enjoyed the event; the day was arranged to raise money for The Family Worker Project, in total with Gift Aid promised money added about £700 has been raised. Thanks go to those who planned and arranged the day and especially to those who competed and their sponsors. THANK YOU ALL.

Space Hopper Race
Rev Jeanette and Rev Lynsay under starter's orders