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URGENT - Pencil Appeal

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An urgent appeal has been launched to supply new pencils and small packets of pencil crayons for a  school in Syria where teachers are trying to educate around 5000 refugee children in shifts of 100. The school is built of breeze blocks covered with a tarpaulin and there is no equipment at all.

The appeal has been launched by the wife of the Bishop of Stepney, who has visited the area, and it is hoped a parcel will be sent to her from the Upper Culm Valley. week beginning 18th February.

 If you would like to make a donation of pencils/crayons please email jbawler1947@hotmail.co.uk for further details. Alternatively gifts may be left at our house. Thank you

Everyone Welcome

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Following on from the Everyone Welcome course organised by the Rev David Burton during the Autumn a meeting is to be held at the Church Room tomorrow, Thursday  31st January, at 7.30pm.

It will be of particular interest to all Church Council members, Sidespeople and folk who would wish to have a contribution to the ministry of welcome in the  Upper Culm Valley Mission Community  churches of Hemyock with Culm Davy, Clayhidon and Culmstock.

1m fund for rural micro-businesses in Devon and Somerset

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Entrepreneurs from Devon and Somerset are being given new opportunities to boost profits and create jobs with game-changing grants of over £10,000 each, the Heart of the South West (HotSW) Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) announced today.

Benefice Service

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Sunday 30th December will see a joint Benefice Service of Holy Communion held at Culm Davy Chapel at 10.30a.m.

This will be the only service within the parish churches of Hemyock. Clayhidon and Culmstock on that day..

TREE FESTIVAL 14 -16th DECEMBER

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Organised by the Friends of St Mary's the parish church has been decorated with over 20 Christmas trees by local organisations and is a glorious sight.  Tinsel, baubles, lights, stars, seed packets, PO boxes, poppies , beer mats, and knitted goods  along with colours of gold, silver and red are amongst the objects used to bring the festival alive. The festival opens at 10,30a.m.on Friday and Saturday and 12.30 on Sunday

Refreshments including light lunches are being served in the Church Room which has also been seasonally decorated

The St David's Singers will be giving a concert in the church at 7.30p. on Saturday - tickets on the door to include mulled wine and mince pies: and a service of Holy Commumion will take place at 11.15a.m. on Sunday 

Christingle

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Everyone is welcomed to the village CHRISTINGLE service to be held at 4p.m. at St Mary's Church  today - Sunday 9th Dec.

This is a short service and families - even those with the youngest of children - are especially welcome..

Service changes at St Mary's

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Due to the continuing clean up operation and drying out period needed at St Mary's church following the recent floods Sundays Christingle service due to be held at 4p.m. has been postponed. It will now be held at 4p.m.on Sunday 9th December.

The Family service on December 2nd will be held at the Church Room. This service will begin at 11.30a.m. and all are welcome

Christmas Fair

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This Saturday, December 1st, at the Parish Hall, 2.30 - 4pm St Mary's church annual Christmas Fair

Cakes, books, teas, tombolas, mulled wine, raffles, Culm Davy stall and more......  plus  Father Christmas hopes to be there.

We hope to see you there as you support your parish church  - photos on display of recent floods in church

Flooding

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By early evening tonight (Thurs) the parish church had again been partially flooded as water seeped in past the barriers erected yesterday.  Extra barriers have now been put in place and a few folk have worked hard baling out the water in the porch - thanks to them