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Syrian refugees

The Ashbourne One World Group has learned that a new Syrian refugee family will be arriving in Ashbourne in mid June. We would like to provide them with the same as we did for the two existing families, namely, extra bedding (sheets and pillow cases), towels, a television set with freeview box and stand. Thanks to some donations we were also able to provide their first year’s TV licence and some warm winter clothing. If you can help please contact John Hurfurt (342859) Stuart Green (300338) or Andy Wright (346506)

Summer recitals at St Oswald’s

Thursdays at 1.30. Following the success of last year’s lunchtime recitals, we have some very special treats for you this year. Each event is free and will last less than 45 minutes.

4th July  QEGS sixth form musicians. This has become an annual treat for us to see young musicians demonstrate such skill.

11th July Cathy Lamb organ recital. Cathy is effervescent and makes the organ sing!

Local Artist

Neil A Clarke has an exhibition of his paintings in St John’s Church Ashbourne from 19th June to 24th July. The church is open between 10.00 am and 4.00.pm every day. Admission to the exhibition and to the church is free. Please come, have a quiet moment in this beautiful church, and enjoy Neil’s paintings.

Cream Teas at Snelston Hall

 On Sunday 7th July 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm, Charles & Linda Jane Stanton will be a hosting a “ Cream Tea & Cake “ event with tea & coffee in the beautiful and serene gardens of their home at Snelston Hall. 

Sophie and Tony from the village will be providing the musical accompaniment for the event. There will also be a raffle.

 Money raised will be in aid of church funds.

 Entrance fee £7.50

 Everyone is welcome !

Visit to 'Hope House Museum’

(Home of Notty Hornblower). Monday, 8th July - bus leaves at 9.30am from Ashbourne. Tour of the museum and talk by Notty as her costumes are modelled,  lunch in Notty’s 17th Century house.

Details: Dot 01335 350444

St.Oswald’s Monday Lunch Club

Next meeting: 8th July. (No meeting in August!)

Irene Wilson. 01335 343676. Christine Harrison. 01335 343166

St. Mary's Mappleton PCC

Next meeting: Wed. 3rd July at Mossie Jackson’s home.

Summer of Hope

On 2nd July from 2.30-4pm you are invited to join the Mothers’ Union in making this a summer of hope. Our Ashbourne branch are hosting an event: Cream Teas at Cliffside, The Green Road, Ashbourne. We hope you’ll come and enjoy good food, great company and the chance to change lives as we raise funds to bring hope to families across the world.

Parachuting Teddies at St.Oswald’s

Edward Bear would like to thank everyone who came and supported our parachuting event on Saturday. The sun shone brightly on this joyous occasion. Teddies, toy snakes, unicorns, Mary Poppins, Ozzie Bears and many more much-loved toys flew through the air attached to parachutes to a background of shrieks of laughter and the beautiful smell of bacon rolls cooking on the BBQ. Thanks to our launching party on the roof, Bearamedics and stretcher bearers, knitters of Ozzie Bears, locally made ice cream and everyone else who volunteered to make this annual event a success. We calculated that we had 280 - 300 people at the event. Amount raised £535.00 (and rising). Well done all!        Lindsay Walker

Bellringing news

Before evensong on Sunday June 23rd St.Oswald’s bellringers rang a quarter peal of mixed doubles to mark the forthcoming ordination of Amanda at Derby Cathedral on June 29th, and also to celebrate the recent 55th anniversary of Edmund’s ordination.

Saturday July 6th  9.30am – 1pm approx.  peal attempt by local and visiting bellringers. 

Food Bank

Thank you to everyone who continues to donate to the Food bank. It is much appreciated, but we have nearly ran out of all the following items.

Coffee (Small Jars); Sugar; Toilet Roll; Tinned Veg/Potatoes; Tinned meals (Chilli, Curry, Pies etc); Tinned Fruit; Shampoo; Pasta Sauces; Tooth Paste Shower Gel.     So if you can support PLEASE do.