Welcome back after the summer break. A new school year begins, the days shorten but hopefully there will be plenty of warm sunshine as we head into autumn. Gardens will be full of late summer colour and we anticipate a pleasurable stroll around the gardens at Rymans later in the month. There are events in the offing to look forward to, both at the church and in the wider community.
Forthcoming events for your diary:
- Saturday 9th September – Ride and Stride
- Saturday16 and Sunday17th September, 14.00 to 17.00 – Rymans Gardens are open in aid of NGS with teas in aid of Apuldram church
If you would like to take part in the Ride and Stride or help either manning the church on that day or serving teas at Rymans, then please get in touch.
There will be a joint Harvest Festival and Pet Thanksgiving service on Sunday 1st October at 14.00. This will be an opportunity to both celebrate Harvest and to give thanks for the joys our pets bring us. All pets, large and small, are welcome to the service – as long as they are confined either on leads or in containers! Harvest gifts are welcome on the Sunday, although it might be less frenzied to bring them the day before. All produce will be passed on to Donnington House Care Home.
An unusual pet in 2014
Looking ahead to October, the Laying up of Boats service, in conjunction with DQSC, will take place at 11.00 on Sunday 15th October. More details in October’s Apuldram Around and in the pew sheets.
New Homes Bonus. The Clerk of the Apuldram Meeting will shortly be making an application to CDC to use the New Homes Bonus of £1,527 for landscaping and signwriting for the new parking area by the church.
Church Extension. A route is being finalised to enable a drilling machine to access the rear of the church. This is necessary in order to drill a pilot hole to assess the depth of foundations for the church extension. The contract with Lucking Bros has been signed with a planned start date in September but a definite date has not yet been confirmed.
The baptism took place on Sunday 30th July of Margot, daughter of Charlotte Dawson and Samuel Prior from Chichester. Margot was surrounded by family and friends on this special occasion, although, as she slept soundly all the way through the service even as Moira poured the water over her head, she was oblivious to this fact!
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