July/August 2018

Dates to Remember

Tue 3 July Church Cleaning 4.00pm
Sat 7 July Community Book Swap – Village Hall – 10.00-11.00am
Sat 14 July Quiz and Chips – Village Hall – 7.00pm
Mon 16 July Parish Council – Village Hall – 8.00pm
Wed 18 July Preston Village Society – Bramley Hedge, Chequers Lane – 7.00pm
Sat 21 July Community Book Swap – Village Hall – 10.00-11.00am
Tue 7 Aug Church Cleaning 4.00pm
Sat 11 Aug Police Surgery – Village Hall – 10.00am to 12.00noon
Wed 15 Aug Preston Village Society – Offley Holes Fram – 2.30pm
Tue 4 Sept Church Cleaning 4.00pm

Friends of St Martins

The annual Quiz and Chips Evening will be held in the Village Hall on Saturday 14 July at 7.00 p.m. Ticket price £10.00 including fish and chips, BYO, tables of up to eight. For tickets contact Margaret Trinder 435339. There will be a raffle during the evening.

Preston Village Society

The meeting on Wednesday 18 July will be a Barbecue at Lynda Woodward’s, Bramley Hedge, Chequers Lane at 7.00pm. A flier will be sent with the details.

Wednesday 15 August is the Tea Afternoon and Bring and Buy Sale at Margaret Trinder’s, Offley Holes Farm at 2.30pm.

Preston Open Gardens

THANK YOU to all you kind and generous people who gave your time and efforts to the Open Gardens Day on 27 May. After a gloomy weather forecast we actually had a perfect day and the visitors much enjoyed walking round the village and gardens. The welcome sum of £4,500 was raised for our little village church.

Pam, Liz and Meta

St Martin’s Church And All Saints’ Church Services

July Service Sidesman Reader
1st11.00amTeam Holy Communion Service at Princess Helena College – Celebration of John Bunyan
8th9.30amRichard BlockleyAnna Lawson
   Ezekiel 2:1-5, RCL p.617   Gospel: Mark 6:1-13
Intercessions: Hugh Reeves   Chalice: Di Blockley
11.00amHoly Communion at All Saints’
15th8.00amHoly Communion (BCP) at All Saints’
9.30amMalcolm LowleDi Blockley
   Amos 7:7-15, RCL p.623   Gospel: Mark 6:14-29
Intercessions: Doreen Sansom   Chalice: Meta Reeves
11.00amIce-cream service at All Saints’
22nd9.30amMike KellardRichard Gil
   2 Cor. 5:14-17, RCL p.1113   Gospel: John 20:1-2, 11-18
Intercessions: Meta Reeves   Chalice: Mike Kellard
11.00amHoly Communion at All Saints’
29th9.30amAndy ColeSue Griffiths
   2 Kings 4:42-end, RCL p.635   Gospel: John 6:1-21
Intercessions: Elizabeth Bunker   Chalice: Dawn Jenkins
11.00amHoly Communion at All Saints’
5thNo Service at St Martin’s. 11,.00am Family Communion at All Saints’
12th9.30amRichardGill Richard Blockley
   1 Kings 19:4-8 , RCL p.648   Gospel: John 6:35,41-51
Intercessions: Doreen Sansom   Chalice: Meta Reeves
11.00amHoly Communion at All Saints’
19th8.00amHoly Communion (BCP) at All Saints’
9.30amRichard BlockleyMike Kellard
   Ephesians 5:15-20 , RCL p.654   Gospel:John 6:51-58
Intercessions: Hugh Reeves   Chalice: Carolyn Hill
11.00amSunday Praise at All Saints’
26th9.30amLiz HunterPaul Constantinidi
   Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18, RCL p.659   Gospel:John 6:56-69
Intercessions: Elizabeth Bunker   Chalice: Dawn Jenkins
11.00amHoly Communion at All Saints’
2ndNo Service at St Martin’s.
11.00amFamily Communion at All Saints’
All services are at St. Martin's unless stated otherwise
Weekday services in Whitwell:

Tuesdays 3, 17, 24, 31 July at 9.30am. Morning Prayer at All Saints’.

No Morning Prayer in August.

Alternate Wednesdays 9.30am Holy Communion Lime Tree House

4, 18 July and 1st, 15th, 29th August

A Letter From Our Team Vicar

St Martin’s Church 120 Club 2018/2019

The winners of the June draw in the 2018/19 120 Club (£30 each) were:

No. 109 Ms FA Macpherson
No. 32 Mrs SE Griffiths

Neighbourhood Watch

The number to contact at North Herts Police for all non-emergencies (including witnessing of fly-tipping) is  101 or 01707 354000.

For removal of fly tipping which has already occurred, call NHDC 01462 474000 or online at www.north-herts.gov.uk, then follow the links to Transport and Streets, Street Cleaning and Fly Tipping where there is a form to complete to report the details.

PC Matt Jenkins and PCSO Heather Burrows can be contacted regarding local community issues. Their contact details are as follows:

PC Matt Jenkins: 07736 225349 or 01438 757604

PCSO Heather Burrows: 07847 364955 or 01438 757604 or heather.burrows@herts.pnn.police.uk

In the event of an emergency or if you witness a crime taking place please call 999.

Police Surgery – Village Hall – Saturday 11 August

There will be a Police Surgery in Preston Village Hall on 11 August from 10.00am to 12.00noon. PCSO Heather Burrows from our Safer Neighbourhood Team will be happy to discuss any concerns you may have.

The Preston Trust

Your new/renewal membership form will be delivered soon. When it is, we will be happy to share details and answer any questions you may have about the Preston Trust. As many of you will already know the Trust has 4 main objectives:

  1. To enhance and preserve Preston for the benefit of all the villagers and visitors
  2. To secure the preservation and protection of features of historic or public interest, including the village’s history
  3. To promote high standards of planning and architecture
  4. To support financially and promote any purpose for the benefit of villagers and in particular, its children and senior citizens.

There are some interesting events and projects coming up, including ” Walks and Talks”.

We are hoping that more members of our community would like to join the Preston Trust Committee. In return we can offer you meetings full of scintillating discussion and debate, along with some ordinary ones, and the opportunity to make a little money – not for you but for the common good of the parish. Seriously, being a part of the committee you will be able to take an active role in helping to keep our parish as it is now – attractive and peaceful with a friendly and helpful community. There are typically five or six evening meetings a year, each lasting perhaps a couple of hours. You really can make a difference!

In particular we really need a new Honorary Secretary. The main role of the Secretary will be to take minutes at meetings. Full details of what this entails will be posted on the PNS, on the Trust website and in a leaflet to be included with the membership forms. Please feel free to call Rae 07736 348655 if you would like to ask any questions. Thank you.

The Preston Trust (Committee)

June 2018

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May 2018

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April 2018

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