The Friendship Club met on Tuesday October 2nd in SMH for a chat and a cuppa plus we celebrated an 80th birthday and enjoyed a piece of cake!
The Oxfordshire Farmers held their Harvest Festival in Broughton church on October 11th. This was a really nice service; everyone seemed to enjoy it. The Benefice choir sang an anthem; there were over 120 people in church including the young farmers; the refreshments were provided by the Swalcliffe and Tadmarton farmers group. The Collection raised about £450 to be shared between FCN (Farming Community Network) and RABI (Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution). The Farming Community Network (FCN) is a voluntary organisation and charity that supports farmers and families within the farming community through difficult times. The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution is a welfare charity which changes lives for the better. They offer financial support to farming people in hardship of all ages. They treat every application for support on its own merits, working with compassion and discretion.
The PCC held their meeting on 9th Oct in SMH. We are pleased to say that the finances of the church are in good order. The fête next year is to be held in the castle grounds on June 5th; the committee meetings to plan this will start in November.
It was decided that the collections from our Christmas services will go to Alan’s Africa. Alan Wolstencroft, Banbury Rotarian & Westminster Group Foundation Trustee, writes about Alan’s Africa on his website.
The Christmas Bazaar will be on December 1st in St Mary’s House from 2pm to 4pm. Book the date now.