This is the ‘electronic’ version of the magazine of the Priory Church of St Andrew the Apostle, Hamble. This version is for those living outside the parish who do not receive a free copy, or for those that have lost their original copy. My thanks to Liz (Scoop) Jarvis, New Waves editor, for her kind co-operation in making this ‘e’ version possible.
Funded by St Andrew’s and delivered free to all homes in Hamble
In this issue:
- Church Services
- A Voice from the Vestry.
- Murder Most Foul!
- Parish Holiday – July 2011
- Christmas Day Lunch
- From the Parish Registers
- Who do I contact?
8.00 am Holy Eucharist
9.50 am Beacons (Junior Church) – meet in the Priory Centre
10.00 am The Parish Eucharist; coffee is served afterwards
1st Sunday in the month only – in addition to the above services:
11.15 am “The 11.15”- modern worship; coffee is served afterwards
12 noon Holy Baptism
2nd Sunday in the month only – in addition to the above services:
6.00 pm Choral Evensong
Church Services on Weekdays
Tuesday 7.00 pm Holy Eucharist
(Healing Service once a month: 5th of July; 2nd of August; 6th of September)
Thursday 9.45 am Eucharist – informal service with hymns;
coffee is served afterwards
Parish Priest :Fr. John Travers The Vicarage, High Street, Hamble, SO31 4JF Tel/Fax 023 8045 2148 e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Parish Readers : Mrs Joan Glue Tel 01489 788675 Mr David Winser Tel 023 8045 5872 Churchwardens : Mr Colin Glue Tel 01489 788675 Mrs Pat Stephens Tel 023 8045 4181|
At this time of year, as we contemplate Harvest, we think of the wonderful bounty that is on offer to us. We have enjoyed the luscious fruits of summer – the strawberries, raspberries, all the richly coloured berries – the salad crops and vegetables, and we watch as plums, apples and pears ripen and await the ripening of the blackberries that make all those delicious pies, puddings and crumbles.
The wild trees and bushes are all playing their part producing nuts, seeds and berries – all of which we look forward to for various reasons – if we are fortunate enough to have a walnut or other type of nut tree, and can get to the nuts before the squirrels, what a treat is in store for us; or we watch as the conkers mature and are clamoured after by the children; or admire the holly berries, thinking forward a season to Christmas and the decorations we can make. These riches of nuts, seeds, and berries of so many different kinds also feed the birds and other wildlife, with plenty to go round.
We are also aware of the fields with all the splendour of the ripening golden grains as we travel about in our daily lives and often maintain the romantic image of the cutting of the grain harvest when all of the village was involved in “bringing the harvest home”, working very long hours, often racing against the weather. The tradition of long school summer holidays came from the time when the children had to help in the fields or with fruit picking.
Nowadays the harvest is achieved a lot less romantically by using large, noisy and dusty machines – combine harvesters – which require less manpower, but still the working hours for farm workers are long and, although the work is heavily mechanised, the race against the weather continues.
Earlier this year the news on the radio, television and in the newspapers was full of how poor the wheat harvest would be in East Anglia due to the lack of rainfall and “near drought conditions”. How this has paled into insignificance, even if the yield of grain is reduced, as the rain came for us unlike in parts of Africa, in some war-torn countries, where drought and famine are now being reported.
Perhaps, in future, when we complain about our weather – that it is raining – or that food prices are rising, we need to stop and think of the desperate plight of those who literally have nothing, and think of the riches that we have surrounding us, and count our many blessings.
Christian Aid Week
Thank you to everyone who gave so generously or helped in any way with the annual appeal in May. St. Andrew’s again delivered envelopes to every house in the village which raised £503.50. The Thursday Fellowship hosted a coffee morning, raising £96.32, and Sunday morning cake raffles added a further £43.90, making a grand total of £643.72.
Thursday Fellowship are currently sponsoring a white labradoodle puppy, named Amelia, through Canine Partners’ “Adopt a Puppy Scheme”, by donating their small change at the weekly meetings. Previously they were sponsoring a black labradoodle puppy, Pebbles, but unfortunately Pebbles could not cope with the training and was re-homed with a private family. During this last year £150 has been raised towards Amelia’s training.
This year’s Fete was held on a cool, but dry afternoon in mid June. We were pleased to welcome Kate Cullen, recently retired Parish Clerk, who opened the Fete.
Entertainment was provided by Hamble Primary School Choir, which had doubled in numbers since last year. Their singing was delightful and we thank Mrs. Jamieson, Head Teacher, for training the children and the parents and friends who came and supported them.
We thank everyone who came along on the afternoon, to all who donated goods for the stalls etc and especially all helpers.
Prizes in the Grand Draw included tickets for:
1642 Living History Village, Gosport; Weald and Downland Open Air Museum; Hillier Arborateum; Blue Funnel Cruises; Manor Farm Country Park; Breamore House and Countryside Museum and Quays Swimming and Diving Complex.
All are thanked for buying and selling the tickets and for the other prizes donated.
Among the many Pledges for the Silent Auction was a meal for two plus wine at Ye Olde Whyte Hart pub in Hamble. Mary Kay Skincare and Cosmetics donated a prize which was used on the Toiletries Tombola. The High Street Co-op Store kindly donated much of the food for the refreshments. All help given by way of prizes etc. was very much appreciated.
The sum of £1,656 was raised towards the day to day running expenses of St. Andrew’s Church, this was a little down on last year although numbers of people attending was considerably higher! However, this is an excellent result.
We sincerely thank Paul Lancaster for all his help with the organising of Fetes and Fayres over these past years and wish him and Jan well in their move to the Wimbourne area.
A date for your diary:
CHRISTMAS FAYRE – Saturday, 26th November in the Memorial Hall – more details later.
In the meantime, if anyone would like to donate the first prize of £50 for the Grand Draw, or a major prize of your choice, please let me know by mid September.
Judy Waghorn (Fete Organiser) Tel: 01489 782795
Trinity in Thiron Gardais
On the weekend leading to Trinity Sunday a group of nine visited Thiron Gardais in the Eure region of France. The visit was at the invitation of l’Association de l’Ordre de Tiron. We were entertained by our hosts on arrival on Friday evening. Saturday was spent with our host families and in the evening we went to Frétigny for a fête, dinner and dance and fireworks. Although it rained all spent a splendid evening among friends.
On Trinity Sunday we took part in the mass at the Abbey, then a pilgrimage and procession to the Chapel of St. Anne was made.
The Chapel, no bigger than a garden shed, dedicated to St. Anne, was St. Bernard’s first place of worship as he sought to build his own order of monks.
The evening was spent with the host families and on Monday morning we bid our farewells and made for Cherbourg, stopping for lunch at Falaise. We then returned to Portsmouth via Cherbourg.
Each has their own story to tell of wonderful hospitality as we further the connection with the origins of our lovely St. Andrew’s Church. Our thanks to the Mayor and friends of Thiron Abbey for a lovely weekend.
Bert AllwoodVice President L’Association de l’Ordre de Tiron
St. Andrews Jazz Lunch 2011
Sunday 26th June dawned a beautifully sunny day. Would the sunshine hold for the Jazz Lunch in the grounds of
St. Andrew’s? Yes it did, and what a wonderful time we had.
The Louisiana Jazz Men performed in their usual impeccable style with some well known tunes that soon had everyone tapping their feet and fingers.
Soon Grant was patrolling the tables with good humour and calling everyone forward for the buffet lunch served in the Priory Centre.
A one way pedestrian system was in operation within the Centre and the spread that was on offer had to be seen to be believed.
Back out in the grounds the bar was in full swing with Colin, Bert and Nick doing very well keeping up with some thirsty diners. Sally was in charge of the Pimms and sold an amazing amount at a very reasonable cost.
Everyone enjoyed a convivial experience and grateful thanks should go to all the volunteers who gave their time and expertise to make this such a memorable event. I, for one, am already looking forward to a repeat performance next year.
As a visitor to St. Andrew’s, I recently enjoyed a splendid evening at the Murder Mystery. To be confronted on arrival with a dead body – poor Elizabeth Morgan – that looked so real some people thought it was a dummy, set the scene for the drama.
I was so glad when Elizabeth Morgan, played by Liz Jarvis, eventually got up and ate with us, even though she looked far from well!
The rapport between the six actors was amazing leaving us guests with the problem of having to decide “whodunit”.
Fancy the murderer being the man in charge, Lieutenant Commander Nathaniel Cooper RN, convincingly played by Peter Warren. Who would have thought it?
What about sexy Rexy, or rather Lieutenant Rexford Diamond (the Vicar, I believe), flirting with Lindsey Johnson, the private secretary of Lieutenant Commander Nathaniel Cooper, while Major Lady Hilary Bagshaw, a very intelligent and true horsey lady, played by Sally Schofield, more than held her own? Captain Samuel Roberts, (Dennis Dunn), was so composed after loosing his very good friend, Elizabeth, and later most of his beard!
Sheila Barnes, played by Kay Baker, was under suspicion for most of the evening, but took the pressure well and recognised the culprit – well played.
However, the Oscar for the evening has to go to Lin Gallagher who played Lindsey Johnson – her flirtations were awesome.
A thoroughly entertaining evening with excellent food well presented and well served while the investigation was guided by Investigation Co-ordinator, Lieutenant Colonel Bartholomew St. John Caruthers alias Grant Hearn.
Thank you all – Cheers to the Friends of St. Andrew’s.
A pilgrimage to the Holy Land in which Jesus chose to be born and live is a good way to understand the Bible and especially the Gospels with a newer and greater clarity.
This was the first time either Lea or myself have been to Israel and we were surprised at the smallness of the country, we were also shocked at the number of mosques in the non- Palestinian territories, on the other hand it was nice to see so many churches. An unashamedly Christian view, perhaps?
Jerusalem contains many holy sites revered by the three great monotheistic faiths, which draw pilgrims from all over the world. Our visit was hot, crowded and uncomfortable at times; where we witnessed both unchristian behaviour from a couple of monks and a clash between Jews and Palestinians. This brought home to us that Israel was and is still a divided land.
The highlight of the pilgrimage for us was undoubtedly Galilee for so many reasons. It was an oasis of quiet, a place to meditate and pray, a place relatively unchanged since the time of Jesus. A place to begin to understand why Jesus told some of the parables he did, a place to appreciate the miracles he performed. A place to understand the Old Testament between God and his chosen people and the importance of the land and water in that contract, then and now.
Jesus was a Jew and so were the first believers. As a Jew Jesus was shaped by his people and by various aspects of his homeland. A Jewish rather than a Palestinian guide would have provided a better insight and explanation of Jewish belief and customs and would have enhanced our experience.
We share with David Winser the belief that the pilgrimage emphatically strengthened our faith. It was also good fun although I think my liver is only just recovering from the evening libations. They say that groups that pray-together stay- together, so, do those who take a gin together sin together? No, it shows that you can be a Christian without having to be a puritan.
Overall the pilgrimage was enormously enjoyable and inspiring thanks in no small part to the hard work and detailed planning of Roy and Fr John. We strongly recommend that all Christians should, if they are able, make a pilgrimage of faith to the Holy Land in order to understand something more about Jesus than print or films convey. It may well change your life and deepen your faith.
Father Bill Whitfield.
20 members of St. Andrew’s Church and 4 people from Sholing set off for the Annual Summer Holiday to Bude in Cornwall.
Ian, our coach driver, took us on the scenic road to Lyme Regis and then onto the A3052 through some of the most beautiful countryside and very picturesque villages, which made the journey most enjoyable. We stopped for a dinner break in Exeter before going on to Bude where the sun was shining brightly.
The hotel was on the cliff overlooking the bay and was close to shops. This pleased the ladies. Our rooms were all en-suite.
The evening meal was the beginning of a week of great meals with a choice of starters and mains, a yummy sweet trolley and cheese and biscuits.
The hotel had three evenings of entertainment. Heather organised some easy-ish quizzes for us and everyone took part. Some of the answers had us rocking with laughter which could be heard all over the hotel. This brought us all closer together.
Most days, after a hearty breakfast, we went off on an excursion. We went to Padstow and saw Rick Stein’s restaurants and other shops. We then visited Boscastle – a delightful village.
Much restoration work has been done there since the flood in 2004, and it is thriving once again.
On our return to the hotel, Ian surprised us by stopping at the top of the largest man-made hole in Europe. As we stood looking over the edge the workers below looked like ants. It was such a great sight.
Wednesday was a day for us to explore Bude and the stretch of sandy beach. We went when the tide was out so no paddling for us!!
We had a trip to the R H Gardens at Rosemoor, Great Torrington. The Gardens were lovely. Then we visited Morwenstow. The road was so narrow that the coach was almost touching the hedges on each side. At the end of the road there was a tearoom and an old church which we visited. A cream tea awaited us at the tearoom and I had to chuckle when I saw the look on the group’s faces when they saw it – huge scones with cream and jam that half covered their faces. How Ian found this place in the middle of nowhere took some believing. A real piece of Cornwall.
A big THANK YOU to Joan for arranging the holiday and special thanks to Ian for taking us to Cornwall and going the extra mile to see we enjoyed it.
Who do I contact?
St Andrew’s Parochial Church Council (PCC)
|Annette de Bary||Music||02380458452|
|Colin Glue||Churchwarden||01489 788675|
|Joan Glue||Parish Reader||01489 788675|
|Helen Griffiths||Music; PCC Vice Chairman;Deanery Synod Rep||02380 458452|
|Arthur Haines-Ray||Assistant Churchwarden;Funeral Verger||02380 453553|
|Dennis Dunn||PCC Secretary||02380 404067|
|Jeff Law||Treasurer||02380 454299|
|Pat Stephens||Churchwarden; Assistant Sacristan||02380 45 4181|
|Thomas Taylor||02380 45 8347|
|Fr John Travers||Baptisms; Weddings; Funerals;Priory Centre||02380 45 2148|
|David Winser||Parish Reader, Sacristan||02380 45 5872|
|Pat Gillman||Magazine distribution||02380 452422|
|Richard and Hilary Hardy||Electoral roll||02380 453676|
|Grant Hearn||Friends of St Andrew’s||02380 456265|
|Brian Howlett||Health and safety||02392 832740|
|Kim Quayle||Beacons||02380 562193|
|Heather and Terry Smith||Wedding Vergers||02380 452988|
|Helen Taylor||Cherubs||02380 458347|
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