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
- Harvest Festival Celebration
- St. Andrew’s
- Thank you
- The Voice from the Potting Shed
- Visit to Thiron 2013
- Ginger in Training
- Well done Guy Brown!!
- What’s on?
- Who do I contact?
Church Services on Sundays
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
2nd Sunday in the month only – in addition to the above services:
6.00 pm Choral Evensong (see page 14)
Church Services on Weekdays
Tuesday 7.00 pm Holy Eucharist
(Healing Service once a month – 1st Tuesday of the month)
Thursday 9.45 am Eucharist – informal service with hymns;
coffee is served afterwards
|Parish Priest: Vacancy Parish Office: 023 8045 2148 Baptisms: David Winser 0777 192 2243Weddings: Joan Glue 023 8045 7053email: email@example.comParish Readers :Mrs Joan Glue Tel 023 8045 7053Mr David Winser Tel 0777 1922243Churchwardens :Mr Colin Glue Tel: 023 8045 7053Mrs Pat Stephens Tel: 023 8045 4181|
A Voice from the Vestry
I read a “smart quote” the other day. It said:
“Going to church no more makes you a Christian than sleeping in your garage makes you a car”.
That set me thinking.
Is there a danger that we sit comfortable in a smugness that coming along to church each Sunday ticks some sort of heavenly attendance register, and that at the end of our earthly existence we shall receive our Gold Star?
If so, I think we need to sit down quietly and reconsider our position and attitude with regard to our faith. God’s work, through ourselves and our companions at church, needs to be active to be effective, and not passive attendance. Certainly, quiet attention to each week’s sermon and contemplation on its theme are necessary feeders and strengtheners to our faith – too often, perhaps, the point and thrust of what is said from the pulpit vaporises before we leave the body of the Church? Here is a mischievous little test – over a cup of coffee perhaps in the Priory Centre after the Sunday’s service – or better still, later in the week! – ask some of those around you what they felt the main message of the sermon was!
Next time they will listen more carefully!
Also, we should not overlook the messages and lessons within the selected hymns that we sing (or attempt to sing!) each week. They all have their stories, their exhortations and their pointers – but perhaps we are more concerned with getting the tune right, or even getting to the end, than with the thoughtful import of the words.
No, our faith and our actions must mean more than this. And it must be more than just projecting a friendly countenance and manner for a short time towards those immediately around us at our church service. What it must mean is an honest appraisal of how we relate to everyone with whom we come in contact during the whole of our daily lives, and how we can help them, and improve their lives – and perhaps how and why we have failed to manage this.
This does not mean, of course, that we should circle the neighbourhood donating gifts, or money, to those who we might deem to be needy (although at times, this is appropriate).
At the very least, it starts with considering how you relate to people, lifting their sense of well-being or their perception of themselves by a friendly word or action – avoiding the put-down remark, however tempting this may be, or declining to participate in one up manship to the detriment of a friend or colleague. Who knows, if through these, your actions, they recognise some of the attributes of a Christian, they may ask to come with you to Church?
Food for thought?
A Delightful Musical Evening
If you were not in St. Andrew’s Church in Hamble on Friday 19th April 2013 then you missed an evening of outstanding musical entertainment. This was “Friday Night is Music Night”, an event organised by The Friends of St. Andrew’s to raise money for our beautiful church building, and featured 20 musicians from the South Hampshire Accordion Band.
We were treated to a varied programme which ranged from classical to popular easy listening music, as well as solo, duet and quartet items, and concluded with a mini “Last Night of the Proms”.
The audience was encouraged to participate wherever possible and it was obvious that all those who attended thoroughly enjoyed themselves. In the interval canapés and a glass of wine, which were included in the ticket price, were served in the Priory Centre.
The Accordion Band proved themselves to be dedicated and talented musicians and it was no surprise to discover that they had recently won awards in two prestigious music festivals.
If we are fortunate enough to have a return visit from the Band next year, I hope you will be able to attend.
St. Georges Day Lunch
This year St. George’s Day was celebrated at St. Andrew’s Church in Hamble with a Sunday Lunch which consisted of vegetable soup; a full roast beef main course (superbly cooked by Chef Steve) followed by apple pie and cream and coffee.
Those attending had ample time between courses to sit and chat and The Friends of St. Andrew’s acted as serving and kitchen staff. The aim was to provide a lunch time social occasion as most of The Friends events are in the evening. This change of time opened it up to some of our more mature friends who prefer not to come out in the evenings.
Both attendees and workers had a good time and it is hoped that we will be able to hold a similar event in 2014.
Christian Aid Donation
Thank you to those who helped raise £89 through retiring collections, cake raffles and a cake sale during Christian Aid Week in May.
Col. David Pickworth, Pipe Major, St. Andrew’s Pipe Band, opened the Fête.
We were delightfully entertained by Hamble Primary School Choir and thank the Headteacher ; two teachers; parents and friends for their support. As soon as the children had finished singing the corner of the Priory Centre where they had stood was quickly transformed into the refreshment area.
St. Andrew’s Pipe Band played to an appreciative audience in the Church while Graham Kidd with his Fairground Organ attracted many to walk up the church path to see what was happening.
For the children there was ‘Make and Take’ (making cards for Fathers’ Day) in the Lady Chapel, face painting and other games. On hand for the adults were the many stalls, games and competitions, tombolas and a raffle.
Prizes for the Grand Draw had been kindly donated and these included
£50 first prize sponsored by BP Oil Terminal; tickets for Hillier Gardens; Weald and Downland Museum; Longdown Farm; Furzey Gardens; Breamore House and Manor Farm as well as many other prizes. Pledges for ‘Pick-a-Treat’ included Dinner for two with wine at Ye Olde Whyte Harte, Hamble; Indian Head Massage; 2 tickets for Hamble Players production and a Cream Tea for 4 at the Kiosk, Hamble Foreshore and other prizes. Mary Kay Skincare and Cosmetics provided a ‘Make-Over’ as a prize for the Toiletries Tombola and one of the village Co-op Stores provided food for the refreshments.
All the helpers are thanked for whatever part they played in helping to raise the magnificent sum of £1,725 towards the everyday running expenses of St. Andrew’s Church. Also thanked are those who donated goods for the stalls.
A date for your diary – the CHRISTMAS FAYRE is booked for SATURDAY, 23rd NOVEMBER 2013 and we shall again be using both halls in the MEMORIAL HALL.
More details later, but in the meantime …………please start collecting and making goods for the many stalls!
Friends of St. Andrew’s Jazz Lunch
It is a time when everyone enjoys the company, the laughter, the excellent buffet, the raffle, the bar and the Pimms.
The jazz lunch is more than a fund raising event. It is a wonderful demonstration of how a number of amateurs can put on a social event, of some standing in the community, with style, energy and sound organisation through team work. This year 107 participants enjoyed 3 hours of live jazz on a wonderfully sunny, warm day accompanied by a two course lunch with full bar facilities. All this enjoyment and fellowship was provided for just £12 per head. Jenny and Grant would like to thank our suppliers for all their help.
The tent erection and collapse was organised by Bill Schofield and Grant with help from Rosemary Barton, Andrew Ward, Denvelle Orton, Ian and Pat Stephens, Martin Smith and Brian, Andrew and David from Hamble’s Sea Scouts (thank you Brian for finishing the grass cutting that Colin Glue and Diane Gillman had started).
Food preparation and service was provided by Rosemary Barton, Kim Carter, Bobbie Cotton, Diane Gillman, Jenny Hearn, Sara Law, Wendy Mason, Pat Orton, Maggie Smith and Katie Sparshatt. The authorised bar personnel were Bert Allwood, Nick Buxton, Colin Glue, Denvelle Orton and Sally Schofield.
The Louisiana Jazz Band is thanked once again for another good year of music and fun.
For work related reasons the date for next year will be Sunday 13th July 2014 as Grant will only have returned from working in Singapore at the end of June. We look forward to providing another enjoyable, if tiring, day next year.
If I have omitted thanking anyone please do not be offended, must be something to do with the state of the little grey cells.
Grant E Hearn
Chairman of the Friends
Myself and my sisters, Sara Brown and Lindsey Emberley, completed the Moonwalk (26.2 miles) in London starting at midnight on Sunday, 12th May in memory of our mum, Jenny Law.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported and sponsored us. We are proud to have raised a total of £1,113. Thank you very much.
Congratulations to Helen Taylor on her selection for Lay Readership training. We all wish you success.
Thursday Fellowship, who have been sponsoring Canine Partner Puppy, Amelia, through her training to become a fully trained Canine Partner, by collecting small change during coffee after the Thursday Fellowship service, have recently sent £50 to Canine Partners.
On Friday 5th July near Baldock in Hertfordshire a party of some 80 people gathered together to celebrate the 95th birthday of one William Horace Victor Mintram, to us ‘our dear Bill’.
Although a bit shaky on his legs he was able to dance a foxtrot with his daughter, Kathleen, who was also celebrating a ‘Special Birthday’ and then dance with a group of ladies to a disco number!
It was very special to see him looking so well and so involved in the joint celebration, as earlier this year he had been extremely poorly following a nasty fall in the snow.
We all enjoyed a lovely evening and Bill particularly asked to be remembered to all his friends in Hamble.
So, let us hope the next very important letter Bill receives is from Her Majesty in 5 years time!
Harvest Festival Celebration
The tradition of celebrating Harvest Festival in churches, as we know it today, began in 1843 when the Reverend Robert Hawker invited parishioners to a special thanksgiving service for the harvest at his church in Cornwall. Victorian hymns such as ‘We plough the fields and scatter’, ‘All things bright and beautiful’ and ‘Come ye thankful people, come’ helped to popularise his idea of Harvest Festival and spread the tradition of decorating churches with home-grown produce for the Harvest Festival service.
The end of the harvest was celebrated with a feast called a Harvest Supper, eaten on Michaelmas Day. The ‘Lord of the Harvest’ sat at the head of the table. A goose stuffed with apples was eaten along with a variety of vegetables.
Join us at St. Andrew’s on Michaelmas Day, we can’t promise ‘A Lord of the Harvest’ or a stuffed goose, but we can promise a warm welcome, some excellent food and convivial company.
Hamble’s church community is going through a period of introspection. Without a priest-in-charge, the parish needs to know about itself in order to say to the Diocese, ‘Here we are, this is us, warts and all.’ And to be able to say to any potential applicant for the job: ‘How do we strike you? Would you like to come and minister to us?’
Like any one human being, the body of the church is far from perfect. We all wish for greater fitness and more time, especially as we grow older. As individuals we tend to look back to our youth and think that things were better then.
Every generation must have done that. Even those who came through two world wars have been known to say, ‘Yes, but we all pulled together, and despite the hardships we had such fun…’
And now we moan because we are growing older, and – with regard to Hamble church – the congregation is older too. What will happen when we die off? The church will not be able to carry on, we will be reduced to six in the pews, two in the choir, and one poor preacher trying to hold it all together.
But is that true? We find God – or rather He finds us – in different ways and at different times in our lives. My path came through a school friend. Did I want to join the Youth Club? Only snag was, it was on Sunday after Evensong, and the Vicar liked to see each member in church beforehand. That rule was paramount, yet the Youth Club was thriving.
The church, curiously, was St. Andrew’s in Yeadon, West Yorkshire. And curiously, it was run on similar lines to St. Andrew’s, Hamble. What you might call the high side of conservative. Our Vicar at that time encouraged us all to be confirmed, and we were – by Donald Coggan, then Bishop of Bradford.
I met my future husband at that time. He was singing in the church choir, and I was ogling from the pews. Youth Club brought us together, and that was half a century ago!
So when my husband left the sea and came ashore to work here in Hamble, it was with a sense of familiarity that we joined St. Andrew’s Church. Yes, the congregation is ageing – but so was the congregation in Yeadon, 50 years ago. The teenage set boosted the number of communicants, but I have to say there were not too many families with young children in church on a Sunday morning. There are far more present here in Hamble.
So what am I saying? Do not despair, the Word can make itself heard. I was inspired to write this by the sight and sound of young people from Netley church singing at the charity fund-raising tea on 13th July. Maybe St. Andrew’s, Hamble could find a way of encouraging young people in a similar way, of setting seeds that will grow to maturity. So that in 50 years’ time, these pensioners can be worrying about the future, just as we are, today…
Heather and Raymond Brown would like to thank everybody for their kindness, sympathy, cards and flowers on the death of their beloved youngest son, Matthew. Thousands of pounds have been raised and sent to the British Heart Foundation. Lewis Brown ran the track at Fontwell in 7 minutes and Guy Brown ran the ‘London to Brighton’ – 63 miles, both in Matthew’s name. The cash raised has bought 2 defibrillators for St. John’s Ambulance, and paying off the outstanding amount for the defibrillator at Hamble School Sports Campus.
From the Church Registers
We welcome into the family of the church
Joshua Stuart Horner
Isaac Phillip Lidstone
Jamie Malcolm Peter Cribb
Jacob Irwin Steven Cribb
Lydia Claire Jones
Ace Christopher Donald MacAskill
George Owen Cribb
Patrick Dalglish Cribb
Lillian Joan Mansfield McPherson
Daniel McCormick and Natasha Wilds
Matthew Newbold and Lindsay Hyde
Tom Berryman and Tara Janssen
Tyrone Derrick and Cheryl Derrick
Christopher Reed and Emma Brobson
Toby Smith and Illeanna Slade
Renewal of Wedding Vows
Gary and Sally Grainge
Rest in Peace
We offer our sympathy to the family and friends of
The Voice from the Potting Shed
With the Harvest edition of New Waves here already I find it incredible that by the time New Waves is published we will be into August. How quickly this year seems to be going.
The ‘Potting Shed’ wishes to thank everyone who contributed and bought plants from the Potting Shed stall at the recent Summer Fête.
Despite the windy conditions, which meant for the second year running the event had to be held in-doors, the Fête was a great success with the amount raised exceeding last years total. All money raised will go to the everyday running of St. Andrew’s. Many thanks to all of you who helped set up the Potting Shed stall and to everyone who helped and made the Fête a success. Also special thanks must go to Judy Waghorn, the Fête co-ordinator, for the time and commitment she has given to organising the event. Thank you, Judy!
With early autumn fast approaching and garden centres and other outlets starting to fill their shelves with spring flowering bulbs, it is a good time for those of us who wish to plant fresh new bulbs for next year to start thinking about what varieties to plant. Three very good shorter varieties are ‘Jetfire’ 25cm, ‘Minnow’ 25cm and, of course, the ever popular and reliable ‘Tête-a-tete’, slightly shorter at 20cm. These are three excellent varieties for borders and containers. For those of you that prefer taller varieties ‘Cheerfulness’ with lovely double flowers, height 40cm, ‘Carlton’ with large cup flowers, height 45 – 50cm and ‘Ice Follies’. All six varieties have been awarded the R.H.S. Award of Garden Merit.
For early colour indoors plant a bowl of prepared Hyacinths bulbs. ‘Delft Blue’ and ‘Pink Pearl’ both have the R.H.S. Award of Garden Merit.
In the meantime continue with the usual routine jobs of dead heading roses and bedding plants to prolong their flowering season and remember to liquid feed once a fortnight.
Water meters are currently being installed in our region and, for those of you who are worried about your water consumption, the Potting Shed is researching drought resistant varieties of plants and will be publishing an article in New Waves on that before next spring.
Now is the time to enjoy the fruits of all your labours for the rest of the summer – sit back and enjoy!
Happy gardening from the ‘Potting Shed’
Earlier this year a group of hardy travellers set off to visit friends in Thiron-Gardais, taking the overnight ferry to Le Havre.
After a good breakfast on board we travelled out of Le Havre over Le Pont de Tancarville and, knowing we had plenty of time, decided to take the scenic route through the beautiful French countryside passing through sleepy villages. We stopped in the pouring rain in Beaumont-le-Roger for comfort and coffee. Later we stopped for a picnic which, due to the rain, we had to eat in the car, but the rain stopped for long enough to retrieve the picnic hamper from the boot!
The drive was a delight, despite the rain, and having enjoyed another comfort break and a brief siesta, we arrived at our destination to a lovely warm welcome from our friends and hosts – and that is where the amazing hospitality started, which continued throughout the weekend.
We all had slightly different activities depending on our hosts, meeting up for group outings and, of course, Sunday Mass in the Abbey, where we were joined by lots of children taking their First Communion, a very special occasion. Afterwards, in increasingly warm sunshine, we took part in the Trinity celebratory procession to la Chapelle Sainte Anne – a tiny chapel built in the middle of a field where Bernard of Tiron worshipped. Victor Provôt, President de l’Association de l’Ordre de Tiron, laid a floral coat of arms on the altar and Bert Allwood, Vice President, said a few words.
We then returned to the Grange aux Dîmes in the Abbey grounds for a delicious picnic followed by the AGM of l’Association de l’Ordre de Tiron where the plans were discussed for the 900 years of the Abbey celebration in 2014. The Association plan a very full and exciting programme and we look forward to taking part in the festivities.
We had free time to explore the Abbey gardens before returning with our hosts for an evening of food, wine/cider and social interaction, which is when the difficulty of language causes much mirth.
Thank you to our hosts and all the friends we have made – we always return home relaxed and happy.
Ginger in Training
Hello everyone, Ginger here.
Well, since my last article I have become a global superstar on a par with the likes of David Beckham and Beyonce, although I have not amassed anywhere near the fortune that those two have, much to the chagrin of the people that I live with in Hamble. They thought that my fame would rub off on them with lots of money coming their way.
Anyway, recently I have been told that the St. Andrew’s Teddy Bear Parachute Jump will take place this year on Sunday 6th October, so I thought that I should start my strict training regime. I have enlisted the help of my friend Watson, (we share the sofa with the lady of the house and watch football together whenever the master is home).
Watson was not very keen at first and made me promise that he would not have to jump out of any aeroplanes. I reassured him and he agreed to help me. We are now on a very strict diet of salad stuff and not allowed any meat or fizzy drinks. Alcohol is strictly forbidden, although these draconian rules do not seem to apply to the people we live with.
Watson and I have tried a practice tandem parachute jump from the bedroom window. Watson said he did not think this was a very good idea as our parachute would not open in time before we reached the ground. He need not have worried as it did not open before we reached the roof of the conservatory just a few feet below the bedroom window. Training will continue as soon as Watson’s bruises are better.
That is all for now. I look forward to seeing you at the parachute jump.
Well Done Guy Brown
London to Brighton The 100km Challenge
Shortly before 04:00 on a Saturday in late May, Guy Brown emerged from his tent near Richmond Park. The rain had stopped a couple of hours before, and the sun was rising on what was to become a beautiful summer’s day. After breakfast, Guy joined 321 other runners, and 1,500 walkers at the start line. The ages of the men and women competitors ranged from around 18 to 70 years.
From 06:00 the groups set off at 15 minutes intervals. Guy’s group of about 80 runners left at 06:45. From Richmond the route headed south through the suburbs of London, then on through the heart of Surrey and Sussex, over the South Downs towards the finish line in Brighton. The route took place 1/3 on roads and 2/3 off-road on footpaths and bridleways. It was 100km long and featured a total of 1,400 metres of ascent.
After about 40km Guy was deep in to countryside so he did not see that many people. He passed the occasional runner, and a few passed him, but for the majority of the race he set his own pace. The course was very well signed, and there were snack stops and checkpoints every 12.5km with well catered food stops every 25km. All participants were supplied with a timing chip to track their progress which helped the organisers to safely manage the challenge, and to collect the timing results. It also enabled supporters to monitor the competitors and move from point to point to cheer the competitors forward.
Hamble truck driver John McKenzie (Guy’s running partner) jogged from the 87.5km checkpoint to meet and run a few kilometres with Guy. John then drove down to Brighton to join Guy’s wife, Avril, and family, who were all waiting to cheer Guy as he crossed the finish line in 20th place, after 11 hours and 43 minutes of running.
By running 100km in less than half a day Guy not only fulfilled a personal dream, but also raised around £700 for Help for Heroes which will be doubled by BP’s Match Funding.
This year witnessed 1,349 people (77%) complete the London 2 Brighton Challenge. The fastest runner completed the course in 10 hours and 19 minutes, and the slowest walker completed the course in 36 hours and 11 minutes.
Very well done, Guy and all your fellow competitors!
|Tuesday 6th||7 pm Healing Service|
|Wednesday 7th||11 am – 12.30 pm Cherubs|
|Sunday 11th||6 pm Choral Evensong|
|Wednesday 14th||11 am – 12.30 pm Cherubs|
|Wednesday 21st||11 am – 12.30 pm Cherubs|
|Sunday 25th||12.30 pm “Church Family” Sunday Lunch|
|Wednesday 28th||11 am – 12.30 pm Cherubs|
|Saturday 31st||10 am – 12 noon The Place 2 B|
|Tuesday 3rd||7 pm Healing Service|
|Wednesday 4th||11 am – 12.30 pm Cherubs|
|Sunday 8th||6 pm Choral Evensong|
|Wednesday 11th||11 am – 12.30 pm Cherubs|
|Thursday 12th||Thursday Fellowship Outing|
|Tuesday 17th||10.30 am – 12.45 pm St Andrew’s Café|
|Wednesday 18th||11 am – 12.30 pm Cherubs|
|Wednesday 25th||11 am – 12.30 pm Cherubs; “Church Family” Quiz Night|
|Saturday 28th||10 am – 12 noon Place 2 B|
|Sunday 29th||10 am Harvest Festival; 12 noon Harvest Lunch|
|Tuesday 1st||10.30 am – 12.45 pm St Andrew’s Café7 pm Healing Service|
|Wednesday 2nd||11 am – 12.30 pm Cherubs|
|Sunday 6th||11.30 am Teddy Bears’ Parachute Jump|
|Wednesday 9th||11 am – 12.30 pm Cherubs|
|Sunday 13th||6 pm Choral Evensong|
|Tuesday 15th||10.30 am – 12.45 pm St Andrew’s Café|
|Wednesday 16th||11 am – 12.30 pm Cherubs|
|Friday 18th||Trafalgar Day Black Tie Dinner|
|Wednesday 23rd||11 am – 12.30 pm Cherubs|
|Thursday 24th||9.30 am – 12.30 pm Shoeboxes Collection|
|Saturday 26th||10 am – 12 noon Place 2 B|
|Tuesday 29th||10.30 am – 12.45 pm St Andrew’s Café|
|Wednesday 30th||11 am – 12.30 pm Cherubs|
Who do I contact? St. Andrew’s Parochial Church Council (PCC)
|Bert Allwood||Deanery Synod Rep||023 8045 2851|
|Annette de Bary||Secretary; Music||023 8045 8452|
|Colin Glue||Churchwarden||023 8045 7053|
|Joan Glue||Parish Reader; Weddings||023 8045 7053|
|Helen Griffiths||Music; PCC Vice Chairman; Deanery Synod Rep||023 8045 8452|
|Arthur Haines-Ray||Assistant Churchwarden;Funeral Verger||023 8045 3553|
|Brian Howlett||Deanery Synod Rep; Health and safety||023 9283 2740|
|Pat Stephens||Churchwarden; Assistant Sacristan||023 8045 4181|
|David Winser||Parish Reader; Sacristan; Baptisms||0777 192 2243|
Kay Baker; Ray Brown; Grant Hearn; Liz Jarvis; Phillip Lidstone; Alan Midgley; Diana Richings; Peter Roberts; Terry Smith; Dawn Vickers; Holly Waghorn
|Pat Gillman||Magazine distribution||023 8045 2422|
|Grant Hearn||Friends of St Andrew’s;Priory Centre Bookings||023 8045 6265|
|Kim Quayle||Beacons||023 8056 2193|
|Heather and Terry Smith||Wedding Vergers||023 8045 2988|
|Helen Taylor||Cherubs||023 8045 8347|
|Judy Waghorn||Fête/Fayre Co-ordinator||01489 782795|
“New Waves” Magazine Editor: Liz Jarvis
17 Walker Place, Hamble, S031 4BL Tel 023 8045 2726
Please send all contributions to The Editor.
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