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Gaydon with Chadshunt Parish Magazine July 2007

Services for July 2007

1   8.00       Eucharist         Burton Dassett
   10.00       Family Eucharist  Fenny Compton
   11.15       Morning Service   Gaydon
   11.30       Eucharist         Farnborough

8   9.00       Eucharist Fenny   Compton
   10.00       Morning Service   Farnborough
   10.00       Eucharist         Northend
   11.15       Growing Together  Gaydon
   6.00pm      Evening Prayer    Burton Dassett

15  8.00       Eucharist         Farnborough
    9.00       Eucharist         Gaydon
   10.30       Morning Service   Fenny Compton
   10.30       Village Communion Northend

22  9.30       Eucharist         Northend
   10.30       Family Service    Fenny Compton
    6.30pm     Evening Prayer    Farnborough

29 10.30       Group Eucharist   Gaydon
Bring your own picnic lunch; drinks and activities will be supplied.

Weekday Service

Eucharist at St Giles' Church on Wednesday 18th at 11am


We record with sorrow the sudden tragic death of Adrian Hutchings at the age of forty-four. He lived in the village all his life. Our deepest sympathy goes out to his sisters, Jackie and Caroline, and to all the rest of his family.

The Vicar's Letter

I thought that the recent Floral Remembrance and Art Exhibition in Gaydon was a great success and would like to say thank you to Jane Goldsmith, whose idea it was, and all the people who helped.
It brought beauty, colour and creativity into our village; it helped us remember loved ones whom we see no longer but still remember and love; we heard lovely music from Jo and Alastair and had a fantastic morning service where we were joined by friends from Fenny Compton; we saw an artist at work and were able to understand Brian'’s techniques; and met some of the people who exhibited their work.
Lots of people from the group of parishes supported the event and it was a foretaste of what we can do together. Please note future social events and reciprocate by supporting the events not just in Gaydon but throughout the group of parishes.

Pastoral Ministry

To arrange baptisms, marriages, visits at home or in hospital, the Sacrament of Reconciliation or for any other pastoral matter, please contact the Vicar on 01295 770400 or email

Time for Shorter Grass?

As you will know from the attractive 'Wildlife Sanctuary' board in the churchyard, July is the month for hay-making.
The recent rains mean that there will be plenty of it - so offers of help with strimming and scything would be gratefully received.
Please speak to one of the churchwardens if you are willing to act: it's easy to talk - do join us in the centre of our village! MP

This Month's Diary

Parish Council Tues 3rd 8pm   Village Hall
Village Hall Committee Mon 9th 8pm Village Hall
Coffee Morning    Sat 14th 11am Village Hall
Friendship Club Tues 24th 2.30pm   Wellesbourne
Pilates Tuesdays 8pm Village Hall
Toddler Group Thursdays 10-11.30am Village Hall
Mobile Library Thursdays 12th and 26th


The flag was raised on 18 June to mark the anniversary of Waterloo Day.


The Pilates group meets on Tuesday nights at 8.00pm in the Village Hall. If you would like to join please call Madeleine on 640636.

Christmas Lunch Sunday 9 December 2007

Please put the date of this year's Over Sixties' Christmas Lunch in your diaries!
It will take place on Sunday 9 December in the Village Hall.
Volunteer cooks and helpers from the village prepare and serve the food for the older inhabitants of Gaydon and Chadshunt; and it is a good occasion for getting to know fellow-villagers or catching up with old acquaintances.
Invitations will be sent out as usual in November and reminders of the date will appear in this magazine during the autumn.
Newcomers to the village or people who have not come to the Lunch before will be given the opportunity to be invited. Later in the year we shall be asking for help with the Christmas Lunch, so please do consider getting in touch when you see our next article.

Mobile Library

The van will be visiting the village on Thursdays 12th and 26th this month.

Village Hall News

The next meeting of the Village Hall Committee will be held on Monday 9 July at 8pm in the Village Hall.

Village Coffee Morning

Village Hall
Saturday 14 July at 11 o'clock
Homemade Cakes and Bring and Buy
Coffee, Tea and Biscuits
Come along to meet other villagers
and help raise some cash for the upkeep of the village church!

Friendship Club

Our July meeting is to be held at 2.30pm on Tuesday 24th at Number 2, Anson Close, Wellesbourne.

Parish Council

The members of the Parish Council are Jonathan Crowe (Chairman), Bernard Price (Vice-chair), Andy Thomas, Helene McGrath and Tony McGrath.
A Parish Surgery is held in the Parish Office behind the Hall on most Saturday mornings between 10 and 11am when villagers can talk to Councillors about any matters of concern.
The next Parish Council meeting will be on Tuesday 3rd July at 8pm in the Village Hall. The meetings are open to the public; District and County Councillors are usually present.

Have Your Say!

If you would like to express an opinion in this magazine or contribute an article, send it to the Editor by the 20th of the month. Her email address and phone number appear in GAYDON CONTACTS on the inside back cover.