Puddings and Song
Our next Puddings & Song will be on Friday, 17
October at 7 pm at High Bray Church. Songs to sing, skits to see,
children & adults in costume having fun together. Don't miss this
evening of community fun and Thanksgiving for our Harvest and our Good
Fortune. All ages welcome and encouraged. There will be Bring & Share
savouries and puddings in the break. Free and Fun! Join the community this
wonderful to see the new ceiling in the skittle alley and all newly painted.
Thank you so much to all who gave their time for a job well done.
Ray and Ruby would like to thank everyone for cards and messages during
Ray's stay in hospital. At the time of writing he is moving towards the
clean up was a great success and raised £150 for the Calvert Trust
thank you everyone. The meeting on 8 October will be an outing to the
Calvert Trust, 22 October is Sumo Night, 12 November is a
night walk and 26 November is Club Night. All young people aged from
11 to 16 are very welcome to our meetings on the second and fourth Wednesday
of the month. The young people plan their own programme. Suggestions are
always welcome. Programmes can be obtained from the Leaders, Hilary Ayre,
710352 and Nick Jefferson on 740283.
There are many, many families who will face a winter of extreme cold and
privation this year in the UK and Eastern Europe. A volunteer charity called
"Computers for Charities" (www.computersforcharities.org) has been
engaged for 21 years bringing needed supplies and relief to these people.
For 10 years High Bray Church has been a conduit for items collected in
North Devon. If you feel you can help, please call Madeleine or Jonathan
Brownell on 710389, and we can arrange a time to pick up something from you.
The items that are needed are:- in date medicines, dressings, children's
nappies, adults continence support products, food stuffs, sweets, chocolate,
sleeping bags are distributed as required. Warm clothing for adults,
children and babies are also welcomed - blankets and duvets, warm gloves,
scarves, handkerchiefs, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs, paper, pens,
small toys, perfume for ladies and basic toiletries. Decide whether you
would like to support the elderly or children and label the box clearly e.g.
Adult Male/ Female or Male Child/Female and age. If you are able to make a
shoebox, wrapping it with Christmas paper is always appreciated
containing anything you might feel useful. Please pack and label clearly. We
will need to have any items you feel you can give by 30 October. Please
call 710389 if you have any questions or can participate in this project.
The first Charles & Brayford Kwik Cricket competition was held on
Sunday 31 August. The sun shone brilliantly and the views back to the Exmoor
hills, simply stunning.... and with the horses safely back in their stables,
giving only a passing look to the ladies serving cream teas, the day was
indeed set fair for the single wicket event. Dianne Tolley had prepared the
outfield and wicket with such care and attention that most of the spectators
anticipated the England Test team's arrival before the day was out. But, in
the end it was 20 adults and 8 youngsters from the villages who took part in
the two competitions. Mark Heal won the adult competition, which saw as many
women take part as men... and the ladies weren't there to simply make up the
numbers! The junior competition was won by Jack Pickard. £120 was raised on
the day and the proceeds were donated to the Village Hall and Charles
Church. The players loved it, the spectators had a great afternoon..... See
you ALL next year.
This wonderful summer, for which we are truly thankful, has seen a great
variety of social events, with Charles well represented. At the Duck Race a
magnificent plant stall raised £235. On a beautiful Sunday afternoon in
August, at Charles, teams of enthusiasts turned out for Kwik Cricket.
Sunshine, tea, a great view and exercise for those who wanted it, made a
lovely afternoon by invitation of Diane and Howard Tolley, and raised £120
to be divided between Charles Church and Brayford Village Hall. Victor
Dartnall arranged for a collection to be taken at his Open Day, when a
welcome sum of about £205 was given for the North Devon Chemotherapy Unit
and Charles Church. Our congratulations and best wishes were sent to Michael
and Gloria's son-in-law, Mark Murthen on his ordination, and to Helen Hudson
on achieving a BA(Hons) in Humanities. Congratulations also to Steward Davis
on his engagement. There was a good turn out from Charles at the Village
with considerable success and the
Sweet Pea Cup returned to Charles. The Harvest Festival Thanksgiving on Sunday,
12 October at 11.15 am will be followed by the popular barbecue lunch
don't miss it. We all send warmest congratulations to Raymond and Ruby
White on their Golden Wedding Anniversary. Their work and interest in and
for the community is well noted, and we send our love and thanks to them.
News has come of the death of Meriel Oliver, the wife of a past Rector and
Bishop of Hereford, the Rt. Rev. John Oliver. There will be a thanksgiving
service in the Cathedral on 27 November. Details from Margaret
Faulkner on 710440.
On Sunday, 19 October we will be holding our
annual Harvest Thanksgiving Service at 11.15 am. Could you please
bring something suitable for the Food Bank.
services are each Sunday at 11 am except the second Sunday when we
join with the other Churches for a United Service at 11.15 am. We were
pleased to see our new minister, Stuart Innalls, at the Community Coffee
Morning, and he thanked you for the warm welcome. He will lead our Harvest
Service on 5 October. There will also be a Songs of Praise at 6.30
pm. Everyone will be most welcome hymn favourites to Gladys Barrow
please. Our Annual Concert will be on Thursday, 7 November at 7 pm. We
are looking forward to a musical evening provided by West Buckland School.
Supper will follow. Try not to forget the Community Coffee Morning on the first
Wednesday of the month at 10.30 am in the Schoolroom it is free and
friendly, whats not to like?
It was a great
pleasure to welcome Stuart from Quicke's Cheese to our September meeting.
Stuart is not only an entertaining speaker, but brought with him a great
deal of knowledge on traditional cheese-making, with delicious samples.
Caroline, one of our gifted members, is organising an interesting workshop
for us at our meeting on 8 October and on 12 November we are
celebrating, with great aplomb, 80 years of the Women's Institute in
Brayford! During October, we have the W.I. Autumn Council Meeting at The
Queen's Theatre and the Group Meeting is being hosted by Heasley W.I. (in
North Molton) on 24 October. Our meetings are held at 7.15 pm on
the second Wednesday of each month at the Village Hall. A warm
invitation is extended to all ladies.
Brayford Primary School
September marked the start of a new year for those at Brayford Primary
School and many changes have taken place. The children have started their
new year groups where Miss Sophie Mummery is teaching the infants class and
Miss Corrinne Smith the juniors class. We have also started our partnership
with Pilton Bluecoat Academy and the children have welcomed Mr Mulligan for
assemblies. During this term the year five and six children will have the
opportunity to join the Pilton and Umberleigh children at Pilton school,
where they will be lucky enough to speak, via radio, to astronaut Alexander
Gurst from the International Space Station. An amazing experience for them
all! The children this term are studying India which includes the geography
and history of the country as well as the art and religions. Later in the
term, some guests from India will visit Pilton Bluecoat where our children
will be able to meet them and learn more about their lives and culture. A
new term and many new experiences to look forward to!
Our sympathy goes to Pam, Alan, Sam and Veronica, family of the late Ray
Hobbs. Ray's music was enjoyed at many village occasions and the number of
people in (and outside) the Church for his funeral was a measure of the
respect felt by us all.