November 2014 Wickham Bishops Parish Magazine www.churchinwickhambishops.org.uk

Wickham Bishops
Parish Magazine
November 2014
Delivered to every home in Wickham
Bishops by St Bartholomew’s Church
www.churchinwickhambishops.org.uk
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Welcome
to the November edition of the Wickham Bishops
Parish Magazine.
Last month the community were invited to contribute articles to the
magazine and the results have been heartening! Thank you so
much. As there is unfortunately not enough space available in the
magazine with our regular contributors, the articles will be posted
on the St Bartholomew's website:
www.churchinwickhambishops.org.uk
Scroll down the webpage to the bottom to “Parish Magazine” and
click on “More articles”. Here is the link :
http://www.churchinwickhambishops.org.uk/homepage/magazine/more-articles
We have had a number of responses about Kate Luard and her
sisters who lived at Abbotts in Church Road and we will be posting
an article under “More Articles”.
Parish Contacts
Priest in Charge
Vacancy
Ian Forward
Churchwarden
Dorothy Kerr
Churchwarden
Sally Forward
Magazine Editor
Kath Adkins
Church Hall
Bookings
Contact Churchwardens
(see below)
8 Prince of Wales Road
07778-449842
Great Totham CM9 8PX
[email protected]
5 Byron Drive,
01621-892102
Wickham Bishops CM8 3ND
8 Prince of Wales Road
01621-892202
Great Totham, CM9 8PX
[email protected]
[email protected]
01621-891143
Photographs on the opposite page are of Margaret Cottiss’ 100th birthday
party celebrated in the Church Hall with family and friends,.
Many thanks to Christopher Macey for the photos. For further details on Macey
Photography visit www.maceyphography.co.uk
Email [email protected] or Tel:07594384307
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Services for November
SUNDAY 2
8.00 am
10.30 am
4.00pm
6.30 pm
All Saints and All Souls
Holy Communion
Parish Eucharist for All Saints
Messy Church
Memorial Service for All Souls
WEDNESDAY 5
10.00 am
Holy Communion (Reserved Sacrament)
SUNDAY 9
8.00 am
10.30 am
2.30 pm
Remembrance Sunday
Holy Communion
Parish Eucharist with 2 minutes silence at 11.00 am.
This service has a Sunday School.
Service at War Memorial
SUNDAY 16
8.00 am
No service
9.00am
Eucharist at Lt Braxted
10.30 am
All Age Worship in Church Hall
WEDNESDAY 19
10.00 am
Holy Communion at Braxted Place Chapel
(Reserved Sacrament)
SUNDAY 23 Christ the King
8.00 am
Holy Communion (1662)
10.30 am
Parish Eucharist with Sunday School.
Parish Register
Baptisms
October 12
Grace Rose Kenneally
Marriages
September 20
Thomas Steven Gerald Wood and Laura Jane Wilson
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A message from Dorothy Kerr, Churchwarden
Dear Friends
I suspect that our main ‘Church News’ this
month has already found its way round the
village….but just in case it hasn’t, I am
delighted to tell you that we have appointed
a new priest.
She is the Rev. Hilary Le Seve, married to
teacher John, with two grown-up children.
She has a very warm personality, clearly a committed Christian
(No. 1 criterion!) and comes with excellent recommendations.
Both Ian and I are sure we have made the right choice and I know
you will all extend the hand of welcome to them. The post here in
Wickham Bishops and Little Braxted is part time (50%), with the
other 50% being the Assistant Diocesan Director of Ordinands,
working with candidates for the priesthood and discerning their
calling - a very important role indeed. We expect Rev. Hilary to
move to Wickham Bishops early in the New Year, and we will let
you know when the service of Installation and Induction is
planned.
With the clocks changing an hour and the days shortening it really
feels that we are descending into winter. I really do not
understand how, but the older one gets ,the faster time
goes….how quickly this year seems to have gone. The 1st of
November is, of course, All Saints’ Day and we shall be keeping
this festival during the morning Eucharist on Sunday 2nd
November. The 2nd is actually All Souls’ Day when the Church
remembers the vast sea of the faithful departed (‘ordinary’
Christians, but extraordinary and very special individuals to you
and me). We shall remember our loved ones by name in our
special service at 6.30 pm that day. Everyone is welcome to this
service where you can light a candle to remember a loved one.
(Contd.)
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The season of Remembrance continues the following week with
Remembrance Sunday (9th) both in church at 10.30am and at the
War Memorial at 2.30pm, when we remember and give thanks for
the many thousands of soldiers who gave their lives in the two World
Wars, and later conflicts. We continue to pray for a peaceful
solution, without bloodshed, in the Middle East.
And before we know it, it will be Advent Sunday, and the whole cycle
of the Church’s year begins once more! …What did I say about
time?
My best wishes to you all,
Dorothy Kerr, Churchwarden
INVITATION TO COMMUNITY EXHIBITION
Great Totham School is holding a display of work done by the pupils of all
ages to commemorate the start of WWI leading up to Remembrance
Sunday. This will be held on Friday 7 November from 2.00 – 5.00pm at
the school in Walden House Road.
It is anticipated that the range of subjects covered will include life in Britain
in 1914, names on the War Memorial and the Christmas football matches.
The children will also create their own ‘poppy installation’ and visitors are
invited to make their own to add after the exhibition.
This should prove very interesting and Miss Vass warmly invites you to
take the opportunity to see the children’s work and talk to them about their
research.
Refreshments will be provided in partnership with
Wickham Bishops Parish Council.
A set of keys were found on 2nd October in the grass alongside the
tennis courts. If you think these might be yours, please phone
01621-892913.
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A plea for my disabled daughter
We have a 9 year old daughter who as a result of meningitis as a baby now
has widespread brain damage, as well as development delays, learning
difficulties and epilepsy. Ellie is terrified of fireworks and even the
slightest sound of one sends her spiralling into weeks, sometimes months,
of trauma. Needless to say this causes our 11 year old son and 3 year old
daughter, as well as our lives, to be turned upside down.
I wish you all a really happy time around fireworks season and I know how
much fun and excitement it brings to lots of people but not for our Ellie. I
am pleading as a mother and fellow resident of Wickham Bishops if you
could just let me know either via email or phone when you plan to have
fireworks. I can then shut the curtains and turn the music up and party in
the front room with her, so she is none the wiser. I would be more grateful
than you can ever imagine.
Thank you in anticipation of kindness and thought for our special girl.
Sarah Sutton—email [email protected] or Tel. 07956-933473
Youth Club
We are pleased to announce that St Bartholomew’s have recruited a Youth
Club Leader to run the Community Youth Club every fortnight in the Church
Hall. The Youth Club is for 10 to 14 year olds and is from 6pm to 7.30pm.
Activities include games, X Box, tuck shop, trips and more. Subscription £2
per week.
If you have a child wishing to join, please request a registration form from
Kate Farr, our new Youth Club Leader by email at
[email protected]
Forthcoming themes include:
31st October—Light Party (an alternative to Halloween)
14th November—Movie Night
28th November—Christmas Activities
13th December—Christmas Party
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WICKHAM BISHOPS W.I.
Our September meeting began with a talk entitled “My life with a stammer”
given by Mr. Ray Worcester. Ray was diagnosed with a stammer at the
age of 3 and had various treatments similar to George Vl as portrayed in
the film “The King’s Speech”, marbles in the mouth, speaking with control,
tapping out the words, relaxation and speech therapy. Stammerers do not
have a problem speaking but suffer from a fear of speaking. At the age of
52 Ray entered a new programme which included specific breathing, not
hurrying speech and thinking about what to say and from his presentation
it had obviously worked as he only stammered occasionally.
Members were delighted that Margaret Cottiss and her daughter were able
to join us at teatime in what has been a busy week of celebrations for her
100th birthday. Our president Jane Dewsnap presented her with a bouquet
of flowers and a card and members sang Happy Birthday.
What a
wonderful lady!
At our November meeting the speaker will be Mr. Kenneth Lodge with a
talk entitled “All the world is a stage”. There will also be a “Dutch Auction”
which is usually a lot of fun. We are always pleased to welcome visitors
and new members, for more information please ring Sylvia Dennison on
01621 891235.
Wickham Bishops Flower Club
Wickham Bishops Flower Club will be holding their Christmas Open Evening
on Tuesday 25th November and would be pleased to see all members and
friends to enjoy this evening. It will be held in Great Totham Village Hall from
7pm and the evening will commence with a light supper accompanied by soft
drink. Sandra Price, a well known demonstrator, will offer her interpretation of
‘CHRISTMAS GREETINGS’ and is sure to have some beautiful flowers and baubles to illustrate her work. Tickets can be obtained from Mrs Joan Tatum, telephone 01621 892550, priced at £12.00 for members and £14.00 for guests.
Why not come along and enjoy a night out locally with friends?
WICKHAM BISHOPS ART GROUP
We are looking for new members to join us in January. We meet on Wednesdays
from 2 pm - 4 pm at St. Bartholomew’s Church Hall and are a friendly, informal
group with varying abilities.
Please contact Jenny on 01621 891246 or Rita on 01621 891130.
We look forward to hearing from you.
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Come and join us
at St
Bartholomew's
Church Hall
and MESS!!
For families and children of all ages.
Everyone welcome –
just come along - we'd love to see you!
Held on the first Sunday of the month
from 4.00pm to 5.30pm
For more details contact Rebecca Johnson on 07983 913975
or email: [email protected]
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Next meetings:
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Sunday 2nd November
Messy/Christingle on Sunday 7th December at
4pm in the church with crafts in the hall.
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A Plea for Books ......
We require donations of books for our Bumper Book Sale at the
Church Christmas Market on Saturday 22nd November. The books
should fall into the following categories:
Fiction
Non-technical
Children’s
Biographies
Please deliver books to the Welcome Area at St Bartholomew’s
Church on the right hand side at the rear of the church and place on
or under the pews. For further information please contact Kath
Adkins on 891143 or Dorothy Kerr on 892102.
I would like to express my thanks for all the many cards and greetings I
received on the occasion of my 100th Birthday, from my church friends
and the different groups I attend as well as from all my other friends in
the village.
Margaret Cottiss
Over 60’s
Our October meeting was our fundraising event. Janet and Eileen had
stalls as did Jean who is the daughter of one of our members. The
Competition this month was for anything based on the letter ‘T’, with the
winner and two runners-up each receiving points to be added to their total
for the trophy which will be presented at our Annual Dinner to be held later
this month. The afternoon ended with two games of ‘Hoy’ and, of course,
the raffle and tea and cakes. Names were taken for two outings in
October and November.
Mrs Chris Rust, Community Officer and Ali Burlington, Safety Officer, both
from Maldon District Council were our speakers in September. They
invited members to a Fish and Chip Supper, to be held at the Plume
School on Halloween. This is always a popular evening.
Win Lawrence
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After-eight Social Club
PUT YOUR GLAD RAGS ON AND…
DANCE
Dance the night away!
Maldon Town Hall
dancing to DJ Barry Hayes
SATURDAY 15 NOVEMBER - Doors open 8.00pm
Admission: Members £6 - Non Members £8.00
No bar – bring your own drinks & nibbles!
Everyone Welcome!
For further information call Mike on 01621 856219
www.aftereightsocialclub.co.uk
All Souls’ Day
On November 2nd at 6.30pm there will be a Memorial Service at St
Bartholomew's Church at which we will remember by name all those
who have died in the last year as well as those that have been
requested.
Those who have been bereaved during the last year will be invited
to light a candle during the service. At the end of the service there
will be an opportunity for us all to light a candle in memory of our
loved ones.
There will be refreshments following the service to which we hope
you will stay.
In the weeks prior to this service there will be a list available in
church to write names of those we wish to remember. If you are not
able to get to church to do this please ring Mary on 01621 817270
or email maryrothero @gmx.com
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Great Totham Women's Institute
In September Amanda Sutherland told us about her background
and training, giving a fascinating insight into the world of fashion
design, costume and theatre. This very creative woman never
seemed to have drawn breath, working on costume in opera, ballet
and sci-fi dramas, then in bridal wear design and at Angel
Costumiers. She is now running her own business with a market
stall, website and workshops. Members flocked round her display
of jewellery made from recycled drink-cans, men's ties refashioned
as decorative cravats and sumptuous bands on felt hats, fascinators
made from melted milk cartons and the like. At the November
meeting Tim Sheppard will be telling us about the work of the RNLI.
The competition is for something silver, maybe frosty? Why not
visit us: meetings are held at Great Totham Village Hall at 8.00 pm
on the second Thursday of the month. For more information contact
us by email at [email protected]
CHRISTMAS TREE DECORATIONS
St Bartholomew’s Church would like to invite all
local groups, companies and businesses to design
and make a decoration to be displayed on the
Christmas Tree in St Bartholomew’s Church this
festive season.
There is no specific theme, so you could design
something that reflects your group or is simply
based on the traditional Christmas Story. There is
no limit to the number of decorations that each
group can make. Decorations should be no larger
than approx. 4”x4” and please bear in mind that
they need to be able to hang safely on the tree! Please add a tag to your
decoration with the name of your group/company or
business.
Decorations need to be delivered to the church and
put on the tree in the week beginning 15 December
2014. Any queries to either Francesca 893119 or
Jacquie 07912 159448
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Drop-in For Coffee
Healing Prayer Group
Our next meeting will be on
Monday November 17th at
2.30pm.
We are always pleased to receive
names of people for prayer at our
monthly meetings.
On the second and fourth
Monday afternoons.
We meet from 2.30pm to 4pm
There is a book for requests for
prayer in the church or ring me on
01621 817270 , email
[email protected]
ST BARTHOLOMEW’S
CHURCH HALL
We look forward to seeing
you
Sue (892032)
Mary Rothero
The next
Messy
Church will
be at
4pm
Edward Bear
Edward Bear meets each week on
Mondays at 10:15 during school term
time in the church hall.
We are a group for babies and
children up to the age of five and
their parents, grandparents or
carers.
on Sunday 2nd November.
We usually meet monthly on the
1st Sunday in the Church Hall
from 4.00pm till 5.30pm for arts
and crafts, fun, food and worship.
Activities include play sessions, a
short time to sing songs, listen to a
story, say a prayer together and
craft. We look forward to
welcoming you and your children to
join in the fun!
This is something the whole
family can enjoy together and
ideal if Sunday mornings are
difficult for you because of other
commitments.
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Why not join our friendly
CARD-MAKING CLASSES
Great Totham
Healing Rooms
Held in Wickham Bishops
on Wed & Thurs evenings and Fri
mornings
Jesus Christ is the same
yesterday and today and for
ever Hebrews 13 v 8
You will make 3 cards at each
class, make new friends and
enjoy cake and coffee
Let the power of Jesus heal
you today
Open every Thursday
evening, 8.00 – 9.30 pm
Beginners are very welcome
Classes cost £12.50
2nd & 4th Tuesday each month
10.00 – 12.00 noon
Please contact Pippa on
01621 890995
The Barn Church, 52, Prince
of Wales Road, Great Totham,
CM9 8PX 07985 781 698
Visit my blog at
[email protected]
Women's’ Christian Fellowship
At a very happy meeting in September Mr Brian Carline gave us a very
amusing talk entitled " Soil, Sweat and Tears" otherwise known as
humorous advice for reluctant gardeners! It was a very apt subject as our
long standing member Mrs Margaret Cottiss, a very keen gardener, had
recently been on "Gardeners World" and had amazingly celebrated her
100th birthday the day before our meeting. Our chairman Mrs Margaret
Raven presented her with a card and a pretty planter before we all sang
Happy Birthday and tucked into tea and cake. Well done Margaret, we
look forward to seeing you on the television again next year! In October
we held our A.G.M. and at our meeting on the 26th November Mrs Sandra
Howell will be telling us about the history of Antique and Glass beads and
will be bringing with her many lovely necklaces for us to look at and talk
about. Do come to our meetings, everyone is welcome, they
generally start at 2.30pm in the Church Hall on the fourth Wednesday of
the month.
Denise Yelland.
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Christmas Market
& Bumper Book Sale
Saturday 22nd November
10.30am to 12 noon
In the Church Hall
Stalls—Raffle—Refreshments
and
a chance to meet Father Christmas!!
In aid of Church Funds
1st Wickham Bishops Guides
We had a great year last year; we did a bit of archery and abseiling
at Prances, made and ate lots of delicious sweets and chocolates,
learnt some great skills such as team work and communication,
went to Windsor for a week's camping and activities and raised
nearly £2000 with the help of the local Brownies, Rainbows,
Rangers and the Parish - thank you! This year we hope to do it all
again, if you're interested in joining us please contact us on
[email protected]
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Wickham Bishops Men's
Badminton Club
St Bartholomew's Church
Hall for Hire
Birthday party coming up, a quiz night
to run, or in need of a location for a talk
or presentation?
Why not consider hiring the hall at
St Bartholomew's Church.
We are a social badminton club
and play at Wickham Bishops
Village Hall on Tuesday evenings
at 8pm and welcome new players
of all standards.
Hire rates are very reasonably priced
with occasional hire charges at £12 per
hour (min of 2 hours) from April to
September, £15 per hour (min of 2
hours) from October to March.
There is seating for up to 60 people.
And a fully-equipped kitchen
First few weeks are free and
yearly subs are £55.
Just turn up on the night or ring
Paul on 07908-870125 for more
information.
Contact Kath Adkins on 01621-891143 or
email [email protected]
Blackwater Decorative & Fine Arts
Society
Wickham
Bishops
Jazz Club
Wickham Bishops Village Hall
November 8th—The
John
8th
Petters Jazz Band
December13th—Keith
Nicholas
December13th
and the “All Stars”
Thursday 6 November—The Bauhaus:
the famous art school in Germany
Anthea Streeter
Thursday 4 December—Deck the Hall :
Yuletide Customs and Traditions. David
Bostwick BA (Hons) MA PhD ALA AMA
Bring your own refreshments.
Seating is at tables and reserved.
Start time 7.30pm.
Visitors welcome - all enquiries to
Jennifer Allen 01621 891589
Contact
Derek 01621 853626 or
Gordon 01621 891717
to book your seat
Meetings are held at the Wickham
Bishops Village Hall at 11am
Visit our website
www.blackwaterdfas.org.uk
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From The Parish Council ...
The regular monthly meeting of the Parish Council was held on
Tuesday 7th October, and a Planning Committee meeting was
held on Friday 17th October. The minutes of these meetings can
be read on the Parish Council website at
www.wickhambishopsparishcouncil.org
As we approach the time of the year when we may suffer from
severe weather, the Parish Council considered compiling a
record of ‘vulnerable persons’ in the village who may need
help in difficult conditions. However, it was felt that such a
record might not be welcomed by everyone and so they would
ask all residents to be aware of their immediate neighbours
who may need such help.
On the recent occasion of the 100th
birthday of Margaret Cottiss, who
has lived in Wickham Bishops for the
past 76 years, Council Chairman Iain
MacGregor and Parish and District
Councillor Henry Bass presented her
with a display of flowers and a birthday card designed especially for her. Cllr Bass said "I was particularly honoured to make the presentation on behalf of the Council as
I have known Mrs Cottiss all my life. Margaret is a most wonderful
lady, much loved by the village and an inspiration to us all"
A ‘Council Surgery’ will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday 15th November in the boardroom of the village hall. This is your opportunity to speak with local Councillors on any matter that concerns
you.
The next meeting of the Council will be held on Tuesday the
4th November 2014 in the village hall at 7.30 pm. A Planning
Committee meeting will be held (if needed) on Friday 14th November 2014, at 11:30 a.m., also in the boardroom. Members
of the public are welcome to attend either of these meetings.
Councillors may be contacted individually, or via the Council’s
clerk on 07542 190176, or by email
[email protected]
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At the Club meeting in October, Mel Collins spoke about ‘Mickfield
Hostas’ which is a small, family owned and run business, growing a
wide selection of Hostas for which they have won many awards
including several gold medals at RHS shows. Mel also maintains an
excellent website giving much practical advice on the varieties and
care of Hostas.
On Monday 10th November, we hope to welcome Chris Newenham
of ‘Wilkin & Sons’ to speak about this renowned local producer. The
meeting is in the Church Hall, starting at 7:30 p.m. and all are
welcome to come along to enjoy drinks and nibbles, whilst listening
to the talk.
For more details of the Horticultural Club, please contact
Chairman Mike Hall by email – [email protected]
Topical tips for November
Plant spring bedding displays of pansies, violas and primulas.
It is a good time to plant a magnolia tree for a beautiful spring
display; M. stellata makes a great choice, especially where
space is limited.
Collect fallen leaves from around the base of rose bushes which
suffered from blackspot or rust this summer, and dispose of
them (bonfire or green bin) to reduce the chance of re-infection
next year.
Lift dahlia tubers, begonias and gladiolus corms to store dry over the
winter months removing the dead foliage before storing.
Divide mature clumps of rhubarb once they are dormant using a
spade to split the crown.
Prepare a bed for planting autumn garlic in mid/late November
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News from Great Totham Primary School
www.greattotham.essex.sch.uk
School News
School News
What a busy term this has been; we have been enjoying a range of exciting
experiences.
Abbeygate Concert Band
Year 4 visited Great Totham Village Hall to see the Abbeygate Concert band.
The band played a range of music on wind and brass instruments. The brass
instruments were on the stage. One of the biggest instruments was the tuba,
which made a low, deep sound. In front of the stage were the wind
instruments such as the flutes and the clarinets. The band played lots of
music from Disney films. Some of the pieces were from Mary Poppins, which
we sang along to. We were surprised when they launched into some of the
theme tunes from our favourite TV shows such as ‘Sponge Bob’ and ‘The
Simpsons’. It was a great concert!
Written by Cedar Graves and Austin Willard (Year 4)
National Poetry Day
Thursday 2nd October was National Poetry Day and the
school celebrated in style! Children throughout that day
took part in a wide range of activities:
Poetry in the Playground
Sharing poems remembered off by heart
Outdoor poetry
Composing and performing their own poems
We also enjoyed a fabulous Poetry Lunch, where the grownups shared their favourite poems in the dinner hall while Mrs Cripps and her
team had chosen all of the school favourite dishes to encourage as many
children as possible to enjoy the special dinner.
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Sporting Events
Following our great success at the District Sports competition last summer,
our sporting abilities are once more being put to the test.
On Thursday 25th September pupils from KS2 represented the school to
run in the cross country festival at St Francis Primary School. We all did
really well and between us brought home medals in all the colours — gold,
silver and bronze! The reason we did so well is because we were encouraged
by our team mates and the crowd cheered us on all the time from the
beginning to the end. We ran against all of the local schools in Maldon. Some
of the schools were tough, but we did not get afraid of them and we carried
on fighting. It was fun! Here are our results:
Y3 Girls — 2nd
Y4 Girls — 3rd
Y5 Girls — 3rd
Y6—Girls — 1st
Y3
Y4
Y5
Y6
Boys —
Boys —
Boys —
Boys —
1st
1st
2nd
2nd
Written by Maggie Gunton (Year 5)
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH IS ACTIVE IN WICKHAM BISHOPS!
Village Coordinator is Chris Hudson whose contact details are: Tel.
01621-892968
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.maldondistrictnhw.co.uk
Please contact Chris if you wish to know who your local coordinator
is or if you wish to go on the email distribution list for NHW
communications.
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Witham and District Probus Club
The purpose of Probus is to provide a meeting point for professional
and businessmen who are retired or who are approaching retirement
and who would appreciate increased social contacts and enjoy
participating in activities of interest to the members.
The first Probus Club was formed in 1965. There are now well over
1600 clubs in the UK and 1200 in Australia. The movement is
spreading rapidly throughout the world.
Our Probus Club monthly luncheons, held on the last Friday of the
month, are the cornerstone of our activities when we usually have a
guest speaker and enjoy the company of the members.
Wives and partners are invited to attend the quarterly Friday ‘ladies
luncheons’ and the special Valentine's Day and Christmas events.
Currently our membership is approximately 50 and we seek to
increase this number by recruiting new members. If anyone is
interested we would welcome them to attend one of our Friday
luncheons as a guest so that they can obtain a more informed
appreciation of our Club and our membership.
For further enquiries and information, please contact our Club
Secretary Mike Styman—Tel 01621 852759 or e-mail
[email protected]
St Nicholas Patronal Service
he St Nicholas Church, Little Braxted Candle-lit Patronal Service is
on Sunday 7th December at 7pm. This will be a Eucharist with
some choral items sung by St Bartholomew’s Church Choir
members. The service will be followed by seasonal refreshments.
Do come along and join our celebrations.
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Gardens
Cube Bespoke Landscapes
Hughes & Son
Olivers Nurseries
Perrywood Nursery
Health
Absolute Hearing
Anagram Therapies
Anita Hanraham Foot Care
Cambridge Weight Plan
Gordon Crawford Physiotherapy
Jackie Martin Nutritionist
Kate Cochrane Foot Health
Springfield Hospital
The Physio Rooms
Wickham Bishops Health Foods
Heating & Plumbing
Billericay Fuel Services
Blackwater Fuels Ltd
James Hoctor Renewable Energy
Kevin Barber Gas & Oil Services
M A Crossman Heating & Plumbing
North Plumbing & Heating
Home
Caroline’s Curtains
Discreet Pest Management
Kevin Barber Carpet Cleaning
Maid 4 You
Mantsbrite Systems Ltd
Matt Ruffle Chimney Sweep
Peverel Flooring
Richard Hopkins French Polishing
Simon Houlding Upholstery
Speedeclean
Wickham Flooring
Wild Things Pest Control
Motoring & Travel
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Valerie Loveland Estate Agents
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Painting & Decorating
Brooks Painter & Decorator
Colin Goodchild Decorating
Finishing Touch
Kent Blaxill
L Johnson Decorator
Paul Clary Painter & Decorator
RC Martin Painting & Decorating
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Sign Makers
Top Signs
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Tuition
June Cook Piano Lessons
Schoolserve Tuition
Theatre Train
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Janet Gilbert on [email protected] or Tel. 07977-414437
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HUNNABALL OF WITHAM
Consultant Funeral Director
Leonard A. Corley Dip.FD MBIFD
Witham’s Independent Family
Funeral Service
We offer caring, professional attention
form a family firm dedicated to
upholding the traditional values of
respect and dignity.
TELEPHONE 01376 511592
24 hour service in Witham and all
surrounding areas
1, Coach House Way, Newland St. Witham
Part of the Hunnaball Family Funeral Group
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FLORAL
EXPRESSIONS
Flowers for All Occasions Open 7 days a week
Weddings º Sympathy º
Gift Design
www.floral-expressions.co.uk
Tel: 01376 500611
Olivers Nurseries Maldon Road
Witham Essex CM8 3HY
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ACCOUNTANT
& Tax Consultant
Finishing Touch
Painting and Decorating Services
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Company Accounts
Self Assessment Tax
Returns
Tax Planning
Fast Reliable Service
Reasonable Fees
Pleased to Visit
Internal Painting
External Painting
Wallpaper Hanging
Reliable Professional Service
No Job to small
Call Jonathan Clark F.C.C.A
Chartered Certified Accountant
Contact Mark Garrett
For your Free Estimate
01621 819109
07734689872
Tel : 01621 891318
380370 CARS
COMPETITIVE PRICES FOR:
Airports, London stations, Hotels And Venues,
Business/Corporate Work and Local Requirements
DRIVERS SMARTLY DRESSED
ALL VEHICLES NON SMOKING
LADY DRIVER FOR UNACCOMPANIED FEMALE PEACE OF
MIND
ACCOUNT FACILITY AVAILABLE
CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS ACCEPTED
Based in Hatfield Peverel : Known for reliability and service
01245 380370
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Piano Tuning and
Repair Services
Qualified tuner/technician with over
20 years practical experience.
For advice on
valuation; buying, tuning,
restoring or repairing acoustic
pianos, please contact:
Hugh Mitchell, A.I.M.I.T.
A.Mus., T.E.C. H.Dip.
(Piano)
Telephone :
Maldon 01621 859399
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TMS
Roofing and Fascias
Fascias, Soffits, Guttering & Cladding
• Flat Roofs, Best Quality Materials used
- 10 year Guarantee
• Tiled and Slated Roofs
• Any repairs undertaken
• FREE ESTIMATES
• No job too small
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Tel: 01621 815604
Mob: 07866 551630
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WICKHAM
FLOORING
TOP BRANDS
QUALITY BUDGET
RANGES
EXCELLENT
ADVICE
MEASURING AND
FITTING SERVICE
COMPARE OUR
PRICES
INTEREST FREE
CREDIT
SUBJECT TO STATUS DETAILS
AVIALBLE ON REQUEST
OF MALDON
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WOOD & LAMINATE FLOORING
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WIDE SELECTION OF RUGS
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AMTICO APPROVED RETAILER
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YOUR BEST CHOICE FOR QUALITY
CARPETS AND VINYL
www.wickhamflooring.co.uk
1 THE OLD IRONWORKS • FULLBRIDGE ROAD • MALDON
(LARGE FREE CAR PARK SITUATED OPPOSITE TESCO SUPERSTORE)
TEL:(01621 841300 • OPEN MON-SAT 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
* PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE
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Electrical
Engineers
Industrial and
Domestic
Installations
For free estimate, call
Phone/fax 01621-856217 Mobile 07796 247569
CONNECTED ELECTRICS
Email: [email protected]
No job too small
A PERSONAL SERVICE
ALL WORK GUARANTEED
P A
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A G SMITH
FUNERAL DIRECTORS AND MONUMENTAL MASONS
Professional, Caring and dignified Service
24 hours a day
An independent Company owned & run by local people
7 Spital Road , Maldon
Tel: 01621 854293
Member of the National Association of Funeral Directors
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HELP WITH
FUNERAL
ARRANGEMENTS
Our own Free Range Eggs
Locally produced - Potatoes & Meats
English Cheeses & Dairy Products
Tiptree Jams & Essex Honey
Over 25 flavours of Ice Creams
RICHARDS
FUNERAL SERVICE
01376 513114
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how to register a
death to making
all the arrangements, we’re here
24 hours a day
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Chickens, poultry housing, feeds and equipment.
Horse and Livestock feed and bedding specialist
Huge range of Electric Fencing in stock
Garden - Seeds - Compost - Fertilisers
Best selection of Farm and Equine toys in the area
Mon - Sat 9 - 6 pm Sundays 9 -12 noon
Ivy Barns Farm,
Hatfield Peverel
Members of the
National Association of Funeral Directors
A British owned Company
01245 380274
www.dignityfuneral.co.uk
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- Quality Painting -
Wasp nests
Rats
Mice
Flies
Electronic Fly-Killers
Fleas
All major pests
- Decorating -
Commercial & Domestic
- Paperhanging -
Discreet Pest Management Ltd
Great Totham, Maldon.
01621-890183
No Obligation Estimates
And Advice
www.discreetpestmanagement.co.uk
Telephone 01621 817530
Mobile 07702 452672
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CLARK MAYERS
ROOFING
Built-up-Felt, Lead,
Glass Fibre,
Rubber, Tiles, & Asphalt
The Leas Farm, Hatfield
Peverel, CM3 2JL
Tel (01245) 380619
Paul R Clary
Plasterer, Painter and Decorator
20 Years Quality Experience, Fully Insured
Mobile : 07734 869966
Home : (01621) 892527
[email protected]
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Is your computer
getting you down?
Don’t understand the jargon, know
what you need or where to start?
• Computer setup, repairs and support
• Software installation and coaching
• Website design, setup and hosting
Call David on
01621 983100 or
email [email protected]
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The Beauty Room
For all your beauty
treatments look no further
Qualified Beauty therapist 14 years
experience :
Aromatherapist,
Creative nail technician.
A beautiful studio, in a most relaxing and
comfortable atmosphere in the village of
Wickham Bishops with ample parking.
Products used Dermalogica-JessicaCreative-St Tropez
For appointments please call
Nicky on 01621 891178
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MAINTENANCE
General Handyman Service
Laminated Flooring, Tiling
External/Internal Decoration
Call Matthew Houlding on
0771 2671616 (01621 841964)
For a free estimate
References available
Full Liability Insurance
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M A CROSSMAN
HEATING & PLUMBING
01621 788314
07969 555837
Boilers & Central Heating
Service & Installation
Solar & Alternative Heating
Solutions ~ Underfloor Heating
Bathroom/Shower Installations
Fully Insured & Guaranteed
GAS/OIL/LPG
3 Church Street Goldhanger CM9 8AS
Rec by Calor Gas~Worcester Bosch
Viessmann ~ Nu-Heat ~ Grant
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DOMESTIC APPLIANCE REPAIRS
Prompt & Reliable Service
WASHING MACHINES – DISHWASHERS – TUMBLE DRIERS
FRIDGES & FREEZERS
(NEW APPLIANCES SUPPLIED AT COMPETITIVE PRICES)
Also Large Stock of new & Used Spare Parts
Please ring: ALAN TAYLOR – 01621 773709 & 07885 483595
Family run business. Established 20 years
Richard Hopkins
Traditional French Polishing
Modern Spray Finishes and Furniture Restoration
Staircases, Doors, Floors, Panelling and Bars.
Painted and Polished Kitchens
We have a range of Antique and Modern Furniture for sale
Telephone 01245 401180
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SERVICE
MATTHEW RUFFLE
01621 810711 / 07938439253
[email protected]
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A truly traditional pub, Maldon’s premier waterfront pub.
OPEN ALL DAY FOR FOOD from 11am ’til 9pm
Hygiene Rating
Our Chefs use locally supplied produce, which is cooked to order.
Enjoy tea & coffee with a varied selection of cakes, while watching the
boats sail by.
A fabulous range of at least 8 real ales always available.
Visit the old Thames Barges moored outside.
The Queen’s Head, The Hythe, Maldon CM9 5HN
is just a stroll along the quayside from Maldon’s Promenade Park
To reserve a table in THE PORTHOLE restaurant please phone 01621 854112
email [email protected] www.thequeensheadmaldon.co.uk
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Magazine Deadlines
December 2014 edition deadline
Please ensure that any articles for the December magazine are
submitted to the editor by Thurs
13th November.
Items for inclusion should be emailed to:
[email protected]
or placed in an envelope marked ‘Parish Magazine’
and delivered to 10 Church Green, Wickham Bishops
Please note, that items may be excluded or edited for reasons of suitability or space.
Priority goes to church events and information connected with Wickham Bishops.
For enquiries regarding distribution of the magazine, please
phone Jayne Jennings on 01621-891396
© Wickham Bishops & Little Braxted Parochial Church Council (PCC)
Published by the PCC of St Bartholomew Wickham Bishops and St Nicholas Little Braxted. The views
expressed in this magazine are not necessarily those of the PCC nor can the Church guarantee the
credentials or performance of any of the advertisers within this publication.
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A visit to St Bartholomew’s
Church by Wickham Bishops
Nursery School. They listened
to the story of Noah and then
looked for animals and birds
around the church.
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Autumn Churchyard
Clear-up
Could you spare a morning on
Saturday 8th November from 9.00am
to help with getting the churchyard tidy
for winter?
Help needed with path weeding, cutting back
and sweeping up leaves etc. Please bring
gloves, secateurs and any other gardening
tools with you.
Your reward?.... Bacon sarnies and a cup of
tea or coffee.
Your help would be much appreciated
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