Not routinely during school holidays- but contact us if you would like to isit
Service:-Starts at 11 am with squash
coffee cakes and biscuits -involves children in stories and craft-finishes by
give it a try?
11th August- Make pretzels and take a look at the prayer Jesus taught his
8th September-Do not worry
13th October- Family Harvest-the story of Ruth-- You are invited
to bring gifts of food for the Swindon food collective (previously foodbank)
people were elected to serve on the Parochial Church Council and we look
forward to working with them to maintain and prosper the work of the
Church of England in this Parish.
COFFEE MORNING at Old
Station House Mill Lane
meeting - Wednesday 18th September-Marion
Morse will be talking about 'Trying to make a difference
come anytime after 10 am for coffee
PCC- Next meetings on 3rd September 2019 2.00pm in the Village
Two new people were elected to serve
on the Parochial Church Council and we look forward to working with them to
maintain and prosper the work of the Church
of England in this Parish.
talk about any ideas or questions you have to Vicky the vicar, Liz
Bannister or Liz Hillman, the churchwardens, or to your representatives.
Chris, Dave, Eric, Michael, Michael or Roger.
Wiltshire Historic Churches --'Ride and stride' 14th September;
Enjoy a day out visiting other churches and raise money for the Trust and our
Contact Liz Hillman (01793
762935) for details
Swindon Food Collection
-perishable food is collected every week in church and taken to a
collecting point if you would like to contribute just put any items in the
plastic box just inside the church door on any Wednesday when the building is
church building will be open on Wednesdays from 9am-3.0pm during winter(GMT)
and 10am-4pm in summer time throughout school terms for anyone to visit
out of interest or for quiet reflection or private prayer.
repairs to the roof and parapet are finished. The scaffolding is down. The
tower is safe and waterproof . Urgent but less essential associated
masonry repairs which were part of the Tower project are now complete.
building has now been taken of the English Heritage list of endangered
buildings. . There is always more work that needs to be done but these
repairs are now completed. there is a regular progam of maintenance
this could have been done without the help of villagers who made generous
donations and organised and supported fund raising which enabled the
PCC to obtain grants from English Heritage; The Thomas Freke and Lady Norton
Charity; The Parish Council and Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust
and special services
Highlights of the past year
Remembrance Sunday-13th November-an act of remembrance at
the War Memorial in the churchyard at 11am was
followed by a reflective service in church-
Fellowship Tea-Saturday 5th March-Many
people joined us for afternoon tea in the village hall and heard what's
been happening over the last year and plans for the future.
Families enjoyed the evening torch
lit Carol Service at 7.00pm in the barn at Stanton park led
by Rev.Mark and the Salvation army
Christmas Eve - Carols by Candlelight--A
traditional service with well
known carols for everyone to sing and readings telling the Christmas
story was attended by over 100 people who crammed into the small building of
St Leonard and gave a generous total of over £700(which will be worth
more when the gift aid is added) to the Children's society
FESTIVAL on 9th October many people gave a
total of 79Kilos of tins and non perishable food to go to the Swindon
Foodbank---- the money collection went to the 'farmers in distress' charity
Musical evening at St Leonard Sat 20th
September raised £361.29 for the tower fund. Thank you Robert and
Angela for organising this fantastic evening and our best wishes go to the
young singers who joined with them to entertain us
The Wiltshire Historic
Churches Trust 'Ride and stride' A
sponsored Bike ride raised about £400. Several people rode this
year and enjoyed the day. Money be shared between the Trust and our Parish
Rogation Sunday- when we thanked God for
farmers and everyone involved in producing our food was celebrated
It has been good to
welcome so many couples who have joined us regularly in the months before
We pray for a fulfilling
married life for all.
Clock in the tower- has been repaired and can now tell the correct time-.
Clean -up day.
People came in old
clothes bringing cloths, dusters,spades and shears (old tooth brushes are
good for rubbing oil into the wood), worked for an hour or two and
stayed on for a BBQ .
Talk to Roger any time you are
prepared to volunteer there is always something to do
The life of St Leonard was
celebrated in November. He dedicated his life to helping others and was
allowed to give comfort and practical help to prisoners who were often
treated very badly in Mediaeval Europe.