The annual Service of Remembrance took place on 10th November when Harry and Thomas laid wreathes at the War Memorial and a two minute silence was held. Added this year to the list of names read out were those of three Czech pilots who had lost their lives while stationed at Apuldram. In the church all those who had died in the two wars were remembered with a name plaque and a poppy.
Winter Fuel Campaign
Family Support Work (FSW) is launching its Winter Fuel Campaign. To help those people in our communities who cannot afford to keep warm, FSW will ask you to please donate your winter fuel allowance. To find out how to donate please go to: www.familysupportwork.org/get-involved/sharing-the-warmth-this-winter/
Sailors give thanks
The Laying up of Boats service took place on Sunday 17th November to tie in with Dell Quay Sailing Club’s special Sunday Lunch and AGM. It was an occasion to give thanks to God for all those charities which save lives at sea, serve merchant crews around the world, care for the ocean environment. To give, thanks, too, for another successful year at DQSC. The Commodore, Sue Nash, spoke of the club’s achievements and its pride in its volunteers Once again, the church was splendidly decorated with nautical paraphernalia thanks to the O’Neill family and the readings and hymns all had a seafaring theme.
Decorating the church for Christmas
Children are invited to come along at 10.00 on Saturday 21st December to help set up the stable, ready for putting in the figures at the Carol Service. If you have any, bring some straw with you for the stable floor, and some holly, too.
If anyone would like to make a donation towards the cost of Christmas flowers in memory of a loved one, please contact Jose at email@example.com The Flower Team will be using large red chrysanthemums and red carnations and working their magic on the church once again this year.
Church services in December:
Sunday 22nd December: Carols by Candlelight will take place at 16.30, followed by time to chat with friends over a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie. Please remember to bring a torch as the path between the church and the car park is not lit.
The Christmas Day service will be Holy Communion (BCP) at 08.00
Sunday 29th December: a joint parishes Holy Communion will be held at Apuldram at 09.30
Remember the homeless
Gifts for the homeless will be collected in church, or can be handed to a member of the church community if you prefer. Most urgently needed are warm socks, scarves, hats and gloves. Perhaps you could fill and wrap a shoebox with small items such as toothpaste, a toothbrush, lipsalve or treats like chocolate.
For sale are our beautiful new tea towels. These were designed especially for this event by Tessa Cox, co-designer of the Flower Festival. Although too indistinct to pick out in a small black and white photo, Moira can be found standing by the porch! These retail at £7.00 each and would make an original Christmas present. Please contact Hilary Caine at firstname.lastname@example.org
St Mary’s Meeting Room
is now available to the community for hire, either by regular users or for one-off events. For further information on availability and rates please contact St Mary’s Meeting Room Administrator at email@example.com
Apuldram Around is printed as a separate page within Fishbourne and Apuldram Parish Magazine. Please contact us to find out how to subscribe to the Parish Magazine.