Apuldram Around

JUNE 2018

Festival of Chichester launch of Terry Stanton’s new book
Terry Stanton, already familiar to many from the concerts he has given at both Apuldram and Fishbourne, is launching his new book. He has kindly offered to donate all proceeds from this event to St Mary’s Apuldram so please come and listen to his fascinating portrayal of Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

Deliver me from Evil by Terry Stanton
Book Launch at St Peter’s Place, Fishbourne
Saturday 23rd June 2018 at 2.00pm             Entry Free              Light refreshments
This novel is the true life story of Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford (1593-1641). He was for ten years Charles I’s most important Minister, and ruled Ireland for him from 1632 to 1640. In 1640 he fell foul of Parliament and went on trial for treason.
It was the most one-sided and unjust case in English history, of which a full account is given. Thomas had three wives and a mistress, Lucy Countess of Carlisle, one of the beauties of the Court. The book is historically accurate, and written as fiction to be entertaining, not dry and academic. An accurate picture is painted of the times and the politics of this era which was of vital significance in the development of English Law and the Constitution. If you like historical fiction This Book Is For You.

Rymans Gardens open
After the April wash out we are looking forward to the wonderful displays of roses and other early summer flowers when the gardens will be open for ngs on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th from 2–5 pm. The church team will be serving teas so come along and enjoy the garden and relax with a cup of tea and home made cake.

Update on building
Scaffolding is now in place as the building rises in height. The builders will be putting in some rafters for both ends of the roof so that they can get the roof line and insert the steel RSJ. This is planned for the end of May. This will be followed by the construction of the end wall and completion of the roof beams in June.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s plaque

This was recently presented and affixed to the south wall of St Mary’s church by CWGC to honour the four casualties who lie in our churchyard, one from WW1 and three from WW2.


Birthday congratulations to John Gostling
Our warmest wishes go to John who celebrated his 95th birthday on 16th May. He was Churchwarden at St Mary’s for very many years and a long serving member of the church community, together with his wife Mary who was our organist. We hope he had a very special day with family and friends.


An invitation from Donnington Parish Council
You are invited to a community Get Together. This event is inspired by the national Great Get Together, an event in honour of Jo Cox.

Hosted by Donning Parish Council at the Wiston Avenue Playground
Sunday, 24th June 2018, 2-4pm
There will be a cake stall where you can help yourself to a slice of something you fancy and a soft drink. If you are able, please bring along a cake to share.

This is a free event. There will also be music and fun activities for children.
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