Apuldram Around


What a fantastic result!
The Treasurer tells us that Apuldram’s Autumn Fair and Festival of Flowers raised just over £10,000 (although the figure is unaudited and may change slightly). This will be used to equip St Mary’s Meeting Room, our new church and community centre. Thanks are due to so very many for their generous support. This result could not have been achieved without the many hours freely given by the teams of talented flower arrangers; the generosity of the many sponsors of the arrangements, the catering, the printing; those companies and individuals who donated prizes for the raffle and tree of treats; the support of all those who volunteered to help at the event in the café, on the stalls; the many others who helped in countless ways; the support of Moira and our Patron, the Dean of Chichester; the Festival Team. Above all this event would not have succeeded without the flair, inspiration and drive of Jose who, with Tessa at her side, designed and realised this festival, filling our ancient parish church with colour and perfume and bringing joy and wonder to the many who visited.

Coming up in November…
Remembrance Sunday on 10th November, a day for the nation to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom. There will be a special 08.00 Holy Communion service at Apuldram to commemorate this event.
The Laying up of Boats Service will take place on Sunday 17th November at 11.00 to tie in with Dell Quay Sailing Club’s special Sunday Lunch. This is a joint service for the sailing, boat-building, fishing and boating communities of Dell Quay, Apuldram and Fishbourne to mark the time when traditionally boats were hauled out of the water and made safe and secure for the winter. The church will be decorated with nautical paraphernalia. All are welcome, sailors or not, to come along and join in singing the seafaring hymns.

Poppies from the arrangement “I Vow to Thee My Country”

There are still just a few poppies available to buy. Those who visited the Festival of Flowers will remember the outstanding arrangement of poppies by the war memorial, each one made by hand. Why not buy a small one at £7.50 ‘in memorium’ for Remembrance Sunday?
Please contact Jose Pound on 788265 or jose@photosafememories.co.uk

For sale, too, 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  littlecrouchers@btopenworld.com

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 apuldramchurch@gmail.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.