WELCOME to the St Andrew's 2011 news archives, where you'll find details of events that took place in 2011, most recent first. For latest news, please see our current news page.
Thank you to all those at St Andrew's who were involved in decorating the church for this year's Harvest Festival: the displays of flowers and produce were — as always — magnificent, as shown in the photographs below, courtesy of Jim Dickson. The service was followed by a superb Harvest Lunch in the Church Hall: thank you to everyone who helped in whatever capacity and thanks be to God for such a bountiful harvest!
FULL HOUSE FOR MERCY SHIPS FUNDRAISING TEA
Saturday, 13 August, 2011
It was a full house at St Andrew's Church Hall on Thursday afternoon for our fundraising tea for Mercy Ships, which brought in a total of £305 (updated 21/08/2011) through the sale of tea, coffee and a selection of delicious homemade cakes along with a raffle, bring & buy sale and donations. A massive thank you to everyone who contributed to the afternoon's success, whether by coming along and taking part, by serving, donating prizes and refreshments or by helping to clear up afterwards.
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COME RAIN OR SHINE, THE FETE GOES ON!
Saturday, 25 June, 2011
Heavy downpours did little to dampen people's spirits in Langford last weekend as the St Andrew's Fete continued regardless of the weather. The fete was opened at 2pm by our Priest-in-Charge, the Revd Sue Groom, as people gathered around the various stands in the churchyard eager to take part in the games and competitions which included Skittles, 'Guess the Weight of the Cake', 'Hook-a-Duck' and a Treasure Hunt, to name just a few, alongside a well-stocked Tombola and the Grand Prize Draw.
With delicious cakes, fair trade products and plants on sale as well, there was something for everyone outside, and when the rain came, there was even more to discover inside: in the church, a bookstall, an exhibition of old Langford photographs by the Langford History Society and a display of work by the Log Cabin Quilters; and in the church hall, refreshments were served throughout the afternoon and a small art gallery with work from local artists was on display.
The fete raised a total of £1,215.90 (updated Monday, 27 June, 2011). Congratulations and thanks to everyone who took part, donated prizes or otherwise supported the fete, with special thanks to the Social Committee and the rest of the team involved not only in planning the afternoon but clearing up afterwards.
LANGFORD RAISES £1,844.50 FOR CHRISTIAN AID
Saturday, 11 June, 2011
Thank you on behalf of the Langford Christian Aid Committee to everyone who has contributed time, money and support in any other way to Christian Aid over the past year. The total raised comes to £1,844.50, all of which goes to Christian Aid central funds for their work in helping those in poverty, out of poverty.
The 2011 Lent Appeal Boxes brought in £298.01, our Christian Aid Service raised £95.77 and this year's house-to-house collection, £1,450.72.
FETE RAFFLE TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE
Friday, 10 June, 2011
Raffle Tickets for the church fete, which takes place on Saturday 18th June from 2pm onwards, are now available in books of ten, priced at £1 per ticket (£10 per book). Enquiries to Sarah Riches, please.
Thank you to everyone who took part in the St Andrew's Friends first fundraising event, a Quiz, Raffle and Fish & Chip Supper held at Langford Lower School on Saturday 14th May.
After costs, the total raised was £221, including £114 from the raffle. Special thanks to those who donated raffle prizes, to Jim Dickson, Friends Chairman, for organising the event, and to everyone else who was involved in the planning and on the evening itself.