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 UPCOMING SERVICES/EVENTS

April Calendar

Sun

15th

EASTER 3

11.00 am

Shortened Eucharist

 

 

 

11.45 am

Annual Parochial Church Meeting.

Election of Church Wardens

 

 

 

 

 

Wed

18th

 

 

All day course for Pippa on publicity, social media and wesites

 

 

 

 

 

Sun

22nd

EASTER 4

11.00 am

Eucharist

 

 

 

 

 

Sun

29th

EASTER 5

11.00 am

Eucharist

 

 

 

12.30 pm

Baptism of Chester Whale

 

 

 

 

 

May Calendar

Thu

3rd

 

 

Alternative Archdeacon’s Visitation at Uffington

 

 

 

 

 

Fri

4th

EVENT

07.30 pm

Barbershop Concert in aid of the Organ Restoration by the

Telfordaires

 

 

 

 

 

Sat

5th

 

02.00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sun

6th

EASTER 6/ROGATION

08.00 am

Holy Communion in the Chancel

 

 

 

11.00 am

Family Service – We will be asking God’s blessing on the crops

 

 

 

 

 

Thu

10th

ASCENSION DAY

07.30 pm

Communion Service at Shifnal

 

 

 

 

 

Sun

13th

SUNDAY AFTER ASCENSION

11.00 am

Eucharist

 

 

 

 

 

Wed

16th

 

7.00 pm for 7.30 pm

Archdeacon’s Visitation -

St John’s, Muxton

 

 

 

 

 

Sun

20th

WHITSUN (Pentecost)

11.00 am

Eucharist

 

 

 

 

 

Mon

21st

 

07.00 pm

New PCC meeting in the Parish Hall

 

 

 

 

 

Sun

27th

TRINITY

11.00 am

Eucharist

 

 

 

 

 

June Calendar

Sun

3rd

TRINITY 1

08.00 am

Holy Communion in the Chancel

 

 

 

11.00 am

Family Service


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Barbershop concert. 

The Telfordaires are a big group who win competitions and they will be performing at Tong both as full choir and 2 quartets on Friday 4th May. Tickets are £5 and all proceeds for the Organ Restoration Fund.

Tong Tours

How much do you really know about the history of St. Bartholomew’s Church, Tong and its architecture? Have you ever considered finding out more?

We are able to arrange conducted tours of our famous, beautiful Church.  This ancient building was dedicated in 1410 and is held to be one of the finest examples of a Church built in perpendicular style in the country.

Our tour lasts for about one hour, during which time you will see the famous Golden Chapel and also a unique collection of magnificent medieval tombs and carved effigies.  You can explore our historical links with Shakespeare, Dickens and of course, Little Nell.

We also offer lunches, two course meals and teas by arrangement, at reasonable prices.

To book a tour, or a tour with food, please contact Christine Deane on 01902 741356.

Also

During the summer we are going to be running Tong Tours on the first Saturday of every month starting at 2.00 pm ( please phone 01902 741356 to help with numbers). So if you have always wanted to know some of Tong’s intriguing history, now is your chance to join some like-minded people. £5 per head.

From the Registers:

Baptism: 8th April - Zachary Finn Peckmore

Marriage : on St. Patrick’s Day, James Newton and Linsey Rush

9th April - David Rhys Stangroom and Grace Elizabeth Attenborrow 

Funeral : 22nd March - Terry Jackson a resident in the parish for over 20 years.

Fundraising

During March we had two fund-raising events, both for the restoration of the organ. Jean Martyn gave us a virtuoso performance on her magnificent keyboard as well as entertaining us with stories and memories. The evening raised £600. The wine was kindly donated by Robert Parry and “Hire This” provided the portaloo;

The following day Lesley & Ian Newstead’s gave a “Lent Lunch” which was well attended and which netted in the region of £475. We are very grateful for the hard work that went into this.

Country Kids Nursery

Country Kids Nursery came for their Easter celebrations on 28th March with wonderful bonnets and some great singing. There were about 35 children and over 90 adults!

At the main service on Easter Day there were 60 people. 

Are you an Organist?  (or even a pianist prepared to sit on the organ stool?)

We are looking for occasional organists to play once or twice a year when our regular is away. Please get in touch with Pippa if you could offer to fill in even just once for the 11 o’clock service. Hymns only and something at the beginning and end if you like. Be warned that the organ is in rather a poorly state, but we have a faculty to repair it when we collect enough money.

Do you know anything about Publicity?

Another request is for someone who would be prepared to “up” our publicity. We are suggesting 3 hours per week which will be paid.

Remembrance Book

There is a Remembrance book in Tong Church. If anyone would like to have the name of a departed loved one, who had a connection with Tong, entered into the book please contact Anne Sadler on 01902 374438.