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September Calendar

Sun

9th

TRINITY 15

11.00 am

Parish Communion

 

 

 

 

 

Sun

16th

TRINITY 16

11.00 am

Parish Communion

 

 

 

 

 

Sat

22nd

COFFEE MORNING

 

For organ appeal at Lesley & Ian Newstead's

 

 

 

 

 

Sun

23rd

TRINITY 17

11.00 am

Parish Communion

 

 

 

 

 

Sun

30th

TRINITY 18

11.00 am

Parish Communion

 

 

 

 

 

October Calendar

Sat

6th

 

2.00 pm

Tong Tour

 

 

 

 

 

Sun

7th

TRINITY 19

8.00 am

Holy Communion in the Chancel

 

 

 

11.00 am

Harvest Festival Family Service

 

 

 

 

 

Sat

13th

 

From

9.30 am

Churchyard Working Party

 

 

 

 

 

Sun

14th

TRINITY 20

11.00 am

Parish Communion

 

 

 

 

 

Mon

15th

 

7.00 pm

PCC Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

Thu

18th

 

7.00 pm

Wedding Rehearsal

 

 

 

 

 

Fri

19th

 

6.30 pm for

7.00 pm

Race Night in the Parish Hall (for funds for maintenance of the Parish Hall)

 

 

 

 

 

Sat

20th

WEDDING

1.00 pm

Marriage of Stephen Geary & Stephanie Dulleston

 

 

 

 

 

Sun

21st

TRINITY 21

11.00 am

Parish Communion

 

 

 

 

 

Sat

27th

 

12.30 pm to 1.15 pm

The Army Guild of Bell Ringers

 

 

 

 

 

Sun

28th

TRINITY 22

BIBLE SUNDAY

11.00 am

Parish Communion

(Note. The Clocks go back)

 

 

 

4.00 pm

Memorial Service


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Tong Tours on Saturdays

During the summer there has been a tour of the church at 2.00 pm on the first Saturday of each month for which we have charge £5 per head and provided tea/coffee. There has been a smattering of visitors each time including one time the local MP who was kind enough to include it on Twitter. As the church is cold in the winter months, the last of these tours will be in October and we will then evaluate whether to do it again next summer. The plus is that it enables people just to turn up rather than book ahead. If you have any feedback or questions, do email us via Pippa on pippa.thorneycroft@icloud.com 

Harvest Festival

For Harvest we love the church to be full of the smell of fruit and flowers, but we also know the difficulty of disposing of them afterwards. Please could you bring us something fresh from your garden or farm either on the day itself or the day before, and then remove them (give them away/swap them) after church.  

Churchyard Working Party

Weather permitting - If you can give us an hour or so on Saturday 13th October, any time during the morning, we would love to see you with clippers, loppers, edgers etc. The churchyard is fairly tidy, but October is a good time to pull down ivy from the trees, root up any unwanted sycamore trees that have planted themselves in graves and cut back hanging branches. Bring a barrow or tarpaulin as well if you can. 

Memorial Service.

Last year we tried holding the Memorial Service separately from the morning worship and it seemed to work well enough to repeat. Please let us have names of your beloved dead whom you would like remembered and they will be read out on the day and a candle lit in their memory. 

Tong Festival

The Festival started with a traditional Evensong for the whole Benefice with a well-rehearsed choir and a visiting preacher, Canon Stewart Jones. The following day, Bank Holiday, was not particularly warm, but everyone worked immensely hard and the net proceeds were £1712 for which we are very grateful. Thank you to everyone who came and everyone who helped. 

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.