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July Calendar

Sun

29th

TRINITY 9

11.00 am

Parish Communion

 

 

 

 

 

August Calendar

Sat

4th

 

02.00 pm

Tong Tour - open to all visitors

 

 

 

 

 

Sun

5th

TRINITY 10

08.00 am

Holy Communion in the Chancel

 

 

 

11.00 am

Family Service

 

 

 

 

 

Sun

12th

TRINITY 11

11.00 am

Parish Communion

 

 

 

 

 

Sun

19th

TRINITY 12

11.00 am

Parish Communion

 

 

 

 

 

Mon

20th

 

07.00 pm

Tong PCC

 

 

 

 

 

Sun

26th

TRINITY 13

11.00 am

Parish Communion

 

 

 

06.00 pm

Benefice Evensong

 

 

 

 

 

Mon

27th

BANKHOLIDAY

10.00 am to

TONG FESTIVAL

 

 

EVENT

04.00 pm

See Notice

 

 

 

 

 

Wed

29th

 

09.45 am

Halewood Pilgrimage visit to Tong

 

 

 

 

 

September Calendar

Sat

1st

 

02.00 pm

Tong Tour - open to all visitors

 

 

 

 

 

Sun

2nd

TRINITY 14

08.00 am

Holy Communion in the Chancel

 

 

 

11.00 am

Family Service

 

 

 

 

 

Sat

8th

RIDE & STRIDE

All Day

To raise funds for Tong church and Shropshire Historic Churches

 

 

 

 

 

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 Home

 

 

 

 

 

Sun

23rd

TRINITY 17

11.00 am

Parish Communion

 

 

 

 

 

Sun

30th

TRINITY 18

11.00 am

Parish Communion

 

 

 

 

 

October Calendar

Sun

7th

TRINITY 19

08.00 am

Holy Communion in the Chancel

 

 

 

11.00 am

Family Service


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The-Arts-Society.jpgStudy Day run by The Arts Society Wrekin - July 2018

An erudite but also very engaging talk by Tobias Capwell, Curator of Arms & Armour at the Wallace Collection in London. He drew on Tong's impressive collection of 15th century alabaster monument tombs to illustrate trends in medieval armoury and to give an insight into the mindset behind the beliefs that inspired their original patrons to commission them.

Arts-Society-Wrekin-cheque.jpgThe church also received a cheque for £310 from the Society.

(Photos: The Arts Society Wrekin)

 

 

 

 

Farewell

On 3rd July we said good-bye to one of Tong’s most faithful worshippers, Edward (Ted) Groom. He was 95 and an old soldier. He was always brave and cheerful even in the long years since Betty died.  He was in church one Sunday and dead the following one. He will be much missed, but we are grateful to his son Malcolm, daughter-in-law Christine and daughter Kathleen for stepping into his shoes in many ways. Malcolm and Christine have taken over from Archie Lewis as Vergers at weddings and funerals.

 

PCC

At a meeting of the PCC it was decided.  

1. That only people with a genuine connection to Tong could in future be buried in the churchyard.                                             

2. That this year as an experiment, the “Midnight” service on Christmas Eve would be held at 9.00 pm.                                                

3. That we sign the contract for the refurbishment of the organ, although we are still collecting money to do the work, but the organ is in desperate need of repair.

If anyone would like to give money towards the restoration, we would be glad to receive it, either in the form of a cheque payable to Tong PCC No 2 A/c or Bank Transfer (Barclays sort code: 20.85.46 Account Number: 23280845.) We also accept funds through Just Giving http://www.justgiving.com/stbartholomews-tong or even by texting the amount you want to give to 70070 with IDTM15£5 (or whatever sum you wish to give). Every little bit counts.

 

Coffee Mornning

We are really grateful once again to accept Lesley and Ian Newstead’s kind offer to host a Coffee Morning on Saturday 22nd September 10.30am – 12.30. In aid of Tong Church Organ Fund.  There will be a raffle, homemade cakes and jams for sale. Entry fee £3. Hope to see you there. Address: Freshfields, Old Worcester Road, WV7 3EZ (opposite the entrance to David Austin Roses).

 

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.