REPORTS OF SOCIAL EVENTS

SOCIAL EVENTS FOR 2019

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL

7th Dec.

 We held our annual Christmas Tree Festival with trees provided and decorated by local businesses and families. A variety of stalls including gifts, toys, tombola and a cakes provided for our perusal .  Also a Craft Stall for the younger children to make jewelry from baubles and other items . A raffle with a number of prizes was very popular and refreshments on hand for everyone plus of course mince pies. St Thomas' children's choir entertained with Christmas songs and carols .

The church looked beautiful thanks,to all helpers who worked hard,to make the event a,success.

16th Nov. 

On Saturday the 16th of November the In Harmony Choir performed in church to a very appreciative audience .
With a varied selection of music both classical and modern. We were also enertained with poetry and  a piano accordion solo.

In fact there was something for everyone.

An enjoyable afternoon made even better with a cupper, tea/coffee and of course the usual fare of home-made cakes, served in the interval by Jennifer's band of helpers

Thanks to all who made this such an enjoyable occasion that we must repeat it again  next year.
Val

 

 

12th Oct. 


Approximately 200 people packed into St Thomas’ for a programme of music from the Proms, performed by Milnrow Brass Band, under the baton of Denis Hadfield. As the Band are celebrating their 150th Birthday this year a special cake was created by one of the Band, Becky Beer. The cake (shown on the images page) was dedicated to two long serving members who had sadly passed away this year namely Jim Fitton (Chairman) & Ken Watts (President). The performance was very well received & many encores were called.
With home made cakes served at the interval a great time was had by all. Many thanks must go to all who made this event the success it really was. IMAGES OF THE EVENT CAN BE SEEN ON THE IMAGES PAGES

26th July 

Last Friday (26th July) a Cheese & Wine Event was held to raise money for church funds.

Jennifer and helpers provided everyone with a great array of cheeses  with crackers.

French bread and celery with a choice of wine or soft drinks too.

Afterwards  Carolines’ dad entertained us on his guitar and we all accompanied him using provided song sheets

A raffle was held with some lucky winners.

Many thanks to Jennifer and the Social Committee for a nice evening with friends.

VAL.

 SUCCESSFUL SPONSORED WALK  SATURDAY 25th May

Another lovely day for the  sponsored walk; dry and sunny with a breeze, Geoff certainly knows how to pick the day, as well as the routes. 

The walk lead by Geoff (pictures on photo page) was about an hour and forty five minutes, walking from the car park on Ogden Lane, down to Greenhalghs around the back up Rough Bank, following the path passed Odgen and Kitcliffe reservoirs, then around Piethorne and back passed Kitcliffe and  finishing by dropping down through the farm onto Ogden Lane.

A couple of kean walkers carried on and did the full circle around Ogden Reservior.

Brenda lead another Group round a shorter route (just over 3 miles)

There were loads of birds and bluebells around , as well as the sheep.

Judith and Sally came armed with litter pickers and bin bags and took the opportunity to use them. 

It was great to be out ,in the fresh air, sunshine and beautiful countryside.   

Many thanks to Geoff and Brenda for organising it, and to everyone participating (both walkers and sponsors).

IMAGES OF THIS EVENT ARE TO BE SEEN ON "THE PHOTO'S PAGE". (2019)

23rd March.

Jennifer and her band of helpers held their annual daffodil lunch last Saturday for church funds it was a great success

with at least fifty people enjoying homemade soup and a roll with tea or coffee and homemade cake to follow.

A bring and buy stall with plenty of items to see and cake stall for those who wanted a treat later were on hand

with a raffle for the lucky ones who won.

Thanks to all who helped with serving washing up and clearing up afterwards . A lovely church family gathering .

 

Val

 

 

 

 

 

SOCIAL EVENTS FOR 2018

 

This was our second year of hosting a Christmas Tree Festival in church.

Building on last year’s event, all would agree that it was an outstanding success.

Approximately thirty trees were decorated and exhibited by various local shops, charities, organisations, church groups, families  etc. Each tree providing a little bit of information about themselves.

The church was also decorated with a Christmas Theme with each window having a display of festive flowers.

Stalls offering fancy gifts & Christmas goods, homemade cakes, chocolates, crafts, tombola, a bottle stall offering a prize for every ticket purchased and a large raffle offering super prizes.

With tickets from as low as 10p to others at £1 there was something for all ages.

The School Choir provided entertainment and a cafe offered waitress service of sandwiches, sausage baps, cake & mince pies, this was an event not to be missed.

Added to all that, more money than last year was raised to help us carry on Gods work in Newhey.

 

A MASSIVE THANK YOU TO ALL WHO WORKED SO HARD TO MAKE THIS A VERY SUCCESSFUL EVENT.

JOHN.

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SAT 10th NOVEMBER

COME ALONG AND SUPPORT

OUR BODY SHOP EVENT

A PRESENTATION WITH LOTS OF GIFTS

AND IDEAS FOR CHRISTMAS

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Sat 13th Oct 2pm in church

MILNROW BAND IN CONCERT

Tickets £8 inc light refreshment

&

BELL RINGING

IN OUR TOWER BY A VISITING GROUP FOM LEEDS

@ 4.30pm apx

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For tickets for these events contact : Jennifer 01706 844153 or Carolyn via e-mail:- carolynmitchell38@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

ALL EVENTS TAKE PLACE IN THE SCHOOL UNLESS OTHERWISE INICATED.

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