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02
09 ’19

Diamond Wedding Anniversary Celebration
On the 18th August 2019 members of the congregation and friends joined Dorothy & Roy Worthington to celebrate their Diamond Wedding Anniversary after the service at St Peters church. It was lovely to see so many people enjoying such a special event. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II sent a card congratulating them on such a…

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Event, Mawdesley, news
24
08 ’19

Harvest Supper Saturday 5th October 2019


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Croston, Event, Uncategorized
17
07 ’19

Picnic & Play This Weekend
Saturday 20th July 2019 12.30 – 4.30 pm Come and enjoy an afternoon of family fun and feasting at our Picnic & Play in the Croft Field and Bishop Chesters Wood (behind the church). There will be a variety of outdoor activities. Children of all ages can keep themselves entertained with a whole array of…

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Croston, Event, news
02
07 ’19

Coffee Day Saturday 6th June 2019
What a wonderful day, the sun was shining and the church was full of excited chatter as we looked forward to our ‘Walk of Witness’ all pews were filled and lots of families standing in the open area’s enjoying the service . Many of us learn’t a new song, thankfully the children and some of…

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Children, Croston, Event, news, Young Adults
01
07 ’19

Walking Day 13th July 2019
Walking Day begins at 1pm with a short service in St Peters Church, Mawdesley followed by an Ecumenical Walk of Witness with all welcome. The walk ends with the Tea Party in the marquee on the cricket ground which begins as the Walk of Witness arrives. Please come and join us for the whole event…

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Children, Event, Mawdesley, Young Adults
28
06 ’19

Picnic & Play
Saturday 20th July 2019 12.30 – 4.30 pm Come and enjoy an afternoon of family fun and feasting at our Picnic & Play in the Croft Field and Bishop Chesters Wood (behind the church). There will be a variety of outdoor activities. Children of all ages can keep themselves entertained with a whole array of…

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Children, Croston, Event, Young Adults
24
06 ’19

Open Gardens Sunday 30th June 2019
As part of the Open Gardens we are opening our church and graveyard to highlight the Commonwealth War Graves. There will also be tea & coffee available and a plant tombola stall.

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Event, Mawdesley
22
06 ’19

Come and join the Mawdesley Mothers’ Union
Our next meeting is the visit to the garden in Sanderson Lane on Wednesday July 10th at 7.00p.m. There is a small charge. All Welcome, for more information please speak to Rosemary Leigh

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Event, Mawdesley
13
06 ’19

Walking Day in Bretherton
Please come and join us for our service and procession to the Congregational church for food and fun as we celebrate our Christian presence in the village and have a great afternoon. If you can’t make the service please come and join us for the events during the afternoon.

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Bretherton, Children, Event, news, Young Adults
13
06 ’19

Country Market
Please come and join us at Hillocks Farmhouse, The Hillocks, Croston today Saturday 15th June 2019 There’s still time to make it if you haven’t been yet, you have till 4 pm, as you can see there’s lots of stalls some with fresh local produce. Parking is limited so please park on Town Road…

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Croston, Event, news

29
05 ’19

Community & Family Pentecost Eucharist
The pupils and staff of St Peter’s School Mawdesley invite you all to come to the school hall on Friday 7th June at 2.45pm to join with us celebrating the feast of Pentecost with an informal community Eucharist. Families and children welcome please come and join us.

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Children, Event, Mawdesley, Young Adults
25
05 ’19

Country Market
Don’t forget to put the 15th June in your diary and join us at our Country Market to raise funds for the ‘Over 80’s’ Christmas funds at Hillocks Farm in Croston.

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Croston, Event
12
05 ’19

Vintage Car Rally in Mawdesley
Mawdesley Cricket Club 2019 Classic Car and Motorcycle Show Monday 27th May, 2019 Come and join us at the Classic Car and Motorcycle Show on the Cricket Ground where we will have a stall with crafts & a tombola to raise funds for St Peters Church. We would be grateful for any donations of items…

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Children, Event, Mawdesley, news, Young Adults
12
05 ’19

Reverend Michael joins the Jubilate choir for their annual meal
Reverend Michael joined the Jubilate choir for their meal where everyone had a chance to relax and enjoy each others company after another year where they’ve sung at number of services and events. If you would like to come and join us in the choir your most welcome, we are a friendly bunch who meet…

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Croston, Event, news
26
01 ’19

Craig Halliday Concert
Saturday 9th February 7pm at St Peters Church Mawdesley We are thrilled to welcome back Craig Halliday renowned violinist, this year he will be playing music from the shows. Tickets £10 can be bought from Mawdesley church or the Spar shop in Mawdesley or ask a member of the ministry team and they can arrange…

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Bretherton, Croston, Event, Mawdesley, news
05
01 ’19

Sunday 6th January 2019
Please come and join us at one of our services as we celebrate Epiphany.

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Bretherton, Croston, Event, Mawdesley, news
16
12 ’18

Carols by Candlelight in Mawdesley
Please come and join us for our service at 6.30pm on Sunday 23rd December 2018

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Bretherton, Children, Croston, Event, Mawdesley, news, Young Adults
13
12 ’18

Bretherton, 9 Lessons & Carols Service
Come and join us for our service of 9 Lessons & Carols at 11am this Sunday the 16th December 2018 and stay and enjoy the refreshments afterwards.

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Bretherton, Event, news
05
12 ’18

Croston Market This Sunday
On Sunday 9th December 2018 the church will be open throughout the day for visitors with events throughout the day. The market closes with a short Carol Service in church.

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Children, Croston, Event, news, Young Adults
05
12 ’18

Mawdesley Christingle Service
Don’t miss our Christingle Service in Mawdesley this Sunday 9th December 2018 at 4pm The children from St Peter’s & Richard Durning Schools will bring their candle shaped collection boxes to the service. During the service the Children and Adults will bring their boxes to the front and collect their Christingle Orange. All the money…

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05
12 ’18

Christmas Tree Festival a great success
A big thank you to everyone who worked so hard preparing the trees for the festival, manning the stalls and the church, Jubilate for singing on the Saturday with many in the audience joining in and a all those who came to support the event and vote for their favorite tree. We are pleased to…

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Children, Croston, Event, news, Young Adults
26
11 ’18

Croston Christmas Tree Festival 2018
Our popular annual Christmas Tree Festival is back A weekend not to be missed with lots of trees to look at and a chance to vote for your favourite. The Festival is on Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd December from 1pm till 4pm. There is limited parking for people with mobility issues and ramp access…

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Bretherton, Croston, Event, Mawdesley, news, Young Adults
19
11 ’18

Mawdesley St Peters Church, Christmas Fair
Saturday 24th November 2018 at the Village Hall the doors open at 10.30am Admission £1.00 for adults children Free Don’t miss out on another great occasion with Matt Wirthington Chairman of the Parish Council opening the proceedings at 11am There’ll be lots to do, eat or buy and we’ve heard Farther Christmas is interrupting his…

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Event, Mawdesley, news, Young Adults
10
11 ’18

Croston Walk of Remembrance 2018
There will be so much to see in the village this weekend as we remember those who died in the First World War. The walk has been designed to help us understand more about how the ‘Great War’ 1914-1918 affected people in our village. Maps can be picked up from the church, doctor’s, shops &…

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Children, Croston, Event, news, Young Adults
08
11 ’18

Class 4 at St Peters C of E School Mawdesley remember local people who died in the First World War
As we prepare to remember the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War and those who died, year 6 pupils wanted to learn more about the war and its effect on the local community. They began by inviting Mr Martin Jones to tell them about the letters written by John Westhead who was…

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Children, Event, Mawdesley, news
30
10 ’18

Red Admirals Concert at St Peters Church Mawdesley
Concert starts at 7.30pm, tickets £6:00 Adults, £4:00 Children available from church or when you arrive on the night. Last year’s concert was very popular & a great success so make sure you get your tickets early. There will be a raffle during the interval.

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Event, Mawdesley, news, Young Adults
30
10 ’18

Remembrance Sunday 2018
To mark the 100th Anniversary of the ending of the First World War there are changes to some of our Acts of Remembrance so please check the magazine or the website calendar for full details.

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Bretherton, Croston, Event, Mawdesley, news
10
10 ’18

Two Events in Croston on Saturday 13th 2018
The first event 10.30am: The Arts Society have developed a Children’s Trail around St Michael & All Angels Church will be launched in the church. We are inviting local school children to attend with their parents to try out the new trail to help them learn about the history and heritage of our church The…

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Children, Croston, Event, news, Young Adults
20
09 ’18

Launch of Arts Society Children’s Trail -Saturday 13th October 2018 at 10.30 a.m.
The Arts Society have developed a Children’s Trail around St Michael & All Angels Church In Croston which will be launched on 13th October. We are inviting local school children to attend with their parents to try out the new trail to help them learn about the history and heritage of our church The Trail will…

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Croston, Event, news, Young Adults
13
09 ’18

A talk about John Westhead who was a blacksmith in Newburgh and was killed in the First World War
On Wednesday 10th October Martin Jones tell us about John Westhead who was a blacksmith in Newburgh and was killed in the First World War. He has letters and papers from the family. The Mothers Union would like like to invite anyone (lady’s & gentlemen) who would be interested to hear the talk which will take place in the…

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Event, news
10
09 ’18

“The Old School Idles”
Concert in Church by “The Old School Idles” – Saturday 13th October Croston’s very own, Garry Gibson, and his old school chum, Howard Gray are vocalists and guitarists with popular local band “The Old School Idles”. Predominantly a classic pop and rock “covers” band (with some occasional self-penned originals) with a particular focus upon the…

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Croston, Event, news
23
08 ’18

Quilt Show by ‘Yarrow Quilters’


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Bretherton, Croston, Event, Mawdesley, news
28
07 ’18

Macmillan Coffee Morning
Friday, 3rd August, 2018 at The Bungalow, High Street, Mawdesley from 11am to 3pm. Please come along and join us for a coffee and a chat. All contributions of cakes etc would be most welcome. I am holding this event because in 1982 my brother at the age of 40 was living in America and…

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Bretherton, Croston, Event, Mawdesley, news
28
07 ’18

Mawdesley Scarecrow Festival 2018
We wish to thank all who contributed towards the making of the Scarecrows, supplied clothes, filling etc., for our entry in the Village Scarecrow Festival, which was very successful, and enjoyed by many from our Village. Our Church was open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, with exhibits from past and present, together with…

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Event, Mawdesley, news
21
07 ’18

Mawdesley Weekend Scarecrow Festival 2018
21st & 22nd July Don’t miss this opportunity to visit Mawdesley and see the scarecrows all around the village and in the church graveyard, as you can see from the picture of the St Peter’s School display a lot of hard work has gone into making this a truly memorable event. If you’ve never visited…

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Bretherton, Children, Croston, Event, Mawdesley, news, Young Adults
19
06 ’18

Noah’s Family Ramble
The walk departs from St Michael and All Angels church, Croston on Sunday 24th June at 10.15am walking to St John’s Bretherton to join them for their Walking Day celebrations which include food & fun events on the Congregational Church field behind the church. Come and join us you’ll enjoy some lovely countryside and company…

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Bretherton, Children, Croston, Event, Mawdesley, news, Young Adults
04
06 ’18

Coffee Day 2018
Coffee Day – 7th July 2018 Coffee Day is rapidly approaching and after the changes we had to make because of the closure of St Michaels last year, we will be able this year to return to our usual format of having a short service in church before we begin the procession. Full details and…

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Children, Croston, Event, news
01
05 ’18

MAWDESLEY MUSIC
It’s not to late to get your tickets for our Summer Concert in St Peters church at 7.30pm on Friday 11th May 2018.. This concert features the well known local artist Elizabeth Harrison who will be presenting music for all tastes. Come and join us on a beautiful summers evening and relax to some easy to…

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Bretherton, Croston, Event, Mawdesley, news
10
03 ’18

Croston Scouts Sponsored Sleep Over
As you can see the Croston Scouts sponsored sleep over in the church was a great success thanks to your support There was a good turn-out of scouts and they welcomed visitors in the early part of the evening who came to wish them well and offer their support and donations for the Food Bank…

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Croston, Event, news, Young Adults
21
02 ’18

Croston Fest 2018
The church is open 11am till 4pm on Saturday 24th February for the Croston Fest with the Magic Voices Choir singing in the church at 12pm and the Red Admiral Music Academy Brass Band playing at 2pm. Books, Bric -a-Brac, Soup, Tea & coffee are on sale on the Saturday and on Sunday during our…

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28
11 ’17

Croston Christmas Tree Festival 2017
A weekend not to be missed with lots of trees to look at and a chance to vote for your favourite. The Festival is on Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd December from 11am till 4pm. It will also be an opportunity to look at the changes to the church which were carried out during the…

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Children, Croston, Event, news, Young Adults
28
11 ’17

Mawdesley Harvest, Reflections of Village Life
During an evening celebrating Harvest and life in Mawdesley Hannah read a poem written by children at Richard Durning’s Endowed Primary School Kath Tordoff shared her memories of Mawdesley & St Peters Church Harvest in 1940’s This service was always held on the last Sunday in September as a celebration of the completion of harvesting…

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Event, Mawdesley, news
26
11 ’17

Messy Church in Croston
“A great afternoon was had by all at Messy Church held at the Methodist Hall. We even got the clergy making Pray Place Mats. Jacket Potatoes and Beans were given out to the children to give them energy for their tasks ahead. The afternoon was concluded with a short service with Reverend Janet officiating. Keep…

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Croston, Event, news, Young Adults
18
11 ’17

Mawdesley Christmas Fair
Come and enjoy the wonderful singing of St Peter’s School children and meet Santa Claus.

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Bretherton, Croston, Event, Mawdesley, news
09
11 ’17

Croston Church to reopen after major repairs with Lottery Fund grant
ST MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS CROSTON Historic Croston Church to reopen after major repairs with Lottery Fund grant St Michael & All Angels Church in Croston will reopen for a “Celebration Weekend” on 25th and 26th November 2017 on the completion of a scheme of major repairs to the roof and floors of…

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Croston, croston restoration, Event, news
09
11 ’17

Remembrance Services in the United Benefice
Sunday 12th November 2017 Bretherton 10:30am beginning with a service in the Congregational Church before processing to the War Memorial for 11:00am Croston 12:45pm meet outside St Michael & All Angels church ready to process to the War Memorial at 1:00pm then return to the church grounds for a short service (if inclement weather the…

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Bretherton, Croston, Event, Mawdesley, news
20
10 ’17

Red Admirals Concert at St Peters Church Mawdesley
Come and enjoy a wonderful evening of music. Tickets can be purchased in church, at the village Spar, or on the night . £6.00 Adults, children £4 (must be accompanied by an adult). Don’t miss out, get your tickets early. There will be refreshments and a raffle during the interval. On Friday 17th November, 2017…

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Bretherton, Croston, Event, Mawdesley, news, Young Adults
07
09 ’17

Open Church For Heritage Weekend
Come and see how the restoration work is progressing this weekend (9th / 10th September 2017). The church will be open 1 – 5 on Saturday and Sunday but only as far as the door way.We will have a display of photos of the ongoing work and images of inside of church as normal . We…

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Croston, Event, news
02
09 ’17

Celebrate Harvest with a Messy Church Afternoon
Come and join Croston St Michael’s Church and Trinity Methodist Church in the Croston Methodist Church Room starting with food at 12:30 on 23rd September 2017.

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Bretherton, Children, Croston, Event, Mawdesley, news, Young Adults
26
07 ’17

Family Activity Days


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09
07 ’17

Mawdesley Walking Day 2017
After a short service everyone congregated outside ready for our Walk of Witness. Blessed with a sunny day and a large number of people from the churches and organisations in the village we followed the traditional route walking towards Bispham accompanied by Eccleston Brass Band. This year Reverend David Reynold and his wife accompanying…

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Event, Mawdesley, news
02
07 ’17

Croston Coffee Day 2017
With the church closed for restoration work our service took place outside in the glorious sun This year we had to learn a new song with the help of the children sing it in school, thankfully they were in good voice and with their help everyone were able to join in the singing. We were…

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Croston, Event, news, Young Adults
19
06 ’17

Croston Coffee Day
Coffee Day – 1st July 2017 The village will be closed to all traffic Between 13:45 till 16:00 approximately. The day begins at 13:30 with a short service at the rear of St Michael & All Angels Church. The Procession of Witness will leave Church Street / Town Road at 14:10 and end at Croston…

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Children, Croston, Event, news, Young Adults
19
06 ’17

Bible Study Group
The bible study group will meet again on Wednesday 21st June 2017 at 19:00hrs in the Methodist meeting room. It is an interdenominational group and the meeting will be led by Revd Stephen Foster when we will be studying the book of James. It is an open meeting and anyone interested will be most welcome.

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Croston, Event, news
25
05 ’17

Confirmation Service
Confirmation marks the point in the Christian journey at which the participation in the life of God’s people inaugurated at baptism is confirmed by the bishop laying on of hands, and in which those who have been baptised affirm for themselves the faith into which they have been baptised and their intention to live a…

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Bretherton, Children, Croston, Event, Mawdesley, news
22
05 ’17

Classic car show comes to Mawdesley Cricket Club
On Bank Holiday Monday 29th May Mawdesley Cricket Club will open its doors to vehicles from throughout the ages. St Peters Church will have a Tombola stall and a stall selling home made cakes and jams (offers of tombola prizes, cakes or jams would be gratefully received). With over 80 cars and motorcycles expected, together…

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Bretherton, Croston, Event, Mawdesley, news
30
04 ’17

Lots join us on Noah’s Family Ramble
A truly great day with all ages joining together to enjoy the lovely weather as we celebrated and walk together from Croston to Mawdesley as a celebration of the 3 parishes in our United Benefice. As you can see from the photo’s there was lots of chatting as we walked along the country roads and…

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Bretherton, Children, Croston, Event, Mawdesley, news, Young Adults
26
04 ’17

Leyland & Penwortham One Voice Choir
Will be performing a concert in St Michael & All Angels Church, Croston this Saturday (29th April). Starting at 7 pm, Tickets only £3.50.

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Croston, Event, news
14
04 ’17

Croston Church Open Afternoon
St Michael & All Angels Church will be open for visitors on Easter Monday 1 to 4 pm, please come and have a look around.

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Croston, Event, news
09
04 ’17

Noah’s Family Ramble
We are celebrating our United Benefice by walking from St Michael’s Church in Croston to St Peter’s Church in Mawdesley. We will be setting off at 2 pm on Sunday 30th April and most of the walk will be on footpaths across the fields. Please come and join us as it is a family event…

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26
10 ’16

Croston, ‘Old School Idles’ Concert
A big thank you to Gary & Howard who put on a wonderful concert with lots of songs which everyone could join in with. It was a truly enjoyable evening which everyone really enjoyed & had one of the younger members of the audience dancing in the isle. …

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Croston, Event, news
25
09 ’16

Croston, MacMillan Coffee Morning
Congratulations Katie on raising £344.55 for MacMillan Cancer Support. We are very proud of Katie who worked so hard planning and preparing for the Coffee Morning in church. Katie wanted to do something special in memory of her granddad Antony who died earlier this year and she started weeks ago as she made personal invites…

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