Welford Parish Council Vacancy
Welford Parish Council has a vacancy for a councillor. The parish includes the villages of Wickham, Welford, Easton, Weston, Hoe Benham and Halfway with a total population of just over 400. The council are looking for a dedicated parishioner who will contribute to the decision making of the council and to ways of improving life within the parish.
Applications should be made to the Parish Clerk, Karen Griffiths who can be contacted on 07977 226450 or by email: email@example.com. For more information please call the Chairman - David Hunt on 01488 608300.
Sunday Services in the West Downland Benefice
Services in bold print have activities for children
3rd June 8am BCP Holy Communion Chaddleworth
10am Together@Ten Great Shefford
10am Holy Communion Fawley
11am All Age Communion Wickham
8am BCP Holy Communion Brightwalton
9.30am Holy Communion Great Shefford
10am Holy Communion Leckhampstead
11am BCP Holy Communion Wickham
8am BCP Holy Communion Fawley
10am Café Church Great Shefford
10am Holy Communion Chaddleworth
11am Matins Welford
8am BCP Holy Communion Leckhampstead
9.30am Holy Communion Shefford Woodlands
10am Holy Communion Brightwalton
Revd Miri Keen writes
I’ve been enjoying the sort of simply glorious summer afternoon that vicars in books always seem to have! We have been drinking tea in the shade of an apple tree while the sun shines in a cloudless blue sky. The birds are singing at the tops of their voices and the breeze is scented with lilac. The garden is lush, green and bursting with new growth. The beauty of the day and the sense of well-being that I feel remind me of one of God’s promises:
“If you do away with the yolk of oppression,
with the pointing finger and malicious talk,
and if you spend yourself on behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed ...
The Lord will guide you always;
he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden,
like a spring whose waters never fail.”
Isaiah 58: 10&11
How wonderful it is to know that we can be confident that our individual life and the life of our community can be as fruitful and inspiring as the most lush and well-tended garden because God has promised that he will care for us and help us to grow if we care for one another and seek justice and goodness.
Songs of Praise at Shefford Woodlands: Sunday 1st July at 6pm
Followed by refreshments by kind invitation of Mrs Anne Hewson
Do you have a favourite hymn or song that brings back previous memories or has helped you through difficulties and challenges? Would you be willing to write a few lines to tell others why it is so special, or even share a few words at our Songs of Praise? Please contact Miri
01488 6499927 firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about our services and events please contact our Administrator Lindsay Hardy email@example.com
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On Saturday 30th June the Friends of Welford and Wickham CofE Primary School PTFA are planning to hold a festival style event on the Wickham Recreational Group behind the School, between 3-10pm . In addition to the usual games, stalls, BBQ and drinks, there will be live music, all helping to raise crucial funds for the school.
Watch this space for further information!
West Berkshire Highways have notified us that various unnamed roads in Welford will be closed as necessary on Sunday 20th May 2018 while annual running races take place. The races will take place between 7am and 2pm. There is no alternative route.
A plan of the closure can be found at www.roadworks.org
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