Welcome to the Gazette and Reporter's Community News section. This section is designed to support the groups, clubs and societies which contribute so much to community life. Any groups wishing to post news and pictures, appeal for volunteers or advertise events can e-mail robert.hale@midlands.newsquest.co.uk

LEDBURY U3A

11:06am Saturday 25th October 2014

LEDBURY U3A

EARLS CROOME WI

10:53am Saturday 25th October 2014

AFTER welcoming members to the October meeting, the president made mention of the many activities and events that had been organised by the Worcestershire Federation, the Severn Group and Callow End WI.

WELLAND

9:59am Saturday 25th October 2014

FRIDAYS in St James' Church is Coffee & Chat.

WEST MALVERN

3:41pm Friday 24th October 2014

TWO West Malvern residents, Katie Francis and Duncan Hedges, made global news this week after narrowly avoiding the Annapurna avalanche disaster while on a trekking holiday in Nepal.

POWICK

1:07pm Friday 24th October 2014

POWICK Ramblers have enjoyed many walks in fine weather this autumn including walks around Longley Green, and through orchards around Storridge, and last week along the Birmingham Canal starting at Hanbury Wharf, near Droitwich.

CHRIST CHURCH

Malvern Gazette: (11659211)

12:51pm Friday 24th October 2014

ANOTHER busy week and another first for Christ Church, when on Tuesday , the ESO recorded their new performance which premiered in London this weekend, Wall of Water.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

11:41am Friday 24th October 2014

THIS week, many churches will be celebrating Bible Sunday.

HOLY TRINITY CHURCH LINK TOP MALVERN

11:04am Friday 24th October 2014

WE have enjoyed two successful events in the past week and raised further funds towards the repair of the roof.

MALVERN TREFOIL GUILD

10:31am Friday 24th October 2014

THEOctober meeting will be held on Thursday, October 30 at 7.30pm in Somers Park Methodist Church Hall.

WELLINGTON HEATH

10:06am Friday 24th October 2014

PLEASE note that the village pantomime, Hansel and Gretel: Half Baked, presented by the Wellington Heath Amateur Dramatic Society, is at the end of November, not October, as stated last week.

MALVERN SPEAKERS

9:38am Friday 24th October 2014

THE Price of Ham proved a winning subject for Stan Cantrill's speech at last week's meeting – even if it mystified his audience at first.

LEDBURY WI

12:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE President Margaret Coulson welcomed 25 members and two visitors to the October meeting.

CHRIST CHURCH

9:48am Tuesday 21st October 2014

WE had a very busy Harvest weekend and were delighted that our donations will be ,once more ,put to such good use the Food Bank .

HANLEY CASTLE WI

9:41am Tuesday 21st October 2014

THERE has been a lot happening at WI over the past two months.

QUEENHILL WI

9:42am Monday 20th October 2014

THE President, Mary, opened the meeting on October 9 by welcoming all those present.

PICKERSLEIGH WI

12:18pm Sunday 19th October 2014

FOLLOWING the singing of JerusalemPresident, Jill, welcomed members and introduced the speaker, Karen Surrall, the Headteacher at West Malvern Primary School.

DYMOCK

9:43am Sunday 19th October 2014

THE annual Dymock & District Late Chrysanthemum & Autumn Show will be held in Dymock Parish Hall on Sunday, October 26.

POOLBROOK WI

11:13am Saturday 18th October 2014

For the October meeting members welcomed Tony Lawrence as speaker.

WELLAND ART AND CRAFTS GROUP

10:34am Saturday 18th October 2014

Welland Art and Crafts Group welcomed local artist Antony Leahy to their October meeting to tell them all about his life in art.

WYCHE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

10:10am Saturday 18th October 2014

PERCY Picton Memorial Lecture

WELLINGTON HEATH

4:56pm Friday 17th October 2014

AS the autumn colours make their appearance so the Harvest Festivals are celebrated throughout the county.

ELDERSFIELD

3:53pm Friday 17th October 2014

NEARLY all the tickets have been sold for our Harvest Supper which takes place at Eldersfield Lawn School this Friday.

BIRTSMORTON/HOLLYBUSH

2:51pm Friday 17th October 2014

A MAGNIFICENT effort for our first Macmillan coffee/tea afternoon, which was held at Berrow Village Hall.

BERROW

2:33pm Friday 17th October 2014

AT long last a jumble sale.

MALVERN PROBUS CLUB

1:44pm Friday 17th October 2014

THE meeting on Monday, October 6 at the Abbey Hotel, was opened by our Chairman Bill Major, who warmly welcomed members and guests.

LEDBURY WALKERS’ CLUB

Malvern Gazette: (11397910)

12:59pm Friday 17th October 2014

LEDBURY Walkers’ Club recently celebrated their 20th anniversary with a celebration buffet held in the Baptist Church Hall.

WELLAND

11:53am Friday 17th October 2014

FRIDAYS in St James' Church is Coffee & Chat.

HOLY TRINITY CHURCH LINK TOP MALVERN

11:37am Friday 17th October 2014

THE Come and Sing Event was a wonderful day of music making under the baton of Chris Parsons from Eboracum Baroque raising £560 for the save the roof fund.

MALVERN PRIORY LUNCH BOX

11:35am Friday 17th October 2014

MUSCULAR Christianity was a concept that formed the basis of British public school education in the nineteenth century and still has much resonance today – the idea that good health is the basis of strong faith.

SOUTH WORCESTERSHIRE CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU

11:04am Friday 17th October 2014

End of the Road for Vehicle Tax Discs

MALVERN HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

11:02am Friday 17th October 2014

MALVERN Horticultural Society’s 2014 autumn programme began with a visit from Nathalie Mignotte to talk about Medieval Gardens.

BOSBURY

10:06am Friday 17th October 2014

TONIGHT, Friday, October 17, at the Parish Hall, Flicks in the Sticks presents Gravity (12A), a spacewalk thriller starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.

MALVERN SPEAKERS

9:51am Friday 17th October 2014

FOLLOWING the humorous speech contest at the previous meeting, it was always likely that last week’s would strike a more serious note.

CASTLEMORTON

9:49am Friday 17th October 2014

REMINDER about skip outside Parish Hall tomorrow (Saturday) 9am until 2pm for metal donations.

WEST MALVERN

9:47am Friday 17th October 2014

MANY residents of the village may have been puzzled by the recent appearance of a blue plaque placed by the Malvern Civic Society at 115 West Malvern Road commemorating Robert Welch, who lived there from 1936-1952.

Could you rehome 'truly amazing' Larry?

Malvern Gazette: 'TRULY AMAZING': Larry needs a loving new home.

12:30pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

LARRY Is a very handsome two-year-old tan large crossbreed in the care of the RSPCA Worcester & Mid-Worcestershire Branch.

WEST MALVERN

8:14am Saturday 11th October 2014

A new addition to West Malvern’s extensive literary heritage – so well chronicled by local resident Mary Constable and featured in the audio-visual display in St James’s Church – emerged recently. It turns out that a brother and sister who lived in the village in the 1920s and 1930s were grandchildren of the Victorian novelist Mrs Gaskell, perhaps best known as the author of ‘Cranford’, which was adapted some years ago into a successful TV series. Bryan Thurston Holland, who moved with his sister Florence Evelyn to Harrow Cottage, West Malvern Road, in 1920, was also an author in his own right of a novel entitled ‘A Vagrant Tune’. Both were prominent in both village and wider Malvern public affairs and highly respected in the community, as lengthy obituaries in the Gazette when he died in 1933, and on her death in 1942, make clear. As well as involvement in the local council, the Hills Conservators, the Hospital Board and the Ex-Servicemens’ Association, Mr Holland was a leader in the scouting movement locally and was known affectionately by the lads as ‘Skipper’. After her brother’s death Miss Holland, who was also a councillor and a magistrate, lived on at Harrow Cottage, where Brian Wall, one of West Malvern’s senior native residents, remembers delivering newspapers as a boy!

WORCESTERSHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST, MALVERN GROUP

3:03pm Friday 10th October 2014

Patrick Clement: Nature and Conservation, the Work of a Wildlife Group

WELLINGTON HEATH

12:59pm Friday 10th October 2014

This Sunday is the Harvest Service at Christ Church and please note that the starting time is 11am (not 9.30am as usual). The church will be beautifully decorated in the harvest theme, and Reverend Howard Mayell will conduct the service. A bring-and- share lunch is scheduled to follow in the Memorial Hall. All those with a grateful heart are welcome to come along and give thanks for the excellent harvest and the many blessings that have been ours to enjoy. This is an opportunity to donate food and sundry items for the Food Bank. “All good gifts around us are sent from heaven above; so thank the Lord, O thank the Lord for all His love.”

NEWLANDST LEONARD’S CHURCH

11:25am Friday 10th October 2014

The 150th Anniversary of St Leonard’s Church and the Beauchamp Almshouses in Newland, Malvern is drawing to a close. After a magnificent Fireworks Display in the grounds on Monday which set the sky ablaze with a kaleidoscope of colours and patterns, the final event will be this Sunday, October 12 at 4.30pm, when the world-famous choir of Hereford Cathedral will sing Festal Choral Evensong in the Church to conclude our celebrations. We are thrilled and honoured that the choir is bringing our celebrations to a fitting conclusion and we extend an invitation to everyone to join us for this feast of music and worship. A reception will follow in the Grand Hall after the service.

POWICK

11:19am Friday 10th October 2014

The Soup and Roll events held a St Peter’s Church on Saturday, September 20 was well supported and raised £239 for the Worcestershire and Dudley Historic Churches Fund and National Churches Trust.

COLWALL WI

11:07am Friday 10th October 2014

Our meeting on Monday October 13 will be in the Village Hall starting at 7pm with business matters being covered, including nominations for the Committee for 2015. Future events will also be highlighted before a break for refreshments.

BOSBURY

10:05am Friday 10th October 2014

ON Sunday, October 12 Harvest Festival Parish Communion will be celebrated at 11am at Holy Trinity Church, Bosbury.

CHRIST CHURCH

Malvern Gazette: (11116815)

9:28am Friday 10th October 2014

Well, the chillier weather has arrived at last , but we are delighted to report how cosy we have been at Christ Church over the weekend with our new boiler now working, just in time. We are extremely grateful to the donations that have been made and, in particular, we would like to thank Welcome to Our Future who awarded us a £7000 grant through Severn Waste Environmental Fund . A big thank you also to Malvern Town Council who have just made us a generous award of grant for £1000 . This has made a huge difference to our fund raising efforts, as we need to raise £18,500, but we will get there! So, all our visitors and congregation will be assured of a truly “warm” welcome this winter.

CASTLEMORTON

9:16am Friday 10th October 2014

St Gregory's will be celebrating Harvest Festival on Sunday at 11.15am to be followed by lunch. All welcome. Gifts to Maggs Day Centre in Worcester. Dried/Tinned Food and clothing /bedding appreciated. The following Saturday , October 18, 2 events in the village. In the morning between 9am and 2pm there will be a skip outside the hall for parishioners to donate any scrap metal for the purposes of raising funds for the parish Hall car park project currently underway. Any questions about suitable metal and times to deposit should help be required please contact David Smallwood 01684 833135. In the evening The Hills Singers are in concert in the church from 7.30pm. Music including Elgar, Chilcott, Rutter and Vaughan Williams. Tickets £10 (£5 students) from 07715 562311 or on the door.

CALLOW END WI

9:12am Friday 10th October 2014

Our October meeting began by welcoming the visitors who had joined us this month.

MALVERN WI

9:10am Friday 10th October 2014

A MOST thrilling afternoon was experienced by members.

MALVERN DISABLED CHRISTIANS FELLOWSHIP

3:56pm Thursday 9th October 2014

ALTHOUGH we have no monthly meetings during the summer break, this year we met on two occasions; firstly to have a meal together and say goodbye to Simone, a valuable member of the group who has moved away.

LEDBURY AND DISTRICT CIVIC SOCIETY

4:15pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

THE first talk of the season was an absolutely fascinating one and was thoroughly appreciated by members and visitors alike.

Quiet Willow enjoys a fuss

Malvern Gazette: LOVELY: Quiet Willow is looking for a new home.

12:32pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

WILLOW is a two-year-old medium haired black and white female looking for a new home.






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