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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.”
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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