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

PARKWAY WI

9:43am Sunday 20th April 2014

AS usual, Parkway WI met on the second Tuesday afternoon of the month in the Baptist Church Rooms, Homend, Ledbury.

MALVERN HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

2:45pm Saturday 19th April 2014

THE Malvern Horticultural Society welcomed Susan and Peter Russell to their March meeting to talk about climbing plants.

ST GABRIEL'S WI HANLEY SWAN

12:03pm Saturday 19th April 2014

THE last meeting held on Tuesday began with the usual notices, and then members were given a talk by a lady called Sandy Cole, a blue Coat Guide of Worcester.

MALVERN WI

10:21am Saturday 19th April 2014

MALVERN WI met on Thursday, April 3 at in the Upper Hall Holy Trinity Church, Link Top

CRADLEY SINGERS

8:16am Saturday 19th April 2014

AS we have come to expect from this accomplished choir, we were treated to a wonderful evening of singing in the magnificent surroundings of Leigh Church on Saturday, April 5 when Cradley Singers came to perform.

EARLS CROOME WI

9:20pm Friday 18th April 2014

THE April meeting was an open meeting and it was good to see the hall buzzing with visitors as well as the members.

CASTLEMORTON

7:17pm Friday 18th April 2014

COMING soon to the Morton Majestic….

WELLAND ART AND CRAFTS GROUP

5:15pm Friday 18th April 2014

WELLAND Art and Crafts Group welcomed Trevor Tipple to speak at their April Meeting on the subject of Pipe Organs Past and Present.

MALVERN COMMUNITY FOREST

3:12pm Friday 18th April 2014

MALVERN Community Forest are pleased to announce a Tree Identification session on Sunday, April 20 at The Community Woodland along Townsend Way from 1.30pm to 5pm.

WELLINGTON HEATH

1:53pm Friday 18th April 2014

FRITH Wood is full of beautiful flowers – especially wood anemones, and the bluebells are beginning to bloom. It’s worth taking a walk there.

LEDBURY U3A

1:10pm Friday 18th April 2014

MEMBERS of Churches Group 2 visited St. Gregory’s at Castlemorton where the Churchwarden gave a guided tour of the Church and told of the history of this 12th Century place of Christian worship.

WELLAND

11:34am Friday 18th April 2014

Fridays in St James' Church is Coffee and Chat. At a loose end? Feel like some company? Why not drop in any time between 10.30am and noon. Bring a friend, bring your knitting or just bring yourself! All welcome

BOSBURY

11:08am Friday 18th April 2014

THROUGHOUT this Easter weekend there are services and events at Holy Trinity Church, Bosbury. Today, Good Friday, from 10am there is a Children’s Workshop. Tomorrow, April 19, at 8pm there will be an Easter Vigil. Parish Communion, a modern service using contemporary language and music, will be celebrated at 9.30am on Easter Day, April 20. All are welcome.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

9:58am Friday 18th April 2014

FOR many people, Easter brings thoughts of eggs and bunnies, often enjoyed in the form of chocolate. Spring is a time of new life, and these things are lovely symbols of that. The Christian celebration of Easter is of course also about new life in the most radical way. Jesus came to earth to confront the worst of the world’s evil by dying on the Cross, on what we now call Good Friday. When he died, those who hoped to silence him forever thought that they had won, but early on the Sunday morning he triumphed over death, and came out of the tomb, to the joy and amazement of his friends. When we experience the joy of the Resurrection on Easter morning, it is in the knowledge that Jesus’s sacrifice has given us the gift of eternal life. Sooner or later, our bodies will die but, because of the events that we celebrate this weekend, we have the promise that this is not the end but the beginning.

WEST MALVERN

9:39am Friday 18th April 2014

AFTER a week of wonderful spring weather we celebrate Easter on Sunday.

MALVERN SPEAKERS

7:56am Friday 18th April 2014

ALLAN Roberts, a visually impaired ex-soldier who regularly makes the difficult train journey from Droitwich to attend club meetings in Great Malvern, arrived last week to learn that one of the scheduled speakers had not turned up, and was invited to take their place at a few minutes’ notice with an unprepared six-minute speech.

STORRIDGE WI

10:59am Thursday 17th April 2014

IN the absence of the President, Jean Davies welcomed members to the April meeting.

QUEENHILL WI

3:56pm Sunday 13th April 2014

THE President, Sue opened the meeting on March 13 by signing the minutes of the previous meeting after they had been agreed. Sue thanked Gerry Fahey for stepping in at the last minute as the speaker had been unable to arrive due to flooded roads.

CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU

12:42pm Sunday 13th April 2014

NEW rules on the regulation of the Consumer Credit industry

FRIENDS OF MALVERN HOSPITAL

12:23pm Sunday 13th April 2014

THE AGM which was held recently at the Hospital was well attended – the existing Committee had all indicated a willingness to stand again and were re-elected en bloc.

MALVERN SPEAKERS

3:50pm Saturday 12th April 2014

THERE was a home win at the area heat of the Toastmasters International Speech and Evaluation Contest hosted by the Malvern Speakers club last weekend.

EASTER CHURCH SERVICES

1:28pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Palm Sunday, April 13

LINK GROUP CHURCHES

11:25am Saturday 12th April 2014

THE Churches in Malvern Link will be organising a Walk of Witness on Good Friday, April 18 starting from outside Handyman House in Spring Lane Malvern Link and proceeding to the United Reformed Church in Worcester Road.

LEDBURY BRANCH OF THE WORKERS’ EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION

Malvern Gazette: (5188138)

9:29am Saturday 12th April 2014

THREE centuries after J S Bach composed music to soothe his insomniac patron, Baron von Keyserling, the Goldberg Variations, named after the harpsichordist who was to play them, can now be appreciated by music lovers attending a study day on Bach's Goldberg Variations at Hellens Manor, Much Marcle near Ledbury on Saturday, April 26.

ROYAL BRITISH LEGION POWICK AND CALLOW END BRANCH

7:21am Saturday 12th April 2014

AFTER the disappointment of a low attendance last month it was a pleasure to have so many members at our March meeting and we were delighted to welcome Ann Conaboy as a new member.

LEDBURY AND DISTRICT CIVIC SOCIETY

8:17pm Friday 11th April 2014

I WAS disappointed that only a select few of our members attended last Friday's talk and those who stayed away missed a treat.

BIRTSMORTON

7:57pm Friday 11th April 2014

YET another successful fundraiser last Friday with Ferret Racing at the Farmers Arms.

BOSBURY

6:14pm Friday 11th April 2014

ON Palm Sunday, April 13, Parish Communion, a modern service using contemporary language and music, will be celebrated at 9.30am at Holy Trinity Church, Bosbury. All are welcome.

POOLBROOK WI

4:11pm Friday 11th April 2014

PRESIDENT Pam presided over the April meeting and welcomed visitors and after concluding the business section of the meeting the speaker for the evening was introduced.

CHRIST CHURCH

Malvern Gazette: (5179407)

2:10pm Friday 11th April 2014

BOOKS with Beethoven and coffee with Chopin! What a delightful way to spend Saturday morning.

BERROW

1:55pm Friday 11th April 2014

THE organisers of the recent Jumble Sale held at Berrow Village Hall are delighted with their fundraising held recently.

MALVERN HILLS DISTRICT FOOTPATH SOCIETY

Malvern Gazette: (5179112)

12:05pm Friday 11th April 2014

THE morning of Saturday, April 5 saw 33 members of Malvern Hills District Footpath Society leave Malvern by coach for the start of the first eight mile leg of the Mortimer Trail, beginning at Ludlow Castle.

WEST MALVERN

11:47am Friday 11th April 2014

CONGRATULATIONS to the organisers of last week’s Garden Club/Village Hall coffee morning and sale on behalf of Acorns Hospice.

CALLOW END

11:27am Friday 11th April 2014

THE coffee morning held at St James’ Church last month raised £300 in aid of Barnabas Fund; thank you all who supported.

WELLAND

10:43am Friday 11th April 2014

FRIDAYS in St James' Church is Coffee & Chat. At a loose end? Feel like some company? Why not drop in any time between 10.30am and noon. Bring a friend, bring your knitting or just bring yourself! All welcome

MALVERN HILLS FOOD BANK

10:01am Friday 11th April 2014

MALVERN HILLS Food Bank were delighted to hear, this week, that they are to receive a very generous donation from Malvern Hills Round Table.

WELLINGTON HEATH

9:52am Friday 11th April 2014

THERE is great excitement and expectation in the village at the opening of the pub which had been closed for a considerable length of time. The villagers have been wending their way there to enjoy the meals, drinks and friendly atmosphere. Once the initial teething problems have been dealt with, it is sure to be a winner.

POWICK

9:25am Friday 11th April 2014

LAST Thursday 27 people and five dogs joined Garth Lowe for Powick Ramblers’ three and a half mile walk, starting from the Fox and Hounds, Lulsley.

CRADLEY PLAYERS

8:51am Friday 11th April 2014

AMBITIOUS drama group Cradley Village Players will stage their most spectacular show ever this Easter.

UPTON-UPON-SEVERN WI

11:59am Sunday 6th April 2014

A meeting of the Hot Peppers WI was held in The Church Rooms on Wednesday, March 26.

PICKERSLEIGH WI

9:54am Sunday 6th April 2014

AT the April meeting, after the singing of Jerusalem, President, Jill, introduced Christine Parsons who had brought some of the collection of crafts from WI House in Worcester.

MALVERN TREFOIL GUILD

12:32pm Saturday 5th April 2014

THE Meeting on Thursday, March 2 was given over to the Annual General Meeting followed by crafts.

WELLAND ART AND CRAFTS GROUP

10:05am Saturday 5th April 2014

THE next meeting of the group is on Friday, April 11 at 7.30 pm in Welland Parish Hall when Trevor Tipple will be speaking on Pipe Organs Past and Present.

MALVERN HILLS DISTRICT FOOTPATH SOCIETY

8:11am Saturday 5th April 2014

THE Annual General Meeting of the Malvern Hills District Footpath Society was held in Lansdowne Church Hall on Wednesday, March 26.

POWICK

9:02pm Friday 4th April 2014

MOTHERING Sunday at St Peter’s last Sunday morning saw the church full, as it was a 4-Faith service for the Benefice.

CHURCH SERVICES

7:23pm Friday 4th April 2014

Sunday, April 6

ALFRICK AND LULSLEY

6:49pm Friday 4th April 2014

THE Alfrick Players present Lets Kill Agatha Christie, a comedy thriller by Antony Hinds.

LEDBURY U3A

5:19pm Friday 4th April 2014

ON Thursday, March 27, despite the early hail storm, a considerable number of members braved the conditions to hear an illustrated talk by Terry Wall.

WYCHE AND COLWALL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

4:55pm Friday 4th April 2014

VISITORS are always welcome on the first Monday of the month at Colwall Village Hall. We meet for 7.30pm when there is a talk given by a person well versed in their speciality. Arrive early, meet the members and enjoy a free cup of tea or coffee.

WELLAND

4:27pm Friday 4th April 2014

FRIDAYS in St James' Church is Coffee & Chat. At a loose end? Feel like some company? Why not drop in any time between 10.30am and noon. Bring a friend, bring your knitting or just bring yourself! All welcome






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