Callow End

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CALLOW End Primary School held their Harvest Service in St James’ Church, Callow End beginning with the hymn Autumn Days and ending with Water of Life. The children sang a variety of harvest songs, Class Three recited a harvest poem and Class Four told the story of The Little Red Hen. The gifts of food brought to the service were donated to St Paul’s Hostel, Malvern and Malvern Hills Foyer, along with those donated at the Sunday service.

On Sunday, Harvest was celebrated in St James’ by Reverend Chris Copeland when members of Junior Church illustrated the connection between God’s world and the bread eaten at tea time. Nicola Sandy was the narrator with Richard Birch as the farmer, Sam Lippett as the miller and Hayley Brassington as the baker. Little Alice Lippett served tea from her colourful tea-set! Joe Lippett successfully operated the computer for the order of service and Peter Wilson played the organ. Junior Church meets at 9.30am on Sundays during term time.

The Blue Bell hosts a Harvest Festival and Auction of the produce tomorrow, Saturday, from 7pm onwards. All proceeds are for Air Ambulance and MacMillan Care.

Next Saturday, October 17 don’t forget the Craft Sale and Coffee morning in St James’ Church from 10am till noon. Lots of crafts, toys, stocking fillers, cakes and preserves are for sale in aid of St James’ IT equipment (a new innovation in worship).

A Ladies Night is planned for Tuesday, October 20 at the Old Bush, Callow End. The evening starts at 8pm and there will be on sale items of jewellery, candles, Phoenix Cards, Virgin Vie and Usborne Books. The event is in aid of Playgroup and Rainbows and any queries can be addressed to Julia Hooper on 01905 831356.

Congratulations to John and Jackie Gwynne of Lower Ferry Lane who celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary in September 2009.

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