Parish Council Meetings, 2019
Next Meeting: Monday April 13th, 2020 7:00PM TBC
View the agenda and minutes of past meetings:
can be found at the Post Office, CIPS and the Village Hall.
Tour de Sands Wheely Miglia
The local cycling charity, Tour de Sands, established to honour the much missed Sandra Watson, is raising money to support end of life care in our local area and to help mitigate the side effects of cancer treatment, especially Lymphoedema. Right now there's a team cycling 50 miles a day in Italy, following the route of the famous 1,000 mile classic car race, the Mille Miglia. This "Wheely Miglia" is a major effort on behalf of the 6 riders who are completing the full 1,000 miles, and no small commitment from the villagers and others who have joined Jerry Watson and his team for a week or two at a time. The ride ends this Friday, 4th October, and donations are very welcome to help us reach our target of £25,000. You can read Jerry's daily blog (a kind of beautifully illustrated rambling travelogue) on the Tour de Sands website
Advance dates for your new 2020 diaries:
May 8th VE Day CANCELLED
May Day is traditionally held on a Monday but will be put back to Friday 8th May 2020. VE Day, or Victory in Europe Day, marks the day towards the end of World War Two when fighting against Nazi Germany came to an end in Europe. The holiday will form part of a three-day weekend of commemorative events nationally and a small team is planning some events in Easton on the Bank Holiday Friday.
May 22-25th Easton Gala TBC!!!
The Annual Village Gala will as usual be held over the weekend of the late May Bank Holiday, which this year runs from Friday 22nd May- Monday 25th. Planning will start in January with a meeting on Monday 20th Jan at 7.00pm in the Blue Bell. All village groups who wish to participate are asked to send a representative, and anyone who would like to lend a hand in whatever capacity is asked to either attend or drop Tim Nicol () an email with any preference for their “roles and responsibilities”.
Most of us will have heard that Church Services and Church gatherings are now all suspended for the foreseeable future. At the present time, the arrangements for keeping our Churches open remain the same.
I am still encouraged to say Morning Prayer, as I always have done, in King's Cliffe Church. Specific prayer requests can be forwarded to me by clicking
We have updated church email contacts this week and we have these for most people and for those who we cannot contact in this way we will provide paper copies of correspondence.
This Sunday the Archbishops have encouraged us to light a candle and place it in a window at 7 pm. I attach a short reflection based on the Mothering Sunday readings and a short version of night prayer that you may like to use at that time and then, perhaps, on a regular basis.
I will write again next Friday with a further update. Again, I will provide a reflection on the Sunday reading and I hope also to be able to live stream a weekly act of worship from next week onwards.
A number of people have offered to assist with shopping and the buddying up with an isolated neighbour. Please let me know if you would like to receive this support or if you know of someone who would.
Yours in Christ