Village News – October 2013

Summer Fete

Despite the appalling weather we still managed to make over £2200 and the PCC would like to thank everyone who helped in any way and also to local people who came along and supported us.

This month we have our Harvest Festival on Sunday, 13 October at 11.15am and Informal Harvest Praise the following week on Sunday, 20 October at 11.15am. The Harvest Supper is on Monday, 14 October in the evening 7pm for 7.30pm but please confirm with Peter Buckle or Sue Ireland if you would like to come.

Christmas Tree Festival

A very special event will be held at St James’ Church, Kingston, at the end of November, as we start to prepare for Christmas. We invite local organisations of all ages, businesses and groups or even families, from the villages of Langton and Worth Matravers, Kingston, Harmans Cross, Corfe Castle, Church Knowle and Kimmeridge, to participate in Purbeck Christmas Tree Festival. We hope to have a wide range of groups represented, each bringing their own unique style of decoration, which could be an opportunity to publicise your presence to the wider community.

We plan to use real trees which will be ‘sponsored’ by your group, during the event, (for approximately £15-25, depending on size, to cover costs) and it will become yours after the event. We anticipate providing all the necessary lights, but the group will need to bring all the other decorations, together with a stand to hold the tree upright. It will be a very sociable community event and lots of fun assembling and decorating our individual trees. It is not a competition as they will all be wonderful. In turn we anticipate an amazing sight in this beautiful church, sometimes regarded as the ‘Cathedral of Purbeck’, to prepare us for the joy of Christmas. We would in turn like to share this lovely seasonal experience with a much wider audience and will publicise it in the local towns of Swanage and Wareham and beyond. For the moment though we hope the trees will all be decorated by the people of our villages…. And then, for the last weekend of November (28,29,30) and on Sunday, 1 December the Festival will be open to visitors far and wide. Musicians and Singers who may like to contribute please email the Festival Organiser, Judy Forgan.

Although Christmas seems a long way off, we need to know how many trees are needed and ask that you contact us beforehand if you wish to participate. Please phone for further details and application form on 481197/481629/481034. We look forward to hearing from you.

Application Forms also available at Spar Shop- Moonfleet, Corfe  PO, Langton PO, or you may request one by emailing Don’t delay – space may be limited.

Judy Forgan

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