Village News – September 2013

Thanks for Support

Well the summer has nearly gone and it seems like only yesterday we were getting ready for tourists to arrive. As we ‘missed’ the deadline last month, I would like to begin by thanking people who were involved with various recent events.

We are indebted to those who arrange events to help the PCC at St James’ Church, Kingston. Thank you Robin and Myra for coordinating the July concert by Dorchester’s Occasional Singers. Also thanks to Tim Rose, one of our bell ringers who arranged a lovely hand bell concert, on 3 August. The four young people played unique compositions and Tim gave an interesting and varied insight to their music. The evening raised £208, half of which will be to help sustain the ‘Tower Fund’.

Kingston Fete

Huge thanks are due to Peter, Cynthia and Sue for pulling it all together, to David for all the signage, and Greta and friends for organising the lovely Dog Show. Thanks also to all who contributed in any way on a very wet, blowy day, setting up, dismantling, collecting bits and pieces, making cakes, running stalls, the bar and BBQ, with everyone working so hard to make the day happen. The band of helpers, especially those outside, willingly kept going to the end. The takings naturally were down considerably, but we are very grateful to all who supported the annual fête, which has now raised approximately £1900.


Natalie Clein – Forthcoming Concert – Sunday, 6 October at noon – coffee from 11.30am

This year’s visit by Natalie Clein has been publicised by PAW, so please see their website for more details, but do note it is a Coffee Concert, with refreshments served from 11.30am and the concert will begin at 12 noon. Email:

Services and Weddings

We have several weddings at St James’ Church in September and wish each of the couples a very special blessing as they start a long and happy marriage. Also little Daisy was baptised in August and there will be another baptism on 22 September. Services will follow the usual pattern except for a Benefice Open Air Harvest Service with pets, on the fifth Sunday, 29 Sept 10.30am. (therefore no Matins at Kingston on 29 September)

Looking Ahead

Advance notice of Christmas Tree Festival 2013 – 28,29,30 Nov and 1 Dec

For those who need to plan well in advance, like music groups, schools and children’s groups, such as the Scouts, Cubs, Rainbows etc and other organisations who plan a programme of events a term in advance, here are a few details for 2013 Festival. It will be held at St James’ Church, starting on Thursday at 10am, and run for four days 10 til 4pm finishing on Sunday, 1 December with a short Advent Service and carols at 3.45pm. We are looking forward to a concert at 7.30pm on Saturday, 30 Nov arranged jointly with Canzonetta and The May Day Singers. If any other music groups would like to participate during the Christmas Tree Festival, please email on The first booking- a 6’ tree- has been already been made, as it is only 12 weeks away! Do not delay as space may be limited. Full details next month.

Judy Forgan, Kingston PCC

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