eNewsletter 24th March 2014

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A large and interested audience attended the Annual Parish Assembly to hear reports from your PC Chairman & Financial Officer; HCC Councillor, NFDC Councillor & Speedwatch Co-Ordinator; and presentations from NPA & FC on Safer Cycling for Local People.


The next edition of Minstead Mail is now being assembled.  Once printed it will be delivered to all households in the Parish.  It will include information, items of interest and upcoming events for this summer and early autumn.

If you have any brief articles of general interest to contribute please email the Parish Council at minsteadpc@googlemail.com or contact the Clerk at clerk@minstead.gov.uk tel 023 8081 2375 by the end of March.


For details, further information and to follow events see Facebook or ring 023 8081 2137.


For details of Services and other events see the Benefice website and follow All Saints activities on Facebook.

Please note Sunday March 30th, 9.30 – Mothering Sunday Service (no Communion) starting at 9.30am.

Help is needed on Friday March 28th to make the posies.  Please have a word with Kate Tyrell or Isabel Yeo if you can offer some time.

Lent Groups in Minstead to which everyone is welcome are:

Thursdays 7.30pm in Church.

Tuesdays 10.30am in Church.

Church warden.  After the APM on April 23rd George Dibben will be stepping down from the post of churchwarden.  For All Saints’ to fulfil its potential in the community, 2 churchwardens are needed.   Please reflect on who might share this important role with Isabel.  If you’d like to know more, please contact George, Isabel or James or anyone in the congregation.


In Minstead Social Club
Hosted by 5-4-50
All welcome!
Everybody is a Potential Winner!
There will be 8 Races of 8 Horses each.

Buy a horse and name it!   £3.00 per horse

Winning owner will receive £15.00

The Tote will be run by our resident Bookie Dwaine Lewis

50p a bet, as many as you want.

To buy a horse before the night contact Peter Bennett on 07940 838168 or at peter.bennett@ymail.com

The club bar will be open for cheap drinks for all.

See you there!


Everyone is most welcome to attend and there is a real need for current and new members to become involved in a variety of ways to enable this longstanding and innovative group to continue to flourish.
The club bar will be open and the business part of the meeting will be kept as light as possible!
Futher details from – Kay Nicholson  80813180 or k.nicholson21@hotmail.co.uk


Last weekend Minstead bell ringers took part in a District ‘Striking Competition’ and for the second year running, won a trophy! ‘Striking’ means when the bell sounds; the skill here is for the sound of each bell to be evenly spaced, with no gaps or jerks. Minstead scored 85%, a big lead over the team in second place.  We are proud to have retained the trophy.
Minstead Ringers work hard to improve their skills, we practise on Thursday evenings and on most Wednesday mornings and, as with most things, the more you practise, the better you get.
Visitors are welcome to come up the tower and see what ringing is about, please just ask.  Anyone interested in learning to ring can arrange to have a try. To enjoy ringing you need enthusiasm and commitment to practise; there is no particular need for strength, or musical or mathematical skills!  Contact Polly Osborne, poloz@btinternet.com  02380 812375

Vivienne Prophet

 Those who know her will be sad to hear that Vivienne passed away, aged 94, on Tuesday March 18th.  She and her late husband Arthur lived in Minstead for many years; they were much loved characters and generous contributors to the community of Minstead. Vivienne’s Funeral will be held at

Worcester Crematorium,12.30 p.m. on Friday 28th March 2014.

Further details from F W Spilsbury Ltd, 01684 892777.


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