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Please be alert and observant
Potential intruders were spotted at and scared away from a property near Stoney Cross at 1530 hrs on Saturday.
Two males and one teenage female were seen in a silver Mondeo saloon car, registration WJ02KFN, and have broken into this property before!
Police, and Minstead’s Neighbourhood Watch coordinator Sue Cole, are aware of these details and ask us all to be vigilant.
Report any such dubious activity immediately to 101,
or 999 if a crime is actually being committed.
WINTER CAR PARK CLOSURES
The Forestry Commission have advised that, amongst others outside our parish, the car parks at Hazel Hill, Ocknell Pond, Brockishill Green, and Minstead Road will again be closed from 1st November 2013 to 31st March 2014.
See more at http://www.forestry.gov.uk/
For those eligible who missed the recent drop-in clinic for ‘flu and other jabs at Lyndhurst Surgery, the next will be between 2 and 5 pm on Wed 30th October.
The next edition of Minstead Mail is in the course of preparation. It will cover the period up until early January 2014.
Please forward any items for inclusion to email@example.com, or to the Clerk or any Parish Councillor by Monday 21st October at the latest.
TRUSTY SERVANT EVENTS
8.30 pm Wednesday 23rd October Charity Quiz Night with special guest host Peter Bennett
All proceeds will go to the 5-4-50 Church Fund.
Weekly Events this Season
Monday Night is “Curry Night” – curry for 2 for £20, a selection of meat and vegetable curries, bombay potatoes, rice and chapatis.
Tuesday Night is “2 for Tuesday” – 2 fish and chips for just £15!
Thursday Night is “Steak Night” – 2 steaks and a carafe of wine for just £25!
ALL SAINTS CHURCH
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Some future occasions you might like to be involved in:
Sunday Nov 17th at 9.30, Holy Communion and the deadline for bringing a shoebox full of gifts for Operation Christmas Child.
Nov 30th 6.30pm, 5 4 50 Candlelit Concert.
Dec 1st 9.30, Service of the Five Candles. Service unique to Minstead to celebrate the beginning of advent.
Dec 22nd 4pm, Service of Lessons and Carols
Dec 24th 4.30pm, Crib Service for all ages.
11.30pm, Midnight Mass
Dec 25th 10.30, All Age Worship. Always something different to help us remember why we celebrate Christmas.
Dec 29th 10.30, Service of Worship and Music.
Regular events appear in the Benefice news sheet.
An exhibition of photos taken during Luke Nicholson’s recent visit to Cambodia with Tear Fund
In collaboration with Operation Christmas Child and Junior Minstead, members of the congregation at All Saints’ Church will be packing shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.
So why not dig out the Christmas wrapping paper, find an empty shoebox and start filling it with gifts for a child who may otherwise receive nothing this Christmas!
Leaflets are available in the porch or by asking Karen or Isabel. Details are also on the Samaritan’s Purse website.
Please bring your box to Minstead church on any Thursday evening between 7.30 and 9.30pm. Or bring it to a service.
Our deadline is the 9.30am service on Sunday November 17th.
Someone left a box of coloured pens and a note book in church recently; they are on the back pew nearest the door.
· The Two Saints’ Box (in the porch) is the collecting point for donations of items for homeless men and women in our area.
· At each Service in All Saints there will be a Retiring Collection for the month’s Charity – this month it is The Bible Society.