HOORAY! All Saints’ is to be redecorated during November and early December! Unfortunately the church needs to be closed while the work is done. The (PCC) have the following plans for the November services:
Sunday 3rd November: 11.00 am Baptism and Holy Communion
Why Abbots Morton? The Baptism service is for Charlie Dyer whose father, Michael Dyer, was baptised in Abbots Morton as a baby, as was his sister Jo.
Abbots Morton PCC have warmly welcomed us.
Sunday 10th November: 10.50 am Remembrance Service
War Memorial and Church Lench School Hall
We will have our usual Act of Remembrance around the memorial and conclude the service in the School Hall. We are very grateful to Mrs Freer, Headteacher at the school, for making the hall available.
Sunday 17th November and Sunday 24th November
We would encourage you to attend services elsewhere in the Benefice.
We hope to resume normal services at All Saints’ from the first Sunday in December. If anything changes, we will let you know via notices and e-mails
We will have a gorgeous-looking church for Christmas - HOORAY!
Church Lench community: could you please pass this message on to neighbours who may not be on the internet, and generally feel free to gossip this about as we want as many people to know what is going on as possible. Although notices will be going up – we are aware that they do not necessarily get read. This notice will also be in the November Arch Messenger which is already finding its way to your door.
You know the expression “One door opens and another door closes” – well good news: LEYS ROAD is now OPEN!
I have just driven down it and I asked workers finishing for the day and they said that they have very nearly finished. You can drive almost all of it two way – there’s just a container office at the side. Virtually all the fencing has gone – so even big trucks could get down. HOORAY!
The “closing” story is related to All Saints, Church – it is closing during November while it is redecorated – HOORAY FOR REDECORATION! We hoped to do this earlier in the year but the tower repairs got in the way.
The last service before redecorating will be on 27th October at 11.00 am. We would value help moving “stuff” after the service to keep it safe from dust and paint. We hope that it will be reopened in early December. Details of how church services are going to be offered will be circulated and included in the November issue of the ARCH Messenger.
I have been asked by the Harvington shops to remind you that they are still open for business and look forward to welcoming you back if you have been elsewhere the last few weeks.
Dear Arch Community,
If you have the possibility of bored young people with you at half term and want them to do something other than play on the computer or other IT toys you might consider the half term holiday club that is being offered on the door step.
Here are the details and costs:
I really enjoyed the summer holiday club – and all that we were able to do outdoors.
Although we will not be able to do quite so much, but we will NOT be stuck indoors all the time! What we do will depend on the weather.
I want us to continue the theme of 50 things inspired by the National Trust – but with an autumn feel.
For example if it rains – we will go and have a splash in the rain! Feel the breeze on our nose and cheeks! And perhaps make mud pies! Then hot chocolate when we return.
Conkers to find and play with – adult helpers required for hole making – and has anyone got mini vices???? This is to hold conkers when you drill holes in them.
Also how about kicking leaves or catching them if you can.
On one day “Wednesday” I think we are going to play silly games – bobbing for apples, eating doughnuts off a string, sucking spaghetti through a straw (My mother taught me that), eating cream crackers and see how quick you can whistle.
On Thursday we are going to put on a show – parents and carers can come and see it. We are going to tell 2 stories with mime and pictures and sing a song or two.
So if you would like to book a young person on – please email me or phone.
The dates are: Tuesday 29th October – Thursday 31st October, start at 10.00 am and finish at 2.30 pm, bring packed lunch and supply appropriate clothes.
It is happening at Harvington School Hall.
And I am looking for senior helpers as well.
Price remains: £20 for 3 days for up to age 11 and £10 for senior helpers.
Day passes are £7.50 for one day and £15 for 2 days.
If you have friends who live outside the area – they are welcome too!
Please get in touch – any questions fire away.
GLADS are producing a panto (Sleeping Beauty) at Churh Lench Village Hall, in aid of Church Lench Village Hall, the Pre-school, and the LSRC.Places are limited so this will be a ticket only event (No pay at the door). There will be a licensed bar
This panto has a little adult content in the form of innuendo and double entendre but is probably suitable for most youngsters. However we are producing a child friendly version which will be in the form of a matinee. This is targeted at age up to and including middle school.
Adult £8 (Adult = High school age and above)
Child £6 (Below high school age)
Tickets and performances as below
Fri. 29th Nov 7.30 for 8.00 Adult only
Tickets from Anne Cain 01386 870564
Sat. 30th Nov 2.30 for 3.00 Children and Adults
Tickets from Emilia 07534749755
Sun. 1st Dec. 7.00 for 7.30 Adult only
Tickets from Dave Burns 01386 870271
Download poster here
To Parents in Church Lench and Atch Lench
Does your child walk to school in Church Lench?
Does your child catch the school bus in Church Lench?
There is a dangerous bend in the road that runs from Farm Lane up toward the School in Church Lench.
It is a blind bend, which cars come racing around, often at speeds that seem to exceed the current speed limit of 30 miles per hour.
It is narrow, and only just has room for two cars to pass - carefully, not at speed.
It is situated near "Shalom", “Metchley Cottage” and "Ellesmere" (house names).
Our concern is that all our children walk around this bend every morning on their way to school, and every evening on their way back home. There is no footpath, and it is, frankly, scary, when it's "rush hour".
As a parent, it has concerned us ever since we started walking to school with the children.
Even more so since our son started walking to catch the bus, by himself.
We know that some other parents are also worried.
If you, like us, are worried, and would like to see something done to improve matters, perhaps you would be prepared to telephone the County Council and add your voice to ours. There are several things that could be done to improve safety … we just have to encourage the Council to do something.
A phone call to Worcester Hub on 01905 768342 or 0845 6072005 is all that it takes.
Ask to speak to someone about a dangerous road in the village, and they will probably put you through to a member of the Highways Team.
The more people who speak out, the more likely we will get a favourable response.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
Jon and Jenny Fletcher
Often found in the Club