WICKEN NOTES AND DIARY MAY 2019
St Margarets Church and Community Centre –
Please check centre pages for details of church services during May. Annual St Helens service at 10.30 am on Sunday 30 June. Please ring Margaret Davis on 550703, Anna on 540610 or Richard on 541522 if you want more information or to ask any questions.
Baroness Shirley Williams is coming to give a talk on Women and Politics on Friday evening 3 May – details will be confirmed by leaflet to Wicken residents when the arrangements are finalised but if you live in one of the other villages in the benefice and want more information – you will be very welcome to attend – please ring Anna Arend on 540610 or Richard Taylor on 541522. There will be refreshments.
Quiz – 26 April – report in next issue
Yoga – the new Yoga class continues from 9.00 am – 10.00 am on Monday mornings. Start the week well! Just come along - or for more information call Jenny on 07792 033 242 or email her on firstname.lastname@example.org. Check her web-site at www.jennywallwork.com.
Pilates - new classes continue on Wednesday evenings – 6.15 – 7.15 pm for beginners and 7.30 – 8.30 pm for beginners and improvers. Classes are small, fun, friendly and relaxed. If you are interested, please email Vanessa on email@example.com or ring on 07852 781566.
100 Club – £50 winners will be drawn at the Quiz on 26 April.
Garden Club - Viv McLennan writes ‘The Garden Club had a lovely day at Eltham Palace even if the tulips were a bit shy! Our next outing is to Two Cottages garden on 13 June. A number of members made their own way to support the National Open Gardens initiative and see the wonderful gardens and tulips at Alswick Hall near Buntingford and enjoyed hog-roast and home-made cake. Please email Frances on firstname.lastname@example.org or Viv on email@example.com for more information about the club and its plans.’
Art Group – Jill Turner writes ‘The Art Group is very excited about the prospect of putting on an Art Exhibition on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 September. As well as selected pieces of art work, there will be floral arrangements and wreaths made by members of the Garden Club and Wicken Ladies and refreshments will be offered. Many members of the Art Group are working on pictures to display and to include in the 2020 Art Group calendar and producing cards for sale.
‘We are looking forward to Carmen Gloria, one of our members, leading a workshop on using soft pastels on Wednesday 15 May.
‘We currently have 17 members and are looking to increase our membership so if anyone is interested please contact Jill Turner on 01799 543680 or call in to the Wicken Church and Centre on a Wednesday morning between 10.30 and 12.30 to find out more about the club and what we do – and sample the friendship and fun. We shall be meeting each Wednesday during May and Ken Mark is offering an hour’s tuition between those times on 22 and 29 May.’
Wicken Ladies – Jenny Burgess writes ‘The Wicken Ladies met in March for an enjoyable evening attempting to identify each other from baby photographs. Some proved more difficult than others! Further dates for the year were confirmed as being a Chocolate Coffee morning in late April, a village walk in May, the now annual Bake-Off at Wicken House in June, a summer picnic in July, an evening of Autumn flower arranging in September, a film night in October, a Flamenco evening in November and a Christmas celebration in December. Watch this space for details! As always, everyone is welcome to any of our events.’ For full details or to join our mailing list and to receive all our updates, please email Jenny on firstname.lastname@example.org or Tanya on email@example.com.
Carpet bowls – slight change in the normal pattern this month when we shall meet at 7.30 pm on the first and third Tuesdays of the month (7 and 21 May). We’re a friendly group with a warm welcome. Come along and try it! (contact Joan Morgan on 542558).
Book Club – next meeting 7.30 pm Thursday 30 May. More information from Marion Tyrell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Handbells (Belle-plates) Group – weekly sessions continue at 7.30 pm on Mondays. We’d love more members. No experience necessary – and it’s fun! Come along to have a go! Bring a friend!! If you’re interested, please ring Joan Morgan on 542558 or Richard Taylor on 541522.
Art Group 10.30 am Wed 1st 8th 15th 22nd 29th (contact Jill Turner 543680)
Pilates 6.15 and 7.30 pm Wed 1st 8th 15th 22nd 29th (contact Vanessa on 07852 781566)
Drop in for Coffee & Chat at Clavering Christian Centre 10 – 12 noon Thurs 2nd (contact Richard 541522 or Anna 540610 for a lift)
Wicken Ladies Walking Group 9.00 am Sat 4th 11th 18th 25th (meet at pub – outside!)
Breakfast Club 10.00 am Sat 4th (contact Richard Taylor 541522)
Yoga 9.00 am Mon 13th 20th (6th and 27th are bank holidays) (contact Jenny on 07792 033 242)
Belle-plates 7.30 pm Mon 13th 20th ( “ “ )(contact Joan Morgan 542558)
Carpet Bowls 7.30 pm Tues 7th 21st (contact Joan Morgan on 542558)
Book Club 7.30 pm Thurs 30th (contact Joan Morgan on 542558)
St Helens annual service 10.30 am with light refreshments – walking from St Margarets 9.30 am