Please check centre pages for details of church services in the benefice during September. The 6.00 pm service on Sunday 1 September is a Sung Evensong and Holy Communion, and this month’s Breakfast Service with bacon and sausage rolls and croissants will be at 10.00 am at the Clavering Christian Centre. Please ring Margaret Davis on 550703, Anna on 540610 or Richard on 541522 if you want more information or to ask any questions.
Jumble Sale – 14September. Please call Anna on 540610 if you’re able to help and if you have items for collection or cakes for sale
Yoga – the class continues from 9.00 am – 10.00 am on Monday mornings. Occasional workshops following the routine sessions will now be offered each month, and in September that will take place on 9 September. Please call Jenny on 07792 033 242 or email her firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. Check her web-site at www.jennywallwork.com.
Pilates - 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 to check sessions during the holiday period.
Garden Club - Viv McLennan writes‘The Garden Club had a lovely afternoon in the garden of Madeleine and David Radford. We were spoilt on arrival with a glass of Pimms and were able to sit in their terrace and view the garden and appreciate the different view of the church. David gave a very interesting talk on how the garden had developed over the three years they have owned Church cottage. They had concentrated so far on planting lots of trees and making a start on their cottage beds. We also watched ‘Wainwright’, their robot grass-cutter, tackling the undulations in the expansive lawn. Fortunately, we had just finished the tour of the garden when the heavens opened and there was a heavy shower, but we were able to have a delicious cream tea in the church.
Our next visit is on 12 September when the Club is going to Tom Stuart-Smith’s prairie garden. He is a multi-award-winning garden designer at Chelsea. The coach will leave Wicken at 8.45am and the cost is £34.25 to include entry which is in aid of charity. Please let Viv or Frances know as soon as possible if you plan to go on firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com .
Art Group – Jill Turner writes ‘The Group continues to meet at 10.30 am on Wednesday 4th, 11th, and 18th September. Ken Mark returns to tutor the group on Wednesday 25th September. We are all working towards and looking forward to the Celebration of Arts and Flowers event taking place on 28th and 29th September, where as well as enjoying the art-work, you will be able to buy the Wicken Bonhunt 2020 calendar with works of art from 13 of our members.
We have spaces for new members. If you are interested in finding out more about the Club then please phone Jill Turner on 01799 543680 or come along and meet us on any of the Wednesdays 10.30 am – 12.30 pm.’
Wicken Ladies – Jenny Burgess writes ‘The Wicken Ladies met in July for their first ever ‘Swap Shop’. A dozen ladies came along with items of clothing, jewellery, shoes and handbags which together made a very varied and attractive basis for ‘swapping’ to begin. Everyone went home extremely happy with several new items to add to their wardrobe and what was left was donated to charity.
August has been a quiet month for the Ladies. Our next big meeting is on Thursday 26 September when we will combine with the Garden Club for an evening of Autumn flower arranging. The arrangements will be an important part of the Art Club exhibition celebrating Art and Flowers in the Wicken Community Centre over the week-end of 28 and 29 September.
Don’t forget the Flamenco evening on 14 November and save 5 December for our annual Christmas festivities evening. More details about all these events will be sent out to our mailing list nearer the time. 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 – normal pattern - meet at 7.30 pm on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month (10 and 24 September). 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 26 September. More information from Marion Tyrell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Handbells (Belle-plates) Group – Weekly sessions will resume at 7.30 pm on Monday 2 September. 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.
Yoga 9.00 am Mon 2nd, 9th (followed by workshop), 16th, 23rd, 30th(contact Jenny on 07792 033 242)
Belle-plates 7.30 pm Mon 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th(contact Joan Morgan 542558)
Art Group 10.30 am Wed 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th (contact Jill Turner 543680)
Pilates 6.15 and 7.30 pm Wed 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th(contact Vanessa on 07852 781566 to check sessions)
Drop in for Coffee & Chat at Clavering Christian Centre 10 – 12 noon Thurs 5th(contact Richard 541522 or Anna 540610 for a lift)
Breakfast Club 10.00 am Sat 7th (contactRichard Taylor 541522)
Garden Club Visit to Tom Stuart-Smith’s Prairie Garden Thurs 12th (contact Frances to confirm)
Carpet Bowls 7.30 pm Tues 10th, 24th(contact Joan Morgan on 542558)
Jumble Sale 14 September
Book Club 7.30 pm Thurs 26th(contact Joan Morgan on 542558)
Wicken Ladies Flower Arranging evening 26 September