From September's Meeting Point
We are delighted to welcome back The Bristol Sinfonietta Orchestra for another evening of fantastic music on Saturday 8th
September at 7:30 pm. They will be joined by St Mary's Choir. Tickets, £7.50, are avaiable from June Robbins on 617491 or from Olveston Stores.
The cool Porch of St Mary's Church has, over the last few years, become a collecting point for surplus seasonal vegetables from our village gardeners.
Please come and help yourselves to fresh local produce when there is some. This offer is open to everyone.
Toilet Twinning Appeal:
This is now finished and has raised the fantastic sum of £554.37. In addition to twinning Olveston School and the toilets
at St Mary's, Compton Greenfield and Aust, we have also twinned one of the Methodists' toilets with a latrine in Myanmar.
A huge, "Thank you" to those of you who have supported this appeal and to those who twinned their toilet at home.
Well done for helping to flush away poverty!
Over the last few years many people in the village mounted Advent Windows to form a living Advent Calendar. These proved very popular. We are hoping
to create them again this year. If you would like to take part, please get in touch
with Debbie Harris on 01454 613273 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of October.
With thanks to everyone who contributed to St Mary's Springs of Hope Appeal, which raised an amazing £17,812. The renovation of the hospital at Sachibondu, Zambia has now been completed. The solar water pump provided by the appeal (to be known as The Holy Roly Pump or HRP, dedicated to the life and work of Roly) is complete and will provide fresh clean drinking water to the hospital and the site. It is hoped there will be a self funded visit to the hospital next year when a plaque will be dedicated.
The drop-in centre for vulnerable women in St Paul's, which the appeal helped to convert and refit, is open and providing a much needed facility where women in need can go during the day for companionship, care and safety.
If anyone would like more information, or see photos, please contact Gail email@example.com or 612709