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Monday, 27 June 2016

Leesfield Parish June 26th 2016


Thurs June 30th       St. Thomas’ Leesfield FUNdraiser’s Fizz Fashion Show @ St. Edward’s Church Hall at 7:30pm – tickets now available from Karen Jakeman

Sat July 2nd Coffee morning at the home of Mrs Wood    Walkers Lane  10.30 to noon

Big Band Gala Night on the 2nd July. £10 adults, £5 children (although probably only suitable for older children}, includes buffet supper. Donations of cash or raffle prizes will be gratefully received. Please encourage people to get tickets and attend this event – a good audience is very important!

Sunday July 3rd  after the service, 12.30, at St Thomas event to celebrate the new facilities!.
We are really pleased with our achievement in getting the loo and kitchen together with the community room, and are inviting people and organisations who have helped to this buffet lunch. We do still need more funds for tables and chairs as well as for renewing the carpet at the back of church, so please do support fundraising events!

Harvest Queen Amy Jakeman’s “at home” – Sat 9th July. This will be Amy and her retinue’s big event of the year when Rose Queens are invited from other churches.  So please come along and support them.  It starts at 2.30pm with a short service in church followed by refreshments, a raffle, lots of stalls including chocolate, bottle & teddy tombolas.  All donations from gift bags to tombola items to homemade cakes are gratefully received and should be given to Amy and her retinue or their mums.  Also, please can anyone who is able to help on the day also let them know. Thank You J

Parish trip July 16th. Includes 1 and half hour barge trip and visit to Oswaldtwistle Mill. Leave junction Spring Lane/Burton Street 9am, leave Oswaldtwistle at 4.30pm.  Cost £20. Let Audrey or Roy know if you are interested.

Bonus ball is struggling a bit because some people who have numbers have got behind with payments. Also there are several available numbers if you’d like to join (£1 a week, if your number is the bonus ball on Saturday’s lottery draw you win a cash prize.) Susan Harrop is the person to contact or pay. If anyone is prepared to take on running Bonus Ball please would they talk to Susan.

There is a lot going on in this parish. There are many ways to keep in touch with what is going on. The weekly newsletter and ‘dates for your diary’ is usually available either by e mail or as a paper copy. The magazine has information. Liz Dent produces an electronic copy of Calendar dates. There is also St Thomas’ blogspot.  Please make sure you check these regularly so you don’t miss anything!

We have heard recently about a person walking in the cemetery being robbed –please take care if you walk there alone!

Magazine  articles to paulmdent@gmail.com) please

Items for the newsletter to Edith by Wednesday eve please.


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY


Thurs June 30th       St. Thomas’ Leesfield FUNdraisers Fizz Fashion Show 7:30pm

 Sat July 2nd              Coffee morning Mrs S Wood  Walkers Lane  10.30 to noon                                          

                                    Big Band concert St Edward’s Hall  7.30pm

Sun July 3rd              Event to celebrate the new facilities at St Thomas. 12.30

Wed July 6th              Joint PCC with Hey at St Thomas  7.30pm

Sat July 9th                 Harvest Queen “at home” 2:30pm
Mon July 11th            Buildings committee  7.30pm St Thomas
Thurs July 14th           Deanery Synod Friezland 7.30pm
Sat July 16th               Parish trip – Barge trip and Mill visit
Wed July 20th          Confirmation rehearsal    7pm St Thomas
Thurs July 21st           Coffee evening 27 The Sycamores    7.30pm
Sat July 23rd               Tea and Toast   St Thomas  10.30 to noon (£3 inc raffle)
Sun July 24th            Confirmation 11am St Thomas.  No service at St Agnes today

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Leesfield Parish June 19th 2016


There is a lot going on in this parish. There are many ways to keep in touch with what is going on. The weekly newsletter and ‘dates for your diary’ is usually available either by e mail or as a paper copy. The magazine has information. Liz Dent produces an electronic copy of Calendar dates. There is also St Thomas’ blogspot.  Please make sure you check these regularly so you don’t miss anything!


PCC meet tomorrow, Monday June 20th 7pm St Thomas.


Bonus ball is struggling a bit because some people who have numbers have got behind with payments. Also there are several available numbers if you’d like to join (£1 a week, if your number is the bonus ball on Saturday’s lottery draw you win a cash prize.) Susan Harrop is the person to contact or pay. If anyone is prepared to take on running Bonus Ball please would they talk to Susan.


Thurs June 30th       St. Thomas’ Leesfield FUNdraiser’s Fizz Fashion Show @ St. Edward’s Church Hall at 7:30pm – tickets now available from Karen Jakeman


Coffee morning at the home of Mrs Wood    Walkers Lane  10.30 to noon.

Tickets are now on sale for the Big Band Gala Night on the 2nd July. £10 adults, £5 children (although probably only suitable for older children}, includes buffet supper. Donations of cash or raffle prizes will be gratefully received.

Sunday July 3rd  after the service, 12.30, at St Thomas event to celebrate the new facilities! Details later.

Harvest Queen Amy Jakeman’s “at home” – Sat 9th July. This will be Amy and her retinue’s big event of the year when Rose Queens are invited from other churches.  So please come along and support them.  It starts at 2.30pm with a short service in church followed by refreshments, a raffle, lots of stalls including chocolate, bottle & teddy tombolas.  All donations from gift bags to tombola items to homemade cakes are gratefully received and should be given to Amy and her retinue or their mums.  Also, please can anyone who is able to help on the day also let them know. Thank You J

Parish trip July 16th. Includes 1 and half hour barge trip and visit to Oswaldtwistle Mill. Leave junction Spring Lane/Burton Street 9am, leave Oswaldtwistle at 4.30pm.  Cost £20. Let Audrey or Roy know if you are interested.

Magazine  articles to paulmdent@gmail.com) please

Items for the newsletter to Edith by Wednesday eve please.


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY 
                                 
Mon June 20th         PCC St Thomas  Church 7pm

Thurs June 30th       St. Thomas’ Leesfield FUNdraisers Fizz Fashion Show 7:30pm

 Sat July 2nd              Coffee morning Mrs S Wood  Walkers Lane  10.30 to noon                                          

                                    Big Band concert St Edward’s Hall  7.30pm

Sun July 3rd              Event to celebrate the new facilities at St Thomas. 12.30

Wed July 6th              Joint PCC with Hey at St Thomas  7.30pm

Sat July 9th                 Harvest Queen “at home” 2:30pm
Sat July 16th               Parish trip – Barge trip and Mill visit
Wed July 20th          Confirmation rehearsal    7pm St Thomas
Thurs July 21st           Coffee evening 27 The Sycamores    7.30pm
Sat July 23rd               Tea and Toast   St Thomas  10.30 to noon (£3 inc raffle)
Sun July 24th            Confirmation 11am St Thomas.  No service at St Agnes today

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Leesfield Parish June 5th 2016


Afternoon Tea  at Lees Library from 2pm until 4pm on Saturday, 11th June, 2016 to celebrate the Queen’s birthday. Lees Band will be attending and playing patriotic songs and the event will include a celebratory toast to the Queen and Birthday Cake!!  Donations of raffle prizes please.  A list has also been put up at the back of Church, please add your name if you are able to make something for the buffet.  Tickets £5 per adult,  £2.50  children.  (from Audrey or Jenny).  All proceeds will be given to the Development Fund and ticket sales will be match funded by Barclay's Bank, so please buy your tickets as soon as possible.

Next week there are DCC meetings at both Churches. St Thomas Monday 13th 7pm and St Agnes Wednesday 15th at 8pm. These are important meetings and everyone is welcome (and encouraged!) to attend.

Thurs 9th June   Ladies of Leesfield Quiz night Library 7.30pm

Bonus ball is struggling a bit because some people who have numbers have got behind with payments. Also there are several available numbers if you’d like to join (£1 a week, if your number is the bonus ball on Saturday’s lottery draw you win a cash prize.) Susan Harrop is the person to contact or pay. If anyone is prepared to take on running Bonus Ball please would they talk to Susan.


Thurs June 30th       St. Thomas’ Leesfield FUNdraiser’s Fizz Fashion Show @ St. Edward’s Church Hall at 7:30pm – tickets now available from Karen Jakeman

Tickets are now on sale for the Big Band Gala Night on the 2nd July. £10 adults, £5 children (although probably only suitable for older children}, includes buffet supper. Donations of cash or raffle prizes will be gratefully received.

Sunday July 3rd  after the service, 12.30, at St Thomas event to celebrate the new facilities! Details later.

Harvest Queen Amy Jakeman’s “at home” – Sat 9th July. This will be Amy and her retinue’s big event of the year when Rose Queens are invited from other churches.  So please come along and support them.  It starts at 2.30pm with a short service in church followed by refreshments, a raffle, lots of stalls including chocolate, bottle & teddy tombolas.  All donations from gift bags to tombola items to homemade cakes are gratefully received and should be given to Amy and her retinue or their mums.  Also, please can anyone who is able to help on the day also let them know. Thank You J

Parish trip July 16th. Includes 1 and half hour barge trip and visit to Oswaldtwistle Mill. Leave junction Spring Lane/Burton Street 9am, leave Oswaldtwistle at 4.30pm.  Cost £20. Let Audrey or Roy know if you are interested.

Magazine  articles to paulmdent@gmail.com) please

Items for the newsletter to Edith by Wednesday eve please.

 DATES FOR YOUR DIARY                                 

Thurs 9th June           Ladies of Leesfield Quiz night Library 7.30pm

Sat June 11th            Afternoon tea at Lees Library 2-4pm  Queen’s 90th Birthday

Mon June 13th         St Thomas DCC  7pm St Thomas church  All welcome

Wed June  15th        St Agnes DCC  8pm  St Agnes All Welcome

Sat June 18th            Tea and toast 10.30 to noon
                                   Remembering Lees at War  St John’s hall  7-9pm

Sun June 19th        Parade service at St Agnes – All age, no Sunday school.

Mon June 20th         PCC St Thomas  Church 7pm

Thurs June 30th       St. Thomas’ Leesfield FUNdraisers Fizz Fashion Show 7:30pm

Sat July 2nd               Big Band concert St Edward’s hall  7.30pm

Sun July 3rd              Event to celebrate the new facilities at St Thomas. 12.30

Wed July 6th              Joint PCC with Hey at St Thomas  7.30pm

Sat July 9th                 Harvest Queen “at home” 2:30pm
Sat July 16th               Parish trip – Barge trip and Mill visit
Sun July 24th            Confirmation 11am St Thomas.  No service at St Agnes today

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

The LAST Project! Wow!


Since our last LAST article things really have moved on apace. Those who get to church regularly will see how dramatic has been the progress on this project week by week:  as the back pews were taken out, the floors were taken up and re-laid, the old screen was taken down, the new walls were put up, the Toilet, the Store Room, the Services Cupboard, the Kitchen, and the Community Room took shape. Those who can’t get every week will be even more impressed with the progress to date and the clear shape of things to come.

Over the last month the Development Team have had weekly Site Meetings with Rebecca Gilbert-Rule, the Architect from Lloyd Evans Prichard, to see and discuss progress and the questions which arise as the work goes on. (Like will it look all right for the long planned wedding on May 7th and will we be able to host the United Whit Sunday Service on 15th?  The contractors played their part but the church team also worked extremely hard to ensure that the church looked really well and building-wise both events went off without a hitch.)

From this morning (19th May) we saw the heating system had been laid - with pipes and points for the radiators, the electrics were in, awaiting the plug  sockets, the walls had been plastered, the floor coverings in the Toilet and Kitchen had been put down. Within the next couple of days we expect the Kitchen fittings (kindly donated by Emannuel Whitaker) to arrive and be fitted.

One big job this week has been to strip back the long old panelling from where the pews were – thought to be the original – so that it can be incorporated into the new design, lightened to fit in, and used to front the new walls facing the church. Fortunately we have a very skilled man working on this who is having to take off years of stain, paint, varnish to bring it from very dark to its original natural light colour.

By the time you read the June edition of Voice we expect that further progress will be visible. The Contractors work is expected to be ready for handover on or around the 8th June, and we will then be ready for work to start on the final touches such as tiling and decorating by our volunteers.

Further fundraising will be needed for the finishing touches. We have the Queen’s Birthday event on the 11th June, the Big Band Gala Night on the 2ndJuly and the Parish Boundary Walk in September and we hope that these will be well-supported. Donations to the Development Fund will also be gratefully received.

Though we have had our share of set-backs along the way and the project has seemed a long time coming the last few weeks have been a really exciting and rewarding time with the whole church and indeed the local community on-side and willing the work forwards with great encouragement, magnificent financial and tremendous practical help.

The Development Team are sure that the project is one of which everyone will be very proud!

Mel Farrar,  Secretary to the Development Group.