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Garvald Time Team

In the past few weeks, you may have spotted some strange men combing over local fields with metal detectors. They are archaeology enthusiasts Mariusz and Dariusz who are absolutely dedicated to their search for times past. So far, they have uncovered all sorts of coins, horse trappings, musket balls, buttons and buckles. A couple of interesting photos of a Roman coin (AD130), a Russian coin (AD1772) and various assorted items are shown below. If you want to know what lies in YOUR field ( or even your back garden) please fill in the contact form.

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    This key has been found. Please fill in the contact form if you would like to claim it

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      Christian Aid Week 2021 – Focus on climate crisis

      10 – 16 May 2021

      This climate crisis hurts us all. But people living in poverty fight the worst of it every day.

      Christian Aid Week

      From drought to flooding, climate change robs people of control over their lives. Extreme weather means people like Rose are struggling to survive without a reliable source of water.

      Your gift could help a community build an earth dam, so when the rains do come, they will have the water they need to live. A reliable source of water will help families withstand long drought or relentless rainstorms.

      Every envelope. Every gift. Every challenge can change lives.

      Christian Aid envelopes will be delivered through your letterboxes over the next couple of days. Please donate whatever you can.  Due to Covid 19 it has been decided that volunteers will not be knocking on your door to collect the envelopes but you can either deliver them yourself to The Old Schoolhouse, Garvald – there will be a collection bucket at the door.

      Or you can donate on-line. https://www.christianaid.org.uk/

      Or you can complete the form below asking for your donation envelope to be collected.

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        Re-opening of Garvald Church

        We are hoping and planning to re-open Garvald Church on Easter Sunday

        The Easter Sunday service will be at 9.30 am on 4th April. Everyone Welcome.

        Please remember to wear a face-mask and use hand-sanitiser.

        There might be a little bit of an Easter Egg hunt for the young-at-heart!

        Friends of Garvald Church AGM

        The AGM for the Friends of Garvald Church will be held on Wednesday 24th February at 7 pm via Zoom. If you would like to attend please fill in the contact form below and you will be sent a Zoom invitation.

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          Christmas Message from East Lothian Council

          We would like to share a short YouTube video, created by the ELC Communications team, ‘A festive message to our communities’, featuring the EL Provost, John McMillan and the Lord Lieutenant, Michael Williams, reflecting on this unprecedented year we are about to leave (thank goodness) thanking  communities, throughout East Lothian during COVID 19, for their enthusiasm, commitment and extraordinary efforts:

          https://youtu.be/nZPvREyAJ-4

          Thanks for Rockin’

          Thanks to everybody who came out yesterday and contributed in any way to our Christmas event. It was great to feel part of a small community again (although slightly scary to see so many people in one place, even if it was outside!) A special thanks and welcome to all the newcomers. For those of you who are ill or vulnerable and couldn’t join us – we missed you.

          Thanks to Peter and Elaine for delicious soup and mince pies.

          Thanks to our Buskers in the bus-shelter and and the Little Drummer Boy in the van

          Thanks to Murray and Tracey for the use of their gazebo – it will probably never be quite the same again.

          Thanks to Liz for masterminding the whole thing, and particularly the wooden decorations for the tree – there are more available from Kirklands, beside the Church.

          Thanks for all the raffle prizes and your enthusiastic participation in that activity – we raised a stunning £264.80 for Crisis, the homeless charity.

          Wishing everyone a very Happy and Healthy Christmas.

          PS Watch this space for the photos.