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Invitation to meeting 6th June – Garvald’s heritage – church and memories

PRESERVING GARVALD’S HERITAGE 

Garvald Village Hall, WEDNESDAY 6th JUNE, 7.30 pm until 9 pm

  • Information about an exciting oral history project and the chance to get involved
  • Return visit from John Gray Centre archivist with new photograph collection
  • Update on plans for restoration of Garvald Church (including 1960s film footage of the Church)
  • Launch of a new Community Group and an opportunity to share your ideas

REFRESHMENTS – ALL WELCOME!

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WW1 Centenary Poppy Project

2018 marks the centenary of the end of WW1 and there will be a very special Remembrance Day in November. Many communities throughout the country are responding with a project to decorate their War Memorials, graveyards and Churches with knitted poppies. We would like to do the same in Garvald and we are calling on all knitters, crochet-meisters, and crafts-people to help produce a large number of poppies. Janet Winter at 5 Burnside Court has a ball of red wool and a small amount of black for the excellent price of £1.50 and she will oversee the collection of the poppies. A knitting pattern is attached here. Crochet patterns can be found by searching on-line.

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Time to dust off those knitting needles and crochet hooks and rediscover a forgotten skill.

Watch this space for news of a knitting bee in The Stables later in the year!

Christian Aid Collection

Dear All,

This is the week in the year when we all have a chance to help people in desperate situations.

Here’s a video about how Christian Aid helped rebuild houses after the hurricane in Haiti: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KuCEPMnxkM

You will all be receiving Christian Aid envelopes through your letter-boxes and various people will be collecting them this week. If you miss the collection you can drop your envelope in to Caroline in The Old Schoolhouse or Janet in 5 Burnside Court. Or alternatively drop it in to the locked collection box in the Church (remember the Church is open every day). There will be a Christian Aid Brunch on Sunday 20th May at 10.30 am in The Stables after the Sunday service and everyone is welcome to come along.

Preserving Garvald’s Heritage – Weds 6th June

Preserving Garvald’s Heritage – invitation to community meeting

Garvald Village Hall, WEDNESDAY 6th JUNE, 7.30 pm until 9 pm

  • Information about an exciting oral history project and the chance to get involved
  • Return visit from John Gray Centre archivist with new photograph collection
  • Update on plans for restoration of Garvald Church (1960s film footage of the Church)
  • Launch of a new Community Group and an opportunity to share your ideas

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Easter Church Services

The traditional Maundy Thursday service will be held in Garvald Church on Thursday 19th March at 7.30 pm, to commemorate the Last Supper.

On Easter Sunday there will be a service in Morham Church at 9.30 am.

The Church is open every day, all day, and everyone is very welcome to enter and enjoy the peace.

Christmas Church Services 2017

Sunday 3rd December is the first Sunday in Advent and we will be lighting the first Advent candle at church. The Christmas Eve carol-service will be at 6 pm in Garvald and the Watchnight service at 11.30 pm in Morham. For more details on Church services in the coming months, please see the Church page.

Pop-Up Concert Friday 2nd

A reminder that Finlay Hay and friends from the Yehudi Menuhin School will be performing at Garvald Church on Friday, 7pm.

Contributions of bottles of red or white wine for after-concert refreshments would be most welcome! Please drop off at Lorraine’s (The Beehive), or to Anne at Honeysuckle Cottage.

Tickets are £5 on the door, or from Caroline McGregor. All proceeds will go to two charities doing wonderful work to support refugees in East Lothian: ‘East Lothian Aid for Refugees’, and ‘East Lothian Welcomes Refugees’.

 

Charity Fundraiser Concert 2nd June

Our very own Finlay Hay from Garvald is bringing home 6 friends from the Yehudi Menuhin School and they are all going to play for us at a pop-up concert on 2nd June at the Church. Please put the date in your diary, come along to hear some fabulous music and help us raise some money for refugees.

Thanks,
Caroline

PS If anyone would like to do some baking for the post-concert gathering, please let me know!!