There will be a Harvest Thanksgiving Service in Garvald Church on Sunday 1st November at 9.30 am. Everyone is welcome.
In order to mark the occasion we are planning to collect donations for the East Lothian Food Bank. You can bring your donation to the church next Sunday morning or you can leave it in the plastic box which has been placed in the bus shelter next to the village green. The box will be emptied every day.
Thanks in advance
Saturday 31st October
Sadly like most things this year the annual children’s Halloween party has to be cancelled due to covid!
So instead, to mark the occasion and have some fun we thought we would organise a spooky halloween trail through the woods in the park for the children of Garvald. Children must be accompanied by an adult and you must have a torch, these are private woods and you enter at your own risk, all current covid social distancing rules must be followed, please be respectful of others and of the woods and stay on the path.
The spooky trail will set up and able to walk round from when it gets dark and the ghouls come out.
We also thought is would be nice if the children want to decorate their windows or gardens in some way and you can take a stroll round the village and have a look at them all.
If you are happy for children to guise please make it obvious and have a pumpkin or some decoration to indicate you are happy with this and we ask everyone to be respectful and not knock on any doors that do not have any decoration.
We hope this will bring a bit of fun and excitement around Halloween for the kids in what has been and continues to be a strange year for everyone!
Garvald Church will re-open for Sunday worship this Sunday 4th October at 9.30 am. It will be a shorter service than usual and everyone will have to socially distance and wear a face mask.
Services will then continue on alternate Sundays in Garvald and Morham.
We would love to welcome everyone to the Church, especially anybody who has recently moved to Garvald.
A new short film describing some the history of Morham and the recent project to find Morham Castle has been made available as part of the East Lothian Heritage Online Festival and can be viewed here.
A few of us have been going out for a Sunday morning run for several years now. Sometimes there have been as many as 5 people, occasionally only 1, but usually at least 2. Please join us.
We run a 5 km circle with a couple of hills and enough flat stretches to chat. Meet 9 am at the Park. It hardly ever rains!
See you this Sunday
There will be a temporary display of the ‘Garvald in Lockdown’ photos in the front garden of 1 Council Houses, Garvald tomorrow afternoon (Saturday 22nd August) to coincide with the Garvald Door Display Day (in place of the village show).
It’s the ‘not the village show day’ tomorrow. Feeling bereft? Decorate your door instead – bunting, pots of plants, vase of flowers, basket of veg, art work, jam jars, sewing – get creative! Have doors ready by 2pm and for the kids – a door discovery trail (sweets on successful completion – bring a pencil).
Jo – on behalf of GHS Committee
In place of Garvald Village Show this year we invite you to ‘show’ your produce and creations at your doorstep! Decorate your door however you wish; bunting, pots of plants, vase of flowers, basket of veg, bunting, art work, jam jars, sewing – get creative! Have doors ready by 2pm – there will also be a kids trail around the village. And do make use of facebook page ‘Garvald Growers Makers and Bakers’ to share photos. Let’s keep the spirit of the Show – but in the street – to allow appropriate distancing!
Jo – on behalf of GHS Committee
It’s been several years since the last art show. Sadly we have lost some artists since then; however, we may have gained some amongst the newer residents of the village.
If you, or anyone you know in the village, are keen to take part in another art show please contact Tim Flinn at Beech Cottage or use the contact form, below.
About ten artists are needed to make the show affordable and five are already interested. Spread the word!
In place of Garvald Village Show this year we invite you to ‘show’ your produce at your doorstep! Decorate your door however you wish; bunting, pots of plants, vase of flowers, basket of veg, jam jars – get creative! Have doors ready by 2pm – there will also be a kids trail around the village. If you live outwith the actual village you could share or borrow a doorstep – ask a committee member or get in touch via the contact form. Also please do make use of the (private) facebook group ‘Garvald Growers, Makers and Bakers’ to share any pics of your lockdown gardening achievements.
Let’s keep the spirit of the Show – but in the street – to allow for appropriate distancing!