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    St Mary and St Lambert Stonham Aspal and Mickfield

    Every Sunday during September there will be Morning Worship via Zoom at 9.30am with midweek services of Morning Prayer on Tuesdays at 9am, and Evening Prayer on Fridays at 6.30pm. In order to ‘attend’ please email reader.ruthdennigan@gmail.com and Ruth will send you the link. You are invited to attend any service, on line or in any church building, they are all Benefice services open to everyone.

    SERVICES AT STONHAM ASPAL

    6 September 11.00am Holy Communion Please let Philip know by 6pm Saturday if you intend to come by 711684 or revphilippayne@btinternet.com
    27 September 2.30pm Harvest at the Farm  

    HOLY COMMUNION

    We look forward to welcoming you to the first service in our church building since lockdown. It will be at 11am on Sunday 6 September. Please stay 2m away from everyone who is not a member of your household and wear a face covering. We will meet you as you arrive and explain the seating arrangements and other details. An order of service will have been put on your seat by someone who has sanitised their hands. There will be music, but no singing. If you wish to take communion please come up the main aisle to the nave altar and stand at a distance while silently receiving the bread then use the side aisle to the right to return to your seat. At the end of the service leave by the south chancel door where there will be a plate for your offering and place your order of service in the box. Please maintain 2m distance from everyone as you leave.

    HARVEST AT THE FARM - Come as you are, in your car!

    Join in our drive-in Benefice Service to celebrate the end of the Harvest in a field at Broughton Hall on Sunday 27 September at 2.30pm. Drive to the service and park as directed a car’s width from the next car.  Stay in your car with your windows open to join in the fun. The Church Band will be providing the music and singing is encouraged! There will be more details on the pew sheet nearer to the time, or from Frankie frankie@moatfarm.online or David djtydeman@gmail.com

    CYCLE RIDE

    As things currently stand, this year’s Suffolk Historic Churches Trust Sponsored Ride and Stride will be taking place on Saturday 12 September, 9am-5pm.  The event will of course be different from normal with some churches possibly not open, no refreshments available and some churches with no recorders to welcome you. For sponsor forms or further information please call me on 01449 711443.

    Andrew Fuller

    200 CLUB – NEW SUBSCRIPTION YEAR

    As the new subscription year approaches we are very concerned about asking representatives to do door to door collections. So many of us are now familiar with online banking;  it would seem to be a good time to change our way of collecting your subscriptions.  The new system should make it easier for you to pay your subscription and make it safer for those who have collected it in the past.

    Hopefully by October when the first draw of the club’s new year takes place, you will be able to pay your subscription on-line or by popping cash through my letter box. You will receive further details by post and we thank you in anticipation of your continued support.

    The 200 Club draw takes place each month.  For an annual subscription of £12 you have one number which is entered into each monthly draw throughout the year. 1st prize £50, 2nd Prize £20, 2 equal 3rd Prizes of £15. In December the prize money is doubled!!!! All proceeds are divided between the Village Hall and the Church.

    If you are new to the village, or not yet a member, and would like to support the 200 Club, please contact me on alexjenkinson@btopenworld.com or 01449 711393

    200 CLUB WINNERS

      1st £50 2nd £20 3rd= £15 3rd=£15
    April 173 Mr & Mrs Goodenough    92 Mr & Mrs Smith    50 Mr D Morley          232 Mrs P Rout
    May 176 Mr D Tydeman 1 R Betts 72 Mr & Mrs Ryland 104 Mr N Garnham
    June 129 E Kerry 228 C Francis 82 Mr A Sutton 86 E Williams
    July 23 Mr & Mrs Gamble 128 A Bloom 63 Mr R Tydeman 211 Mrs L Moody

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    Community Council Update

    As you will see the magazine is now back…..for the time being. Just in case the printers have to close again, all articles and announcements will be put on the village Facebook page and this website - as they have been over the past few months.

    Subscriptions

    The annual subscription is usually collected in March, and I know for a few of you, this did happen. For everyone else, please note that your subscription will be collected in January and this will be for the new year. For those of you who have already paid, your payment will be carried forward to the new year.

    Autumn Lunch

    Very sadly, this has been cancelled for this year. As soon as we are able, we will advise you of the new date.

    Santa’s Sleigh

    The good news is that Santa has confirmed that he will be visiting the village on Christmas Eve, but has a few logistical problems to resolve beforehand! His elves are working on these and depending on the rules and regulations that are in force in December, it may be Santa will only stop in a few central areas in the village to deliver presents. Santa has promised to let us have regular updates, and these will be included in the October and November magazines.

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    Fibre Poll now closed

    Thanks for your inputs, the bid is now with Openreach for consideration. A map of the properties who submitted inputs is attached.

    Areas requesting FTTP

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    Fibre?

    Do you want much faster and reliable Broadband?

    BT Openreach have now accepted that we are interested in a Community Fibre Project for the Village. I now have 15 days to enter details of interested people and properties. There is NO OBLIGATION if you express interest. There is fibre in Mill Green, but not in Stonham Aspal Village.

    The plan is to get Fibre direct to every property, using your existing provider (at their standard normal cost), to give you speeds of 300 Mbps. The data is what they require, except for the Email which I will use to keep in contact with updates.

    Please fill in the form here to help us ...

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