1st December 2017
Mums’ and Dads’ Coffee Break:
The group meets on Wednesdays from 9.00 – 10.00am and later in the Church. Toddlers are always welcome and there are toys available as well as tea/ coffee with biscuits for 50p.
Moggerhanger Meeting Place and Shop:
We are pleased to announce that we are now stocking Franklin’s sausages. Varieties available are Farmhouse, Cumberland and Spanish (spicy). The shop is open from 10 till noon every weekday morning.
The new opening hours for the Village shop are as follows:
Tuesday 10.00am till noon, Wednesday 10.00am till noon (9.00am till noon during term-time), Thursday 10.00am till noon and Saturday 10.00am till noon. Coffees and teas will be available during opening hours as usual.
“Dog Training and Obedience Classes” will be held on Fridays at the Village Hall on a weekly basis from 11.00am till noon. For more information contact Denise Price tel. 07926 350693 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Spain comes to Moggerhanger:
Over eighty people, many dressed in Spanish costume, made their way to Moggerhanger Village Hall on Saturday 18 November. After last year’s successful French Evening, this year the Friends of St John’s Church chose Spain as their theme.
Once everyone had found their seat, Carolyn Adams played a piece on the violin and our waiters and waitresses served five different kinds of wonderful tapas as the starter course. This was duly followed by a main course of chicken and chorizo or vegetable paella with buttered new potatoes and a Mediterranean green salad. Dessert came next – churros with chocolate dipping sauce, fresh fruit salad or orange and chocolate cheesecake.
Whilst the meal was in progress, there was a Spanish quiz to wrestle with and each table fielded one or more teams. After the meal there was entertainment with two songs from ‘Carmen’ sung by Moggerhanger’s very own Carolyn Taylor with piano accompaniment from Tessa Wood (who also played for Carolyn Adams). Then Claire Astbury performed four different flamenco dances, joined for the last one by Elena Ramos a Spanish friend. Claire promised that she would teach a dance to anyone who would like to have a go – and later on she did just that – once we had moved some tables aside to make space.
Next came the prize giving, best dressed gentleman was Peter Dean, best dressed lady was Coral Ford and a prize for the most original costume went to Jo Hollington dressed as a Seville orange. Three teams had the same score for the quiz, so Elena devised some tie-break questions to determine the winners. This was followed by the raffle and once all that was over there was music for dancing.
The organisers would like to thank everyone who helped, too many to mention here by name, with the setting up, cooking, serving and clearing up which made the evening such a success and was much appreciated. The evening resulted in a healthy profit of £1136 which will go towards the upkeep of the church and grounds. Thank you.
St John the Evangelist:
Morning Prayers are held in the Church every Tuesday at 9.15am. Anyone who would like to come, member or not, is more than welcome to do so. It’s a nice, quiet, short, reflective time together. We say a formal Morning Prayer, but also leave space for a more informal time of prayer.
The next service at St John’s will be the Sung Communion on Sunday, December 3 at 9.00am.