Julie’s Weekly Update

Hello All,

We’re definitely into autumn now ….. but still lots to entertain and do.

H-art at the church is still in full swing so if you haven’t been then please do over the next couple of days as we close the doors on it at 5pm on Sunday. So open 10am – 5pm today, Sat and Sun.

It has transformed the church and is bringing in lots of people to explore the art works and they are amazed by the church at the same time.

On Sunday we have our new service at 11am of Morning Prayer, this week led by John and Naomi, and Samuel of course. As last week, the service will be held at the high altar so that H-art can continue. So come along and see what it’s about!

Also on Sunday of course is the annual village hall fete, held at Sunnycroft opposite the church with thanks to Jonathan and Jane. All the fun of the fair, and a few surprises as well between 2pm and 5pm. Why not combine it with a visit to H-art as well! Donations of cakes, plants, produce and teddies will still be appreciated. Don’t forget to bring your dog along as well for the fun dog show.

Next Saturday, as part of the Autumn in Malvern Festival, at 3pm, Roger Judd will be giving a talk, ‘St Michaels Choir School: Sir Frederick Gore Ouseley, A Forgotten Legacy?’ The talk includes musical interludes played on the organ and describes the important influence that the college had on English cathedral music. Should be very interesting. Tickets £8, box office 01684 892277

Coming soon:
next Friday 21st Macmillan Coffee Morning in the hall 10am – 12noon. Please come along to support this very worthy cause. Donations of cakes and bring and buy goodies will be very welcome

Monday 24th 6-9pm a First Aid course in the hall – see Sword for details

Saturday 6th Oct, 7.30pm, our 3rd Music Nouveau in the church. Lots of great musicians, young and old, variety of genres including folk and folk rock. In the amazing church acoustics it sounds fantastic. Entry by donation.

Sunday 7th Oct, 11am Harvest Festival service followed by bring and share lunch in the church. Just bring along a plate of savoury or sweet finger food. During the service please bring along foodstuffs, either fresh or non perishable, and it will be taken to St Pauls Hospice for the Homeless in Worcester where it is welcomed. The collection will go as usual to Farm Community Network to help farmers in times of stress.

That’s all for the moment ….. so until next week


W.W.1 at St Michaels

The programme as you can see is included with all events so far. Individual events will have more details and posters going out soon. If anyone has further information they would like to include or display in the exhibition please contact Ros 01584 811853.

(We are short on information on 100 years of the Royal Air Force and Canary girls at Hereford in the munitions factory)

Proposed improvements to facilities at the hall

I am writing to you on behalf of the Village Hall committee to let you know of proposed improvements to facilities at the hall.

We are seeking grant aid money to enable us to update the toilet block and main entrance area.

The existing block has served its purpose very well but standards and expectations have changed and we are very aware that the baby changing facilities and those for disabled users in particular, no longer meet current standards.

The hall is now heavily booked for a wide variety of activities and this has highlighted the need to improve not only the toilet facilities but also the entrance area to allow more space and easier access. The existing entrance doors and ramp, with a very small lobby, make the manoeuvring of wheelchairs and buggies difficult and there is no dedicated cloakroom area.

In order to gain grant aid for this project, we need the support of users of the hall and of the wider community. If you feel you could support this project, as an individual or as a group, we would welcome letters of support from you. Please highlight how such improvements would aid or enhance your use of the hall.

Timescales are important as we would like to have this aspect of the application ready for the autumn. If you would like more information, you can speak to me on 01584 819875.

Emailed letters of support to patmutton@hotrnail.co.uk

Written letters of support to Keppel Gate, St Michael. WR158TG

Midsummer Madness at St Michaels

Dear Ros and Pat, Just a quick email to say thank you for a lovely night all your hard work certainly paid off. Midsummer Madness at St Michaels.

As we parked and got out of the car we were greeted by the sound of Tom Wards fantastic Saxophone playing and a view of the lake with the swans doing what swans do! As we turned the corner it looked like a scene from country living magazine everyone looking very smart with glasses of bubbly and the sound of laughter and chatter. Stuart then appeared and reminded me of Leonard Sachs from the Good Old Days when he used to tell people what was about to occur, and we should obey or else!! He was desperately trying to gain some control and order to the festivities by telling everyone to enter the dining room or else! The dining room looked inviting with beautifully decorated tables adorned with flowers and candles which really helped with the ambiance of the evening, a lovely touch. The bar coped well with the influx of people not bothering to order glasses of wine!! just numerous bottles. The white wine being served in ice buckets, something that was greatly needed on such a balmy night. The food arrived promptly and efficiently with everyone getting their correct orders!! The salmon was beautifully moist, cooked to perfection by Pat and her crew and of course the desserts were also fab supplied by the cooks of St Michaels and beyond. The band played the right sort of music for us all to have a dance and/or jig around!! and everyone appeared to be enjoying themselves. I am sure if the weather had not been so warm more people would have been dancing but who could not take advantage of being outside on a beautiful summer evening with a gentle breeze coming off the lake. It really was a lovely night. So well done to the village hall committee and helpers for laying on a superb evening and, of course, to the very lively guests for attending.

See you all soon Love Jenny xxx

Thank you to all those who help create the Ball

Thank you to all those who helped create the Ball for June 23rd 2018

It is with great appreciation and gratitude to many people that such unique event took place this year in the village calendar. It is a tradition that the summer Ball takes place every two years which is a lovely is but does take quite a lot of organisation and orchestration. However, when Pat and Ros first ventured down to Cadmore Lodge on February 14th to begin plans, I think you’ll agree with me they carried through some excellent organisation and gave us a brilliant night to remember!

The group of men, Robin, Peter, Eddie, Mike Weston, Stuart, Geoff and Mark worked hard moving chairs, tables, cutlery, crockery etc back forth to set up at Cadmore, Friday and Sunday. The kitchen ladies and setting up ladies, Pat, Ros, Elaine, Ros, Janet, Janet, Polly, Chris, Jane and Cherry just worked tirelessly on food prep, laying tables and of course clearing up. We were grateful to Jess and James Harrison for their help in the kitchen and advise, they couldn’t have been more obliging, to the pudding club ladies, to our lovely group of waitresses from Tenbury High school, Muriel for selling raffle tickets, the generous donations raffle prizes, our saxophonist and ObScUrE our brilliant band! We were especially grateful to yourselves for coming along and being part of the evening, we hope you have fond memories of a special evening in June in 2018!

Stuart Plested