It is with great excitement that we can announce that we are looking forward to welcoming Revd Tim Laundon as our new Priest In Charge of the Benefice of Ludgershall and Tidworth in the New Year.
Tim and his wife Amy are currently based in Windsor and preparing for their move to Wiltshire. Please continue to pray for them as they make these preparations and Tim finishes his responsibilities there.
And also continue to pray for the PCC, Church Wardens and supporting clergy here, as we continue to serve Ludgershall and Faberstown during the remainder of the vacancy until mid January 2019, when it is anticipated that Tim will be installed here by the Bishop. We praise God for His faithfulness and goodness to us and His provision for us during this time.
Next weekend is our Flower Festival! Open throughout the day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, please drop in to see lots of wonderful floral creations! We will also have an evening of music and poems including a performance from The Blue Horizon Handbell Ringers with wine and nibbles on Friday at 7pm, and a Songs Of Praise service at 6pm on Sunday, not to mention Revd Jimmy Holden will preside at his first communion surrounded by flowers at our usual 10am Sunday morning service. Happiness is…seeing you there!
Come along to celebrate the Harvest! Our Harvest Thanksgiving Service is on Sunday 25th September at 10am. We will be welcoming donations of dried, tinned or fresh food at our service to distribute to those in need. Alternatively you can drop off donations by the church door, or in the porch of the Rectory. We will be having fun dressing the church for our celebrations on Saturday 24th September at 9:30am, if you would like to come and join in making the church beautiful using the produce of the harvest! Looking forward to seeing you this Harvest.
We now meet between 9:30 and 11:30am on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so come along and join the fun! Open to children under 5 and their carers all year round (unless we say otherwise on our Facebook page)
It’s our Patronal Festival on Sunday 24th July 2016, when we celebrate St James. Come along at 10am for a church-style birthday party. There will be games, there will be Gospel, there will be sharing bread and wine.
The Ludgershall Barons are plotting!
Come along and join the Magna Carta Celebrations this weekend
Saturday 12th September 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday 13th September 11 am – 4 pm
Make your own scroll and seal it with wax, write with a quill, colour a baron and make a shield of your own.
Learn about Ludgershall’s connection with King John. He was a regular visitor to Ludgershall Castle, took one look at the kitchens and declared them so last century that he had new ones built!
There will be refreshments too – taste a Medieval biscuit and see what you think of it – should there be a History Week in the Great British Bake Off?
Note that if you are planning to drop off donations of men’s warm clothing, please do so between 10 am and 12 noon on Saturday – we have to get the donations to Salisbury on Saturday afternoon in order to co-ordinate properly.
The Tidworth Community Area Awards is the major community event which
gives recognition to those whose voluntary activities help improve the lives of all living in the Community Area and Shipton Bellinger,
Each year the Committee seeks to arrange the Awards Presentation Evening and we are currently planning for 2015. The presentation evening will be held on Wednesday 22nd April at the Wellington Academy.
Please return your nominations as soon as possible and no later than Wednesday 8th April 2015. Nomination Forms can be downloaded below and are also available on tidworthcommunityarea.info.
All are welcome to attend on the evening.
Anthony Pickernell (Tony)
Coordinator Tidworth Community Area Partnership
The Great War Commemorative Exhibition [UPDATE!]
An exhibition to commemorate 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War, will be held in the Memorial Hall Ludgershall, Saturday 8th November, 10 AM–4 PM, and on Sunday 9th November 11:30 AM–2 PM. Entrance will be free of charge. The event will serve as a launch for new book commemorating the 32 War Heroes commemorated on Ludgershall’s War Memorial.
A highlight on the Saturday all be a performance of popular war songs by Malcolm and Sandra Grundy, accompanied by Tom Turner on the organ, at 11AM & 2PM.
Also, there will be exhibits, a stall of books and materials from the period – including a newly written book containing the names and details of service of the Fallen as recorded on the War Memorial – together with a short history of the war and how it affected the growth of Wiltshire, from being an agricultural county that of a vast Army Training Ground.
At 10:30 AM on Saturday 8th November a specially designed and sown collage will be unveiled by the grandson of one of the men recorded on the War Memorial, and the Revd. Claire Maxim will dedicate it.
Refreshments will be available and a Raffle will be held.
Do come along and support the Royal British Legion, to whom all the proceeds will be donated.
If you have any memorabilia which you are willing to display, or could help to set up the exhibition, please would you contact Win Dixon, on (01264) 790812.