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St. Paul’s & St. Mary’s Church Wooburn, August Newsletter

ST. PAUL’S CHURCH and ST. MARY’S CHURCH WOOBURN

Church Summer Open Afternoons – Sundays in August 3-5pm
St Paul’s Church will be open on Sunday afternoons in August through to 3rd September to enable the community to have a peaceful look around the church and enjoy afternoon tea. Everyone welcome!

Teddy Bear Parachute Jump – Sunday 3rd September 12.30-4pm
Once again children of all ages are invited to come to St Paul’s to give their well-loved cuddly toys a trip of a lifetime. The teddies will take a parachute jump from the top of the church tower!

Interested in becoming a Bell Ringer?
St Paul’s is inviting anyone interested in Bell Ringing to join its friendly group.
Not only is it fun and great exercise, you learn a new skill over time. The team enters competitions, rings at other churches, and has friendship groups around the world.
The Bell Ringers meet 7:30-9:00pm on Wednesdays at St Paul’s Church. Anyone over the age of 11 years old is welcome. For more information contact the Vicarage on 01628 521209.

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August Newsletter from BECCMARK

Greeting to all from the BECCMARK team. Hope this newsletter finds you all well and enjoying, what has been so far, a glorious summer.

The summer months are just as busy as the Christmas months for us as we take our stalls to various summer fates to promote BECCMARK and what we do.

One of our stalls is with us every month. The tombola stall has donations from the stall holders at the fair every month, and is looked after by The Academy in Bourne End.The money raised goes to the chosen charity of the month. These charities are generally local ones or national ones but aimed at local branches. Some of the charities who have received monies raised are Orla’s Own Steps, Bourne End Day Centre, MS Society, Headway South Bucks And Riding for the Disabled Association. Since BECCMARK started it has raised well £2500 to £3000. This is, I think, an amazing amount since we are a small fair – although we are growing at a quick pace. If you have a charity that is special to you and you would like to see some money raised for it, please email Rosie O’Hagan at the address below. Or pop in and see us at the next fair.

Another of our stall holders, and I have got to say here that she is a great friend of mine, is Karen M’Nicol. Karen and I have known each other for near on thirty years know. Our children grew up together. We share a stall and she sells mostly items to do with paper. K’s Crafty Products started out as a simple hobby 3 years ago. Up-cycling items at home purely for fun and enjoyment. It has now developed into a small craft business making lots of pretty home items.

These include decoupaged picture frames, boxes, bangles and many other items which are decorated with cut out paper and glued to the item. The paper can be cut from many paper designs, including magazines, decoupage paper, napkins or wrapping paper. Karen prefers to use magazines and spends hours looking for contrasting colours and themes for certain items.

Recently she had also made fairy jars and doors to bring a little magic into customers homes.

Karen has also started doing origami flowers arrangements which have become very popular. These can be made to order in the colours of your choice, as can all the other items she makes.

Karen will be at the next fair in August, but if you wish to contact her her details are as follows:- email karen_mcnicol@hotmail.com

Well the next time I will be talking to you we will being looking forward to Autumn and all it has to offer. In the meantime I wish you all well and hope you enjoy the later part of Summer.

Ali Smith
Crafter

FORTHCOMING EVENTS:- at The Bourne End Library

August 12th, September 9th, October 14th, November 11th, December 9th

For information please visit http://www.BECCMARK.co.uk or call 07989716635 or email rosiehagan@me.com. You will also find us on Facebook.

 

BECCMARK Newsletter

BECCMARK June newsletter by Alison Smith

Hi everyone. So here we are half way through the year June already. Although I must confess that of course I am writing this to you in the month of May, the 3rd to be exact and if you step outside you would probably think it to be more like the 3rd of November – Hopefully June will be warmer – a lot Warmer!

One country that has more than it’s fair share of sunshine is Africa, which neatly brings me to introduce you to one of our stall holders. Carol Whitehead has the most amazing stall selling products from Africa. I asked her about her stall and this is what she said:- “Bourne End has been my home for 35 years along with my late husband, children and grandchildren. For many years I worked as a senior career for social services. To relax, I enjoy gardening, cooking and especially jewellery making and crafts.

It was in my homeland of Kenya in East Africa, as a child, that I learnt from my grandma and then later became qualified in the intricate craft of Masai bead making as well as basketry. My brightly coloured baskets are made entirely from natural materials – sisal plants and leather – and using dyes from roots and leaves. I taught many women and children from the poorer villages so that they too could make a living selling what they made to shops and tourists. The proceeds invariably help pay the all important school fees – state education is not free as is it in the UK – as well as daily food and clothing needs.

These days I also make jewellery using precious and semi-precious stones including jade, malachite, sapphire, amethyst, mother of pearl and abalone shells. The pieces are something you will treasure for many years especially since these stones are becoming rarer due to overdevelopment and climatic change. I joined Bourne End Community & Craft Market, in the library three years ago and very much enjoy the friendly atmosphere and talking to people with similar interests. Whether you are on the lookout for a genuine hand-made gift or just enjoy a mooch around, come along to see me at our next fair.”

Africa makes me also think of safari and the wild animals there. We have our own set of wild animals and domestic ones at BECCMARK. Of course not real but in felt form.

Sally Boyce is the very cleaver lady who make these animals. She started doing crafts whilst at home looking after her young son. She was then asked to make items for her Mum’s craft stall and that’s when it all evolved and her craft experience began. Sally has tried her hand at many crafts from latch hook to sewing, eventually doing some felt dogs and cats that became very popular. Now she practically has nearly every animal you could think of on her stall and it’s a grand display. They make brilliant presents for all sort of occasions.   

      

As I write this newsletter, I find I have my three cats standing around the fireplace. No they are not waiting for the fire to be lit but for the mouse that has made its way in and has found itself trapped in the hearth with three set of beady eyes looking at it. So before total carnage takes place, I will finish and wish you all well and let’s hope for a warm and enjoyable June. Ok now to retrieve a mouse!

Alison Smith – Crafter

Upcoming dates:-

June 10th, July 8th, August 12th, September 9th, October 14th, November 11th and December 9th.

 For information visit http://www.BECCMARK.co.uk or call 07989716635 or email rosiehagan@me.com

 

BECCMARK April Newsletter

BECCMARK April Newsletter from Alison Smith

By the time you are reading this, we will have changed the clocks and the evenings will be lighter, spring flowers are making a welcome appearance and I’ve just spotted a large bumble bee and colourful butterfly in my garden Read more…