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From the Wardens Window


Since my last “Wardens Window” we have continued to have good weather with much activity at St Mark’s and in the Bournemouth area.

So, who of you went to the Great Dorset Steam Fair or the Bournemouth Air Show, two great weekends bringing many visitors to our county? Corinne and I found it quite hectic with our son & daughter and grand children for both events.

We are blessed in West Parley to have our two churches and a very varied and active social life. It is up to each and every one of us to promote and support these activities, organised by many people for us to enjoy. Do you have a friend or neighbour you could invite to join us?

The parish barbecue on a most enjoyable Sunday afternoon with kind weather, not too hot, good food and, thanks to Chris & Sarah, good refreshments and good company.

Our hall toilets and foyer are finished with fresh paint, new hand basins and complete new flooring plus the addition of baby changing facility in the disabled cubicle. Many thanks go to Frank & Ron for such sterling work.

The parish lunches started in September. If you have not been, give us a try. It’s on the second Tuesday of the month, with a choice of two soups, cheese & biscuits and tea or coffee and all for just £3. All profits go to the church funds. Following the lunch is the Pear Tree Fellowship, more social life, interesting speakers but we do need more men.

Our next annual occasion will be the Harvest Lunch on Sunday 7th October. Again a very sociable Sunday afternoon with fine cooking from our resident chef, Chris Watson, and proceeds going to our nominated charity, Mary’s Meals.

Our new venture on the second Sunday of the month is Breakfast Church. Let us all support this and, if possible, bring a friend or neighbour. Please read your pew sheets as it gives you the new church services time.

November will be a month full of memorial services and exhibitions to commemorate 100 years since the end of World
War 1,  Charles our rector is looking at how we can involve St Mark’s and All Saints’ in this. I am sure he would appreciate any material you may have regarding members of  your family during that period of our history.

Thanks once again to Graham for organising our annual craft fair on 3rd November. Please give it your support as it makes funds for St Mark’s.


Last year I organised a working party to tidy up the grounds around the car park, I intend to do the same again this year.   VOLUNTEERS NEEDED


Be happy with what you have,
Grateful for what you are given,
Never want more than you need.

Derek Lewis











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