The Royal Oak: tonight, January 30th, there will be an Irish Music Night, another in our very successful series of musical evenings. There are also some exciting things coming up in February! An important anniversary is approaching: Friday, February 6th will be the 1st Anniversary of our arrival at The Royal Oak! Please come and help us celebrate: all drinks will be half price all day!! We are now taking bookings for a special Valentine’s Day evening on February 14th, with either a Greek Meze or Normal menu; and on February 20th we welcome Psychic Medium Grant Colyer and Master Palmist Robin Lown for our 3rd Psychic and Palm Reading Evening, from 7.00 pm. Tickets are available to buy now so get in touch to make sure of yours!

Church News: The church service next Sunday will be at the usual time of 09.30 and taken by our Priest-in-Charge Kevin Mepham. Those arriving at the church via the main pedestrian path from the road could be forgiven for thinking that we have just had it resurfaced. In fact we had an excellent job done by a contractor to pressure wash it and now it really does look as good as new, with all the moss gone.

Bells: Preparatory work has been carried out for the fitting of the electro-mechanical hammer to the tenor bell and new ropes have now been fitted to the treble and second bell, making them much easier to ring. The treble, dating from 1350, has had a length of polypropylene rope attached since the fire, so at last it has a proper sally and can be rung again with ease.

Patricia Begg

Riccards Spring