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Harvest Festival Services

At Harvest Festival services it had long been the tradition that we should bring some offering of produce from our gardens to give during the service. Sadly this idea has generally died out, for the simple reason that it is very difficult to find somewhere that will take the produce after the services (the dreaded Health and Safety). However, a fairly new idea is catching on locally.

Believe it or not, there is a growing number of people in this country who are going hungry because they cannot afford to buy food.

In Spain the Red Cross have been running soup kitchens for the hungry for nearly three years.

In Somerset, an organisation called “The Lord’s Larder” in Yeovil, Taunton and Chard, have been collecting tins and dried foods and our churches would like to help them.

So if you would like to bring some tins or packets of dried foods for this charity please bring them along to a Harvest Festival service or drop it into the church beforehand. Please remember the following…..a long shelf life please….everyone brings baked beans!!!

Faith, hope and charity……..Puckington Day It took quite a bit of faith to think up and implement an idea like Puckington Day, but John and Liz Carter did! Not many churches and villages would dare to raise money with shotguns and gundogs; but they hoped it might work and by golly it did!

The idea was to have clay-pigeon shooting on one side of Braden Lane and on the other, away from the direction of the shotguns (!): gundog scurries, pet dog show, food, refreshments, children’s entertainment and other stalls. Lots of people from the village were very charitable and turned out for the planning meetings and helped set up and run the day, which finished with a BBQ in the early evening.

All in all, it was a very enjoyable and successful day and raised just short of £2800 to be divided equally between the Puckington Bell appeal and Working Cocker Rescue.

A very BIG THANK YOU to all involved and well done to Liz and John for starting us off with the idea.



27th October (6.00pm) - at Chillington Church 10th November (5.00pm) - at Shepton Beauchamp Church

Have you known someone who has died but is remembered with great affection? Loved and Lost is a quiet service of reading, remembering, reflection and respect. During the service there is the opportunity for you to light a candle and remember individuals by name. Lasting half an hour it is a means of remembering our lost loved ones and honouring their memory and many who have attended in the past have been really helped by the experience.

From the Registers

2nd SeptemberJohn WhiteFuneral and burial at Shepton Beauchamp
7th SeptemberRupert GarlantHoly Baptism at Shepton Beauchamp
14th SeptemberMax Cranage & Donna Cablejoined in Holy Matrimony at Shepton Beauchamp
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