Archived News - Methodist Church
A new booklet has been published by Maurice Sanders. It is a reprint of his previous writings and now combines over 30 unique photographs not previous published. The photos are of old club members, some showing them engaged in hilarious antics. Also included in the booklet are 16 advertisements of village traders who sponsored the club in the 1950s, interestingly all now gone except for Janes of Edlesborough!
This limited editon booklet, specially produced for The Mayne Event on Saturday October 11th is available only at The Mayne Event, not the author or elsewhere.
Much appreciation goes to Moren Associates Limited (who produce Focus) and have donated the artwork and production free of charge.
This is a must for ex members and would make an excellent Christmas gift at only £5.
THE MAYNE EVENT!
EDLESBOROUGH MEMORIAL HALL
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11TH 2008, 10AM - 4PM
ADMISSION - £3
QUILTS ? QUILTS ? QUILTS! BY MARY MAYNE
PINSTRIPING DISPLAY BY DANNY MAYNE
RAFFLE, TEAS, COFFEE, CAKES, BISCUILTS.
RAFFLE WITH A DIFFERENCE!
EATON BRAY AND EDLESBOROUGH, A CENTURY OF CHANGE
SLIDE PRESENTATION BY PETER MAYNE
DOORS OPEN - 6-30PM STARTS PROMPT 7PM
TICKETS LIMITED TO 50 ONLY
AVAILABLE FROM ROEBUCK GARAGE FROM SEPTEMBER 26th.
ADMISSION MINIMUM DONATION OF £5 PER TICKET
RAFFLE, TEAS, COFFEE & BISCUITS
All Proceeds In Aid Of Papworth Hospital Oncology Unit And Ground Floor Surgical Ward
Source: Focus, October 2008
Our 10 o'clock club are holding a Coffee Morning with Bring and Buy, Cake stall and Raffle on Saturday May 10th from 10.00am until 12.00 noon. Proceeds from the event will be shared between the Luton and Dunstable Hospital Incubator Appeal and the Methodist Homes which are the Clubs charities for the year.
Do join us and support two worthwhile causes.
On Sunday May 11th at 10.30am we have our Sunday School Anniversary. This is always a very special day in the life of our Church Family and a warm welcome awaits. This service will be led by Roger Owers and our young people.
Jane, James and Nikki MacFarland are once again opening their gardens in Gt. Billington to host a CREAM TEA'S AFTERNOON on Saturday June 7th from 2.30pm until 4.30pm. There will be various stalls; Cakes, Bric-a-Brac, Plants and Games including Crockery Smashing. A really Fun afternoon for all ages with a scrumptious tea in lovely surroundings and plenty of parking space!
The event is also to try to raise money for the Tear Fund Disaster Appeal and Church Funds. Do join us.
Source: Focus, May 2008
Our Christmas Lunches were a great success and we thank Helen Joels and Ann Plater for all their organization before and on the day. Our thanks go also to everyone that helped and supported us in making this such a special event. The Carol Service and the Christmas Day Service were both excellent Family occasions and it was lovely to see many new faces joining us.
Our February lunches will be served on Saturday 12th from 12.00 noon until 1.30 pin and our chosen charity will be Fibromyalgia. FMS (Fibromyalgia syndrome) is a chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain and fatigue disorder giving pain in the soft fibrous tissues in the body. lt is hoped that by raising awareness of Fibromyalgia by support groups, organisations and medical professionals the quality of life for people living with FM will be helped. Do join us for Lunch and support this cause.
A date for your diary: March Lunches are on Saturday 8th and our Charity to be supported will be the lain Rennie Hospice at Home.
Source: Focus, February 2008
A reminder that our Christmas Lunches with festive stalls will be held on Saturday December 1st from 12.00 noon and the Charity to be supported will be the Rwanda Appeal.
Our Family Carol Service is on Sunday December 16th at 10.30 am. The young people of the Church will take part in the service and give us a fresh slant on the Christmas story, always a special time, do join us.
Once again we have a service on Christmas Day and we welcome you to this Celebration which will start at 10.30 am.
Our Covenant Service is on Sunday 6th of January at 10.30 am and will be led by our Minister the Rev; Peter Dudeney.
January Lunches will be served on Saturday 12th from 12.00 noon until 1.30pm and the Charity to be supported will be the Re-Building Fund of our Harlington Church.
February Lunches on Saturday 9th from 12.00 noon and our chosen Charity will be the FIBROMYALGIA group.
Source: Focus - December/January 2008
Our November Lunches will be served on Saturday 10th from 12.00 noon until 1.30pm.
The proceeds from the lunch are to be given to Laura, one of our Junior Church members, who is raising funds for a World Challenge Expedition to Borneo which she is to make in July 2008. Do join us and enjoy a hot lunch and help Laura with her project.
Our Christmas Lunches will be on Saturday December 1st, a full Christmas meal with dessert and coffee/ tea will cost just £7.00. Tickets will be available from Graham Carter at our November Lunch.
So that we can serve everyone efficiently we are to have a number of sittings starting from 12.00 noon. There will also be a few festive stalls for your seasonal purchases and our chosen charity for this event will be Foundation Rwanda.
Source: Focus, Noveber 2007
Our summer Garden Fete was a most successful event enjoyed by all. Special thanks go to Jane, James and Nikki Mcfarland for hosting the day in their lovely home and garden. Thank you also to everyone who came along and supported us and to all members and friends for their hard work beforehand, during and after the fete. A total of £1094 was raised and this has been shared between the Chernobyl Children Life Line and Chapel funds.
On Saturday September 8th our Chapel will be taking part in our Circuit Pilgrimage, as part of our Circuit Charles Wesley Day. This will be an opportunity to visit the Churches in the Chiltern Downs Circuit and see displays of their history and their life today. From 10.00am until 12.noon you can visit The Square, Sundon, Trinity, Luton Road, Harlington and Linslade Churches and from 1.00pm until 3.00pm, Eaton Bray, Edlesborough, Dagnall, Toddington, Trinity and Harlington. We can promise you a very warm welcome at all of our churches. Following the Pilgrimage there will be a Faith Tea at 5.00pm in the Square Methodist Church Dunstable. ( Everyone is asked to take along some food to share.)
To conclude the day's celebrations, at 7.00pm, Mr. Mark Topping will perform a drama entitled "Charles Wesley: My Own Familiar Friend". This will explore the life of Charles Wesley to show something of the whole person and not just the gifted hymn-writer.
Our Harvest Supper will be held on Saturday September 22nd and tickets will be available from church members.
The Harvest Festival Service will be on Sunday September 23rd at 10.30am and led by Rev. Vindra Maraj-Ogden together with our Sunday School. All Harvest gifts will be distributed as previously, the dry/packaged goods to Crombie House in Leighton Buzzard, fresh produce will be purchased by donations and the proceeds and the offertory given to the Methodist Relief and Development Fund and our Chapel. This is always a very special service and we invite you to join us.
We resume our monthly lunches on Saturday October 13th at 12.noon until 1.30pm when the chosen charity will be the Keech Cottage children's hospice. Do join us and enjoy a tasty lunch in friendly surroundings and help to support a worthwhile local charity.
Source: Focus, August/September 2007
SUMMER GARDEN FETE
ON SATURDAY JUNE 9th from 12NOON @ CHESTNUT LODGE,
LEIGHTON RD. GREAT BILLINGTON
Lunches will be served from 12noon until 2.00pm. and there will be various stalls and side shows to make a Fun day for all ages.
The proceeds from the day will be shared between The Chernobyl Children Life Line charity and Chapel funds.
Do join us, we can promise a tasty lunch, in lovely gardens, lots of fun, ample parking in the grounds and a very warm welcome.
For further information please see Chapel members.
Sunday 13th May at 10.30am Sunday School Anniversary Family Service to be taken by Dr. Roger Owers with the help of our young people.
Saturday monthly Lunches will resume on October 13th from 12.00 until 1.30pm. We are unable to serve lunches during May, July, August and September due to holidays, our apologies to our regular supporters. We look forward to seeing you all in October.
Source: Focus, May 2007
BOOK SALE and PLOUGHMANS LUNCHES on Saturday April 14th. Sale from 11.00am and Lunches served from 12.00 noon until 2.00pm.
Anyone with books to donate please contact Sandra or Alannah and they will arrange to collect them from you.
The proceeds from this event are to be shared between;
THE TIGERS CLUB in Uganda which enables street children to realize their potential and discover their worth. This charity is now extending its work into Ethiopia and Kenya, helping their street children too.
SMILE INTERNATIONAL which is a charity helping to relieve suffering and poverty in over 20 countries throughout the world,by providing humanitarian aid and long term development projects.
The charity is perhaps best known for the "Shoe Box Appeal" which we take part in every year.
Please help us make this (what is for us a new venture) a successful event by donating books and coming along on the day for the Book Sale and Lunches.
DATES for your diary
- April 6th Good Friday United Service @ 10.30 am.
- April 8th Easter Day Family Communion Service @ 10.30am.
- May 4th Organ Encore with Len Rawle. Admission by programme only at £5.00 available from Helen.
- June 9th Garden Fete and Lunches from 12noon at the home of Jane and James McFarland.
Source: Focus, April 2007