ST. GILES TOWER CLOCK

Is now working again.

EASTER  IN THE CHURCHES

As announced, we lit a bonfire on Easter Eve, and from it lit the Easter candle and brought  its light into the church. We renewed  our Baptismal Vows, and drenched the Vicar with water from the font (and everyone else as well). We broke our Lent fast with sparkling wine and nibbles! And on Easter Sunday had a very jolly service at both churches, and hailed our risen Lord !

VILLAGE DRAW WINNERS

If you want a number in the Village Draw, please contact Pam Rowell on 01727 869277. It is a monthly draw held every 3rd Monday night at Bingo. Total prize money paid out is £1,460 a year, i.e. £50 and £30 every month plus £150 and £100 in January and July. Any surplus money raised is used for Village events, e.g. the Senior Citizens’ Christmas Lunch.

Why don’t you try your luck?

March 2018
£50.00 No.36 S. Carter
£30.00 No.91 N. Stokes

FOR SALE
The Benefactors of St. Giles South Mymms and their Monuments.
A short illustrated booklet adapted from a talk on Historic Churches.
£5.00 – proceeds towards the Restoration Fund.
Please contact William Marterson or Chris Cameron or collect a copy from the church on a Tuesday afternoon while enjoying a cup of tea and some cake.

VILLAGE HALL QUIZ NIGHT

A very big thank you to everyone who attended the Quiz Night.It was a great success and we raised £659 which will help to keep our Village Hall open. A big thank you to Gill Wass who prepared the Poughmans Lunch that was enjoyed by all. Please continue to keep our community events going.

BELLRINGING NEWS

A new band of ringers has established itself to restart ringing at St. Margaret’s, Ridge, before morning services, ringing from 8.40 – 9.10 am. It is hoped in due course to recruit and train ringers for St. Giles. Meanwhile ringing practice is on Fridays 18.00 – 19.00 pm, alternating between St Giles, South Mymms, and St Margaret’s, Ridge.

New recruits and existing ringers of all ages are welcome. Please telephone 01923 469580 for more information.

OPEN CHURCH AFTERNOONS

St. Giles is open on Tuesday afternoons from 2.00 to 5.00 pm., offering tea and cakes. This has now turned into a weekly date in the village calendar, and attracts quite a number of people – and sometimes their dogs!

Please come and visit the church, either for a sociable chat, or just to enjoy the peace and quiet of this lovely building. Meet new friends and catch up with old ones. As Summer turns to Autumn and then to Winter Open Church will carry on, with some heating on, of course!

USE IT OR LOSE IT!!!!

The shop in South Mimms is in danger of closing as not enough people are using it. The village is extremely lucky tha the shop was able to open at the request of many local residents, but is in daner of closing as it is unfortunately not proving cost effective.

If you want a shop – USE IT!