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 2017 £50 No. 16 J Temple
£30 No. 162 C. Nethercott

CALLING ALL VILLAGERS, FRIENDS AND STAFF, PAST AND PRESENT, OF ST. GILES’ SCHOOL AND SOUTH MIMMS VILLAGE! 🙂

We are holding an afternoon and evening of celebration at St. Giles School on Saturday 13th May from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

We would like anyone with any association with the school to come along on the day to meet up with old friends and make some new ones, enjoy an afternoon of activities, stalls, a children’s talent show, bouncy castles, BBQ, beer, wine and prosecco bar followed by an evening of musical entertainment from a variety of local musicians and bands.

We would love to hear from anyone who would like to share memories of life at St.Giles over the years, not only from the 60 years that the school has been on this site, but also from previous years in another building ‘up the road.’ We are expecting a large crowd so do come along and join in the fun, friendship and reminiscing. There will be plenty to enjoy including old school photos, memorabilia and memories of the past. If you have anything that you would like to share or loan us for the event please contact the Friends of St Giles on friendsofstgiles@yahoo.co.uk.

We look forward to welcoming you to the event and meeting you on the day.

Susan Ridge Head Teacher

THE SATURDAY BEFORE EASTER DAY (APRIL 15TH)

As it gets dark, there will be a (small) bonfire in the churchyard at St. Giles Church (8.00 pm) to begin our ‘Service of light’. The giant Paschal candle is lit from this new fire and then carried into a darkened church as a symbol of the resurrection of Jesus and new light coming into the world. At the end of this short service we continue our Easter celebrations with sparkling wine and nibbles. Do come along and join in!

SOUTH MYMMS YOUTH CLUB NEEDS YOUR HELP

South Mymms Youth Club urgently needs volunteers to be present at the Club, to help set up and to clear away after.

The Club meets on Fridays 6.30 to 9.30 pm. It is popular and well subscribed, but needs a larger pool of adults to make sure that there is a safe environment for the children every week.

Please can you help! Contact Brian Wood on 07850 358843 or Val Goalen on 07979 332860. They can discuss with you what is needed and help you decide what you can offer

PANCAKE DAY
People from St. Margaret’s Ridge and St. Giles South Mymms celebrated Shrove Tuesday – Pancake Day – in the Old Guinea in Ridge on 28th February. This was a very enjoyable evening, and we are most grateful to Sylvia and her staff for their generosity. Each of us enjoyed 2 delicious pancakes – either with lemon juice and sugar, or chocolate sauce and banana, and we were more than happy to purchase our own liquid refreshment.
20 people were there to enjoy the pancakes, and thank you for the generous donations – £140 – towards the 2 churches, St. Giles and St. Margaret’s
May we wish you all a very happy Easter, and hope to see you on Easter Sunday – St. Margaret’s, Ridge at 9.15am or St Giles, South Mimms at 11.00am.
Pat Legerton

BELLRINGERS – A REPORT FROM THE TOWER CAPTAIN

2016 was a fairly quiet year for the ringers. We only have 3 of us now to ring the bells at St. Giles on a Sunday due to illness and aging. We are practising on Fridays at either Ridge or Mymms, so please phone to check which tower is in use. At St. Giles we have recruited one more person which is great, but it is still not enough to ring all 6 bells. Anyone interested in learning will be most welcome. Please phone 07719040799. And if you are already an experienced ringer, and would like to join us, you will be most welcome too.

We are hoping to start ringing at Ridge again shortly as we have a family who wants to join in, so hopefully the practices we are doing will eventually lead to Sunday morning ringing at least at Ridge. South Mymms, however, needs at least a couple more people before we can restart Sunday ringing.
Bell ringing is a sociable activity, good for exercise of both body and brain. Why not give it a try?

Andrew King