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     (Before) SEPTEMBER 2017                (After) NOVEMBER 2017

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On Sunday 19th November worshippers returned to their newly redecorated and refurbished church.  It was a very joyous celebration of full choral Mattins with an excellent uplifting sermon by Revd Harriet and many people stayed behind afterwards to chat over coffee.

The Wednesday morning before the re-opening parishioners turned out in force driving to and fro from Angela's garage, where everything had been stored, and then ferrying all the kneelers, carpeting, banners and other  important items from the car park, back into the church. Revd Harriet helped and found time to take a few pictures of the 'workforce'. 

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Re-equipping the organ.  Vacuuming the carpet.    Tarpaulin in porch.

On 3rd November there was a Coffee Morning aimed at reuniting members of Woodmancote's congregation whilst the church was shut.  This also included a Bring and Buy Stall that raised £200 for the Fabric Fund.  Thank you to everyone who supported this event.

The services for the next few weeks are as follows:

Sun 10 Dec                 Mattins

Sun 17 Dec                 Carol Service

Sun 24 Dec                 Midnight Service

Sun 31 Dec                 Mattins to be taken by Roger

Photos © Barry Chaston & Revd Harriet Neale-Stevens

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