OUR TENOR BELL IS NOW BACK AND THE CLOCK IS TICKING !!
One of our church bells suffered a crack and it took us almost twelve months to negotiate the repair. The church clock strike had to be disconnected. Click on Trouble in the Bell Tower for a full account. We are very grateful for the generosity of all those parishioners and friends who contributed to the cost of repair which with the substantial help received from a number of Trusts is now covered in full: see Bell repair_latest news. The bell has now been welded and retuned; it was put back in place on October 30 and 31. To hear the bells as they rang on November 3rd, click on this YouTube link The clock was restarted on November 4th but there is an outstanding technical issue about the chime. More detail on the bells at http://www.overwallopparishcouncil.org.uk/bell-ringers.html
The Andover Foodbank is looking for volunteer drivers. They currently receive regular fresh food donations from Abel and Cole which they distribute to various local agencies and clients. At present they collect and distribute the food on Tuesday and Friday mornings and need some additional drivers. If you have a little spare time, are over 30 and have a current driving licence, please contact the Foodbank office on 01264 362111 or email email@example.com A big thank you to all who donated Christmas boxes.
The Wallops Village Shop and Post Office is asking for support from all those who see it as playing a vital role in our community. Read the article in the parish magazine Save the shop and see our useful links page https://www.stpetersoverwallop.co.uk/useful-links The Wallops PCCs have expressed their support for the shop and are encouraging parishioners to respond.
The Team Rector, the Revd Canon Peter Gilks, retired in the summer. June 30th was his last Sunday at St Peter’s and a presentation was made to convey thanks from all the team parishes. See the footer on this page to read the sermon he preached on that occasion. His note of thanks is here Thankyou from Peter Gilks