THE CHILDREN’S SOCIETY
At our Christingle Service on December 24th, we raised £475 for the Church of England’s Children’s Society.
OUR TENOR BELL IS NOW BACK AND THE CLOCK IS BACK IN SERVICE !!
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. 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 has been covered in full. 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. Find a history of the bells and their specification 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 firstname.lastname@example.org They hold a coffee morning every month. These get togethers are a great opportunity to socialise, to visit the foodbank, meet some of the staff and to find out what goes on and how we operate. The next few coffee mornings, which start at 10.30am at the Parish Hall, Alexandra Road, Andover, are on the following dates:- 7th February, 13th March, 3rd April and 1st May (which will also include our annual Plant Sale). ALL ARE WELCOME.
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 by making regular purchases or through cash donations (Gift Aid tax declarations may be made).