ST GEORGE’S DAY AND 900 BELL RINGS. Thursday 23rd April 2015.
Around 90 children came to St.George’s Church to take part in various activities to celebrate St.George’s Day and to take turns in ringing the church bell 10 times to mark the start of the 900 years celebrations. (To help the children with the bell ringing was one of our own bell ringers, a chair for the children to stand on and a churchwa It was a gorgeous sunny day and locals sat in the churchyard and listened to the bell.
SALISBURY DISTRICT SCOUTS ST.GEORGE’S DAY PARADE- Saturday 25th April 2015
On Saturday 25th April around 400 Beaver, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers from Salisbury District along with the Harnham Brownies and Guides met in the Cathedral Close. They were joined by Bishop Edward and Revd.Becky and paraded to Harnham Cricket Field for a Medieval Fayre. Once in the field there was a short service and renewal of promises and then everyone was able to enjoy the activities in the field. Activities included canoeing on the river, archery, and so much more. Again we were very fortunate with the sunshine, with the rain arriving later in the afternoon.
ST GEORGE’S PATRONAL SERVICE AND LUNCH – Sunday 26th April 2015
The day began with a very moving communion service in St.George’s Church at which the Archdeacon of Sarum, Venerable Alan Jeans, preached. The church was packed with regular churchgoers and many others who had come from far and wide to help the Parish celebrate this very special time. We then went to the Scout Hut for champagne and delicious cake, cut by William Alexander, which was decorated with the St.George’s cross. We then adjourned to the Parish Hall for lunch which was provided for us by Sarum College.
BEER FESTIVAL – Sunday 3rd May 2015
The Beer Festival at Harnham Social Club on Sunday 3rd May was also well attended. There was a nice range of beers to try and as a special surprise on this day the club were awarded “The best Club in Salisbury and South Wiltshire” by CAMRA. A bouncy castle and tug of war made part of the afternoon whilst a variety of local bands played in the club during the evening.
ASCENSION DAY WALK ON HARNHAM SLOPE – Thursday 14th May 2015.
FLOWER ARRANGING WORKSHOPS – Saturday 16th May 2015.
An enjoyable workshop. Those who attended learnt the basic skills necessary to produce an arrangement and assisted the flower arrangers with preparations for the Flower Festival the following weekend.
“WORKING ON THE FRONTLINE: EXPERIENCES WITH MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES IN INDIA” – Monday 18th May 2015.
A talk by Dr Edward Armstrong on his time with the MSF.
DEMENTIA AWARENESS DAY – Thursday 21st May 2015.
FLOWER FESTIVAL in St.George’s Church – Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th May 2015.
An intergenerational team of flower arrangers from 4 to 80 years old were inspired by St George’s Church 900 birthday celebrations to design and make flower arrangements for their Bank Holiday weekend Flower Festival.
The team of talented, hard-working, flower arrangers included Debbie Wadge, who, in the midst of this, participated in the Chelsea Flower Show winning a gold medal for her flower arrangement! More than 20 people worked together on the displays during workshops run the previous Saturday.
The displays produced took the theme of fire, peace, community, and the unity of nations all linked to the Christian understanding of the Holy Spirit.
Highlights included a life size red and white dragon, made by Year 4 and Year 6 children from Harnham Junior School and an after school group; a 7 ft wall hanging of peace constructed from muted green, pink and white chiffon and roses; and a Norman arch.
Revd Becky Roberts, vicar of St George’s, stated “An ancient prayer requests ‘Come Holy Spirit our souls inspire.” I hope that many of our community were inspired by the arrangements and took the opportunity to enjoy God’s presence in such a beautiful place.’
In the first hour there were over 30 visitors, one of whom commented that it was a pleasure to be in an open church in such beautiful surroundings ‘I really did feel a sense of peace created by the wall hanging and the fragrance of the flowers.’
Pam Macklin managed the event, along with Ruth Neame, Becky Wilkinson, Pat Sansome, Jean Mercer, Sue Ingram, Debbie Wadge, Suzanne Davies and David Callard and Jeanne Ross.
JAZZ PRAISE – Sunday 24th May 2015.
DIGGING FOR HISTORY – Friday 29th May 2015
Sponsored by “The Rivers Edge Waterfront Restaurant at the Rose and Crown Hotel.
HISTORICAL HARNHAM – Wednesday 3rd June 2015.
An informal lecture by Tim Tatton Brown on the history of the church and how this relates to the History of Harnham. He will use the church as his visuals and if a nice evening will include a walk in the churchyard.
INSPIRE STITCHERS OPEN EVENING – Wednesday 10th June 2015
A special open evening to celebrate the group’s 10th birthday.
CHURCH FETE – Saturday 13th June 2015.
A special celebration of St.George’s 900 years.
Bouncy castle, Salisbury Motorcycle and Light car club, Fat Sam’s Ice Creams, Refreshments, Spire FM, Circus Skills, Vintage Cars, Exhibition of Quilts in St.George’s Church, Arena displays and so much more.
BRYMPTON DAY CENTRE COFFEE MORNINGS
Monday 15th June and Thursday 18th June. 10.30am.
An ideal opportunity to pop in and see what the Day Centre has to offer.
“ON THIS NIGHT OF A THOUSAND STARS”
Friday 26th June and Saturday 27th June, 7.30pm, St.George’s Church, £8 per person.
Two evenings of songs from the musicals provided by a group of young stars.
Please note: Friday evening is now fully booked. Only 10 tickets remaining for the Saturday.
AFTERNOON CREAM TEAS
Sunday 28th June, 3.30pm-5.00pm at The Grasmere Hotel. £3.50
An opportunity to enjoy a cream tea in the wonderful setting of the Grasmere Hotel.
900 MINUTES OF PRAYER.
Saturday 4th July, 6am- 9pm in St.George’s Church.
Prayer with and for the Harnham community. Starts at 6am with Morning Prayer ending with Night Prayer at 8.30pm.
Different members of our community lead prayer in different styles.
6-6.30am Celtic morning prayer
6.30 Silent prayers of thanksgiving
7-8 Prayer stations and labyrinth
8-9 Prayers for children in our community
9-10 Big Day Out/ Harnham community
10-11 Justice, Peace and Lament
11-12 Praying God’s promises
1-2 Prayer stations
2-3 Prayers for our world and world mision
3-4 Mother’s Union prayer for families
4-5 Ignatius: praying with the imagination
5-6 Health and healing
6-7 Wholeness in the Lord’s prayer
7-7.30 Using the body to pray
7.30-8.15 Churches Together – uniting to pray for our city
8.15 Thanksgiving for the day
8.30pm Night prayer
HAPPY’S CIRCUS – Monday 20th July.
The event was organised by Harnham Schools Association to raise funds for the local schools.
ART OF THE IMPOSSIBLE
Thursday 23rd July, 7.30pm in the Church Hall.
CHILDREN’S SUMMER FUN DAY organised by Jump a roo.
Wednesday 19th August. Unfortunately due to some severe rain this event had to be cancelled.
Wednesday 5th August and Friday 28th August, 2-5pm. Harnham Cricket Field.
Fun involving a variety of activities like the ultimate Frisbee and Vortex games.
BBQ themed day, organised by Harnham Social Club
Monday 31st August from 12 noon.
OUTCOME OF THE “DIGGING FOR HISTORY” DAY WITH BILL MOFFAT
Wednesday 2nd September, 7.30pm. St.George’s Church,
Around 60 people enjoyed having a go at “Digging for History” on the 29th May. Come and hear about their discoveries.
PET SERVICE AND PET SHOW
Sunday 6th September, 2-4pm. St.George’s Church, Hall and Field. Free Event
Pet Service to celebrate the gift of animals followed by family fun activities. Bring along a real pet or toy pet. Meet a real dragon and other crazy creatures! Learn how to draw dinosaurs. Dog and Pet Show with local judges.
Saturday 12th September.
Unfortunately we had to cancel our Indian Evening as it clashed with too many other events. Good news we already have around 40 people interested in a re- arranged evening early in 2016.
QUILTING WORKSHOP – Stained Glass Patchwork “Ancient”
Saturday 19th September, 10 -4pm. Church Hall £20
Sunday 4th October.
9.30am at St.George’s Church, 11.00am at All Saints, 6.30pm at St.George’s Church.
Our informal 6.30pm evening service will include the Wildlife Photo competition results.
“WILDEBEESTS IN THE POTTING SHED”
Wednesday 7th October, 7.30pm. Church Hall, £3 per person
A humorous and nostalgic look at the history of the Hawk Conservancy. Featuring some of the people, mammals and birds that hve been involved from its early days as a wildlife park to its current standing as an award-winning tourist attraction and conservation charity. The talk will be given by Ashley Smith.
QUILTING WORKSHOP – Stained glass Patchwork “Modern”
Saturday 17th October, 10-4pm in the Church Hall. £20.
“THE WARRE SISTERS OF THE OLD PARSONAGE, WEST HARNHAM”
a talk by William Alexander.
Wednesday 4th November, 7.30pm in the Church Hall.
A CONVERSATION WITH BISHOP NICHOLAS
“Why does it matter we care for the earth”
Wednesday 18th November, 7pm, St.George’s Church, £3 per person.
The Rt.Revd. Nicholas holtam, Bishop of Salisbury will be talking with Neil Turpin and afterwards they will accept questions from the floor. This will be followed by refreshments in the Trinity Chapel.
“HARNHAM COMMUNITY FESTIVAL”
Saturday 21st November, 7-11pm, Stockman’s Lounge, £10 per person.
An opportunity for Harnham Community to come together to celebrate the 900th year. The “Still Moving DJ’s” are back by popular demand. Dress up as a character or in a costume from the last 900 years. There will be fish and chips and a bar available. A chance to thank everyone involved over the year.
Tickets: £10 for adults and £7 for children under 16.
GRAND RAFFLE – A big thank you to the following for their donations to our Grand Raffle.
A family ticket for two adults and two children to Cholderton Charlies.
A £20 discount voucher for a meal at the Fox and Goose, Coombe Bissett.
One month membership to Parkwood Health and Fitness
A Tower Tour for Two at Salisbury Cathedral.
2 tickets to see ‘Kila’ an exuberant and eclectic Irish folk group at Salisbury Art Centre on 6th December.
A voucher for beauty treatment at Inner Beauty Michael’s hair shop 31a Market Place…..
A year’s family membership to Salisbury Tennis Club
2 adult tickets to the Hawk Conservancy
2 first class return tickets or 4 standard class tickets to London from South West Trains
£40 voucher from the Old Mill
Free music lesson from Sound Emporium
VIP tour around Spire FM
Voucher for Salisbury City Hall
2 Luxury Hampers
and many other smaller prizes.
A really big thankyou to everyone who has donated to this raffle.
900 YEARS “THANKSIVING SERVICE” for the whole community.
Sunday 22nd November, St.George’s Church, 9.30am.
An informal service to celebrate the year.